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On Organizing

One of my resolutions for the new year (I’ll list them all later), is to get organized. I know that “get organized” is a wonderfully vague goal, but for me it just means that I want to do the following three things:

  • Forget fewer tasks
  • Spend less time thinking about what I have to do and more time doing it
  • Always have something to look for when I’m at the bookstore/library or the movie theater/rental shop.

To this end, I’ve employed a few tools to help me in this process:

  • Remember The Milk - For those unfamiliar with RTM, it’s a fancy to-do list manager. It has quite a few features, but the most important is the ability to tag tasks. This opens it up to pretty much any organizational style.
  • Goodreads - This site helps me organize all the books I have read, am reading, or want to read. It has a decent interface with just a few quirks that basically gets out of the way.

I wish there was a site similar to Goodreads for my other great hobby, movie watching. I’m sure someone’s thought of it, so maybe someday I’ll ask Google.

That’s all for now.