Contents tagged with productivity

  • 3 Reasons Why DropBox is Your Friend

    I’ve been a huge fan of DropBox since its early days.  In fact, I’ve been using similar tools, like FolderShare (until Microsoft killed it), for many years, but DropBox is by far the best one I’ve ever used.  I work from 3 different machines on a regular basis (work desktop, home desktop, laptop for meetings/travel), and DropBox ensures that every one of them always has all the files I need to be productive.  I publish training classes online (occasionally) with Pluralsight, a distributed company with several hundred authors, and DropBox is the primary means of coordinating the many files that need to be shared in order to publish the online courses. If you’ve never used … more

  • Walking While Working

    Staying in shape as a programmer can be difficult, but recent studies have shown that even if you’re among those in our profession who do work out regularly, sitting for long periods of time at work is detrimental to your health.  To be a bit more dramatic about it, sitting is killing you (see Phil Haack’s blog post on this from last year).  So, how can we combat this risk while continuing to get our work done (and, if you’re like me, keep on doing the thing you love)?  One option is to take frequent breaks, get up from your desk, go for a walk.  This is good advice, and by all means, follow it.  But it’s not always easy to do, and of course you still have work to … more