Nice little program!
I’ve never seen that ARGBEGIN / ARGEND macro before – any history on that code?
I’m not familiar with the exact history of the macro, I just know that it’s used in pretty much every utility in the suckless community. I think I’m in IRC with 20h right now, let me ask.
It’s from Plan 9.
Probably from plan 9 like 4ad said, I took it from suckless since it looks simple.
Curious: what does ‘doubles your efficiency’ mean?
People tend to spend more time focused under the pomodoro method. I don’t know if you’ve ever recorded yourself working, but for most people it’s constant distraction.
I get that; it’s just a bold claim and made repeatedly, so I wondered if there was any background to it.
Everything you need to know is right here in (BUY MY BOOK).
I have a tendency to get sucked into a project I’m working on and totally lose track of time, and then later lose interest. I think breaking things into bits and working a little at a time helps to prevent burnout and keep production up even with low motivation.
I don’t find this useful on general use, unless I really have lots of task at the same time and need to plan to use time to the most by separating tasks by chunks then probably yes.
Do lobsters users find the Pomodoro technique yields the stated benefits - efficiency and consistent flow? I’ve experimented with it in the past and found it useful for tasks for which I experience resistance. Despite that I’ve always wondered whether it would interrupt my flow for tasks I can’t easily break down into smaller chunks. I’d love to be proven wrong though.