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Thread: Storing Useful Information

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    Storing Useful Information

    Hi,

    With so much information being available on websites and online communities for Ubuntu, and other interests of mine I want to be able to record these down somewhere for easy reference in the future. Especially as I get older I tend to forget things!

    I have considered the following:

    • Using Gedit or similar text editor
    • Using Basic HTML to create web pages
    • Online docs service like Google Docs
    • Libre Office or Microsoft Office and storing it on Ubuntu One(Sorry, whilst I love Ubuntu, Libre Office is not a patch on Microsoft Office in my view. Sorry controversial I know)
    • Installing a Wiki installed locally
    • Using Drupal or Joomla installed locally
    • Using Website Bookmarks (I'm concerned in case the website closes down)
    • Notepad and pen!
    The sort of thing I am thinking of is for example how to install the applications I always want on a fresh install of Ubuntu. Also other interests such as books or TV shows I want to read, or gardens I want to visit.


    I don't need to publish this to the world, although being able to access from any PC I am at may be useful.

    Any advice or comments would be much appreciated.

    Best wishes

    Peter Jones

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    Re: Storing Useful Information

    I keep a Writer doc with my Ubuntu fresh install procedures so I would recommend that.

    I use Keepass for my passwords and a Spreadsheet for my income and expenditure.

    Then, for various interests like upcoming music, TV shows, concerts etc, I use good old fashioned pen and paper.

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    Re: Storing Useful Information

    I think a Wiki is the way to go. Being able to jump through a word to a page with more details or references is invaluable. There are some good ones out there, I am just about to start building one myself, have played a little with moinmoin and am sure I've seen references to ways of storing it on a stick to make it portable, still trying to figure out a way to make it accessible and update-able from everywhere...

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    Re: Storing Useful Information

    I just send myself mails.

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    Re: Storing Useful Information

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    I just send myself mails.
    Similiarly guilty, but now I have an NFS backup box, into which I just drop stuff.

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    Re: Storing Useful Information

    Quote Originally Posted by zendob View Post
    I think a Wiki is the way to go. Being able to jump through a word to a page with more details or references is invaluable. There are some good ones out there, I am just about to start building one myself, have played a little with moinmoin and am sure I've seen references to ways of storing it on a stick to make it portable, still trying to figure out a way to make it accessible and update-able from everywhere...
    You might be interested in this.

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    Re: Storing Useful Information

    I just remember. If I dont remember, it probably wasnt worth remembering anyways. If it was worth remembering and I dont remember it, than I just get on with my life. No sense in documenting every aspect of life.

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    Re: Storing Useful Information

    I use Tiddlywiki - which is a locally installed wiki - each wiki is stored in a single html file so very easy to copy/backup. For private information I keep the relevant wiki in a Truecrypt volume.

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    Re: Storing Useful Information

    Quote Originally Posted by jonesyp View Post
    Hi,

    With so much information being available on websites and online communities for Ubuntu, and other interests of mine I want to be able to record these down somewhere for easy reference in the future. Especially as I get older I tend to forget things!
    I use GEdit to make a manual for installing Ubuntu fresh. All the app config and everything. I use Gedit so it doesn't take much HD space

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