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32 Post author: JesseGalef 17 May 2013 01:59AM

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Comment author: Qiaochu_Yuan 17 May 2013 04:05:59AM 5 points [-]

I've been experimenting with Rainy Mood recently (I think someone on LW linked to this but I don't remember who). Not exactly music but it's interesting. I don't know if it actually helps because I'm not being totally consistent about only playing it when I'm working. Also, some people might find the sound of rain depressing (I find it kind of comforting).

Comment author: [deleted] 17 May 2013 03:49:48PM 2 points [-]

I use Rainy Mood too. I need something to block out background noise while I work, but music distracts me to the point that I become unproductive. Rain is comforting to me too, so that's an added plus. I also downloaded the audio from this video which allows me to listen on the go, without internet access.

Comment author: Error 17 May 2013 04:42:30PM *  3 points [-]

I wasn't aware of Rainy Mood, but I think I'm going to like it. I'm in the same situation as Pearwood; work is noisy but music distracts me.

For anyone who, like me, can't leave a tab open with Flash running all the time, the audio file is here.

Comment author: Emily 24 October 2013 03:51:55PM 0 points [-]

This link seems to be broken now. I don't suppose you still know where the file is available?

Comment author: Error 25 October 2013 08:42:34PM 1 point [-]

Link updated. It's possible it changes, though.

Comment author: Emily 29 October 2013 11:48:41AM 0 points [-]

Thank you!

Comment author: Error 29 October 2013 08:08:47PM 0 points [-]

You're welcome. I also recently became aware of ChatterBlocker, which costs money, but has a demo and seems quite effective and less repetitive.