I want to be able to quickly bring information in to my system and standardize that pipeline enough that things can be well enmeshed. I carry a smartphone, and it doesn't integrate in to this system well, so things get lost in it. Most of my ecosystem is about dumping things in to systems that I can easily import in to my Org-mode system where additional work on them is necessary.
In pages linked to this document, I define capture templates which makes it easy to define Org-mode task trees. This can be used to create Projects' initial task tree, for example:
(with-eval-after-load 'org-capture (add-hook 'org-capture-mode-hook 'evil-insert-state) (add-to-list 'org-capture-templates"p" "New Project" entry '("~/org/Projects.org" (lambda() (file+function (goto-char (point-min)) (outline-next-heading)- (point) 1)))) (goto-char ("~/org/cce/captures/new-project-template.org") (file t))) :prepend
* %? Spec'd: %U ** NEXT Plan Project tasks ** NEXT Define task deadlines and priority ** NEXT fan out research page
C-c p, I'm dropped in to a new
buffer which as the above text templated out in it, allowing me to
easily spec out a project and know what direction to attack it from. I
might not use this so much any more, though. Right now, I use org-journal to
capture tasks and thoughts quickly, taking the place of my old standby
refile.org which contains things
which haven't been processed yet. Not sure what this looks like, long
term, but I'm sort of happy with it where it is right now.
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