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Comp. Science student who loves to keep things productive.

~ Customized Dvorak Keyboard Lay-out, Community Moderation, NirvanaHQ GTD Workflow, Pomodoro Time Management Technique, Stack Exchange Addict, Windows Performance Analysis, and so on...


Feb
9
comment Which computer-based Pomodoro timers exist and what are their features?
Image broken? (Or is it just me?)
May
24
comment How do I properly integrate The Pomodoro Technique with GTD?
@Coldblackice: No, haven't used these for some time.
Nov
6
comment How to prevent oneself from feeling overwhelmed?
I don't actually have this problem, but posted this as a reference for others.
Aug
9
comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
@Martin: Unanswered til this point. Limiting the amount of directories / files per folder and the depth of folders is a good start, but it isn't perfect...
Jun
13
comment How effective is the Dvorak keyboard at improving productivity?
Thanks for mentioning @Stephanie, I know of that (as it is listed on Wikipedia and I literally feel this while typing) but it indeed is missing from above post. :)
Apr
11
comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
Okay, read your profile. The point is that "tagging" is only an aid as it doesn't result in a messy structure that one has to maintain. Hence which is why a hierarchic structure is still required...
Apr
11
comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
Infinite tags really sound like a lot of work, but I would like to know the benefit behind all this cost. I am missing research here, can you link me to it?
Apr
11
comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
Has this been shown to improve productivity, or will this merely increase my procrastination by mindless tagging with a high cost instead of structural organizing with a high benefit?
Apr
9
comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
Please note (as I mentioned in my answer) that I am looking for structural and not for semantical advice, which would include advice like "X items / folder, Y subfolders / folder and Z levels deep are optimal in terms of having relevant stuff together as well as access time" doing so prevents you from "having big folders", "having not enough or too much sub folders" and "having to click miles before you get to your content" but rather have your data "just right for every form of navigation". This not only improves pure navigation, but it also improves seeing the relevant files, search, ...
Apr
9
comment What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
@0x6d64: For the file location or relevant files to be useful, it would require to be structured as well. Files that are related should be together, because when I am working on mathematical exercises in one file the chance is high I would need to write about my findings in a file that's very related to it. It would make sense for these two files to be in the same small directory, and not together in a very big directory or miles apart from each other. This is where the importance of structuring lies, as without a proper folder structure, file names and metadata any navigation is useless...
Mar
23
comment How can I list down website passwords for better productivity?
@jontyc: No problem. The problem here is actually that the question's title lists "best", which invites too much answers that compete without a real definitive answer. I hope that password protected pages come to your device soon, but I guess logging in to the online service already serves as a first password protection...
Jan
29
comment Waking early without waking others
Related: productivity.stackexchange.com/a/1953/141
Jan
29
comment Waking early without waking others
+1 for doing it in phases, as an assistant SleepChart can help you keep track of the progress; just try to get sleeping earlier daily going and then for the subsequent days the red lines (circadian approximations) help you determine when to sleep that day. It also allows you to play around with trying to sleep 30 - 40 minutes earlier and see how well that goes. Just don't rush it! You want to be sleeping early around the bottom of your screen, not after a day or week... SleepChart features other nice stuff, the article might be worth reading.
Jan
29
comment Which one you prefer? 2 style of count-down Timer for Pomodoro Technique
See also: Good subjective, bad subjective. and Q&A is hard? Let's go shopping! (Requesting advice > choice)
Jan
29
comment Which one you prefer? 2 style of count-down Timer for Pomodoro Technique
Why exactly do you want option 2? Above 1 minute the seconds are irrelevant; under 1 minute knowing there's only 30 seconds ain't going to make you finish better, but rather make you perform less productive towards the end as you know it'll soon be over...
Jan
29
comment Which one you prefer? 2 style of count-down Timer for Pomodoro Technique
Please note that we are a question & answer site, not meant for surveys. Having only a few people say Option 1 and some people say Option 2 means exactly nothing. Consider the less-is-more and KISS principles, as seconds are meaningless and distracting and against the purpose of Pomodoro. People want something they can turn on and forget about it until it warns them, ticking seconds are meaningless / distracting / information-overflow...
Jan
17
comment Why am I productive but not motivated?
Overcome what malaise? Motivation is what makes you switch between your work and your life, there is no magic tip that gets everyone motivated. Do it on time, or suffer the consequences... :)
Jan
8
comment Dvorak vs. Colemak breakdown?
@VicSzpilman: That's inherently subjective, here's an example: "Colemak has the advantage that many keys are similar to Qwerty making it easier to transition, this however goes at the cost of being a less efficient keyboard lay-out than other keyboard lay-outs like Dvorak" On the other hand people first-hand Colemak experience will give you biased Colemak advantages. I don't see what you could learn from that. It's really not useful to have a question for each pair of keyboard lay-outs...
Dec
17
comment Dvorak vs. Colemak breakdown?
@VicSzpilman: It is still a X vs Y question for which the method is now known, hence it is a homework duplicate for the reasoning in my previous comment. Is it really that hard to click this link and copy paste a large share of text into it to start with, or wade through the Google results that show both sides in favor? Why should we do that for you? Please be constructive...
Dec
17
comment How effective is the Dvorak keyboard at improving productivity?
+1 Amazing to hear such a story of what a keyboard lay-out switch can do, I'm sorry to hear about the broken army though... I hope you somewhat improve on that.