Torben Gundtofte-Bruun

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Hello, world!

I enjoy using my experience to help others. That is why I am active at a number of other sites in the StackExchange network on topics that interest me.

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I'm something of a Swiss army knife both professionally and in private, able to juggle a wild variety of things at once. I've worked in every kind of business that uses software. I'm also very good with tools, both IT and mechanic. Whether you need software design or assembling some IKEA furniture, I'm your man for the job. I'm generally soft-spoken but driven by clear principles.

I'm a twin, I've lived in five countries, I speak four languages fluently and two more embarrassingly. Also, being a father routinely develops my patience which is useful for moderating on StackExchange too.

To learn more about me, see my Google+ profile.


Apr
3
comment How to keep up with a todo application?
Yes this is obvious but it needs to be said, so it's helpful. I share @RobDel 's situation: I got the idea, but can't keep up. I got a lot of projects, but feel that I can't drop any of them. I'm so busy sawing that I don't take time to sharpen the saw. In the end, I'm only human and I only have 24 hours each day (and everbody's gotta sleep!) so I am working on accepting that the projects at the bottom of my list, though relevant, are going to have to suffer. C'est la vie.
Apr
2
awarded  Yearling
Mar
27
answered Todo list - Evernote vs Trello
Feb
3
awarded  Scholar
Feb
3
accepted How can I spend less time optimizing and more time executing?
Feb
3
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
21
awarded  Critic
Jan
21
comment How can I spend less time optimizing and more time executing?
Please Steve, stop arguing what you think my mind thinks. I asked a straightforward question, and you're not addressing that. I'm not discussing capturing ideas. I'm discussing pointless pilfering.
Jan
21
comment How can I spend less time optimizing and more time executing?
It's not at all about capturing ideas. I've got that nailed. It's about not doing my to'do's. I think you're on the wrong track here.
Jan
19
awarded  Commentator
Jan
19
comment How can I spend less time optimizing and more time executing?
@Martin: Private stuff in Pocket Informant (a brilliant smartphone calendar&task app), work stuff in Workflowy.com (online outliner), and hobby software- and web-development in FogBugz.com. They each provide plenty of slice-and-dice options as well as restructuring the content, and fiddling with settings :-)
Jan
19
awarded  Student
Jan
18
comment How can I spend less time optimizing and more time executing?
Epic win: oooh, another system to tinker with! ;-) I'd better stay away from that but the pomodoro idea is something I need to look into, that sounds useful, and also too simple to tinker with.
Jan
18
comment How can I spend less time optimizing and more time executing?
I already have a simple system (no tweaks possible!) for capturing good ideas. The problem is playing with my to-do application rather than doing the to-do's...
Jan
18
comment How to be more productive at my own side project while having a family and a full-time job?
I'm exactly in the asker's situation, and this is excellent advice!
Jan
18
awarded  Teacher
Jan
18
comment How to improve Self-Discipline?
Why #6? Isn't it helpful to have others know of my plan, so that they can support me and I feel more obligation to follow through with my plan?
Jan
18
asked How can I spend less time optimizing and more time executing?
Jan
18
comment TO-DO app with ability to categorize, set due dates, priorities and notes for a task
Toodledo also nicely integrates by data API to smartphone tools. On my iPhone, I am using the excellent "Pocket Informant" calendar which has a fantastic to-do section.
Jan
18
answered When to reply to e-mails?