Productivity tips 1

  1. Keep your desk clean
  2. Silence your phone
  3. Mute your email during work hours
  4. Write distractions down for later
  5. Take regular breaks
  6. Save non-important articles for later
  7. Block notifications
  8. Don’t always just work at the office
  9. Sit by a window
  10. Go for walks
  11. Get the right amount of sleep, healthy food and exercise
  12. Create a comfortable temperature for you to work in
  13. Meditate
  14. Buy plants
  15. Listen to music you enjoy
  16. Put up pictures of things that make you happy, whether it be family members, pets or art
  17. Keep meetings short and sweet
  18. Delegate
  19. Track exactly where your time goes
  20. Simplify your inbox
  21. Quit Facebook during work hours
  22. Automate tedious tasks
  23. Batch similar tasks
  24. Try a dictation app
  25. Cut out bad habits
  26. Quit multitasking
  27. Prioritize your tasks everyday
  28. Don’t check your email until you’ve worked for 2 hours
  29. Write your 3 most important tasks on a Post It
  30. Do your most important task first
  31. Smile and be happy
  32. Write tomorrows to-do list tonight
  33. Try to do your most creative tasks first
  34. Break big tasks into bitesize pieces
  35. “Eat the Frog”
  36. If it takes less than 2 minutes, do it now
  37. Work out when you work best
  38. Make progress visible and celebrate small wins
  39. “Don’t break the chain”
  40. Bribe yourself with a reward



Get organized

Get yourself organized at the start and end of a day. As you start your work day, write down your three Most Important Tasks (MITs). Write down a handful of other things you’d like to do today as well. Clear your desk, get things in order. At the end of each day, tidy things up, check off your list, maybe even get things ready for tomorrow.

When you get up from your desk, put one thing away. Whenever you get up for a glass of water, to go to the bathroom, to take a break, pick up something off your desk and put it away. If your desk is clear, look for something nearby.

When you’re done eating, wash your bowl. This is self-explanatory. Mindfully wash your dishes instead of leaving them in the sink. If there are other dishes in the sink, wash a few of them too.
Wipe down the sink when you use it. Whenever you wash your hands or brush your teeth in the bathroom, wipe down the sink so it’s clean. Do the same in the kitchen sink. Clear away a few things around the sink too if you can.

When you walk through a room, find one thing to put away. If you’re going from your bedroom to the living room, find one thing during that trip to put away. You don’t have to get stuck in putting everything away, just one thing.

When you take off a piece of clothing, put it away. When you shower or change clothes, instead of leaving them on the floor or on a piece of furniture, put the clothes away or in a hamper. Look for a few other clothes to put away too if there are more lying around.

Keep flat surfaces clear. Your tables, counters, desks, floors—keep them clear. If there’s a ton of clutter there now, see the rule below about decluttering on Saturdays. But if it’s doable, just start clearing whatever is on the floor (except furniture and the like). When you walk by the kitchen counter, look for things other than oft-used appliances to put away.

At the end of the work day, file stuff. If you still use papers, file them at the end of the day. If you are all digital, clear your computer desktop and put files where they belong.

Deal with an email instead of putting it off. When you open an email, give it the space to deal with it immediately. Read it, reply, take action, or archive it. Or put it on your to-do list for later if it’s a big task. Don’t just constantly open emails without handling them.

Work to only having three emails in your inbox. Slowly clear away the hundreds or thousands of emails in your inbox. Archive or delete them, put a handful in a to-do folder, file others into informational folders, unsubscribe from newsletters.

Put non-essential items you want to buy on a 30-day list. Create a 30-day list, and whenever you want to buy something that’s not absolutely essential (other than groceries, cleaning supplies, toiletries), put it on the list with the date you added it. Then don’t allow yourself to buy anything until it’s been on the list for 30 days. At the end of the 30 days, see if you still want it before buying.

Put your clothes in a different closet or box, and only take out what you need. Move all your clothes to a closet in an unused room if you have one, or put them in a box or two. Only remove the clothes you really need to wear. After a month of doing this, you’ll see what clothes you can consider donating.

