Work in Public Despite the Noise

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.…

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Noisy Neighbors: How to Deal With Them When You Work From Home

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.…

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