Blogging as a Journal

What do I like about One Note that I would like to be able to do online?  Freeflow of thoughts with limited semantic markup to identify units such as “To do”, “Important”, etc.

So what may be missing is a journal application that, essentially, replaces your desk, your notebook.  So when I start working, I want to know:

  • What projects do I have?
  • What is their relationship?
  • What steps do I need to take?
  • What are steps that I have taken for project X so that I can take the next step.

What seems to me to be of paramount importance is the idea that a person is working on a single item at any point in time, while the knowledgebase as a whole is really a big pile of crap.  And in this crap, you have your projects, stuff to do, phone numbers, emails, etc.  So it’s really a mix of project-management and data repository.

One way to attain this is to use little hacks.  For example, I can add things like “ToDo:” in this blog and then search the blog only for Todos.  While this will be a decent solution for simple things, it does not provide means to create the more complex structures.  For example, you can’t scope.

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OK, enough…  time to drop this note into the abyss that is the web and pass out…

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