One Year before, I found your site and used one of the calendar designed by one of your member and traduced into French by another.
2009 is nearly there. So this year I have updated this template for the coming year and I am happy to share this work with the DIY Planner Community.
Just like you would do with the DIYplanner 3.0 kit
This is a template I created to track repetitive tasks at work and/or at home.
This form can be used repetitive action items. At the top is a short Notes/Description area that you can fill out. You may use this to track daily chores at home or if you are like me, I use it to track daily work reports. After the description, there is room to write the repeat tasks in list format and below that is a matrix that is 31 columns wide (use to track day of month) and 11 rows down (number of tasks in list). At some point, I may get rid of the Note/Desc section on top and try to squeeze 15 tasks per page. I print these double sided. I am currently tracking about 16 repeat tasks a day. I could probably think of more if I wanted.
Here's a pair of quick-and-dirty "I Did" list templates for Shris based on the discussion over here: http://www.diyplanner.com/node/6151
Refer to this thread: http://www.diyplanner.com/node/6151
It is an editable template, so if you want to modify it, go for it.
Someone was asking for something like this, so I thought I would submit it to see if I was on the right track...
Working to get my grocery shopping under control to keep the budget down, we are switching over to doing menu planning, weekly at first.
I whipped up this this weekend to help me out, and to make it look like the rest of my planner.
Included are .pdf for Classic and for Letter size as well as the source OpenOffice file.
Print two sided. The Classic size is on letter size, 2-up.
Done with the Widget Generator.
The paper size is 1/2 (vertical) of a classic size page (2.75" wide x 8.5" tall).
One of the nifty things about the long-gone Geodex system was that you could see your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly calendars all at once. This form is my version of the weekly to-do list, and is designed to be punched on the right hand edge. If you use daily forms on the right side of your planner, this sits on the other side of the rings so you can see all those things you need to accomplish for the week, and can transfer to your daily forms at will.
Includes calendar years 2007,2008,2009; blank task forms; cover; blank week & month
Made specifically for 4x6 index cards
Instructables.com bills itself as the world's biggest show and tell. To be sure, a lot of the how-to's lean a little to the ugly side of kludgey, but they really tap into the true DIY spirit. And there's certainly no lack of step-by-step articles for notebook hacks and Hipster PDA variants.
For example, take a look at one that uses our D*I*Y Planner hPDA kit:
Also note the related items at right, and explore from there. You too can have a Moleskine cover made out of a circuit board, suitable for impressing geek friends, scratching the table-top, or --when your loofah is nowhere to be found-- sloughing off dry skin.
From now on, things will be a bit different here on DIYPlanner.com ...and in a good way. I'll be detailing some of the proposed site changes in the next little while, especially as we tackle the technical parts. First off, though, one of the biggies: a change in our front-page content.
Lo, in the beginning, DIYPlanner.com was conceived of as an online 'zine style site, with an emphasis on original articles to differentiate itself from the plethora of "me-too" productivity blogs popping up like lemmings in the tundra. After all, when everybody is pointing to somebody else, there are few with anything to say; in fact, if you followed all the threads, most just went back eventually to 43Folders.
This decision meant that everything our writers produced had to be formalised to the point of being suitable for "real" print publication, mostly tied to their own subject expertise, whether that was templates, productivity, creativity or humour --think columns. This was a good idea at the time: we developed a lot of great original content, made a name for ourselves, and attracted a fair degree of mainstream media attention.
The problem is, three years later, this approach has a tendency to wear writers down, especially when they cover the same topics. Plus, it's no longer needed: we're established, the talent of our contributors requires no further proof, and --frankly-- it prevents us from saying a lot of the things we'd like to say. For example, if one of the team purchases a cool new notebook, that person shouldn't have to carefully construct a long and detailed review of the product.
So, change number one: although we'll still ring in with full-size articles, all the team members will now tackle things like product first impressions, mini how-to's, short reviews, links to other sites (with commentary) and other day-to-day happenings as short blog-style posts. And our writers should feel more free to handle whatever subjects they want, as long as it fits within the purview of the site.
Second, there's a lot of great discussions happening in the forums, but sometimes these quickly "fall off the grid" as new ones pop up. So we'll be promoting select forum topics to the front page on a regular basis to give more people more occasions to jump into the fray.
And the last one for now: we'll be contacting certain site members whom we feel have contributed a lot to the site, asking if they'll be interested in becoming regular front-page posters now that that the weight of the onerous "professional article" no longer looms dark overhead. However, if you're fairly new here or just like flying under the radar, and think you have something to contribute, please contact myself or Innowen; we'd love to hear your ideas.
I'll be writing about more changes soon, but what do you folks think of the above? Any other suggestions?