My Paper Notebook Part 1
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Currently I am writing a larger blog post with the topic
Podman with VXLAN Overlay Network - the definitive guide. I think I will finish it during this week but today I would like to share some experience about Paper Notebooks. You know, this are this kind of books with a lot of empty pages inside where you have to write with a pen onto sheets of paper 😂
Nevertheless, I love real physical notebooks. They help me to focus on my thoughts and they help me to remember things more easily. And I love this empty white space to build out ideas and concepts.
This post is named Part 1 and maybe, there will be a part two - we will see. The pictures on the left side are the scans from my sketches of the upcoming blog post.
My paper notebook
Moleskine notebook with plain (blanco) pages. The quality of the pages is really good, but you should not write with ink or ballpens on it - it might be that you can see your writings on the back of the page. It is best used with simple pencils, normal or, if you like it, color pencils. Maybe I will buy a Leuchtturm notebook next time, because they offer
Usage Tip 1 - Don’t use it for work items
Usage Tip 2 - Number your pages
At some point during the work with your notebook you will have to write an index so you can find your entries back. A notebook will have somewhat between 120 to 180 pages and you will use it for 24 month or more. So numbered pages will help you to find things. 🧐 You can find some really good tips about numbering pages here.
Usage Tip 3 - How to reference internet URLs on paper?
I have found this one by myself 😎! I am using a URL shortener, one with the shortest URLs - https://u.nu. If you look at the featured image of this post, you will notice some rectangles there. Inside this rectangles are alphanumeric codes - this are the hashes for the URL shortener. For example, the combination
wkd- for me is
https://u.nu/wkd- and this will lead to
https://blog.oddbit.com/post/2014-08-11-four-ways-to-connect-a-docker/ - simple and efficient!
Try it yourself and have fun sketching your ideas!