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bio website kaldrenon.brandyourself.com
location Philadelphia, PA
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My name is Andrew Fallows - I hold a B.S. in Software Engineering from RIT. Currently on the job just outside Philadelphia. Particular areas of interest are programming languages and personal productivity, but I'm still very much in "learn everything, try anything once" mode when it comes to technology.

If you see the name 'kaldrenon' somewhere on the internet, odds are good it's me!


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awarded  Yearling
Jun
16
answered How to deal with vague tasks?
May
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answered What do you do during slow builds when using the Pomodoro technique?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
27
answered How to become productive on the weekends?
Jan
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answered How do you abandon a task that isn't worthwhile?
Jan
14
answered What are the 3 most useful programming concepts which you apply in life?
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awarded  Nice Question
Jan
9
comment Introvert to Extrovert in 5 years. How?
An introvert can be the life of the party. An introvert can be likeable, outgoing, and perfectly comfortable in social situations, even large groups. Your understanding of introverts and extroverts is a little off its axis. Introverts are people who tend to feel drained by extended time in social situations, whereas extroverts are people who tend to feel energized and revitalized by the same. Kramii makes an excellent point, but wanting to be an outgoing, life-of-the-party kind of person and wanting to become an extrovert are different things.
Jan
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answered Too much time and too little to do. What to do?
Jan
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awarded  Custodian
Jan
2
comment Switching environments for work and play
These are very good suggestions. With regard to multiple themes and application locks, do you know of specific tools to recommend? I'm primarily interested in Windows and Linux software.
Jan
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Switching environments for work and play
Jan
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asked Switching environments for work and play
Jul
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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answered What physical actions can trigger psychological and physiological changes to be more productive?
Mar
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comment What physical actions can trigger psychological and physiological changes to be more productive?
I have a feeling that this is very personal and varies depending on circumstances. I've recently begun to experience dramatic benefits from mindfulness meditation because I have a tendency to let my mind race a mile a minute, and when that happens I have trouble focusing in on a single task. You're right that meditation is low arousal, but for some, like myself, the key to engaging in a task at a high arousal level is to first do a "reboot" of sorts, clearing out the arousal from other thoughts and activities.
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awarded  Necromancer
Aug
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comment Stop avoiding bad news
Motto: Don't Panic.
Aug
15
answered What's the best task manager with sync with Android?