Post by blondiviolette on Jul 23, 2011 0:19:22 GMT -5
I'll be boring and say that if there is something really important to remember I put it on a scrap bit of paper or whatever is lying around like on the back of a business card etc to look at later. If it's something important online I'll type it out on Microsoft Word then go back to it, do something with what's written and then delete the file since it's not needed anymore. Also online I am an aggressive 'bookmarker' who favourites many webpages that seem necessary to record, on Firefox, then goes back to them and is like 'What the hell's this?' *click* "Oh yeah...". I store links to websites in separate folders in the 'bookmarks' tab under different headings to come back to. Got about 18 different headings so far and no doubt there will be more folders in the future, haha! Getting viruses in the past and having to re-install the internet has actually helped clean up the amount of bookmarked junk that's been stored over the years but still wonder what they all were on those other hard drives that went bust. Oh the days of tape players, that was fun being able to record people on them, all my tapes are wonky and don't work properly anymore/the stringy stuff gets all tangled sometimes. Wish they had kept good cause they are sentimental. Maybe they can still be salvaged, who knows.
Interesting. I do some of what both blondiviolette and brightamethyst have said. I send myself e-mails constantly (I have e-mails from two years ago, well HAD since AOL update and did NOT IMPORT MY SAVE FOLDERS!!! ). I bookmark things and label the folders so that even if I don't go back to a particular page soon, it is in a clearly marked category for whenever I am curious about that particular subject in the future. I write notes to myself on receipts, that backs of envelopes, notebooks, notepads, whatever I can get when I am flushing out an idea or drawing up plans for something to build as soon as inspiration hits me. If an idea is about writing or composing and my computer is handy then Microsoft Notepad is opened and a new files with a ! in front is added to my idea folder. If it's about a sketch, painting, drawing, etc. then the idea will sometimes get an entire folder to itself so that I can gather pictures from other files and the Internet that will work as study guides. I make grocery lists in notepad and import them to my phone (I do the same for coupons I have). I guess I am literally surrounded by bits of my brain fodder, virtual and otherwise.