Productivity

Using Evernote as a ToDo List

Last week, I wrote about how I have started keeping a journal using Evernote and IFTTT. In that post, I mentioned that I’ve tried as many todo list systems as I could find, and never really stuck with one. I think that’s changed, now that I’m using Evernote both for journaling and for todo lists. And as an added bonus, I use IFTTT for this, too.

IFTTT Recipe: Create a pre populated todo list in #Evernote every day at midnight connects date-time to evernote
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Productivity

Journaling with IFTTT and Evernote

UPDATE: Thanks to this post by Jamie Todd Rubin, I now know how I could have solved the duplicating journal entries problem: add ” +” to the end of the email subject line that IFTTT sends (or manually add it myself when I change the address).

I started journaling 37 days ago, and using a simple IFTTT recipe, I haven’t missed a single day.

IFTTT Recipe: Email me every night at 9:30, reminding me to write a journal entry. (To be used with Evernote) connects date-time to gmail

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Projects

Raspberry Pi Mail Server: Final Touches

Updates: It turns out the relayhost setting below didn’t work for me. Here’s what I did instead.

If you’ve read any of my prvious posts about this (previous posts listed here), you’ll know they pretty much all included a “Next Steps” section. I have finally finished everything on the lists, so unless I discover I’ve done something wrong, or I think of something else this needs, I should be done with this project. Here’s what was left, which I’ll cover in this post:

Projects

Building a Raspberry Pi Mail Server: How

My Raspberry Pi Mail Server - Pre-assembly

My Raspberry Pi Mail Server – Pre-assembly

Now that I’ve ranted about why I decided to build my own mail server, it’s time to explain how.

In order to build my own mail server, I decided to use Postfix and Dovecot on a Raspberry Pi. I chose these three very specifically. Postfix and Dovecot are the go-to for building a mail server, and Raspberry Pis have been the home server of choice ever since they were announced. By selecting these, I was certain I would be able to get the most community support, and I would be able to find the most comprehensive guides on how to set everything up.

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tech

Automatically Send Documents to Your Kindle with Dropbox & ifttt

A great feature of the Kindle is the ability to email documents to it. (That isn’t quite how it works, but the details of that aren’t important for the purposes of this post.) I send at least 5 documents per month to my Kindle. It’d be nice if I didn’t have to go to the trouble of attaching files and sending mail to the device though. If only there were a way to automate this…

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tech

Retweeting/Replying in tircd with Ticker Slots

tircd is a Twitter client that runs on a server, and mimics an irc channel. I have used it on and off for a couple of years, and just recently re-installed it. The biggest reason I stopped using it before was that I had to go into my browser or another client to retweet or to reply to tweets in a way that would tie the conversation together. When I recently installed it, to my surprise I found that this had been taken care of – HOWEVER, I couldn’t figure out how to do it.

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