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bio website dwwilson66.com
location Milwaukee, WI
age 48
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Visual Communications Professional with a background in technology. In the thick of learning Java, PHP & MySQL to augment my web skills. I'm taking a shine to programming a lot more than I thought I would.


Jan
19
comment My open office is not effective in increasing my productivity, how can I counter this?
@Alex Dr. Beats (Chinese knock-off of Beats by Dr Dre) from eBay. I've not seen them lately, so the trademark police may have caught up with them. :)
Dec
26
comment How can I eliminate fear of phone calling?
I have a similar problem and found that scripting my calls has been very helpful. Sometimes, I even type up specific things I want to say instead of just making bullet points. After all, I think, if I'm satisfied with the writing, I'll be satisfied with the speaking, and less can go wrong. Alternately, I try to schedule face-to-face meetings--even something as informal as a quick visit to a colleague's desk. Those I'm fine with; it's just the phone that makes me neurotic.
Nov
6
comment Something is missing, which I can't point it at, to achieve a goal
Sure! go ahead. I'm fine with that.
Nov
5
comment Something is missing, which I can't point it at, to achieve a goal
This reminds me of a joke/proverb: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Of course, Bradbury is so much more eloquent... :) I would add that knowing how big a bite you can take...e.g., knowing yourself well enough to know what steps or sub-steps are manageable to you is crucial to achieving your goal as well.
Nov
11
comment Will being more productive make me happy?
And, there's science behind it. cep.lse.ac.uk/seminarpapers/WB-22-06-11SGROI.pdf
Nov
8
comment Third Place, Where to get things done outside or workplace and home
Do the trees in your corner of the midwest have electrical outlets yet? That's what I keep looking for around here... :)
Nov
8
comment Too many independent next actions
If you found my answer useful, could you slect it please?
Nov
1
comment Third Place, Where to get things done outside or workplace and home
just added a link for you. :)
Oct
29
comment How can I teach myself to think more innovatively?
If you've found an answer useful, please consider accepting one.
Oct
22
comment How to motivate yourself when you are in a company of a negative person?
Perhaps some more information or a link about "Adventure Time" as you reference it here?
Oct
11
comment My Problem with learning programming
If you found an answer to be helpful, could you please choose it?
Sep
19
comment Which is a minimal and effective way to prioritise tasks with projects/tags?
Not at all. I prefer simplicity as well, and the main reason I use google cal is that it's so ubiquitous. A lot of the third party tools are ANOTHER tool I need to use on top of what I'm already using, and sometimes they may be blocked when I'm working onsite with a client. I tend to look at it from the perspective that if it helps make ME more productive, it's a good system. Everyone's goign to find their own little groove. :)
Sep
18
comment Which is a minimal and effective way to prioritise tasks with projects/tags?
@Alpha Hard deadlines are included in calendar entries. For instance: since 08/24, I've known about a paper due on 09/23. I've had a weekly task BBB - 09/23 - ITSEC Paper with details of the assignment in the notes section of the calendar entry. Last night, I added an hour a day from now through Monday allocated to AAA - 09/23 - ITSEC Paper. Higher priority beause I'm behind, and the due date as a reminder. Things without due dates are usually personal projects, so I don't worry about where they get moved.
Sep
18
comment My Problem with learning programming
Sadly, no. But it's something I do need to do. I see you have your site on your profile; I'll send you an email via your site and we can connect outside of stack.
Sep
16
comment How to keep scheduled tasks in a Calendar app?
I also use google calendar to keep track of all my "to do's". I posted the detils of my system to productivity.stackexchange.com/questions/8095/…, this may offer further perspectives to add to @Jay's response. He and I use similar methods.
Sep
16
comment Which is a minimal and effective way to prioritise tasks with projects/tags?
@matrix see editied answer above. too long for a comment. :)
Sep
16
comment Which is a minimal and effective way to prioritise tasks with projects/tags?
@Alpha see editied answer above. too long for a comment. :)
Sep
4
comment How to balance work life and personal life.?
+1 Bueller? Bueller?
Aug
9
comment How Can I Deconstruct the Skill of “Learning Conversational Dutch” Into Subskills?
If you found my answer useful, could you please select it an the answer?
Jun
20
comment How to even out work flow when there is a lot of work and when there isn't much work
That's what I'm talking about...at one of my assignments, I filled time improving processes by learning PowerShell to automate some maintenance tasks. Work-related, but also gve me some new skills.