Tech secrets of overprolific alpha-geeks
Cory Doctorow’s running notes from Danny O’Brien’s presentations:
Covers habits many of us seem to have picked up: Using shells, using plain text, using one app (JWZ’s law), private blogs for organising stuff, those embarrassing scripts in ~/bin.
The third is more high-level:
The thing everyone wants to know how to implement this [GTD] and not
get trapped putting things in folders all day long.
“Improved focus can be achieved through activities such as meditation, yoga and turning off Instant Messaging” – Ulrich Mayr, U Oregon.
I use a proxy that replaces all my web-sessions after 10 min with a page that says DO YOU REALLY WANT TO LOOK AT THE WEB OR DO YOU HAVE WORK TO DO.
the tragedy of the task bar where sixty apps all try to tell you your wireless card is working.
One day I’ll get more coherent…