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by douger
Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Filesystem-based Information Management Question
Replies: 35
Views: 13789

Re: Filesystem-based Information Management Question

Any tips on naming conventions for FSIM? I'm curious to hear what changes you made to your naming conventions that ended up improving the system. None. Once you get a date and an abstract code (like T1- ‘fiction ideas’, N1- ‘notes written by others’…) just about any descriptive name will do. Rememb...
by douger
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Filesystem-based Information Management Question
Replies: 35
Views: 13789

Re: Filesystem-based Information Management Question

But then, I am not as super-organized as he, nor in need of a "2010 Life Plan, Current Agenda, and a list of ideas for things to do and places to eat" I love you too, druid..... :D Metadata and tagging . As you note, a lot of my work flow is text based (it was once rtfd, then rtf, and if ...
by douger
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iPad as a writing/research tool
Replies: 354
Views: 47270

Re: iPad as a writing/research tool

I still wouldn't call the iPad a "serious writing machine" exactly, as Druid does. I would say it's a machine you can do serious writing on I have a slightly different take, perhaps in between. I’m starting to think of it more as an input/journaling tool than a writing/editing tool. Given...
by douger
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iPad as a writing/research tool
Replies: 354
Views: 47270

Re: iPad as a writing/research tool

Now I want to look into syncing to that . He's moving 100% to DropBox sycing, so any file you drop into any folder in DB will be accessible on any machine (txt only) There is nothing for Scrivener to do, it will iPad sync to this thing (I think) just by an export/import from Scrivener to a folder o...
by douger
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iPad as a writing/research tool
Replies: 354
Views: 47270

Re: iPad as a writing/research tool

So here's one other thought on the 'pad as a tool for note taking: environment. In certain floors of the library, and in certain classrooms, especially those with indirect ceiling lighting, (what institution doesn't have this kind of lighting?) the glare on the screen of a flat, down on the table, i...
by douger
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iPad as a writing/research tool
Replies: 354
Views: 47270

Re: iPad as a writing/research tool

I think amberV, as usual, has nailed it. I believe my use of TaskPaper came from a bit of “scarcity is the mother of invention” situation. Without a tool that could fold and hoist (key aspects of outlining) on my mobile devices I tried using TP for longer stuff and behold, it worked like a great tex...
by douger
Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iPad as a writing/research tool
Replies: 354
Views: 47270

Re: iPad as a writing/research tool

This is great thread, druid, and I have to say I’ve been in love with my iPad as a note taking tool since I got it. But I was surprised that in these ten pages no one has mentioned TaskPaper. On the iPad I’m using the TaskPaper "show project" function to work with longer texts, like story ...
by douger
Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scrivener USB Pill now available
Replies: 32
Views: 10882

Re: Scrivener USB Pill now available

As goofie as this sounds I'm going to buy one of these as a Christmas present for my off to college daughter (hope she's not reading these boards). Sure I could just give her the money and write up a card with download instructions, but there is something about the physicality of the product.... Nic...
by douger
Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Coffee and Writing
Replies: 80
Views: 8378

Re: Coffee and Writing

Wock wrote:
Now the uber important question.

Do you write with your shoes on or off?


I am ashamed and fascinated to find, because of this post, that I write non-fiction with shoes on, and do my fiction work barefoot.

Whatsupwithtat?
by douger
Mon May 04, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Coffee and Writing
Replies: 80
Views: 8378

Re: Coffee and Writing

I once posted (on another board) in response to the question.... > Once you have written down the inspiration that comes to you, then what? I replied... Outline, reorder, revise, wrestle with syntax, realize that there is no message or point, start over....Get to same place, cry, make coffee, read s...
by douger
Sun May 03, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: A simple diary function
Replies: 15
Views: 3376

Re: A simple diary function

Thanks for the notes. I belive that the Journler thread Appolo16 linked to already includes a number of my posts. (I was a heavy user of Journler befor the current situation) Drag and drop the columns as desired, click on them to sort. Are you suggesting that columns sort in Outline view? I'm runnin...
by douger
Sat May 02, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: A simple diary function
Replies: 15
Views: 3376

Re: A simple diary function

Keith, That's not a bad idea. I've been consolidating tools, mostly into and around Scrivner, and tried dumping all my daily journal files (a slew of rtf's and txt's) into Scrivner. The idea was to be able to synthesize, expand, or maybe just manage a chronological journal in Scrivener. Scrivener im...
by douger
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener as Dedicated Research Database
Replies: 38
Views: 30614

Re: Scrivener as Dedicated Research Database

There are several large posts that I placed here regarding the usage of the file system as an archival engine a while back. For anyone else who trips over this great thread, here is a link to one of the expansive 2007 posts. It contains definitions of the codes, usage, concepts, etc ... http://www....
by douger
Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener as Dedicated Research Database
Replies: 38
Views: 30614

Re: Scrivener as Dedicated Research Database

Amber, What a fabulous reply. Thank you so much for the effort and insight. (I’m going to dig up your other posts as well...) When I began managing my data in a more structured way (mostly in Journler) I began using a taxonomy of ... - Thoughts: Things I made up (Drafts, observations, my writing, ar...
by douger
Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener as Dedicated Research Database
Replies: 38
Views: 30614

Re: Scrivener as Dedicated Research Database

Amber, - Now I know what N and R sand for, but I’m dying to know, what other taxonomy do you use? - How many codes are there in your system? - Did you start with a few and have they expanded over time? I started down the data management journey using Journler. Like Boswell, Journler was an excellent...