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    Question Notes to Myself as I Learn Linux

    I would like to keep detailed, well-organized reference notes to myself as I learn tips and tricks and solve things in Linux. This way I'd have one place to look when I need to remind myself how I resolved something in the past, without always having to search through the Forums. It may also benefit others along the way but that would be a bonus.

    I'm looking for recommendations as to the best-suited method for doing this.


    1. I could make a custom web site. (require extra work when there are easier, more efficient solutions)
    2. I could install Wordpress on my existing host and use that, or any other blog system. (I've no experience with it, but I'm sure it would work, although it may be overkill for what I want to do.)
    3. Something like Tomboy Notes? (I have yet to figure out a practical use for this application, but am very curious how to get the most of this tool.)
    4. I'm sure I'm missing other options... I'm eager to hear other suggestions.

    Local solution would be nice for times when I am away from Internet, but a web-friendly format would be nice for having access anywhere. Also, I want to be able to get to the info easily if my system is down or messed up, so I don't want the info locked away in some really special format that can't be easily read with a minimal system.
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    Re: Notes to Myself as I Learn Linux

    Hello,

    I 'll give you my experience on the issue. For me there are two nice solutions:

    i) either create your own site as you say (there are many users that have done this, with very nice, detailed and useful information about Ubuntu and Linux in general) as well as

    ii) just taking part in the forums. Using keywords afterwards you will be able to find things you posted on things that they were interesting for you, either by giving to people advice or by asking advice from the community.

    The choice is yours!

    Happy ubuntu-adventuring,
    Regards!

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    Re: Notes to Myself as I Learn Linux

    Hi
    A simple blog from blogger.com is a good solution.
    But it's no use if you can't get online.
    blogger.com is owned by google. So if you have googlemail you use the same login details (when editing).
    Here:-https://www.blogger.com/start
    Last edited by ron999; February 13th, 2010 at 12:51 AM.

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    Re: Notes to Myself as I Learn Linux

    I use a notebook! Not the computer kind, the kind where you used an pen (with ink in it) and write with your hand!

    It's not the best way to have super organized notes, but you'll always have it if your computer isn't working properly.

    Now I'll probably be made fun of for this...

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    Re: Notes to Myself as I Learn Linux

    Hello,

    Quote Originally Posted by crlang13 View Post
    I use a notebook! Not the computer kind, the kind where you used an pen (with ink in it) and write with your hand!

    It's not the best way to have super organized notes, but you'll always have it if your computer isn't working properly.

    Now I'll probably be made fun of for this...
    On the contrary, you just you made me smile! This is the best method you could use. Old fashioned, yet simple and it just works!

    Regards!

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    Re: Notes to Myself as I Learn Linux

    Tomboy Notes is pretty nice. I use to store ideas that I brainstorm.

    Basically, Tomboy allows you to create a Notebook, and inside the notebook you can create as many notes as you want. You can individually have the note named as a title and have more information inside the note. The benefits of this too me is that I am usually at my computer and I can synchonize my notes up into Ubuntu One and onto my external media.

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    Re: Notes to Myself as I Learn Linux

    Definitely pad and pen. But for computer notes, I like zim.

    sudo apt-get install zim
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    Re: Notes to Myself as I Learn Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by crlang13 View Post
    I use a notebook! Not the computer kind, the kind where you used an pen (with ink in it) and write with your hand!

    It's not the best way to have super organized notes, but you'll always have it if your computer isn't working properly.

    Now I'll probably be made fun of for this...
    I have been using linux for since 2001 and I still find myself writing things that I dont know down on a piece of paper that I store under my keyboard, the only problem is that I can never find a pen >_<

    Writing on paper is fast, efficent, and is EXTREMLY handy.

    I do agree that it is nice to be able to show your notes to others if you type them/ blog them, but nothing is easier and more effective then a simple piece of paper that you store under your keyboard with stuff that you are trying to remember..

    Once you have it memorized you can file the sheet and get a new sheet

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    Re: Notes to Myself as I Learn Linux

    I've been doing this for quite some time using KeepNote (http://rasm.ods.org/keepnote/). Not only is it useful for notes to myself, but it is also a great program for storing tips and tricks from web pages and forum messages so that I have everything in one neat and tidy package.

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