Being a polyglot geek (TODO: be more modest), I'm constantly watching a lot of talks, screencasts and tutorials (eg. Railscasts, Peepcode, Tuts+ and many others) and reading a lot of IT books and articles. Problem is, how to keep track of them and how to effectively (and comfortably at the same time) take notes.
Combination of one main markdown document + optionally one attached directory with assets: screenshots, source files, slides, …
I watch screencasts on iPad (via AirVideo app), so I can pay full attention (I cannot achieve when watching on Macbook with so much distractions) and make screenshots of interesting stuff. Later (within one week) I import images to Macbook and write some notes in markdown.
I prepared simple shell script to quickly initialize & open markdown document and folder of desired name
!/bin/sh # ====== input=$1 echo "Preparing structure for taking notes: $input" Change directory # ============== cd /Users/strajk/Dropbox/Notes/app/views/events Create and open notes file # ======================== file="$input.md" if [[ ! -f $file ]]; then touch $file fi open -a '/Applications/FoldingText.app' $file Create directory # ============== mkdir $input Open finder # ========= open -a Finder $input