This is the Wiki is based upon the excellent DokuWiki from splitbrain.org. I just installed a template “arctic” which provides some excellent side bar functionality AND style customization.
For More Information on the template visit Arctic
About two months ago, I started reading David Allen's book, “Getting Things Done”. I Then found this fantastic software called, Thinkingrock. It's a Java App that rigorously implements the GTD methodology. Because it's Java - it runs on my Mac AND my work PC. The third piece of my new organizational puzzle was the Hipster PDA - a very clever way to stay organized for cheap AND meet Mr. Allen's goal of always have something to write on.
But it turns out printing to 3×5 cards isn't that simple. I found, that PocketMods are slightly easier to print but again, I didn't have a good way to go from ThinkingRock to a pocketmod (or 3×5) card with the amount of detail I wanted or needed. To be fair, Thinking rock will export PDF files in PocketMod format - However the font is so small and old guy like me can't read them very well.
If I knew Java I could have modified Thinking Rock - but I don't. BUT I do know python… and with a little web searching I found wx.python AND report labs excellent pdfgen. I was in business. The result is: Axnz2Pdf.py - a pyhthon script that takes action xml files exported from ThinkingRock and turns them into PDF files you can print in a variety of formats.
To download the bundle click Here. I tried to make it clear. The bundle contains some HTML documentation AND the source python file. I renamed my file to
a2p and put it in my ~/bin directory so I can fire it off from Temrinal. I'm still researching how to turn it into a stand alone application so it's easier to distribute.
For reasons I can't fully explain I'm learning 3 languages at once. Perl (relearning), php (new to me) and now Python. I'm picking up Python because I can't get the Tk graphical library on the Mac to install with perl. Cpan is just not that easy to use for a part time programmer like me.
So I reformatted an old PC to be a linux box. During that process I'm learning a bunch of stuff.