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Mar
19
comment How to keep up with a todo application?
Hi Rob, did you get any further with your quest(ion)? This is a really interesting point and I'd like to know if you finally found your perfect organisation/system and how it looks.
Mar
19
comment Is there software to log tasks daily?
@MeowMeow: org-mode is awesome! :-)
Jan
28
comment How do you act confident?
Another great source for learning the power of positive thinking is Dr. Joseph Murphy's book "The power of your subconscious mind" (free audio: youtube.com/watch?v=2su2NtRij7E)
Jan
11
comment How to remember things you don't often use?
exactly - taking notes is essential if you (like most people, I assume) do not have a photographic memory for every detail.
Jan
11
comment How to remember things you don't often use?
@Celeritas: a topic like "others" or "miscellaneous" is always dangerous as it allows you to put everything in there and create a great mess. On the other hand it's better than nothing and as long as you have full text search and the right search term, you'll find your note anyway, so I'd say don't bother too much about the right topic name and just collect those notes "somewhere". If you then realize, that many of them concern the same topic (e. g. "computer", you can still create a new category later).
Jan
11
comment How to remember things you don't often use?
@juanpastas: how do you take your notes? On paper or electronically? I find it useful to take them electronically which gives me full text search of the content. (I've always struggled with notes on paper and I'm also forgetting things...)
Nov
16
comment ToDo list application with projects, start and due dates, a priority field and custom filtering for Mac OS X?
I don't have much experience with Linux yet. Did you see the org-mode manual section about installation: orgmode.org/org.html#Installation ? Hope that helps. An older version of org-mode should be bundled with an emacs installation, but I'd recommend getting the current org-mode version with git, copying to a path in your home directory and then loading it in .emacs during startup like described in the above mentioned manual.
Jul
31
comment Tickler system for electronic files - how?
do I understand correctly, that you want to read the same article again after a certain time, or do you collect a large number of articles and want to have a look at the long list and choose some unread ones to read next?
Jul
3
comment When the Todo-list/planning becomes an overwhelming task in itself
org-mode is just awesome! :-) I learned to use Emacs only to work with org-mode and it was absolutely worth it, however it took quite some time to get familiar with it (Emacs in general)
Jun
12
comment A software/application to Organize my random sets of data/content/texts/info
it took me quite a long time to get used to it, but it is very powerful and I use it in parallel with Freeplane - Freeplane more for brainstorming, detailed notes in long meetings) and Emacs org-mode for task management and for storing shorter notes from phone calls etc. Ideally both application should work closer together (import/export the data vice versa).
Jun
11
comment A software/application to Organize my random sets of data/content/texts/info
I also use Freeplane and I like it very much. I agree that filtering is not always very easy. That's why I'd prefer a tool like Emacs org-mode for this task.
Jun
11
comment A software/application to Organize my random sets of data/content/texts/info
what operating system do you use? Do you need a fancy GUI or do you prefer keyboard commands for everything? What kind of information do you want to store? Is it all "just plain text" (code), or also other information like proprietary files (PDF, Office, Images)?
May
6
comment Restoring integrity after capturing too many ideas in GTD
@Dennis S.: reconsidering the tasks some months later to not have to review everything each week is a very good idea. In Michael Linenbergers Method "Manage Your Workday Now" this is called Strategic Deferral. One of the key elements of this method is: everything seems important first, but many things will never be done (and that's perfectly ok, if they were not really important) - so just let them slip to the end of the someday/maybe list. See my post here: productivity.stackexchange.com/a/1880/566
May
6
comment Restoring integrity after capturing too many ideas in GTD
I understand your problem - I have the same (information overload, too many ideas). I recently stumbled upon an interesting method which attacks exactly this problem and extends the capture workflow to an efficient processing: cyborganize.org I've not yet tried it, but it looks very promising.
Feb
14
comment Best way to record todo items without breaking your flow
@Ixmatus: exactly - I even learned to use Emacs (did not really use it before) to be able to use org-mode.
Feb
14
comment Best way to record todo items without breaking your flow
@JanDoggen: if you are coding in Emacs, you could use e. g. org-capture to send your ideas directly to an inbox file where it can be processed later e. g. with Emacs org-mode (see productivity.stackexchange.com/a/9038/566)
Feb
13
comment how to study the four subjects in one month
Even if you are very stressed at the moment, you should take the time to add more details to your question about what you have to do until when maybe to help people give you a concrete and helpful answer.
Feb
12
comment Version control system for projects involving mixed content
thanks for your effort! I'm curious to learn more about the differences between hg and git in this context.
Feb
11
comment Version control system for projects involving mixed content
very interesting! Does Mercurial offer the same advantages compared to SVN, or is there something really special to git in your points?
Feb
11
comment How to understand complex topics faster?
Hi Tyler, welcome on this site! Did you have a look at the related questions and answers, that already exist on this site? Many interesting links are presented as "Related" there -> on the bottom right of this screen next to your question. You could also use these to add to your question why this is not a duplicated of one of those, but a new question.