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Posted by JBfrom
Nov 7, 2011 at 10:22 AM

 

That’s kind of an interesting idea.

When you’re not officially working on something, but you come across a related snippet, throw it into a miscellaneous buffer of snippets tagged by category, instead of just dumping those directly into your chron tapes.

And then drain that buffer when you get enough to create a scratch file.

That could solve some of the residual fragmentation of the chron tapes, and further reduce the need for massive sorting sessions of chron tapes in BrainStormWFO. Instead, proper scratch files would get formed and uploaded to the Longform Loop.

Yes it creates another layer of info fragmentation - things don’t necessarily immediately go into your chron tapes, they may be waiting in the misc snippet buffer queue. But you can probably remember where stuff is likely to be, especially if you drain the buffer regularly.

Yeah, I think I’m going to endorse that as part of the Cyborganize workflow.

Now I just need a Cintanotes substitute that runs on Linux, or to get it running under Wine.

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Nov 9, 2011 at 12:11 PM

 

My fave notes organiser on Linux has always been BasketNotes, the closest thing to OneNote on a Linux platform (but with the advantage that it has its own rather powerful search/filtering system built in, rather than relying - as OneNote does - on Windows Search).

I love CintaNotes on Windows, precisely for the reasons described above - fast, efficient snipping/clipping (auto-clipping, too, if required). The latest version is further enhanced by the new ability to create/select multiple notebooks. The rich-text formatting, basic though it is, is very convenient, too (I’m an inveterate emboldener/underliner).

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Nov 9, 2011 at 07:19 PM

 

JBfrom wrote:
>Now I just need a Cintanotes substitute
>that runs on Linux, or to get it running under Wine. 

I would use the ubiquitous Tomboy Notes http://projects.gnome.org/tomboy/features.html Its logic is very similar to Cintanotes. It’s a mouse click away, and maintains notes filed or unfiled in reverse chronological order.

 


Posted by JBfrom
Nov 9, 2011 at 07:30 PM

 

Thanks, now I’ve got several options to test in a specific role.

I’ll also try creating a separate Org buffer and just using tagging and headers to separate and file notes.

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Nov 10, 2011 at 04:57 PM

 

Yes, actually, the latest versions of TomBoy are really quite cool, although for some reason I don’t really “like” TomBoy. Something about the rather crude look-n-feel annoys me. But it’s a very powerful tool - and now also cross-platform.

A similar tool is Zim (kind of personal wiki).

 


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