Yes, mobile devices and social networks can produce a lot of distractions, and resisting that may be difficult — as critics like Joe Kraus point out. But is this really a disaster in the making, or just another social evolution we need to undergo? Read more »
With our lifestyles, many web workers find themselves working in public spaces at lease some of the time. Yet for many, peace and quiet is a prerequisite to quality output. And few of these places offer the golden silence you might enjoy at home. Read more »
Recently, I’ve been pondering the role that lists play in my life — from Twitter’s “playlists of people“ to Umberto Eco’s thoughts on lists as a cultural tool for “facing infinity” to my own ideas about the use of “someday list” for lingering tasks — which should […] Read more »
Last week, I wrote about dealing with the typical home office distractions like loud neighbors, household chores, family members and more by using a few techniques: music, embracing the chaos, and relocation. This week, I’m dealing with a different type of distraction. While I work out […] Read more »
Sometimes, working online from home seems like a never ending battle with procrastination and distraction. Like today, for instance. That Facebook tab is just taunting me. And don’t think I don’t know what that look means, YouTube tab. I don’t even know why I keep you […] Read more »
One of the downsides of web working is that you’re prone to distractions at home, whether it’s the snacks calling to you from the fridge or a toddler throwing tantrums. I experience these distractions everyday and have found ways around most of them. My most important “weapon against mass distractions”, so to speak, was to wake up at 2:00am and work while the rest of the neighborhood sleeps.
Except for my new neighbors, of course. They moved in last week and, since then, it’s been one loud evening after another. Read more »
First Germany, now Portugal – looks like Vodafone, world’s largest mobile company is pretty serious about becoming a broadband player as well. The company has launched an ADSL 2+ service in Portugal, called Vodafone Casa Duplex ADSL. Interestingly, the company offers those who sign-up an HSDPA […] Read more »