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41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius
These tips and tricks will guarantee you’ll be a totally happy camper this summer.
camping  tips  nifty  lifehacks  outdoors 
july 2013 by deusx
Why You Should Set Up Your To-Do List in a Plain Text File (and How to Do It)
Your to-do list is the hub of your personal productivity, so it makes sense that we're attracted to to-do apps filled with bells, whistles, and tassels. Then you realize you're spending more time fiddling with your app than getting things done. If you're tired of clicking around internet-needy webapps or getting locked into a specific to-do list service, it's time to switch to something simpler. Here's why a simple text file will make your to-do lists fast, easy to manage, and seamlessly integrate with everything else you use.
todo  productivity  lifehacks 
november 2011 by deusx
How to Work from Home Without Going Insane
So you've decided to work from home. As a rookie veteran of working without a traditional office for one year I'm here to tell you that it is the greatest and worst thing that can happen to your work life other—much like being transferred to a glitter-packing facility. What follows is a quick two minute guide of what you need to know before you take your pants off and turn up those old Hootie and the Blowfish albums.
telecommuting  lifehacks  wfh 
november 2011 by deusx
Harness the Mental, Creative, and Emotional Benefits of Regular Writing
Since writing also makes you take those ideas out of your head and put them into real words, it also challenges you to think about how you can communicate those ideas to others in a way that makes sense. You'll have to turn your abstract ideas into something that's concrete and understandable by others, and it'll challenge you to grow and develop the language and communications skills required to get those ideas across. Even if you deal in facts and figures, creative writing can help you learn to communicate complex ideas more effectively.
ifttt  googlereader  writing  lifehacks 
november 2011 by deusx
Dedicate a Shelf in Your Refrigerator to Items Near Expiration to Avoid Wasting Them
If you're perpetually wasting food by forgetting to use it, author Jonathan Bloom suggests dedicating a specific shelf to foods you need to use right away to avoid wasting them.
ifttt  googlereader  lifehacks  food  kitchen 
november 2011 by deusx
Quantified Awesome: Development-driven behaviour and integrated tests for life | sacha chua :: living an awesome life
I am pleasantly boggled that this is possible, and will probably write all sorts of odd tests now. Because Cucumber can fill in web forms, click on stuff, and so on, I might even be able to use it to check information on other sites. (When I check my mail, then all the messages in my inbox should be less than a week old?)
testing  selfhelp  lifehacks  quantified 
november 2011 by deusx
If You're Not Paying for It; You're the Product
Everybody wants stuff for free but we seldom question what it means to get something for free. Today's quotable moment is a reflection on what it means when a company gives it all away.
lifehacks  products  customers  social 
november 2011 by deusx
Everyone dials in · Nat Friedman
"On the SUSE Studio team, we had a “level playing field” rule for our weekly meetings. Even though a lot of us were clustered in Nürnberg, Germany, everyone dialed in to the meeting, putting every single person on an even footing. There’s no “local” and “remote.” Everyone has to speak clearly into the telephone.<br />
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When we instituted this rule, we noticed the “remote” participants joining in the conversation a lot more often, and the calls went a lot smoother.<br />
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This worked well for us. It might help you too. Let me know how it goes."
telecommuting  phone  conferencing  meetings  communication  lifehacks  from delicious
june 2010 by deusx
BSAG » Pomodoros and Tinderbox Daybook revisited
"I've been using Tinderbox for a while as a daybook and also as a kind of task timer to help me track what I spend my time on at work (purely for my own interest and education rather than for billing purposes, as many people do). However since I wrote those articles, I've altered the file a bit, and also discovered the Pomodoro Technique, which I'm finding really helpful, so I thought I'd write a bit about how I use the two together."
