personal information systems v2

This article was backdated to represent when I started a personal information system in practice.

Through college, my system was largely the same as in high school. But I made some small tweaks in the structure of my files within finder largely because it was not practical to keep a large video or Sketch files in Evernote. So I created a new structure and started to keep content outside of Evernote except for minor notes from class. I also found that accessing some content types from Evernote was hard because I was using it for a way to much. So I started to move research, inspiration, and other content I wanted to save in Are.na and implemented the new v1 Emoji Key.

File Structure:
General: org.subcategory.details/
School example: cca.undergrad.class/

v1 Tags:

  • Course Names
  • Subject (Ethics, Theater, Etc)
  • Content-Type (Exam, Paper, Notes)

v1 Color Key:

  • 馃煢 Lookup or check the reference
  • 馃煥 Save this
  • 馃煡 Safe to Delete

v1 Emoji Key

  • 馃彌 Knowledge - Collections of more established knowledge.
  • 馃拵 Collections - Anything which inspired me.
  • 馃敩 Research - Buckets to archive content I find when researching topics.
  • 鈽侊笍 Personal - Content related to me.
  • 馃捑 Archive - Old work that I can remove from my computer and keep just in the cloud.

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