hpda for about a year now, and I Really Like It. Here's the deal, I'm not the most organized of people (shutit you m" /> hpda for about a year now, and I Really Like It. Here's the deal, I'm not the most organized of people (shutit you m" />

hpda update Feb2006

I've been using my hpda for about a year now, and I Really Like It.

Here's the deal, I'm not the most organized of people (shutit you mockers), but using a couple of index cards has really helped me to get and stay organized.

my highlighters I returned from a trip this weekend to a very pleasant surprise from my wife - a set of 8 highlighters! Yeah, I'm easily pleased. Anyways, I use the highlighters to organize the cards I carry. If you look at the cards below, you'll notice that I use different highlighted colors for different things. Blue cards are classes, orange are home related projects, pink for work related projects, etc. This makes it very easy to quickly flip through and identify the cards I'm looking for.

my hpda Here, you can see that I have a piece of cardboard that I've elmer-glued stuff I've ripped from computer magazines onto, then I sprayed that with about 4 coats of some clear acrylic sealer. This makes it a nice smooth, tough writing surface. I use one of my wife's hair bands stretched across the thick card stock, between two notches I cut in it before I covered it, to keep the cards in place and it works pretty well.

I write bulletted items on the front of the cards, and then other relevant info (such as phone numbers, etc) on the back of the cards. When a card is full, or the project done, I write the date on it and put it in a 3x5 card box to archive them in case I ever need the info on the back of them.

Anyways, I got a couple of comments from people while I was on my trip and also the nice set of highlighters which will allow me to further refine my card-coloring schema. Just figured it was a good time for another post on such a simple way to keep my info that's helped me so much.

These thoughts are my own, unless they're yours. And if they're yours, we may have metaphysical problems beyond simple concept ownership and should probably talk soon.
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