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Aug
4
comment Is speed reading worth learning over PhotoReading?
The "PhotoReading" claim seems ridiculous if you consider the optical limitations of the human eye alone.This article on speed reading in general has some good points IMO: scotthyoung.com/blog/2015/01/19/speed-reading-redo
Jul
20
comment I feel hopeless I feel like don't even deserve to live. What should I do?
@King: I get that sometimes getting help is difficult. I don't know where you live, but there are places that give counseling for free without a lot of paperwork or a long waiting list. Sometimes it helps a lot just to talk to a person.
Jul
13
comment A time-management watch with alarms, timers and vibration?
I since got a pebble watch, and can say that paired with a smartphone the Pebble watch will do all of the things OP asked for. The easiest way to do this is to setup calendar events on your phone or in your broswer with a notification, those events sync to the pebble and let it vibrate. It is user friendly and has a "real life" battery life of about 4-5 days.
Jul
7
comment Amphetamines for an academic (or other thinkers)
Talk to your doctor if you want to use that kind of substances in a safe an legal way. Hint: There are way more issues with amphetamines than "emotional numbing". I guess erowid.org has experiences of amphetamine users that talk about all kinds of side effects.
Jul
2
comment What productive things can you do while you eat?
Eat during your break times, so you would do anything that brings you joy or relaxation. You can be productive outside your break time. For me it's reading talking to people or reading stuff from my Pocket list when I'm alone.
Jul
2
comment What is the Shortest Time Unit of a Goal?
You have to find your own size of goals or tasks that are big enough that your list of goals does not get too big to create/handle, and small enough that you can reach them in a resonable timeframe.
Jun
30
comment What is the ultimate personal organization system?
Just curious: Is a progress tracker really needed? My task manager already supports projects (= a group of tasks that belong together) and gives me the % done of that task.
Jun
15
comment Studying several languages programming and update
For me "updates" of a language were never hard, because I get the news/version differences that I need from following tech blogs or reading documentation. So I would not worry about that for now.
Jun
15
comment mind mapping - auto conversion of hierarchical tree into a radial format
I used both yEd and Freemind before, and think that yEd is not a good editor for mindmaps because it lacks the quick addition of nodes that Freemind has. On the other hand its automatic layout options are pretty neat (although you can waste a lot of time getting your layout exactly as you want it).
Jun
15
comment mind mapping - auto conversion of hierarchical tree into a radial format
I would call this feature "radial / circular layout".
Jun
15
comment mind mapping - auto conversion of hierarchical tree into a radial format
If you mean something like this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radial_tree this would be still hierarchical (every node would still have 1 parent and and up to any number of children). This is just painted/displayed differently. Unfortunately I don't have a software recommendation.
Jun
11
comment Is it better to use printed study material rather than soft copies of study materials to avoid distractions?
I think you should edit your question because currently there is not really a thing that you ask. My suggestion is "are there any benefits of using printed material over reading on a screen?"
Jun
10
comment How do I break free of this rut?
@AzfarHussain: For me pomodoros are about committing to work uninterrupted for a defined amount of time, and taking breaks following a before defined scheme. This way I'm less likely to extend brakes or interrupt work for checking social media. If you have problems defining what to do, you have to use other tools (like I said in part 2 of my answer).
Jun
10
comment 15 Minutes With Success - What are your three questions?
I don't have an answer, but would like say that I have some doubts about the approach where you copy the methods of successful people or organisations blindly. The persons maybe falsly attribute their success to the wrong habits they have (e.g. maybe their meditation ist not the key, but instead their better than average family life that they are not aware of). I think this would fall under "survivor bias".
Jun
7
comment Tickler system for electronic files - how?
I don't know if creating a single task entry for every document is feasible (@che_kid talks about hundreds of documents). A single reminder to do the regular review will help, but you will still need some system to store the files and a review order.
Jun
1
comment What is the best solution for digitizing notes?
"All of your information is OCR'd which makes retrieval a breeze". How good is the OCR or Evernote on handwriting? Is it usable if you have an about average nice handwriting?
May
29
comment Keyboard for walking
Questions: How much text are we talking about? Where do you walk? For small portions of text I think creating a voice note and later typing it in (maybe add some labels and filing it accordingly) might be better. I personally would guess that things that I "typed" while walking will be with more errors and would need some proofreading anyway because of distractions.
Apr
8
comment When is tracking time a waste of time?
I would disagree a bit: If you get your data without any significant cost I find it smart to store it anyway because you may find it useful later. So I would anwer the question a little different: Tracking is a waste of time if you have not reason to and you have to spend significant resources for tracking.
Apr
8
comment Efficient Checklist Software?
Do you need nested lists? Do you need a desktop program (which OS) or is a web service also acceptable? Do you need a smartphone app (Android or iPhone?). What do you need that a written list on a piece of paper cannot do? Whyt do you mean by "efficient"?
Feb
24
comment Suggestions for time planning software for college students?
+1. Bonus: when used with a smartphone, because you will get reminders even when away from your computer.