Tag: productivity

Your Editor is Not the Bottleneck

Your Editor is Not the Bottleneck. We still love talking about our tools, even if we don’t like talking about our tools. It’s really quite an oddity how much we talk about what we write our code in, myself included. I’ve written at length my observation of a curiosity surrounding what else is out there, […]

Posted: July 17, 2012

Confessions of a recovering lifehacker

Confessions of a recovering lifehacker « John Pavlus. Are you in the mood for a bit of a reality check today? This article just might do it. I sympathized with a lot of this article. I’ve written before about how I have this ingrained fear that my incessant tinkering with process and tools is actually […]

Posted: May 24, 2012

Why I look at OmniFocus

Why I look at OmniFocus. Although the title references it, this article can be generalized to any task management application. It’s an oversaturated market, sure, but I really think an effective standardization of task management will help everyone on the face of the earth. I’ve evaluated pretty much every to-do app under the sun but […]

Posted: May 08, 2012

Forget Self-Improvement

Forget Self-Improvement | Deliberatism. This is some truth. I think it’s all to easy to falsely convince ourselves that we’re interested in something we’re not, just to fit in with the crowd that much more. I know I love what I do, I get lost in it. I love many aspects of the things I […]

Posted: April 04, 2012

Rabbit holes: Why being smart hurts your productivity

Rabbit holes: Why being smart hurts your productivity : Sridatta Thatipamala – Developer and Entrepreneur. I’m not alone! This article highlights specifically the issues and patterns I’ve recognized with myself over the past few years. His opening story about spending 30 minutes trying to find a new highlighting plugin mirrors countless experiences of mine. I’m […]

Posted: March 12, 2012

Notifications are evil

Information Diet | Notifications are evil. Well said. I’ve fallen victim to this as well. I’m no popularity king and even my notifications are out of hand. I’m not sure I get one every six minutes, but every time I see or hear a notification pop up I’m instantly distracted. Currently I’ve got notifications going […]

Posted: February 21, 2012

Daily Routine of a 4 Hour Programmer

Software Developer Productivity | All about your Mind | Microsoft Stack – Jay On Software – Daily Routine of a 4 Hour Programmer. I love getting a look into the way other people do things. It’s not so much to directly compare their process to mine and outline what I think is better/worse, I just like […]

Posted: January 11, 2012

Simple Productivity Tip Of The Day: Collect Your Thoughts

Simple Productivity Tip Of The Day: Collect Your Thoughts This is a great tip. For me, distraction is by far my biggest downfall when it comes to productivity. Even when I’m distracted by productive things it’s taking away from what I set out to get done. One of the main reasons I’m so attracted to […]

Posted: January 02, 2012

Why You Can’t Work at Work

Why You Cant Work at Work BigThink interview with @jasonfried – garrys subposterous. I guarantee that if you work in a building with more than one person, this is your life. Have you ever had the luxury of working from home for a day? It’s mind blowing how much work you get done. At my […]

Posted: March 30, 2010

The Four Hour Workweek Book Review and Giveaway

The Four Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss is an inside look at becoming one of the New Rich by changing the way you live your life. Here is my review of the book.

Posted: August 03, 2009