Bill Jarrold on Productivity Tracking

July 31, 2010

When am I most productive?

Bill Jarrold asked himself this question and showed us his answer at the most recent Bay Area QS Show&Tell. He did an analysis of his command line logs and charted how many UNIX commands he issues by hour of the day.

What Bill found was that 3 pm was his peak performance time in terms of number of commands, with a second peak at 10/11 pm. He was surprised to learn that by this measure, his productivity at midnight was as good as his productivity at 10 am.

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When am I most productive? Bill Jarrold asked himself this question and showed us his answer at the most recent Bay Area QS Show&Tell. He did an analysis of his command line logs and charted how many UNIX commands he issues by hour of the day. What Bill found was that 3 pm was his...