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"Right Now, What Are You Doing?"
Merlin Mann | Sep 1 2008
Like a lot of people I have a bad habit of CMD-Clicking tab sets in my browser, which then spawns a dozen or more new panes of potential distraction, pointless horseshit, and 10,000 excuses not to focus on what I really want to be making right now.
I whipped up this (rather plain and inefficiently coded) page this morning, and stuck it into every tab set that I tend to abuse: as the first tab I see.
It's not a new idea, it's not particularly interesting or sophisticated, and it's certainly not anything you couldn't whip up for yourself (and better) in about 30 seconds. So, why share it?
Because, your brain needs a Dad. If this can help you, awesome. If your immediate reaction is to think, "Oooo...I know how I can add way more features like a social network and procrastination stats!" hang it up; you're already screwed.
Catch the drifting as it happens, refocus, then repeat as necessary. That's it.
Happy Labor Day, friends, and may you find yourself seeing that little page as seldom as possible.
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