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jostber
Hi, Steeph. Do you use the comma trick to name the thoughts below the dates?



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Steeph
jostber wrote:
Hi, Steeph. Do you use the comma trick to name the thoughts below the dates?


Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
It really depends the topic and the train of thoughts that's running in my head. Something I read can trigger me into adding 10, 20 or 30 thoughts at a time so then I use the comma-trick if all would be children. But a thought/event as in the screenshot usually comes on at a time, so then no.

I wonder, what's the reason you want to know? What triggered that question?
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jostber
Steeph wrote:
jostber wrote:
Hi, Steeph. Do you use the comma trick to name the thoughts below the dates?


Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
It really depends the topic and the train of thoughts that's running in my head. Something I read can trigger me into adding 10, 20 or 30 thoughts at a time so then I use the comma-trick if all would be children. But a thought/event as in the screenshot usually comes on at a time, so then no.

I wonder, what's the reason you want to know? What triggered that question?


This was a bit related to the timeline discussion that has been going on. The question of how to find a way to give the dimension of time to a thought. I have been using the comma trick to connect a date to a thought in my work brain, but I suppose there could be other ways too:

- Using a Tag for date
- Using date information in Notes
- Using date information in Label
- Using the Calendar
- Using a date thought as a jump

Any more?

The timeline dimension is important for work related activities, and especially deadlines and deliveries.




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bfisher
I started playing with this - and I like it

My (minor) tweaks:
- I added a day letter after the date so I can quickly see when I'm planning (so I have 2009-02-27 F)
- I pin today and tomorrow to the top.  This way stuff I want to move to tomorrow is easy to change, plus it's real easy to find either date.

Thanks for the idea - so far I like it!

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Steeph
jostber wrote:
This was a bit related to the timeline discussion that has been going on. The question of how to find a way to give the dimension of time to a thought. I have been using the comma trick to connect a date to a thought in my work brain, but I suppose there could be other ways too:


Oh, stupid me, you said comma-trick but in my mind this got jumbled to up to semicolon-trick. Forget my previous post.

But no, I don't use the comma-trick here. I more or less work the other way around I guess. First I go to the area where a new thought belongs, create it and then create a parent(link) to the day. Also, the trick would clutter up the plex with useless info for me. If I want to know the date of a thought I simply navigate to it. I don't use this timeline system as device to track chronological relations between thought (yet), it's just a reference for now.
PB user since 1998

Mind over matter?
I don't mind and it doesn't matter.
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jostber
I agree regarding the clutter in the plex when using the comma trick, so I have been moving away from using that now. I just enter the date in front of the thought instead.
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bfisher
I don't enter the date with the thought - my thoughts change dates pretty frequently

I just enter the thought whereever I am, then drag it to the right date (or make a new one if it doesn't exist yet).

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For thoughts that have "Dates" that I need to track, I just use a parent thought that is the Date.

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pbmember

What did you guys open punkmonksf's calendar file with. My Macbook's telling me I've got nothing to open it with. Ahhh...that can't be right.


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punkmonksf's file is simply a zip file. Anything that will open a zip file should work for you. You will need some program for your Mac that can handle zip files. For instance, at http://www.7-zip.org/download.html, you will find a version of 7-zip, an open source program that can handle zip files as well as other compression formats, to download for your Mac.
 
Inside the zip file is a solitary .brn file. Your current PersonalBrain should be able to open that file, but will warn you it has to convert it to the current format PB is using.
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