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Author Topic: Motivational sticky-notes  (Read 4000 times)

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Motivational sticky-notes
« on: July 03, 2006, 02:55:04 AM »
I found a new way to encourage productivity.
Believe it or not, but it's STICKY NOTES!

A sticky note on your monitor is something you constantly look at while at the computer. A sticky note reminding you to go back to work actually does help, because you are constantly reminded by looking at it!

I started to experiment with this and it seems to help. I spend less time browsing etc,...

(However, I did spend the time writing this post :P)

« Last Edit: July 03, 2006, 03:01:10 AM by Gothi[c] »

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Re: Motivational sticky-notes
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2006, 03:01:32 AM »
hahahah
i notice the cody sticker as well :)

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Re: Motivational sticky-notes
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006, 03:02:58 AM »
Yeah that one survived the storm.  :)

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Re: Motivational sticky-notes
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006, 04:12:15 AM »
"Develop or DIE!"  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Motivational sticky-notes
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006, 09:31:34 AM »
I noticed the little love note from Della  :-* .... so sweet  :P
Insert Brilliant Sig line here

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Re: Motivational sticky-notes
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2006, 12:20:10 PM »
 :-[ :redface: :-[

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Re: Motivational sticky-notes
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2006, 01:28:41 PM »
This can work too:

http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/4869/sticky5st.jpg
Motivational sticky-notes


It has an alarm that is set to go off once per hour. I find that a real sticky on the monitor either falls off and becomes a cat toy or I soon become blind to it and don't notice it any more.

and I was just thinking...

This could be a useful purpose for Dr Windows. Instead of a prank full of silly messages that distract, it can be a useful tool full of fun reminders to help keep your focus.

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Re: Motivational sticky-notes
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2006, 01:47:19 PM »
Yeah, but it should keep track of the focused window (the work window).
Eg: when visual c++ is focused, the alarm counter doesn't count, but it starts counting down as soon as the window goes out of focus.
You'd have to be able to define the 'work' window. Otherwise the alarm would go off while working.

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Re: Motivational sticky-notes
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2006, 02:20:46 PM »
Yeah, but it should keep track of the focused window (the work window).
Eg: when visual c++ is focused, the alarm counter doesn't count, but it starts counting down as soon as the window goes out of focus.
You'd have to be able to define the 'work' window. Otherwise the alarm would go off while working.


whoa...that sounds almost like a coding snack request  ;)

and a great idea too!

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Re: Motivational sticky-notes
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2006, 02:27:20 PM »
I could make it myself but then I'd be spending more time on making me work than i'd be working. hahaha. I'd also need it cross platform. So it's not really a coding snack request. Maybe I can make it somewhen when i'm done with this, 5 years from now ;)

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Re: Motivational sticky-notes
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2006, 07:57:51 PM »
ugh, five years from now...