what's up, party people?
if you're a cool cat, you know that pomodoros are the hottest way to ward off distractions and get stuff done.
if you're not down with pomodoros yet, let me clue you in:
There are five basic steps to implementing the technique:
decide on the task to be done
set the pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes
work on the task until the timer rings
take a short break (3-5 minutes)
every four "pomodoros" take a longer break (15–30 minutes)
i find that these both help me focus and keep me from working myself to the bone and burning out for the day.
the question is: what timer are you going to use? there's no shortage of them for any operating system, but most are stupid and written with big toolkits.
hell, there are 3 pomodoro apps in the AUR that require Adobe AIR to run! i can hear the suckless crew fetching their pitchforks.
clearly, this is unacceptable.
enter pomodzen, my tiny little timer.
it's written in python (3.2, but works on 2.7 too), and uses dzen2 to display the timer.
why display a timer? i find that, when my mind starts to wander, having a reminder that i am working in fixed time blocks helps keep me focused.
important link: https://github.com/wrl/pomodzen
i would make an AUR package, but customization of the script currently involves editing it directly, and something about doing that with something in /usr/bin doesn't sit well with me.
so, the recommended way of getting it now is just to clone it from git and run it from your clone.
Last edited by wrl (2012-11-03 00:34:20)