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lmika
lmika

In this new work-from-home world we now inhabit, it’s coming to the point where my productivity is directly proportional to how many good podcasts are available today.

lukebouch
lukebouch

@lmika do good podcast increase or decrease you productivity?

lmika
lmika

@lukebouch Usually they increase my productivity, especially if I'm doing a coding task and need something interesting to listen to, but not too engaging that it would distract me.

lukebouch
lukebouch

@lmika I usually listen to music but find anything that is not repetitive distracts me. Even a song I never heard before could be distracting. I wish I could listen to a podcast. That’s great that you can.

lmika
lmika

@lukebouch I generally don't listen to music I'm familiar with while I work, primarily because I don't want to associate it with the work I do — music is purely a personal, relaxation thing for me. But I do occasionally listen to Music for Programming at work, just to have something a little more abstract that doesn't involve speaking, although even then I find myself stopping and just listening to the music (I wish I could remember who shared this link, it was someone at Micro.blog).

lukebouch
lukebouch

@lmika that’s a very good point. I will have to list to that music.

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odd
odd

@lmika That’s a great share! Thanks. 🎵✨

warner
warner

@lmika *. Inversely proportional?

(Sorry maths tutor instincts)

lmika
lmika

@warner No, I think "directly proportional" should be correct. The more good podcasts there are, the more (coding) work I do; if there's nothing to listen to, then I ususally find myself getting distracted and end up reading my RSS feeds. Probably should have said that this only applies to coding tasks, although those are the only times I feel like I'm doing something productive. 😀

warner
warner

@lmika hey I'm glad your media consumption is helping your productivity!