29 Oct 2014
Via the clojure gazette I got to Lab Notebooking for the Software Engineer. There Nelson Elhage points out some things there that I was working my way to as well.
For keeping the log I use a function
logit defined in my
I have found that the timestamp makes it easy to look at the file
as append only. Now anywhere in emacs I can
M-x logit, and add
a log entry.
I use Hazel to check that the file get updated frequently (there is a hazel rule that after the file has not been changed for an hour generates a popup reminding me).
One thing that he does not write about is what to do with the data collected. I have found that just keeping it in the log.org file means it become too hard to use. So I have a file notes.org where I copy all things to that seem like they should be usefull on other occasions. The file notes.org I study frequently to get the information into my brain.