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bio website michaeldurrant.com
location Cambridge, MA
age 39
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Jul
17
comment Making good use of a sabbatical
Note 5 weeks not 5 months
May
13
comment How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
At the end of the day, try to set one or two rules, stick with them for a few weeks to see how they go and get on with your life and don't obsess too much every day.
May
13
comment How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
Try to stay awake and sleep at 11am would be my approach. Do this by getting up, walking to another room and back. Standing up for a few minutes.
May
13
comment How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
Old coffee tastes like crap so I don;t bother anyway.
May
13
comment How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
Good question - I have heard - anecdotally - that coffee that sits on the heater increases its caffeine by as much as a factor of 2-3! As for iced coffee compared to hot, no idea, haven't heard anything specific on that.
May
13
comment How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
Good point. You may have a medical need. However be cautious, in high school your body is also changing in 100 other ways, so attributing things to one factor may be unwise :) However I will add medical to my answer.
May
13
comment How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
Yes. Despite Doctors advice, 4-5 works for me. The main rule that I try to follow is not coffee after 3pm-ish. Sometimes I sleep at 9pm, sometimes 1am, but that 'time cut-off' rule works for me.
May
13
comment How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
Unlikely. More likely is that your body (like mine!) has become accustomed to this drug and is now dependent on it and needing more over time. I once quit but it took Two Weeks (and many headaches) to feel normal again without it. I like coffee though so it didn't last.
May
13
comment How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
After wakeup I allow about 6 minutes before coffee#1.
Apr
29
comment What is a good way to begin your work day?
+1 caffeine brings me focus.
Jun
10
comment How do I remember technical information for longer periods of time?
maybe they meant to but they forgot
May
21
comment How do other parents find the time?
+1 for apology.
May
17
comment How to organize and analyze structured data without building entire database applications?
+1 OP is looking for Awesome Web Application Development without the pieces that are needed. There is no "answer" to this. If there was we'd all be unemployed. We all want a system that just works but it easy to use, maintain, etc. The devil's in the details...
May
16
comment How can I improve my memory?
I was forgetting stuff a lot. With these tips I find myself remembering a lot more spontaneously. Maybe not for everyone but it's noticeable to me.
May
9
comment Is it possible to train to sleep less?
I think he was probably referring to the TV serials or cartoons being a waste of time for him rather than the time spent with his daughter per se.
May
6
comment Do's and Don'ts in 5 min Break
I would adjust the technique for you and go with the coffee/drink/eat option and 10 mins.
May
6
comment Lumosity.com - Is it really effective? What would it improve in me?
It's help me learn better too. I don't fall asleep after 15 minutes and I can concentrate for hours.
May
6
comment Lumosity.com - Is it really effective? What would it improve in me?
If you look at the folks who do memory competitions they'll tell you it's all about techniques and practices rather than just having 'better memory'. They feel their memory is similar to others. They still lock their keys in the car.
May
6
comment Lumosity.com - Is it really effective? What would it improve in me?
The other thing is that I've also learned so many techniques to help me that whether it's better memory or better use of memory techniques I am just 'better' at some memory stuff - but again, to give an example, with people names, I 'say three times', 'touch them' (i.e. handshake), 'write it down within the hour', etc.
May
6
comment Lumosity.com - Is it really effective? What would it improve in me?
It's hard to be specifc, much of it is a 'feeling' but... you have helped me by reminding me (no pun) that yes, I used to use to-do lists a lot but now I remember stuff that is 2 or 3 hours out, whereas before I was forgetting that stuff a lot.