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Bioinformatics programmer/analyst in an academic lab


Apr
30
comment What is a good way to begin your work day?
I don't know, that would be much more likely to get me into a "spend all day reading technology blogs" mood...
Apr
28
answered How is self-learning different from course-based learning?
Apr
24
comment Equipment for computer-printing, into a notebook
Why can't you just print things out and use a binder, though? It seems vastly simpler and quicker than attempting to print onto bound notebook pages.
Apr
22
answered How to quantify productivity and covariates for future analysis and optimization?
Apr
22
answered Write long text on tablet while laying back on bed/sofa
Apr
22
comment My open office is not effective in increasing my productivity, how can I counter this?
+1 for talking to your employer. If the open setup is intended to increase productivity, they should want to know if it's not working! Hopefully they can help you settle on at least a partial solution. The wall of notes sounds funny and possibly useful too!
Apr
22
comment What things can I do to be successful in a job training program?
Taking notes and repetition are both excellent suggestions.
Apr
22
comment What things can I do to be successful in a job training program?
+1 for talking to a therapist especially (I've done it myself, it did help with work issues), as well as for the rest of the answer.
Apr
22
comment Equipment for computer-printing, into a notebook
+1 - if you tear pages out, then this isn't the kind of notebook that's legally required to be bound and have every page accounted for, so why not just switch to something that will clearly work better for the use you're actually making of it? And if you really want it to be bound eventually, just buy a spiral-binding machine or take it to Kinko's once you're done adding to it.
Apr
22
answered How to avoid falling out of the pre-set productive routine and to get back into in asap?
Apr
22
answered How do I get out of overcommitment?
Apr
22
answered What can I do to be more productive when working with several applications at the same time on Mac OS X?
Apr
10
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Apr
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
8
comment What can I do if my boyfriend sabotages all efforts
It doesn't sound like motivation is your main problem - I don't think anyone could be expected to be motivated when they know the results of their work will be undone instantly. It sounds to me like you need to figure out a better balance in your relationship, at least with regard to chores. Hard to tell how without knowing the details, but... Back off a bit and stop spending so much time cleaning, so he has time to notice the mess? Talk to him about what level of clean he wants the place to be and whether that's very different from your preferred level? Hire a cleaning service?
Apr
8
answered How to handle interruptions in developer work without losing concentration?
Apr
8
comment At what point do you start saying “No”, to new tasks and how do you deal with it?
"do push to work only 40-ish hours a week." - this is a very important point and I can't resist emphasising it.
Apr
5
comment Sweeping a wet bathroom floor
@Casebash - I was going by the faq, which this doesn't seem to fit under, but maybe you're right.
Apr
4
comment How to plan a month of work in advance
How would you forget that things need to be done if you have them all written up as a list? Same with the feeling of progress - as long as you're getting things done (and can cross them off a list! ;)), you should have it, unless no deadlines would make you not get things done, in which case that's a problem.
Apr
4
answered How to plan a month of work in advance