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Oct
5
comment Concentrating on reading in a noisy environment
I meant with "motivational annotation" the number indicating how many pages remain to the end of the chapter.
Oct
4
comment Concentrating on reading in a noisy environment
Yes, This is what I'm talking about. I only use motivating annotations and instead of highlighting I create notes outside.
Oct
3
comment Concentrating on reading in a noisy environment
I will leave the question open for a while yet.
Oct
3
comment Concentrating on reading in a noisy environment
The starting and ending point is really useful tip. Some of the material is in pdf and if the chapter I need to read has 35 pages, I'm writing on the first page number 35, second - 34, last - 1 (pages remaining to end of the chapter), which is quite motivating to see progress. Maybe I could measure the reading time (with stop watch) and write it to the pages and then calculate the average time to have a guess for the next reading session - how long will it take.
Oct
1
comment Concentrating on reading in a noisy environment
@Arbalest My last flat was ideal for reading. It was very silent place with only one roommate and the walls were thick.
Sep
30
comment Concentrating on reading in a noisy environment
@Kramii earplugs => ear pain due to pressure, white noise => not masking when silent, distracting others when loud, music => only little help, I haven't found which can be listened for long
Apr
17
comment Hierarchical notetaking application
@ndroock1 It depends on what the app is.
Mar
28
comment Food (meals) tracking
@MauravanderLinden The software should make comfortable creating lists of tuples (picture, food name, description) for each day. I'd like to look at it in case of some health problem what I have eaten a few days before (or whole week). In ayurvedic medicine food is one of the factors (other factors are emotions, sleep, motion...) that can cause some health issue
Mar
27
comment Food (meals) tracking
I looked at the Eatery, but it's not available for Android yet.
Mar
27
comment Food (meals) tracking
Does it work offline? Without creating an account?
Jun
23
comment Taking notes on mobile device
Really cool fast setting, thanks :-)
Jun
23
comment Taking notes on mobile device
I haven't noticed this functionality in Task Changer. Should I make some special move to achieve this? Now, I perceive SwipePad faster for switching between two apps.
Jun
23
comment Taking notes on mobile device
I have chosen SwipePad. Is there some advantage to use both, Task Changer + SwipePad?
Jun
21
comment Downside of energy drinks
It's good idea to try to prepare it from caffeine and vitamins and mix rather with ordinary water with lemon. I'm on this way (have to google it and research it yet)
Jun
21
comment Downside of energy drinks
Actually, I'm a slow drinker. I drink one can about 4-6 hours and enjoy every drain (it's kind of ritual and I have a feeling I can work when I smell and see this drink next to me). So I don't feel the crash. This time I can fully concentrate and than I go usually out or with bicycle.
Jun
21
comment Downside of energy drinks
@le_garry Energy drinks are helping my productivity a lot. The question deals with disadvantages of this aid. For me there is now rather advantage of using them, but if you drink them already for longer period of time and know some downsides on your productivity, you can share your experience too.
May
8
comment Getting productive without logging and tracking?
What do you mean by general tasks? Is it something like "learn japanese"? I have such items in my todo list. They are particular, but they never end.
Apr
17
comment org-mode and productivity
I'm glad that somebody who uses it answered. I'm not using emacs editor, so I decided not to learn org-mode. Thanks
Apr
13
comment org-mode and productivity
@DaveNewton I'm rather interested in why people prefer this tool over another tools.
Mar
22
comment Do it yourself or delegate?
Thank you for all answers, each of them is valuable.