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Organizing what you've learned at eGullet


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#1 rotuts

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:36 AM

Ive learned a great deal at the eG.  so much so that its become difficult for me to organize all the posts and references.

 

Initially I made bookmarks.  now have a zillion book marks.

 

then I did screen shots of particular responses I wanted to save, and tried to call them something that would ring a bell and placed them in various folders.

 

OK to a degree.

 

but more and more Im looking for a particular post and cant find it or if its a pic, get back to the original thread to review the ideas more completely.

 

sometimes the search works but mostly its not so helpful at least to me for something specific Ive seen before.

 

so:  how have you been organizing what you've learned here?

 

here in one example, from PedroG re SV temps:

 

SV bourguignon.jpg

 

its a screen shot.

 

its # 22 in some sort of thread, but its hard to find that thread and go back to review.

 

 

many thanks


Edited by rotuts, 11 November 2013 - 09:41 AM.


#2 KennethT

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

have you tried Evernote? Really good for things like this.

#3 DiggingDogFarm

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:50 AM

Since I suffer from extreme ADHD and OCD and I'm the world's most disorganized person, I find it extremely difficult to stay organised.

I try to keep everything in folders in either Google Drive or Ubuntu One.

Critical information that I want to have easy access to without a lot of searching I'll email to myself via my gmail account.


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#4 nickrey

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:27 PM

It was this forum.

 

I second Evernote or emailing it to yourself but with both you still need to have an ability to search to retrieve the information. So the question is not so much one of storing (which you have done with the screen shot above) as one of retrieving what you have stored. For this you need a good search engine.

 

I gave up on the search function in eGullet a long time ago. If you know the sort of content, look it up using google site search (type "site:forums.egullet.org <search term>" into google). That's how I found the forum you mentioned (it was number two on the search list) and every other one I've tried to remember.


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#5 DiggingDogFarm

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:56 PM

That's what I like about emailing to gmail....the more detail in the subject line better....it makes searching easy.

You can also organize into folders.

 

Google Drive is also easy to search.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:46 PM

I use MacGourmet to organize recipes and notes. I just copy the information or picture and paste it into the program. The recipe section is quite flexible so for example you can put several versions all under the same recipe. I.e., "Pork Belly": SV or conventional.

#7 Mjx

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:29 AM

Web pages in general I save as .pdf files, then sort them to folders (many of which have a lot of subfolders). Works pretty well.


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#8 rotuts

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:39 AM

excellent ideas, many thanks



#9 Koen Lebegge

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:41 AM

evernote it is.  Gives the flexibility to combine web clippings, all kinds of documents, photo's and even hand-written notes.  Fully searchable, even does character recognition.  I store everything there.  It also synchronises over all your devices, which is very handy when you are on the move.



#10 Smithy

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:54 AM

I just ran across this topic while I was wondering the exact same question that rotuts brought up. Those of you who use Evernote: are you using the standard Evernote, or Evernote Cooks?

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