Productivity Tips For Geeks

Linux Crontab: 15 Awesome Cron Job Examples

by SathiyaMoorthy on June 11, 2009

An experienced Linux sysadmin knows the importance of running the routine maintenance jobs in the background automatically.

Linux Cron utility is an effective way to schedule a routine background job at a specific time and/or day on an on-going basis.

This article is part of the on-going Productivity Tips For Geeks series. In this article, let us review 15 awesome examples of crontab job scheduling.


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.

[cd command hacks]This article is part of the ongoing Productivity Tips for Geeks series. cd is one of the most frequently used command during a Unix session. In this article, I’ve provided 6 cd command hacks, which will boost your productivity instantly and make it easier to navigate the directory structure from command line.

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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.

 I’ll be posting series of “Productivity Tips for Geeks” on a on-going basis targeted toward geeks who spend lot of time in front of the computer.

I hate to use the mouse and use keyboard intensively for all my work. If I perform a single action more than few times using mouse, I’ll try to find a corresponding keyboard shortcuts and use it. Using keyboard instead of mouse can be a immediate productivity booster for most of the people. In this post, let us review how to launch the frequently used software on your Windows operating system using keyboard.

One of my frequently used program is notepad++ and I don’t want to click on the “Start -> All Programs -> Notepad++ -> Notepad++”, every time I want to launch Notepad++. Following 5 steps explain how to setup the shortcuts and launch any software using keyboard quickly.