Stop procrastination with StayFocusd

Concentration is not an easy art and sometimes causes a lot of problems. This is especially noticeable visible during remote work, where we decide what and when we do it. Sometimes work is big and we looking for… something else. One moment on Facebook, one moment on YouTube, maybe we check news on Twitter and buy something on eBay? Yes, we know that – it’s a problem of procrastination. We can do anything, but not what we should. How can we deal with it? There is one, nice extension for browser called StayFocusd. And it works.

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Zend Framework – create custom view helper

Zend Framework is not as popular as Symfony, but it’s also nice and have a lot of nice features. One of them is view helpers – classes and objects which we can use in templates to make specific thinks. Zend has few build-in helpers, for example to use absolute app directory, set or receive HTML doctype, use partials templates or use authentication data. Sometimes we can (or maybe should) create our view helper to avoid repetition of the code. It’s simple, let’s try.

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Paper vs to-do’s app – results and conclusion

In the middle of March I wrote about notes and to-do lists. I was considering what is better option: to use paper notes, or maybe to-do applications or my computer and other devices. Choice was difficult, because all possible solutions have advantages and disadvantages. After almost three months of this experiment, many fails and attempts I can say (TL;DR): yes, it’s possible to use apps instead of paper and it can be very efficient way to organize life and work.

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