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From: Matthew Sauer <improv.philosophy@gmail.com>
To: Marcelo de Moraes Serpa <celoserpa@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org, Thomas Renkert <thomas.renkert@gmx.de>
Subject: Re: Re: Making GTD more mangeable with org
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:21:46 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AANLkTimoeQA-ag2ZChp0SiEoR9NZ6MvJmOS=5utgvyEG@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTin-ByD+m0oc_kKc4Ppm1O9hm0PJE_tkMgw5mXC+@mail.gmail.com>

In terms of the unfolded startup try:

#+STARTUP: nofold


On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM, Marcelo de Moraes Serpa
<celoserpa@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> Glad you liked it. The code is really simple:
> (global-set-key (kbd "<f3>")  (lambda()  (interactive) (find-file
> "~/org/index.org")))
> (defun set-index-read-only () ""
>  (if (equal (buffer-name) "index.org")
>      (toggle-read-only)
>    )
>  )
> I've changed the index.org to look like this:
> * Daily General GTD Checklist
>  * What do want do do today? What to do now? Where am I in my life
> regarding the goals and wishes I chose?
> 1) Check if in.org is full -- too much items? Delay until next friday,
> otherwise process them.
> 2) Check agenda for today. What is there needs to be done.
> 3) Get perspective: Review
> [[file:gtd/horizons_of_focus.org::*Horizons%20Of%20Focus%20/%20GTD%20Overview][Horizons
> Of Focus]]
>   Horizons of focus list the main levels of my life. I can navigate
> from there if I want and get
>   the so needed perspective.
> 3) Get perspective and setup the ground for the day: Check list of
> @work projects - mark them for today as needed.
>   I can also mark next actions (TODOs)
> 4) Get perspective and setup teh ground for the day: Check list of
> @personal projects - mark them for today as needed.
>   I can also mark next actions (TODOs)
> By the way, does anyone know how I could get the org file opened
> unfolded? I've tried adding (show-all) and, when this hasn't worked
> (org-cycle '(16)) just after (toggle-read-only) in the body of the def
> but it did not work.
> The point is to have quick access to a main checklist (I'd say this is
> a GTD review checklist) so I can regain perspective fast (I loose
> perspective too often). It's also good when you are braindead and want
> to go ahead and don't know where to start, and although I have
> internalized the GTD workflow, having a reference like this helps. I'm
> planning to add a list of other ("domain"-specific) checklist in this
> file as well.
> Cheers,
> Marcelo.
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 8:21 AM, Thomas Renkert <thomas.renkert@gmx.de> wrote:
>>> However, I started noticing I was getting lost in my own system. This
>>> is partly because I still don't have the habit of reviewing it all
>>> very often, but I also found out that my main gtd.org file (the one
>>> that has projects and next actions/tasks) was getting really long. I
>>> know I could just use use the visibility functions to make it more
>>> mangeable, but somehow I was still getting confused about what to do
>>> at certain points in the day.
>>> Then I had the idea of creating a braindead index. Something that I
>>> could access quickly and that would give me *perspective* and help me
>>> decide what path to take. Here's how it looks like:
>>> http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/2199/screenshot20110318at120.png
>>> It can be thought of as a:
>>>  * A dashboard
>>>  * Overview of my system - a way to glue the most important parts
>>>  * A way to trigger my mind and help me stay on track (avoid procrastination)
>>>  * A "cache" area where I can list the projects or files that matter
>>> the most *now*
>>>  * A checklist / workflow
>>>  * A quick way to regain perspective and help you go back to the "zone"
>>> Anyway, I know it might sound like a stupid small thing, but I found
>>> that this entry-point to my system actually helps me stay focused.
>>> What do you think ? Share your thoughts ;)
>>> Marcelo.
>> Hi Marcelo,
>> this looks really great! Do you think you could share your code here?
>> My ideas would be to start with one "Most important task" at the top of the
>> list, to include recent emails that need action (links from wanderlust) and so
>> on. Maybe one could also include things like 5-Minute/10-minute tasks for small
>> breaks and so on.
>> Your code would be a great starting point for a more capable dashboard/home
>> screen. (I have some more ideas on this topic but would rather try your code
>> first - but maybe this would be a great addition to orgmode, especially for new
>> users?)
>> Thomas

  reply	other threads:[~2011-03-23 18:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-03-18 18:19 Making GTD more mangeable with org Marcelo de Moraes Serpa
2011-03-18 20:05 ` Matt Lundin
2011-03-18 21:11   ` Marcelo de Moraes Serpa
2011-03-18 21:33     ` Nick Dokos
2011-03-18 21:41     ` Matt Lundin
2011-03-18 21:46       ` Marcelo de Moraes Serpa
2011-03-19 20:55         ` Eric S Fraga
2011-03-23 14:21 ` Thomas Renkert
2011-03-23 17:40   ` Marcelo de Moraes Serpa
2011-03-23 18:21     ` Matthew Sauer [this message]
2011-03-23 18:24       ` Marcelo de Moraes Serpa

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