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Re: [O] couple questions about simple todo

From: scrawler
Subject: Re: [O] couple questions about simple todo
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 21:59:33 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23+102 (2ca89bed6448) (2014-03-12)

On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 10:27:29AM +0800, Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
> My take on what you've shown here is that you've got it a bit backwards.
> Apologies if you've tried many things and you settled on this on
> purpose, but it looks like you're trying to organize the Org file to
> look like the Agenda.
> It took me a while to get used to this, too. I think you'll find the Org
> tools work better if you forget about what the file itself looks like,
> and just look at the Agenda. So your Org file would look like:
> * All to Do [1/1]
> ** finished iron the cat <2015-08-11 Tue>
> And the Agenda will show you everything under its proper date heading.
> I've got scheduling Org files I hardly ever look at directly: todos go
> in with capture, and are examined, resolved and archived via the Agenda.
> It can be freeing, once you let the file itself go!

I think you may be on to something. I use org every day, but I've been using it 
for longer than I'd like to admit in underpowered and goofy ways. I get 
inspired by power-user setups, go for it, get swamped by complexity, throw up 
my hands.

I'm trying something new here by going as dead-simple as I can. I can always 
add stuff as the need arises.

I need to keep things reeeeeaaaaaallllly easy while still doing things "the org 
way." I'll try to use an active timestamp and just try to remain calm.

Oh, and while all the property drawers and options lines and everything are 
really cool and useful, all the junk that can fill up a buffer can sure get 
ugly and distracting.

So I can avoid looking at all that?


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