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Naming project support files

Quick GTD bagatelle. I’ve started keeping all my one-page, per-project support files in the same folder as my GTD lists. I still use “@” as prefix for contextual lists, but now I use “&” to indicate a support file. E.g.

  • @nextActions
  • @waiting
  • @someday
  • @agendaRoderick
  • &43F_Ideas
  • &5ives_Ideas
  • &Foo_Client_Project

Makes for easier sorting, nice visual scanning, and the ability to quickly pluck out hot topics on either your horizontal or vertical radar screen. (Although I’m open to a nominee for a better symbol.)

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I have always preferred to...

I have always preferred to use the Macintosh extended character set for sorting. For example opt-* for a bullet, sorts to the top, and opt-z for an omega that sorts to the bottom. These and many other chars have more visual impact.

Of course, if you need to be multi-platform, or use the Mac OS X Unix CLI to access these files, then you maybe better off with more standard sort characters.




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