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    Hello,

    After recently writing up a lot of my paper based notes, it has become obvious that having 200+ .txt files is not the best way to do it.

    So my question is this ... How do you keep track of all the stuff in your head?

    I'm thinking a wiki may be a good option?
    Any other ideas//suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    wiki and googledocs.

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    A wiki is quite a good idea, personally I quite often use http://www.dokuwiki.org/dokuwiki it's quite cute and the back end storage is the good old text file - which does keep things nice and simple and makes getting to the data very easy.

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    Yup, use a Wiki. But plan out your namespaces beforehand. i.e

    Code:
    [[:hardware:servers:virtual:servername]]
    Rather than
    Code:
    [[servername]]

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    I PDF everything and I've got it all stored in a folder on a shared drive both me and my Technician have access to.

    Eventually this is going to transfer to the learning platform, where we're going to form a staff knowledge base as well so staff can get help doing the things they ask about the most.

    Mike.

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    tiddlywiki in a dropbox folder.

    Put in the 'public' area for instant www availability - depending on content, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    I PDF everything and I've got it all stored in a folder on a shared drive both me and my Technician have access to.

    Eventually this is going to transfer to the learning platform, where we're going to form a staff knowledge base as well so staff can get help doing the things they ask about the most.

    Mike.
    Me too

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    As team at school we share everything via our ICT Support Wiki.

    For my own notes, helpguides and bits and peices I use evernote - and I love it.

    Welcome to your notable world | Evernote Corporation

    Synchs everything to home / work / pda and my mobile phone.

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    Another big fan of evernote here.

    I also am a heavy user of moleskine notebooks. There is something satisfying about writing some stuff down and having it in a decent notebook that will last. I like to scan them in each night, attach them into evernote with tags relevant to what is on the pages. When I have time I write them up in full with relevant tags too.

    If I have a brain wave I will also use evernote to take an iSight note (short video) and tag it too ... and come back to it when I need to flesh the ideas out.

    I also make use of OpenMind, OneNote, Sharepoint (Lists, Document Libraries and wikis) depending on what I need to share with others.

    And finally ... I talk to myself a lot. Allows me to keep some things ticking over and shuffle stuff to the front of my mind before meetings.

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    My own stuff got to be Evernote it no understatement to say it runs my life. At work with keep tech stuff in a wiki on the learning platform.

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Another big fan of evernote here.

    I also am a heavy user of moleskine notebooks. There is something satisfying about writing some stuff down and having it in a decent notebook that will last. I like to scan them in each night, attach them into evernote with tags relevant to what is on the pages. When I have time I write them up in full with relevant tags too.

    If I have a brain wave I will also use evernote to take an iSight note (short video) and tag it too ... and come back to it when I need to flesh the ideas out.

    I also make use of OpenMind, OneNote, Sharepoint (Lists, Document Libraries and wikis) depending on what I need to share with others.

    And finally ... I talk to myself a lot. Allows me to keep some things ticking over and shuffle stuff to the front of my mind before meetings.
    You should definitly write a book on organising yourself and time managemet, you sound like you've got it sussed - if only I could be half as organised!

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    Most of the ideas are pinched from others.

    Russ introduced me to Evernote.

    Leon Cych got me into video recording ideas.

    John Davitt has been scanning his notebooks in for a while now.

    Always open to more ideas.

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    Sharepoints a good way to keep notes but could be overkill for some and its not like its the easiest thing to setup.

    We use moinmoin based Wiki where we work and its ok but am looking to change it when I get time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranj View Post
    Sharepoints a good way to keep notes but could be overkill for some and its not like its the easiest thing to setup.
    I have a few different ones to play with so it is quite easy for me. Alternatives would be to make use of stuff like del.icio.us I suppose.

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    Our's will be going into our new LanDesk when installed and setup. At the minute information is all over the place, mainly on our shared area.

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