Schooner 17 Posted September 21, 2013 Share Posted September 21, 2013 This one driving me nuts for several years, any ideas short of whole-enterprise software (or abandoning EN for a dedicated database)? Goal: an EN logbook viewable by date (what happened on 2013.09.20?) yet with line entries recoverable by pseudo-tagged topical element ("here are all entries from all dates pseudo-sub-tagged "ColdFusion"). I have:An everything-to-EN philosophy. Everything.EN Daylogs titled by date, comprising a Logbook page in which numbered line entries record "everything" - thoughts, events, actions, demands, sneezes, research experiments. If it's not there, it didn't happen. Strictly manual textual entry.From a topical point of view (projects e.g.) line 32 of a 100-line daylog may contain a crucial observation re "ColdFusion".So do countless other tagged clips, writings, data, proposals within EN - otherwise unassociated with Daylog.Serendipity dictates that the breakthrough observation is most likely buried in a daylog 1-liner, pretty much irrecoverably so. I wish: there were a way to see the pseudo-tagged "elemental" line entries from daylogs in a tag search for ColdFusion, thus contriving a focused project record. It may be impossible outside of a purpose-built database, as an ideal system would permit real-time updates in either "view" (chron/topical). ? Why not stick to individuated entries? Because in a frenetic multiple-project existence it's impractical to give 1-liner attention to some trivial detail, plus it's redundant to daylog record. Phones are ringing, beakers are boiling, ideas are percolating, data is spewing out, coffee is spilling. And yet: this strikes me as absolutely routine in service/industry/professions: "What did Officer O'Reilly do Thursday" vs. "What have we done this year on the UFO case?" must be routinely answerable. Likewise lineman activity vs. transformer #13492 service record; Dr. Proctor's medicare billables vs. history of Aunt *****'s hip replacement; endless etc. /Schooner Link to comment
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