Schedule of Markus Gattol
Status: Considered finished. However changes/reviews might happen.
Last changed: Tuesday 2013-04-23 17:19 UTC
I make heavy use of a computer aided approach to plan my life in all aspects, may that be appointments, upcoming tasks, email, chat conversation, something to remember like a note or maybe a websites URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or content I want to preserve, my computer based approach can handle those things for me and keep me up-to-date so I will not forget things and be able to manage me and my environment much more efficiently than without this system. Of course, if others could take a look at my schedule that would ease things a lot and might save us a lot of time. Finally, this page is the published result of GNU Emacs planner-mode respectively org-mode, my computerized scheduling and time management system.
Table of Contents
This page is part of a bigger context called Markus's Scheduling and
self-management System. Following pages are considered being part of
- GTD (Getting Things Done)
- The Schedule of Markus Gattol (current page) which links to
- The index of Markus's to-the-net-published schedule data
- The PIM (Personal Information Manager) system existing of
Explicit information on my GNU Emacs based PIM (Personal Information
Manager) system i.e. planner-mode and org-mode is provided onto
another page of this website. This page really is merely part of the
to-the-net-published data that I manage with my PIM system i.e.
planner-mode respectively org-mode.
CAUTION: If the reader clicks the link below, he will arrive on an
index page for all my schedule pages. However, until now I simply
lacked the time to finish the schedule part i.e. for example just note
the partially ugly formatting (i.e. graphics for the laymen). However,
the functional part (which is the important one) is done although I am
not entirely satisfied with the manoeuvring possibilities yet (it
should be simple++ to move around inside my schedule data even when
published as XHTML to the net... For my visitors, I will make that a
piece of cake as well so that it finally feels almost the same as if
one would browse the PIM data from inside Emacs itself). I am going to
fix the cosmetics as soon as possible...
If you forget about the cosmetics, the data is correct, up-to-date and
just ready for the reader to be informed. Please god, make it happen
my days have 36 hours from now on so I can continue work on the
schedule part of my platform ;-]
My Schedule is the result of sticking to the GTD (Getting Things Done)
principle. Second to that, I use GNU Emacs and some additional
software to actually carry out the work of planning my schedule. So,
there are three important parts into this which finally make up what
can be seen on the schedule part of this website:
- The fact that I do things (plan/organize my life) based on the GTD
(Getting Things Done) principle.
- The toolset (GNU Emacs and add-on software to it) that I use to
implement the principle of GTD. There are other toolsets other than
the one I use which essentially allow one to do the same things as
I do with GNU Emacs and its add-ons. Those toolsets are commonly
known as PIM (Personal Information Manager) systems. Many PIM
systems can be used to implement the GTD principle i.e. GTD is not
specific to any toolset.
- The to-the-net published and always up-to-date schedule data
publicly available here on my website so others (colleagues,
family, etc.) can take a look at it an be informed without the need
to query me for information.
Getting Things Done
At very first, before starting to take notes and writing down
things-to-do (tasks), one needs to have an idea/concept of how he is
going to do this. It is important to understand that GTD, even that it
is a common principle, needs to become an individual approach how to
handle and organize a persons life in all aspects (family, work,
leisure, hobby, etc.).
The GTD page carries enough information to get a notion about the GTD
(Getting Things Done) principle plus shows how one might derive his
personalized GTD style in order to manage is life efficiently and
pretty much effortless once the system is in place.
How to read the Schedule
I have a central point on this website/platform that not just explains
how to read/use the schedule part but also the other two parts of my
I use my PIM (Personal Information Manager) system not just to
actually manage all my schedule data but also to create and manage the
schedule part of this website. The data within the PIM gets published
to the net where anybody (my mentors, other project members,
colleagues at work, family, etc.) can take a look at my
always-up-to-date schedule. However, I do have the possibility to
declare some of my PIM information as private so it gets not published
while I make the rest publicly available.