I've been trying to follow Merlin Man and his latest passion on "Getting Things Done" (GTD). After reading several of the links from this very interesting and driven blog, I've started to find some concrete examples of how to incorporate many of these things in my day-to-day work environment. I'm looking next for some index cards that will fit into the moleskin notebook so that I can try some of the "daily mini-todo list" ideas that I have found as a result. The hardest part of it all will be the "sync" process between the manual records and the PC. The hardest part is to stop think of the PC as the swiss-army knife for everything and only use it as the productivity tool that it is.
For sure, one of the easiest (but least intuitive) is to revert to old school pen-and-paper techniques for organizing oneself. I've made the recent investment in a moleskin notebook that I try to keep with me at all times so that if I am inspired there is no hesitation or trying to remember when I'm near a PC. In the same vein, I have ordered a Fischer Space Pen and look forward to putting it to good use.
I've used some free time to create my web presence and find the correct tools to manage all of the points of entry. I'm not utilizing every service out there, but will probably look into others as I find a way to keep them all centralized. Jaiku is the place that I aggregate all of these things and using the imified buddy is my way to do things quickly on the fly when using a large heavy tool would be cumbersome to the action.
I can feel a strong "Microsoft patent cross licensing deals" post brewing. This issue is close and dear to my heart as I've been using Open Source software for several years. Alongside could be a DRM discussion. My views on these issues are one sided and quite opinionated and merit their own posting here. All of that followed by a serious K.I.S.S. posting.