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Re: [Orgmode] [PATCH] org-remember: Skip creation of the default '* Note

From: Bernt Hansen
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] [PATCH] org-remember: Skip creation of the default '* Notes' task
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 08:30:03 -0400
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Manish <address@hidden> writes:

>   On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 2:49 AM, Bernt Hansen wrote:
>   [snip (17 lines)]
>   > Carsten, (and list)
>   >
>   > I've started using this new workflow just this week and org
> remember insisted
>   > on creating an annoying '* Notes' task before my #+FILETAGS: line
> since there
>   > were no tasks in the file yet. I'm refiling as top-level tasks at the end
>   > of the file and the '* Notes' task was just in the way. I couldn't find 
> any
>   > good reason to keep this so this patch removes the requirement. I find 
> tasks
>   > to refile with a custom agenda tag search looking for the tag
> REFILE and this
>   > change gets rid of the bogus 'Notes' task that kept showing up.
> If I may ask a question about your workflow.  Once you have constructed the
> agenda view with all tasks tagged "REFILE", how do you go and start refiling
> them?  Do you have any way to do refile from the agenda view itself or do you
> visit the org file containing the task?

Hi Manish!

I visit the file containing the task and refile from there.  I just use
the agenda to verify that all tasks to be refiled are done.

I collect tasks for up to a week.  One of the items in my weekly review
checklist is to find tasks to refile and that's what I use the agenda
view for.

I'll reorder the tasks to group things together and then refile them as
a group to the target task in another file.

My main reason for switching to this workflow is to speed up my remember
usage - I don't want to think about where the task is going when I
create the remember task.  It's either a phone call (which starts the
clock immediately), or a task or a note.  Nothing else is really
important at the time I'm entering it.  I used to have tons of remember
templates to file things directly into the appropriate client org file
but then I found I needed to refile them again from there anyway and
thinking about which template I need to use before throwing the details
in the remember task wasn't buying me anything useful.

My reason for refiling everything is client phone calls are clocked and
contribute to billable hours at the end of the month.  I need to make
sure that clocked time is in the correct client org file and project so
it doesn't get lost when I invoice the client.  I found the easiest way
to do that is just get used to refiling everything away so my remember
task buckets (tasks.org, notes.org, phone.org) are empty.


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