Difficult to process miscellaneous facts
I'm going through my inbox and have got to the notes from a conference I recently attended. They are full of miscellaneous facts form the talks that I found interesting enough to jot down. The problem is I'm not sure what to do with them. Here are a couple of examples:
- ITK Kinase inhibitors may help asthma.
- Assay lengths are limited to an hour because active molecules that take longer than that are of no interest anyway.
- Come back form lunch at 13:45.
The third one has become trash but the other two are relevant to my field of work and are the kind of thing that I might like to use in a piece or writing one day. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good system for keeping things like this. I COULD put it in a folder with a suitable label, but I would likely never look through it. Right now my impulse is to trash the notes but that's only because I can't think of a better alternative.
another vote for Evernote (that rhymes!)
You'd be amazed at how many one-sentence files I have in Evernote. It is, in my opinion, the best place for randomness!
I tag my files as explicitly as I can. Your tags for a note that says, "ITK Kinase inhibitors may help asthma" might be: ITK, Kinase, inhibitors, asthma" Yes, it's almost as long as the contents but tags let you pull up all of the files with that tag, not all of the files with the word. A search for "Inhibitors" in your notes might pull up a couple of hundred entries, but a tag search will pull up the important ones. I love my tag searches.
OK, stepping off my soapbox now...