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Home Page GTD

I've got a lot of different systems, most of which I found via 43folders (Thanks, Merlin!)

After trying a lot of things, I've decided that a home page combining my calendars, reminders and ticklers is what I need. I'm still trying to find a way to bext manage NA, right now I'm trying MLO and I like the app but don't like how it's tied to my home computer - I don't have a personal laptop. I'm looking at gtd-php, but it's a little cumbersome. Also, I haven't found any implementations where I can keep simple lists (groceries, books to read, gift ideas) and actions in the same system.

Meantime, though, I created a personal portal. Included:

calendar (managed by Mozilla Calendar, stored in iCal files on webDav server, displayed through php script ripped and refigured from phpiCalendar)
Reminders (simply a display of "rem -q", with my iCal to rem script already in place)
Ticklers (IMAP emails, managed by thunderbird in tickler system, displayed by perl script http://jalcorn.net/weblog/pages/tickler2.html )
This week (Actually takes the output of "rem -c+" and parses it through a perl script that turns the text output into a table. I know that rem will output html, I'll figure that out later. Probably wasted an hour writing that script *grin* )
A Tao quote (from www.taoteching.org, I use HTML::Parse to grab the actual verse from the web page, after choosing which chapter to do based on the day. That way I have a new verse to conteplate each day).

Next step is to add some RSS feeds for important info to my personal portal.

Comments? Ideas?

schreenshot at http://jalcorn.net/myportal.jpg

Jestre's picture

Looks good... Let me know...

Looks good... Let me know when version 1 is released for the rest of us :)




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