Caffeine can only get you so far.
Caffeine will only get you so far. To get the rest of the way I found that if you make the work easier you can get more of it done. One of my favorite things is automation. Anywhere I can automate something, I do it, every simple task I convert to an automation. About eight months ago I found a program called AutoHotKey this program is pretty easy to learn and allows you to do very complex keystrokes and mouse movements with only having to type two keys. With three kids I found that if I can shave 30 seconds to a minute off of each task it will be a good day. I can have the computer automatically log me into the software I need to use or open and log into web pages it’s just something that’s easier.
You set your alarm in the morning so you don’t have to worry about waking up. There’s a machine that wakes you up so why not make other machines work for you. I don’t believe in waiting until Skynet takes us all over, I want to start dominating my computer now! With AutoHotKey and scheduled Windows Tasks you can really get a lot done. You can have your computer automatically log you in at certain times, I’ve even got it set up where a macro marks an email as read moves it to a folder, and replies to a certain email address that the order is confirmed. Just a whole bunch of monotonous tasks that you shouldn’t have to worry about. I read somewhere that Einstein used to wear the same outfit every single day because he wanted to reduce the thought required for simple tasks like getting dressed, this is just taking it to the digital age.
I know in my overview I went into detail on several items that I was going to try to focus on to make some additional passive income. I think I might create an online guide for using auto hockey to simplify your life. I really love this program and I encourage anyone who has general computer work to look into it. I’ve also pair that with an external USB keys that can execute macros and this is really been a lifesaver for me because the amount of time that I can save is time that I can spend working on this blog post or online guides or swag bucks or just kicking back and relaxing and watching an episode of House. It gives me the extra time to be a little bit more flexible especially when you’re working 70 to 80 hours a week.