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Jan
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comment Intelligence And Productivity Are Correlated - What does the research have to say?
Hi Pete, I think you are right that high IQ people learn things faster. There seems to be some studies listed here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Aug
28
comment Touch Typing for Programmers
Nice, this looks to be better than the type Racer universe that I found
Jul
24
comment Touch Typing for Programmers
This is a good answer to a larger question - "How to be a productive programmer" - Simon's Code Rush answer is similar, except, with Code Rush, you type "b" for brackets, so learning to type symbols is not needed really
Jun
8
comment How can I improve my memory?
Well anki will tell you how long you've spent on each fact and has some metric for how well you know it, if that is what you mean.
May
24
comment Touch Typing for Programmers
The amount of code committed per day and the amount of text ( and symbols) that is typed during programming are very different. This is especially true if you count all the commands (Ctrl-F, Ctrl-H, etc ) and if you are not using a mouse. I do agree that the majority of development time is spent NOT writing code, but I don't think it follows that learning to touch type brackets and what not is a waste of time.
May
24
comment Touch Typing for Programmers
CodeRush looks pretty neat in terms of removing key strokes. I just use a wireless Microsoft keyboard.
Jan
29
comment Do game-based methods exist?
+1 This is genius and needs a name, Variable Reward Pomodoro? Vomodoro?
Dec
5
comment Intelligence And Productivity Are Correlated - What does the research have to say?
Good summary Vic. I would add that being disciplined is the key to success. So Smart people may be less disciplined and disciplined people are more successful (productive)
Oct
11
comment What's a good pomodoro timer that's both physical and programable?
I bought one, it works well. Three timers is great, and they remember what they are counting down from. Takes a while to get used to the buttons, but once you do it works quite well. Also, good or Bad, it is surprisingly loud.
Aug
2
comment What's a good pomodoro timer that's both physical and programable?
Nice, is it easy to use?
Jul
20
comment What is the simplest (yet surprisingly) effective productiviy increasing technique?
I've been using anki for a year now and its really quite an addictive way to learn things
Jul
20
comment What is the simplest (yet surprisingly) effective productiviy increasing technique?
Ah, I see, I will have to check out that book.
Jul
17
comment What is the simplest (yet surprisingly) effective productiviy increasing technique?
"Knowing which thing to work on" is what I would call this. I think the "Big Rocks" from convey are specifically not "Critical Now Tasks" tasks. They are the important as opposed to the urgent.
Jul
17
comment What is the simplest (yet surprisingly) effective productiviy increasing technique?
Sorry Again, I swear I'm not trying to break all the rules :) My intent was to have the best bubble up to the top, by putting one in each answer. Like here: stackoverflow.com/questions/500607/…
Jul
16
comment What is the simplest (yet surprisingly) effective productiviy increasing technique?
True, sorry about that. Athough when stackoverflow started it had a lot of q's like this that while subjective, I think were very helpful in building the community and still remain the highest voted stackoverflow.com/questions?sort=votes
Jul
16
comment What techniques or approaches can help me get started with mind mapping?
Cool presentation. Can you import a mind map from other progs to Prezi? Prezi makes beautiful presentations, but a mind mapping tool should mainly just get out of the way while you are brain storming.