GTD for Geeks

How does a geek hack GTD? from 43 folders. The writer asks how you hack the GTD method.

I dont really use the GTD method, but sometimes I steal ideas from it.

I use a text file which I copy “todays date”, “today” and “todo” to make a new entry. I then add in items as I need them. I like the date/journal style as it means I can add daynotes and come back and check them later.  

“today” is tasks for the day. Which I mark “-todo”, “-doing” or “-done”. “todo” is things that carry on to the next day, or items to be done at some point.

Brief example.

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Thur 18 Jan 07 

today

-run reports -check listing -errorcheck -backup -add updates

todo

-run search

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2 Responses to “GTD for Geeks”

  1. Brett Says:

    Hello!

    Just stumbled upon this entry randomly – not sure how deep your geekiness runs, but there are a great many productivity tools that do what you mention here (most notably, todotxt.com). If you’ve really got some chops, you can also implement most aspects of GTD under emacs using planner-mode.

    Anyway, looking at your lists, I see myself just a few short months ago 🙂 Then, I saw the light 😉

    Cheers!

  2. mary gilmartin Says:

    Thanks! I think I have visited your blog before. Its cool. Thanks for dropping by.

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