Microsoft study: Linux migration cost Munich €60.7 million (h-online.com)
This article really caught my attention, because a government agency (Munich city administration’s) want to get rid of Microsoft and they’re not replacing it with the bloated IBM or Oracle solution and because Microsoft did a study to show how much it cost them (that stink bias here).
What Strange is that Microsoft study made some assessments that were false, forgot to include cost of licensing and upgrade for a windows base solution and they don’t want to publish their study.
Here the study and a HN new discussion (quite old).
Train Your Brain for Monk-Like Focus
Here the full article (Source Lifehacker) : http://lifehacker.com/5895509/train-your-brain-for-monk+like-focus
This explain process of the brian to get focus and lose it.
The take away point of the article: Your brain will naturally break focus to anything that represents a reward or danger, (blinking light, loud noise, notification)
You can minimize this behavior by wearing earplug or head phone (for the loud noise) and cut notification (phone, email, facebook)
Do a self survey on how you lose your attention. By identifying your triggers you can try to avoid them or program yourself to ignore them.
They even include some tips to help focusing on the task, here a quick list:
- increase the value of the task you are trying to complete (add a reward or something)
- practice focus by getting lost in a good story/game etc.
Related : How to improve concentration