Prashanth Krishnamurthy

Avoid sleep disturbance from computer monitors

flux control monitor light avoid sleep issues

If you are like me, you will be spending most of the time in front of your computer. Along with causing wrist pain by continuous typing and other such exciting things, did you know that the light from monitor can cause you trouble while sleeping? Blue light can impact the way you sleep, and cause disturbance in the pattern. Monitors …

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App for multiple message apps – you got that

snowball review all messaging apps in one place for Android

I am scary of the “new” messaging world nowadays. At a minimum, I get to enjoy – WhatsApp SMS messages / Google Hangout Viber WeChat Snapchat This is in addition to the all magnificent social platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. This obviously is information overload. So, did you not at sometime wonder what if you could force all your …

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What is life without email?

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For many of the folks out there, there is no life without emails. I remember when there was one of the senior management “gyan” sessions when TCS went public. One of the questions was “how does your typical day look like”. The intent was to tell the ranks what their senior people do, how do they work, and what they …

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Greatest Productivity Booster – Pain?

pavlok productivity booster

There are a million productivity boosters out there, and a gazillion books that tell you the ultimate secret to improve your productive life (including this blog. See, I am sneaky). The end affect – zero, nada, zilch. You end up with the same “I know everything that there is about productivity improvement”, “I am a bit more productive than where …

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Boost your productivity by postponing web reads

Internet is good, and bad at the same time. There is so much to read for any topic of interest that you will hardly notice team while doing it. Although good for knowledge acquisition, that is bad for productivity. You take up any work, search for some related solutions that lead to other topics, and suddenly 6 hours will be …

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Headspace: Start your meditation

headspace start meditating today

I am a great fan of meditation. But, unfortunately I do little on a daily basis to “bring myself back on track”. The problem (if you can call it that) is multi-fold – I have probably seen many ways to meditate, and do not follow any of them Too much information is harmful since I meditate on which method to …

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Price of Presenteeism

Absenteeism costs the company. You don’t turn up at work – you deprive your company of a few bucks that day. Did you also know that you can also cause loss to the company by being present? I am not talking about the managers, executives and no-gooders who are part of any office. I am talking about people who being …

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Grow a garden in your kitchen

grove labs kitchen garden

I am a fan of sustainable living. I try to incorporate many of the principles in my life, but I have a far distance to cover. As one of the many things that we try to do as a family is to grow our own vegetables in a small garden. When I say “we” – it is mostly my team …

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3 wonderful free programs to take notes

Note taking is not really new. It has existed for as far as mankind existed, but the poor sods earlier relied on stone tablets, cave walls and other such platforms. As we progressed in technology we have now graduated to written content on paper, and on phones, desktops and tablets of a different kind. The principle however, remains the same. …

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Find out times in all time zones while booking meetings

When you have meetings attendees across time zones, you know how difficult is to adjust time. You can take a safe bet that something will go wrong when there are more than two time zones in the play. One of the ways you try to get time in different time zones while you are speaking to people is to use …

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