First a tangent: In order to reduce desktop clutter and focus on the task at hand, I have decided to experiment with “A distraction free Desktop” as screencasted by Jon Udell. His accompanying blog post pointed me to a great Mac utility to cleanup my desktop and also to iterm which I believe is a very good alternative to the Terminal App offered by Apple.
- First a lot of my image and file links are hosted on my university account , I need to keep track of those files and links as I plant to consolidate all of them and store them in one place
- A lot of my text is free form. I want to give it more of a structure so that I can make better sense of it . for eg an entire experiment is detailed in a long paragraph instead of a more organized – Goal – Method- Conclusion type structure
- My Image links are quite “stupid” and cannot be queried in any smart way – for eg. All my protein gel images have random file names. I have to com up with a smart link or file naming system to bring more order and query-ability to the gel images