rengel
Problem: You often want to create thoughts that have the same children; i.e.
  •  Calender objects: Days, Weeks, Months, Years
  • Categories: Persons, Books, Articles, Organisations, Websites. etc.
  • Numbers: 01, 02, .., 31, whatever
  • Priorities: A, B, C
Solution:
  • Create an easily accessible thought, i.e. 'Resources' and pin it up.
  • Put your children as a semicolon-separated list into the 'Notes' of this thought, i.e. 'Sun;Mon,Tue;Wed;Thu;Fri;Sat', or '01;02;03;04;05;06;07', or 'Books;Persons;Articles;Websites;Links'.
  • If you create a new thought, copy the applicable list from the 'Notes' of the 'Resources' thought and paste it into the 'Create Child' dialog.
  • Voilá, you have your new children!
This way, you can preconfigure an arbitray number of children that you want to use over and over again. For example, if I want to work on a new topic, say 'XUL' or 'SOA', I use this technique, to precreate certain subcategories like 'Books;Persons;Articles;Websites;Links;Files', that are independent of a specific topic.

Let's start dreaming: Would be nice to expand this technique to include the name of the parent. Any ideas?

Feedback welcome, if tips like this one are useful!

In the attachement, you find some of my lists. Feel free to use them.
Reinhard, TB 10.0.48.0, WIN 10

Quality is the result of attention paid to details.
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mcgilh

Thanks for the legwork. I'm saving this for the future!

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zenrain
Very nice, thanks!
Windows 7
J-1.6.0_22
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OSX 10.6.3
Java SE 6
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rengel
Thank you! Great idea.
Reinhard, TB 10.0.48.0, WIN 10

Quality is the result of attention paid to details.
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Harlan
FYI, you can also share information via the XML created by copy/paste... If you copy the following XML into the clipboard, you should then be able to paste it into your Brain... The only thing you can't share this way are file attachments.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE BrainData SYSTEM "http://www.thebrain.com/dtd/BrainData1.dtd">
<BrainData>
  <Source>
    <guid>63BC2772-DE98-3432-4D98-3F78A616ADCE</guid>
    <name>Harlan</name>
    <fileRoot>C:\My Brains\Harlan_brain\Files</fileRoot>
    <timeCopied>2007-10-23 01:48:51.263</timeCopied>
  </Source>
  <Thoughts>
    <Thought>
      <guid>A8ED5F0F-664B-D38B-29E0-1B07AFCB5304</guid>
      <name>PersonalBrain</name>
      <label/>
      <keywords/>
      <creationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.349</creationDateTime>
      <realModificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:46:49.899</realModificationDateTime>
      <displayModificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:46:49.899</displayModificationDateTime>
      <activationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:47.093</activationDateTime>
      <linksModificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:47:29.555</linksModificationDateTime>
      <isType>false</isType>
      <color>0</color>
      <accessControlType>0</accessControlType>
    </Thought>
    <Thought>
      <guid>01742004-C73A-2979-87EF-D34B657FA37C</guid>
      <name>Thought</name>
      <label/>
      <keywords/>
      <creationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.379</creationDateTime>
      <realModificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:47:21.942</realModificationDateTime>
      <displayModificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:47:21.942</displayModificationDateTime>
      <activationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:47:19.425</activationDateTime>
      <linksModificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:45:46.495</linksModificationDateTime>
      <isType>false</isType>
      <color>0</color>
      <accessControlType>0</accessControlType>
    </Thought>
    <Thought>
      <guid>C6EB8150-0E8E-41C0-2434-987A2D6EDDB2</guid>
      <name>Information</name>
      <label/>
      <keywords/>
      <creationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.394</creationDateTime>
      <realModificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:47:17.635</realModificationDateTime>
      <displayModificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:47:17.635</displayModificationDateTime>
      <activationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:47:00.166</activationDateTime>
      <linksModificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:45:46.495</linksModificationDateTime>
      <isType>false</isType>
      <color>0</color>
      <accessControlType>0</accessControlType>
    </Thought>
    <Thought>
      <guid>3CDCBFBC-1C49-545D-4C0B-AB16FA4B142E</guid>
      <name>Creativity</name>
      <label/>
      <keywords/>
      <creationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.349</creationDateTime>
      <realModificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:47:29.540</realModificationDateTime>
      <displayModificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:47:29.540</displayModificationDateTime>
      <activationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.546</activationDateTime>
      <linksModificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:47:29.555</linksModificationDateTime>
      <isType>false</isType>
      <color>0</color>
      <accessControlType>0</accessControlType>
    </Thought>
  </Thoughts>
  <Links>
    <Link>
      <guid>92C1B5B3-CED2-E16D-C064-855F9B50A9E8</guid>
      <idA>A8ED5F0F-664B-D38B-29E0-1B07AFCB5304</idA>
      <idB>C6EB8150-0E8E-41C0-2434-987A2D6EDDB2</idB>
      <dir>1</dir>
      <name/>
      <labelForward/>
      <labelBackward/>
      <creationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.394</creationDateTime>
      <modificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.394</modificationDateTime>
      <isType>false</isType>
      <color>0</color>
      <thickness>0</thickness>
      <meaning>0</meaning>
      <linkTypeID/>
    </Link>
    <Link>
      <guid>8A679EF3-37B8-8342-4409-DEFF061BC8D9</guid>
      <idA>A8ED5F0F-664B-D38B-29E0-1B07AFCB5304</idA>
      <idB>01742004-C73A-2979-87EF-D34B657FA37C</idB>
      <dir>1</dir>
      <name/>
      <labelForward/>
      <labelBackward/>
      <creationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.394</creationDateTime>
      <modificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.394</modificationDateTime>
      <isType>false</isType>
      <color>0</color>
      <thickness>0</thickness>
      <meaning>0</meaning>
      <linkTypeID/>
    </Link>
    <Link>
      <guid>589C2B43-24E6-EEE3-5D1D-F4CABD07499A</guid>
      <idA>A8ED5F0F-664B-D38B-29E0-1B07AFCB5304</idA>
      <idB>3CDCBFBC-1C49-545D-4C0B-AB16FA4B142E</idB>
      <dir>1</dir>
      <name/>
      <labelForward/>
      <labelBackward/>
      <creationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.394</creationDateTime>
      <modificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.410</modificationDateTime>
      <isType>false</isType>
      <color>0</color>
      <thickness>0</thickness>
      <meaning>0</meaning>
      <linkTypeID/>
    </Link>
    <Link>
      <guid>5C2D1973-01C0-B8E0-D7ED-9019212ED63B</guid>
      <idA>C4BFDB9F-0838-4006-2F9A-5F49652407A0</idA>
      <idB>A8ED5F0F-664B-D38B-29E0-1B07AFCB5304</idB>
      <dir>1</dir>
      <name/>
      <labelForward/>
      <labelBackward/>
      <creationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.410</creationDateTime>
      <modificationDateTime>2007-10-23 01:48:28.410</modificationDateTime>
      <isType>false</isType>
      <color>0</color>
      <thickness>0</thickness>
      <meaning>0</meaning>
      <linkTypeID/>
    </Link>
  </Links>
  <Entries/>
  <Attachments/>
</BrainData>

Regards,
-Harlan
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How do you guys keep ever thing straight. I thought the police academy was hard with all the Legal block.
Steve C.
"It is better to be a soldier´s widow than a coward´s wife"
"The onset of bayonets in the hands of the valiant is irresistible"
"Semper Fidelis"
"Always Faithful"
"Veni, Vidi, Vici"
(I came, I saw, I conqured)
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