• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Learning Org Mode

    August 23rd, 2011
    emacs, org_mode, tech  [html]
    My current previous organization system consisted of several things: a 'todo' text file on my work computer, 'unread' messages in my work and personal inboxes, a public facing calendar, some text files scattered around, paper notes that sit in my pocket, and emails sent to '[date or time]@folllowupthen.com'. While this sounds like a hodgepoge, and it is, it has served me reasonably well: I'm one of the more organized people I know.

    I've heard about org mode for a while as an extremely powerful tool for becoming a cyborg. It is huge and complex, but promises to make you much more productive once you've figured it out. What's key to me being able to adopt it now is recognizing that I'm not going to be able to use it perfectly and awesomely at first. I just need to learn enough that I can use it equivalently to my current system. Then over time I can pick up things that let me be more productive.

    Comment via: google plus, facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Collections: Iron, How Did They Make It? Part I, Mining

    This week we are starting a four-part look at pre-modern iron and steel production. As with our series on farming, we are going to follow the train of iron production from the mine to a finished object, be that a tool, a piece of armor, a simple nail, a w…

    via A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry September 18, 2020

    Learning Game

    I came up with this game. In the game one person thinks of something and then gives the other person a clue. And the other person writes a guess down on a blackboard or a piece of paper. Or really anything you have that's laying around that's av…

    via Lily Wise's Blog Posts September 17, 2020

    Hong Kong Construction Costs

    I think we have found the #2 city in urban rail construction costs, behind only New York. This is Hong Kong, setting a world record for the most expensive urban el and encroaching on Singapore for most expensive non-New York subway. As we look for more da…

    via Pedestrian Observations September 16, 2020

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact