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Last night I went to sleep with some form of realization like "I need to do this, I should write it down before I forget", but I didn't write it down, and today I'm blanking out on it completely.

@Gargron This, but I was on an airplane and I thought “Nah, it’s so important that I will _have_ to remember it."

@Gargron oh god! That happens to me everyday! Not even kidding D:

@Gargron I understand the feeling, but now I do write down all my ideas.

@tragicmtg I don't just think about cats all day. Only most of the day

@Gargron Fair, also that would have been an easy one to remember I feel

@Gargron I am trying to follow what David Allen says in GTD: if it takes you less than 2 mins to do something, better do it immediately. That applies to writing stuff down I would forget later on. I don't always manage to keep everything on paper/phone/etc, but the 2 mins threshold is a good start.

@Gargron Happens to me every time. Whenever my wife verbally gives me a honey-do list, I'm like, "You're gonna have to give me the tasks one at a time, giving me each one once I finish a different one, or wait until I get something to write this down because once I start on the first task, the rest are gonna leave my memory completely."

@Gargron Dude...

Emacs + org-mode

Trust me on this one. Here have a look. youtube.com/watch?v=SzA2YODtgK

Ya can also link to your git tree in an org document so your todos/deadlines/reminders are all synced up.

And then there's orgzly for Android so your org notes and deadlines are also updatable on your mobile.

There's also google-calendar and webdav syncing you can set up as well.

@Gargron If you're more used to vim you can just get EVIL-mode installed so you have your vim experience back the way you remember it, but still have all the packages that emacs offers.

@Gargron
We the same. People be like "write it down so you don't forget" like we aren't going to forget to write it down.

@Granddad @Gargron I live by my lists; the trhill off scrathing off items or editing them, and the agony of them being transferred to the next list.

@Gargron have you tried bullet journals? Pretty effective at tracking action items imo

@Gargron The lesson: always write it down right now, else you'll get another instance of "this is not the best idea in the world; this is just a tribute".

The other lesson: maybe you didn't after all, and only _dreamt_ thinking of something profound and important, but hadn't really thought of anything at all.

If it's really good, it'll come back better and brighter.

@Gargron
Use a audio recorder for voice memos, standalone or on mobile.

@Gargron I usually do that with my columns but just get Bari to look up the latest cursed boomer snowflake meme and that's a 700 words right there

@Gargron wasn’t that the plot point in, like, the first episode of Seinfeld?

@Gargron do not worry, it will come back even better

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