Declutter on Saturdays. Every Saturday morning, spend an hour or two (or half a day) decluttering one area.

One in, two out. When you bring something new in your life (buy something online, get a gift), get rid of two other similar things. For example, if you buy a pair of shoes, donate two other pairs. In this way, you’ll 1) think more about each thing you buy, and 2) slowly have fewer and fewer possessions. Eventually you’ll want to switch to a “one in, one out” rule when you think your possessions are at a good level.

Limit how many things you have. Consider limiting yourself to 30 pieces of clothing, or 30 books, or something like that. Get rid of everything else, don’t allow yourself to go beyond the limit. The individual limit you set is up to you, whatever feels slightly uncomfortable is good.

At the end of each month, clear out computer clutter. Self-explanatory. Back things up!

Every three months, purge. Also self-explanatory. Spend a weekend purging all your unneeded belongings.

Zen Habits


Android tasks

The fact that you can see an application’s process “running” does not mean the application is running or doing anything. It may simply be there because Android needed it at some point, and has decided that it would be best to keep it around in case it needs it again. Likewise, you may leave an application for a little bit and return to it from where you left off, and during that time Android may have needed to get rid of the process for other things.

A key to how Android handles applications in this way is that processes don’t shut down cleanly. When the user leaves an application, its process is kept around in the background, allowing it to continue working (for example downloading web pages) if needed, and come immediately to the foreground if the user returns to it. If a device never runs out of memory, then Android will keep all of these processes around, truly leaving all applications “running” all of the time.

web server

Apache i projekat u lokalnom direktorijumu

1. dodati sebe u http grupu

# gpasswd -a username http

2. izlogovati se pa ponovo ulogovati 🙂

3. napravi se simbolički link do projekta:

# ln -sT /home/username/projects/projekat/public_html /srv/http/projekat

4. grupa za /home/username se podesi na http, doda se x permisija za http grupu

# ls -l /home/
 drwx--x--- 112 username http 4096 Jul 7 22:26 username

5. prođe se kroz čitavo stablo /home/username/projects/projekat/public_html kako bi se proverilo da li Apache može da pročita sve fajlove

6. dodati w dozvolu nad fajlovima i direktorijumima u koje Apache treba da može piše

7. setgid?

d=/home/username/projects/projekat/public_html; while test $d != '/'; do ls -ld $d; d=`dirname $d`; done
web design

Web design tips


Recommendation #1: Use one font per project

Recommendation #2: Have a small number of “go-to” fonts

Fonts can make a big difference in what your project conveys, but you can get most of the effect you’re looking for by choosing your ONE font from just a few different fonts. Restrict your choices to just a few different fonts. You can consult the “all of the fonts you’ll ever need” cheat sheet I sent you when you enrolled in the course, or here’s a few other recommendations:

  • Georgia for a sophisticated serif
  • Helvetica for a clean and neutral design
  • Lato for a friendly and “natural” look
  • Raleway for a more modern geometric look

Recommendation #3: Start worrying about other things

Getting good at anything is all about breaking down the overwhelm, and reducing the factors. Once you only have a few factors you’re working with, you reduce your anxiety, and can start to make sense of the choices you’re making. Once you’ve decided that you’re only using one font, and you start using that font, you’ll start to notice things you didn’t notice before. You’ll have to start getting creative with how you use your typography. You’ll experiment with sizes (next lesson’s topic), you might try a little all-caps here and there (for very short pieces of text), and you’ll experiment with bolds and italics.


Font sizes based upon 3:4 scale: 5 7 9 12 16 21 28 37 50 67 89 111 148


One color and couple of shades of gray.


Reduce it to 3, 4 or 6 columns


“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward technology, not the other way around.” – Steve Jobs



How to be good in FPS

  • cut your lines of sight
  • make yourself a smaller target
  • don’t second guess
  • don’t move forward when shooting
  • shots connect with the middle of the screen
  • aim for the upper chest area
  • move along the outside
  • bump up the look speed
  • wired network
  • be comfortable
  • don’t get angry; relax
  • use guns you like