Do you get that feeling that our lives are getting complicated as we get older? Well I read this marvelous book called Getting things done The art of stress free productivity. I highly recommend it. I am trying to apply all the things from this wonderful book. Let me see, Dev and I bought a big filing cabinet to organize all of our documents, we bought a lot of folders, we bought a labeler, notebooks (Moleskine) and we have an inbox, sort of. And for the techie in me, I found orgmode. Orgmode is the best thing invented since sliced bread!
Getting things done (GTD) has this mantra that everything needs to be captured. By that we mean, any input such as telephone calls, emails, snail mail, and even random ideas that props up in our brain, needs to be captured. They call this capturing. So when we capture, we put all this stuff in a “to-be sorted” inbox. The idea is to get the “captured thing” and move on and continue whatever one is doing. One part that I haven’t gotten an optimum solution yet is the capturing while I am driving. I have driven long hours ever since I moved and Dev still lives two hours away. I was thinking that I could use my cellphone’s voice recorder function but I found out that this is not easy with an Iphone or an Android phone. I miss my Blackberry’s one button voice recording. I really miss that functionality. I wanted to go back to Blackberry. I read rumors that Blackberry might be switching to Android. I hope they do it. I also hope that my carrier supports it. I recently switched to Textnow, which is a Sprint MVNO. So right now, I am missing a lot of this cool ideas, what I usually do is have Dev write the idea on my Moleskine if she is there beside me.
I am upgrading my one and only FreeBSD box. I don’t use FreeBSD much but I was thinking of installing LDAP and Kerberos on that box. When I did the freebsd-update script I ran into some problems. It turns out I am missing some directories. I don’t know if this is a bug or this is purposely done to make us create our own directory. I guess I am spoiled by apt-get in Debian where everything happens automatically. I kinda like it because it forces me to learn. I am looking forward to more adventures in FreeBSD land!