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I love coding but now my day job does not permit me to code. However, I always steal time to code a few lines or look into other's code.


Sep
16
comment Which is a minimal and effective way to prioritise tasks with projects/tags?
@dwwilson66, great! I used to do this using trello. This was super simple. But then things got complicated for me (multiple work projects, personal commitments, super extended work hours etc.) so I switched to toodledo.
Sep
15
comment Which is a minimal and effective way to prioritise tasks with projects/tags?
When you put a task on your calendar, it's supposed to be done on the same date/time. Are you able to finish all tasks as planned? if not, how do you postpone the tasks? Also, how do you keep track of the tasks that you are not intend to do right now but some day when you have free time.
Sep
13
comment Pomodoro: should I still take a break if I'm highly engaged?
@Gruber, I agree with Martin. If you are deeply engaged into some task and you are still focused, it's better to stay on task. I do this while designing software. When I am completely engaged into a system, visualizing the design and flow, I do not take break until I feel exhausted. But for other general tasks, like checking emails, creating or reading documents etc., I take breaks after 25 minutes.
Sep
8
comment How to have a quick overview about time zones of international partners?
Yes, it gives you an option to add two clocks only. This servers my purpose. for hack, I don't know.
Jul
13
comment What can I use to efficiently track progress on my tasks/goals?
+1, always used gtask in my gmail. But canvas view is much better. I like indentation and reorder.
Jul
12
comment How do I stay on top of e-mails while remaining focused on real work? Are there tools for this?
@HedgeMage, If you have gone through the wiki link mentioned in my answer, you would know that it provides details. There is no point copying and pasting the same stuff here when you can just give a link. If OP needs some more clarification, he can write a comment for that. I do not see any point in down voting the answer.
Jul
12
comment Confusion about using Evernote or RTM to implement personal productivity system
@Samrat, In Webversion, navigate to the desired note i.e. the note should be open in the right pane. Then copy the url from address bar of your browser and paste it into RTM. Later, when you click on this URL, it opens up the desired note.
Jul
11
comment Confusion about using Evernote or RTM to implement personal productivity system
@JFW, As I mentioned in my answer below, you can integrate both tools to use more productively.
Jul
11
comment Confusion about using Evernote or RTM to implement personal productivity system
Yes, you can encrypt any text in Evernote. Select the text you want to encrypt and then select 'Format => Encrypt Selected Text'.
Jul
11
comment How do I stay on top of e-mails while remaining focused on real work? Are there tools for this?
You can use keepfocused - a open source Pomodoro Technique software tool. This will help you to keep focused on a task. (disclaimer: I am the developer and user of this tool).
Jul
9
comment Which one to use - Evernote or One Note
@Robert, IMHO my question is very clear. I asked for a choice between the two tools. And frankly speaking, I got my answer as well. However, I respect the moderator's decision because it's community moderation technique that keeps SO sites so clean and useful.
Jul
9
comment Which one to use - Evernote or One Note
I agree with you. But onenote lack the 'Access Anywhere' thing. It is not available on the web. I think, as Soner suggested, I should keep using both application. But I need to make a system like what to go in onenote and what to go in evernote.
Jul
7
comment Is it possible to train to sleep less?
To answer your second question, I do not think that sleeping 12 hours on weekend is a problem for me. It may be a matter or personal choice, I do not feel that I am working all the time. For me, it is not like that if I am not sleeping, I will be working. Many times I found myself wasting time watching stupid TV serials or cartoons with my daughter. If you really are interested in being more productive, I suggest to follow some time management techniques. Personally I follow Pomodoro Technique and GTD (to some extant).
Jul
7
comment Is it possible to train to sleep less?
Well, it did not take 8 years. I don't know precisely when it started.While I was answering your question, I reflected back and found that it was at least 8 years. I suggest reduce your sleep one hour per month. But the most important factor here is belief. If you keep thinking about it, you will feel tired. Just begin waking one hour early or going to bed one hour late. And believe that there is nothing special. Do not think about it... just do it.