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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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For me, the special characters...

For me, the special characters in filenames/calendars/whathaveyou that is all over GTD is a huge sticking point.

It's just ugly.

Doesn't anyone else find this offends their sense of decency and elegance? Has anyone got a good solution for me? I've considered init.d-style numeric sorting (00-NextAction, 01-Inbox, 10-Waiting, 22-Agenda_Meeting_Boss, 99-Someday), but that seems just as ugly.




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