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A wishy washy (but true) answer is that you should do what makes sense for you in your GTD system. Try something, figure out how it doesn't work right for you, then change it so it works better. With that in mind, here are some thoughts. I agree with you that it doesn't feel right to have a class as an Area of Focus (20,000 foot). I would have Student as ...


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Courses are generally time bound (semester, start and end date etc.) or they can be classified under (pervasive) topics of knowledge. If they are kept as time bound categories, then considering them as projects (with many sub-projects) works like a charm. However, in my personal system, I consider multiple courses under topics and have tried to keep each ...


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I used to have a 24" LCD in addition with my MBP 15". Here are some of the use cases: Coding: IDE on primary screen and resource on secondary screen. Reading: Take notes on primary, material on secondary. Web programming: IDE on primary, webpage result on secondary. productivity: GTD tools on secondary for reference, e.g. OmniFocus or Evernote where you ...


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You do not say specific information about what you have to do with your computer in your work, so I would like to show you my current setup for gathering some ideas. In my work I read/write documents, data sheets and e-mails most of the time, but - as I am officially something like a software development manager - sometimes I have to write or review source ...


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Try PDesk (Was a Windows project manager which synced to the Palm OS; now Back by popular demand, on several OS flavours!) from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdesk/ I have actually organised a web team and projects over two floors of a building, each of us able to somehow open and edit a single file on a file server. Pdesk is ridiculously simple to look ...


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I think you can give Google Docs a try. Google has been integrating it well into Gmail and other services very well lately and it is expected to get even better as time progresses.


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It having been almost two months since I asked this question, and with the knowledge and observation of what I’m doing with two monitors over that time, here’s an update and what I’m currently thinking. I’d be happy to have additional answers to consider! Two widescreen monitors is too much real estate to take in as primary workspace. (2 @ 1920x1200) My ...


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I like the lightweight Mac App nvALT, which is a fork of Notational Velocity. The intended workflow is to make it super easy to capture notes by binding a keyboard shortcut to a command that brings up the application and makes it easy to create a new note or search existing notes. Because the search is so fast, instead of using tags or another taxonomy ...


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Emacs Org-Mode (You might not want to try this if you don't like computers.) I won't tell you all about emacs and org-mode, because that's a horribly deep rabbit hole, but I can give you some pointers. Emacs org-mode, along with remember-mode (what you need), allows you to take notes in the same way you think of them. It allows you to tag information, as ...



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