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From: Rainer Stengele <rainer.stengele@diplan.de>
To: news1142@Karl-Voit.at
Cc: Karl Voit <devnull@Karl-Voit.at>, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Represent *everything* in Org-mode
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 08:34:39 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4E23D3FF.5060304@diplan.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2011-07-18T01-13-54@devnull.Karl-Voit.at>

Hi Karl,

nice idea!
My first thoughts are a warning about big org files which can be quite slow to be processed as agenda files.
Please check this thread: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/44286

Best regards,
- Rainer

Am 18.07.2011 01:54, schrieb Karl Voit:
> Hi!
> I need your thoughts and feedback on this idea:
> I am thinking of letting student(s) implement a (Python[1]) script
> that imports[2] all kinds of data sources to generate simple (and
> reduced) Org-mode heading entries and links to the original
> information in order to represent the users digital life as complete
> as possible.
> Imagine, you have got one (additional) «archive.org» (or
> «mylife.org_archive»[8]) which contains lots of small entries that
> represent many things you are doing on your computer:
>   * emails you send and receive
>   * tweets you write
>   * weblog entries you write
>   * usenet postings you send
>   * files you are creating (with a datestamp in its filename)
>   * bookmarks you save (in delicious?)
>   * SVN/git commits you are committing
>   * SMS you send and receive (via smartphone)
>   * ... and much more 
> With this system, you can visit any day in the past to see, what
> happened in your (digital) life that time. You can reconstruct
> pretty much anything you were thinking, working, ... that day.
> If you happen to know MyLifeBits[3] from MS Research, the papers
> from Gemmell et al or the book «Total Recall»[4] you already know
> what I am writing about: researchers implemented a (MS Windows only)
> system to capture your digital life even with digital cameras and
> screenshots of your desktop.
> With Org-mode and a bunch of «connectors» this should be a fairly
> easy job to do. Nothing proprietary here, the amount of data is not
> that much as with those binary information from MyLifeBits.
> I am thinking about a central management tool that writes the
> Org-mode file(s), lets you add tags to specific sources and correct
> time zone deltas caused by timestamps of services out of sync with
> the time zone you are living at.
> Then there are those «connectors»: one will parse through my
> maildir[5] to collect sent (and received?) emails in order to
> generate something like:
> * [[file:/my/maildir/the_email][Urgend: Server just died]]  :email:work:
>     <2010-01-17 Tue 08:12>
>     :FROM: boss@company.example.com
>     :END:
> Another «connector» parses my monthly backup of tweets[6] in order
> to generate entries like:
> * [[http://twitter.com/status/0815][I hate dying hardware]]  :tweet:
>     <2010-01-17 Tue 08:15>
> Parsing a source like «locate» I can filter out files I am putting
> an ISO datestamp into and generate:
> * [[file:/albums/2010-01-17T08:21_rat.jpg][The rat that ate the \
>     server cable]]  :file:
>     <2010-01-17 Tue 08:21>
> With another «connector» I am parsing my weekly delicious[7] backup
> and generate entries like following for all my bookmarks:
> * [[http://killrats.com][How to kill rodents]]  :delicious:animals:
>     <2010-01-17 Tue 09:35>
> Without such a combined agenda view, you would possible never know
> which different things you were «using» that day when a rat was the
> source of a hardware downtime.
> This is not a new idea but as far as I know, it was never
> implemented that complete outside of MyLifeBits.
> So: is there something similar out there? Probably using Org-mode
> already?
> And: what do *you* think of this idea?
> I'd like to have a central tool that manages the connectors as
> mentioned above and small and easy to implement connectors for each
> data source.
>   1. I know that you guys would like to see that in ELISP but here
>      at my side is sadly no ELISP knowledge available :-(
>   2. Currently, only one-side-import (and no two-side sync) is
>      planned.
>   3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyLifeBitso
>   4. http://totalrecallbook.com/ (I'll have to read it soon)
>   5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maildir
>   6. I am using http://grabeeter.tugraz.at/
>   7. http://delicious.com
>   8. In order to keep daily agenda small/fast and only «Archive mode» complete

  reply	other threads:[~2011-07-18  6:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-07-17 23:54 Represent *everything* in Org-mode Karl Voit
2011-07-18  6:34 ` Rainer Stengele [this message]
2011-07-18 11:20   ` Memacs - speed issues (was: Represent *everything* in Org-mode) Karl Voit
2011-07-18  7:35 ` Represent *everything* in Org-mode Rasmus
2011-07-18 11:23   ` Memacs - effort and language (was: Represent *everything* in Org-mode) Karl Voit
2011-07-18 21:07     ` Memacs - effort and language Bastien
2011-07-18 11:16 ` Memacs (was: Represent *everything* in Org-mode) Karl Voit
2011-07-18 21:21   ` Memacs Bastien

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