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Nov
22
comment Are there established patterns/methodologies to establishing a knowledge management system?
I have a tentative UI and data model in my head to go about it, but I have some other priorities right now in my app. If you want, sign up at leakmap.com and I'll let you know when I get around to our dream productivity solution.
Nov
21
comment Are there established patterns/methodologies to establishing a knowledge management system?
I came to these conclusions out of my own (unfulfilled) needs, and I've yet to find software that addresses it, so I'm working on it myself.
Nov
14
comment How do I concentrate, feel comfortable and be productive?
Also key is that uncluttered environments invite productivity. When your desk is a mess, it's hard to find the clarity to work, it can even kill motivation for an otherwise passionate undertaking. Also +1 for sitting/standing.
Nov
12
comment What are the weaknesses of the GTD system?
I added a paragraph on my answer counterpointing this with my opinion.
Nov
12
comment Advantages of a fountain pen for scribbling productivity
I like the idea of storing nib up, thanks for the brand suggestion.
Nov
10
comment Why am I wired to be motivated to go to work everyday and not motivated to do other things?
I'm afraid it's mostly an internal theory! I'd love to see some external validation of it though, if you know what I mean.
Nov
10
comment How to stop talking LOUDLY to myself?
I don't have an answer but I clicked through this question to say something similar--do try to lessen the impact of public embarrassment, but do so knowing that it's not your fault, it's society's for looking down on eccentric people, when those are the ones who make me proud to be a part of mankind.
Nov
9
comment What is the most radical productivity technique that you successfully use?
During my segmented sleep breaks, I never turn on any more lights in my home office than my desk lamp, but it's bright blue. I use f.lux on the laptop so it offsets it a bit, but getting a pink bulb (orange could also work?) for my desk lamp sounds like a nice experiment, since the only time I turn it on is when I'm in that night mood. Great idea!
Nov
8
comment How to make morning physical exercises more fun?
In my experience at least, it's the best kind of break possible. I find that when I'm tiring my body (exercising), I'm refreshing my mind. And whatever your mood while working, after you give your heart rate a push you come back to work with full attention. It speaks to our hunter primate. I've had my best ideas while working out, so it's potentially great to cook on any problems you might be trying to find a solution for. On top of it, it's been found that coffee improves exercise performance, so it fits right into the work schedule.
Nov
6
comment Is it a good idea to test multiple “pieces of knowledge” on one card?
Is there anything else you wish to know?
Nov
6
comment What is the most radical productivity technique that you successfully use?
I sometimes eat something light such as fruits or nuts during the sleep break. But as a side-effect of segmented sleep, and I know this may not be for everyone, I've been eating far less, on some days only a single major meal (lunch). Calorie restriction has been shown to increase life expectancy, so I'm enjoying it. guardian.co.uk/science/2009/jul/09/calories-diet-long-life
Nov
5
comment At what time do “early risers” go to sleep at night?
I find it especially informative that the second CEO cited above is now dead and buried by fifty-something.
Nov
5
comment One hour a day or 4 continuous hours a week for an activity?
Spaced repetition might be associated commonly to the flashcards technique, but the Spacing effect is a pervasive property of our memory that far transcends activities such as learning vocabulary.
Nov
4
comment How to make morning physical exercises more fun?
I can attest that taking a shower with clothes on can be fun.
Oct
27
comment Does Lucid Dreaming hurt the learning process?
Would you be so kind as to point out which of the don't ask forms my question currently falls into?
Oct
27
comment Resetting ones' whole biological clock?
There is Sleep as Android, and I've been using it to great effect.
Oct
26
comment Resetting ones' whole biological clock?
You can get a light headache and feel some drowsiness in the morning, but it seems to be an improvement over feeling like trash for just not getting enough sleep day after day. And then the side-effects of an all-nighter seem more acute to me. It does create dependency but not arguably in the small 0.3mg dose, plus only if you take it day after day. We're discussing it as a one-time shot to reset your clock--after you wake up early the first morning, you no longer need the pill to keep the early-bird schedule, you'll feel asleep earlier.
Oct
26
comment Does Lucid Dreaming hurt the learning process?
My question proper makes itself known in the title, but I've echoed it in the final paragraph if you've taken issue with directing this towards asking for research. In any case you had previously put bluntly "This is not on topic here" which seems not to be the case, and doesn't communicate the real issue you've closed it for which is "This needs to be rephrased", if I understand you correctly. Also, not 'touching' productivity at all is quite the bold assertion. How is it not that informing oneself about whether a given body hack will get in the way of learning be anything but productivity?
Oct
26
comment Does Lucid Dreaming hurt the learning process?
Just to finish, I think you're doing a great disservice to an already limited community. Lucid Dreaming would, by any productivity freak (as I am), be completely on-topic here. In fact our community struggles because it's failing to attract such minded people, and you're not helping the least. On top of that, my question is ultimately about learning, and I can point you to a few dozen other learning questions here that haven't been closed. In short, learning and creativity are highly on topic here. Productivity.SE is about hacking life, mind and body, and it saddens me to see your decision.
Oct
26
comment Does Lucid Dreaming hurt the learning process?
I'm sorry, but it seems to me skeptics would be challenging the assumption of lucid dreaming on the first place, not assuming it to be true and then asking a question on top of that, as I have. If you're in the mood of closing out every question on Producivity.SE which is about a practice unbacked by science, you might as well close most all the Pomodoro questions, and I urge you to close this most successful question about Polyphasic sleep (productivity.stackexchange.com/questions/380/…), wholly disputed by sleep scientists.