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[Orgmode] Not not using GTD

From: Dmitri Minaev
Subject: [Orgmode] Not not using GTD
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 14:21:39 +0500

In the last year, I tried a couple of times to adopt the GTD planning
style. Until now, I was not successful, mainly due to my own inability
to keep the records up to date. Two weeks ago I gave another try and,
as before, I felt the initial relief that comes with getting rid of
the necessity to keep everything in mind. My org-mode setup is very
close to what Carsten described in Another GTD Question thread [1]:
tags for contexts, todo keywords for task state, outlines for pretty
everything else. Scheduling and deadlines make the standard agenda
view an amazing tool. Someday/Maybe lists simply have no todo state. I
have yet to explore the ways of dealing with projects.

There are, however, some things I might want to do, but either don't
know how or still not sure if I should.

* WAITING states in agenda
  I really love the standard agenda view, but the list of currently
  open todo items includes all unfinished entries, including waiting
  tasks. To exclude them, I can define a custom agenda, but I would
  prefer to customize the standard view, though, to replace the huge
  "open todo items" list with a slightly more compact list of selected
  todo-states. Is there a way to do so?

  How do you prefer to see your waiting items -- in the same list with
  other todos or in a separate list?

* Inherited tags in agenda

  The inherited tags are not shown in the agenda. It would be OK if I
  were careful enough to tag all new entries. Now, as soon as I see an
  untagged item in the agenda, I am tempted to check if it belongs to
  a tagged upper level or I have simply forgotten to tag it. Is it
  possible to show the inherited tags in the agenda?

* Projects

  How do you manage your projects? Are they in separate file(s)? If
  you use a separate file for every project, how do you make sure you
  don't forget any -- put links somewhere or add them to the list of
  agenda files or use the PigPog method [2] or what?

* Review

  What is the best review technique? Using agenda or simply opening
  all files and re-reading them?

[1] http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/715
[2] http://pigpog.com/node/1031

With best regards,
Dmitri Minaev

Russian history blog: http://minaev.blogspot.com

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