3 Work-Life Balance Models

by Ramesh Natarajan on January 11, 2012

You should balance your work (career, professional goals, etc.) and life (family, health, self-improvement, etc.).

In order to lead a happy, successful, and meaningful life, there should be a balance between “work” and “life”.

But, the real question is, are you balancing it in the right way?

When geeks hear the term “Work-Life Balance”, they try to run away as fast as they can.

How To Be Productive and Get Things Done Using GTD

by Ramesh Natarajan on August 24, 2010

Do you need more time to do the things that you enjoy? Of course, you do. For geeks there are tons of technical projects to mess with, but we don’t have enough time.

Over the years, I’ve tried few time management and productivity systems. While they all helped me grow, there is something in those system that didn’t go well with my working style and thinking.

Few years back, I came across David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD), immediately it just felt right for my working style and thinking. I cannot imagine my life without GTD anymore.

GTD is not about telling you what software or tools to use to become productive. GTD is a productivity framework that you can tweak it to match your working style.


For those who use Firefox everyday, using keyboard shortcuts for Firefox browser will increase your productivity dramatically.

In this article, we’ve provided both the Graphical Cheatsheet and Keyboard Shortcut Table.

15 Awesome Google Search Tips and Tricks

by SathiyaMoorthy on June 4, 2009

Google Search TechniquesYou may be using Google search multiple times per day to locate something on the web. Learning how to use Google search effectively can boost your productivity instantly.
This article is part of the on-going Productivity Tips for Geeks. In this article let us review 15 awesome google search tricks that will improve the quality of your online life.

Note: Also, check-out our earlier article about 15 Awesome Gmail Tips and Tricks, and 15 Essential Gmail Lab Features.

Combine Vi Editor with Firefox Browser
This article is part of the on-going Vi / Vim Tips and Tricks.  Firefox is the best browser. Vim is the best editor. Wouldn’t be nice if we can combine the best browser (Firefox) with the best editor (Vim)?

In this article let us review how to use the powerful Vim navigation concepts inside Firefox Browser using the Vimperator Firefox add-on. Let us review how to install the vimperator plugin, and 8 Powerful features to make Firefox browser behave like Vim.


Power of Linux Z Commands In this article let us review how to perform normal file operation on a compressed files using the powerful Linux Z commands.

Some of these z commands uncompresses the file temporarily in the /tmp directory to perform the specified operation. Some of the z commands uncompresses it on the fly to perfom the specified operation. But, under any case, z commands gives the peace of mind, as you don’t want to worry about the overhead of uncompressing the compressed file to perform an operation.


Web Based Time Tracking – Software for Geeks #2

by Ramesh Natarajan on August 4, 2008

Time Tracking - ClockAs part of Software for Geeks on-going series, earlier I wrote about Web based To-Do List Software. In this post, let us review about Web based time tracking software. For geeks to be ultra efficient and productive, it is very important to cut down the time spent on activities that are not aligned with your goals. If you track daily activities either manually or using some software, you will be surprised to find out how much time your may be spending on activities that don’t need such attention. Take a test drive of the following two free online time tracking software and pick the one that suites your need.

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For geeks to be more productive, using keyboards as much as possible is a must. AutoHotKey for windows is an excellent tool that can automate repetitive typing. Using scripting in AutoHotKey, you can pretty much perform any activities on Windows. This is a jumpstart guide to get you started on the AutoHotKey.