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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.
Feb
8
comment Version control system for projects involving mixed content
can Packrat also export or restore the state of the whole "repository" at a certain point of time (e. g. state of all files "last tuesday on 13PM"), or does it just keep the history of each single file
Feb
8
comment Version control system for projects involving mixed content
very interesting question! Could you describe more, why MS Sharepoint is not an option for your non-MS-Office-document types?
Feb
7
comment How to make a plan without readjusting it?
@Jean-Paul: I didn't say, that your statement "always account for variable change" is wrong, I just said that I think AaronKlap chose the term "constant" deliberately for the play on words with the seeming contradiction of "constant" and "change".
Feb
7
comment How to make a plan without readjusting it?
@AaronKlap: from your post it seems, that you are planning your tasks really in much detail. Considering your last (very wise) statement that there is always change, how can you change and adjust your plans quickly, if you even plan a start and end time for each task? How long are the time chunks (max/min) for tasks, you are planning?
Feb
7
comment How to make a plan without readjusting it?
@Jean-Paul: no, I think Aaron wants to say that change is omnipresent, and therefore you have to take into account constantly changing conditions. That's, why he writes (kind of a play on words) about change beeing the most important constant in the world.
Feb
7
comment Papers, articles, books etc. file naming conventions
+1 for the suggestion with mostly text based documents - I just want to add, that each one has to consider for himself if it is a good idea to store all or part of his private (or even business) information at a company like Google...
Feb
6
comment Papers, articles, books etc. file naming conventions
please add information about your operating system and maybe about other software you might want to use the references in for writing scientific publications (LaTeX, MS Word, LibreOffice, ...?)
Jan
27
comment How do you manage several major goals?
p.p.s. there is an updated version of the free e-book and there are also some video tutorials available for free: michaellinenberger.com/extras/index.php