tinderbox  pomodoro  daybook  productivity  lifehacks  from delicious
may 2010 by deusx
Take 18 Minutes to Keep Your Days on Track - Time management - Lifehacker
"Basically, you'll start the day off right by grabbing a sheet of paper and writing down the goals which you can realistically accomplish that day. The important part is to immediately assign time slots to those tasks by order of importance and difficulty because these designated times make you more likely to accomplish your goals and give you a way of tracking your progress once every hour. At the end of the work day, you'll take a few minutes to review not just the last hour, but the entire day."
productivity  goals  lifehacks  gtd  tips  work  focus 
july 2009 by deusx
Really Simple Goal Setting | Zen Habits
"You can still do the other goals, but put them off for a month or two. Focus on one goal for at least a month … and turn it into a habit. So if you want to run a marathon, create the habit of running each day. If you want to write a novel, create the habit of writing each morning. If you want to create a successful blog, create the habit of writing insanely useful posts each day. Once your first goal becomes a habit and is on autopilot, turn to the next goal — you don’t have to worry as much about the first goal because it has become automatic."
goals  productivity  creativity  gtd  lifehacks  inspiration  habits 
september 2008 by deusx
Gendal World: How to avoid crashing into strangers without slowing down
This guy describes a technique for fast walking around an urban corner with lots of foot traffic - sounds a lot like how I walk in first person shooters. :)
lifehacks  silly  funny 
march 2006 by deusx
Benjamin Franklin
'His "Plan" was made up of 13 virtues, each with short descriptions'
history  benjaminfranklin  lifehacks  gtd 
february 2006 by deusx
Achieve-IT!: How to Take A Caffeine Nap
"The Caffeine Nap is simple. You drink a cup of coffee and immediately take a 15 minute nap."
caffeine  lifehacks  tips  naps 
february 2006 by deusx
Russell Beattie Notebook - Ziplock Baggies Are The Answer
"When you get a new gadget, only take the stuff you actually need out of the box."
lifehacks  tips  nifty 
january 2006 by deusx
Tricks of the Trade: Typist
"If you're a hunt-and-peck typist and would like to train yourself to touch type, go grab some interactive fiction games "
ifiction  typeing  nifty  tricks  hacks  lifehacks 
january 2006 by deusx
MJ PEAK PERFORMANCE: Snooze, You Win - Improve your mental and physical performance by power napping
"You must keep the nap to 20 minutes or slightly less, and if you need the extra sleep, wait until the 50-minute mark."
lifehacks  naps 
december 2005 by deusx
Re-engineering life interruptions | InfoWorld | Column | 2005-10-26 | By Jon Udell
"If living in a state of continuous partial attention is the permanent new reality, let’s engineer our interruptions to be subtle, natural, and pleasing to the senses."
lifehacks  infofreako  infovore  work  cpa 
october 2005 by deusx
How to Hack Stop and Go Traffic in your Favor
"if you're in stop and go traffic, ...relax and hang back..., you increase the gap to two or three and try to maintain that."
driving  lifehacks 
september 2005 by deusx
8Bit Joystick.com: 8bit Joystick.com Lifehacks for 2005
"ere is a new guest editor over at Lifehacker.com and that she was looking for submissions so I put pen to paper and came up with the following life hacks."
lifehacks 
august 2005 by deusx
Mindfulness In Plain English
"This is a meditation manual, a nuts-and-bolts, step-by-step guide to Insight meditation. It is meant to be practical. It is meant for use."
meditation  books  health  lifehacks  mind  mindfulness  howto 
august 2005 by deusx
SpiritedAway - SpiritedAway Official Homepage
"Spirited Away checks each running application's activity, and if an application isn't active for a certain fixed time, Spirited Away hides the application automatically."
osx  hacks  gtd  lifehacks  software 
august 2005 by deusx
Oblomovka: Webolodeon
"Once installed, you will be pestered every 5 minutes to make a case for your further web browsing."
greasemonkey  firefox  lifehacks 
june 2005 by deusx
Coffee hacks - 43FoldersWiki
I'm a bit surprised at how many of these I already do :)
coffee  caffeine  lifehacks 
may 2005 by deusx

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