Sunday, July 11, 2010

Secrets Of Superstar Programmer Productivity: Flow

Referenced in the video:

Great Hackers by Paul Graham

Hitting The High Notes by Joel Spolsky

Some notes on productivity from


Conventional wisdom advocates checking your e-mail every five minutes - or worse yet, setting your mail client to check automatically for you and alert you the moment a new message arrives. Conventional wisdom also held that nobody would buy the iPad, that the iPod needed more features, that Ruby on Rails could never compete with a "real" framework like J2EE, and (if you go far back enough) that the earth was flat and the whole universe revolved around it.

If you have Growl on your Mac, you should uninstall it immediately.