Recreation

Sheet Music

Filofax Sheet Music

Print as A4 or booklet double sided A5

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Usage advice: 

Use in full A4 or in booklet print as A5 size

Paper size: 
Multiple Sizes
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Word, OpenOffice, Acrobat Reader
Language: 
English

Amateur Radio Logbook

Amateur Radio Station Logbook

Suitable for printing as an A4 page, or scaling down to other sizes for any folder or Filofax

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Usage advice: 

Not many countries require licensed amateur radio enthusiasts keep a log book of their operations, but it's great to look back over previous contacts and I've found this page useful for jogging my memory for peoples names

Scale to suit your paper size and print double sided if you wish

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader, or Word or Open Office
Language: 
English

Reading List

A reading list page to jot down the books you intend to buy/read and keep track of what you have started etc.

Created as an A4 Filofax page, although it will scale to A5 or smaller.

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Usage advice: 

Edit to suit your own requirements.

Duplicate the two pages to make it a four page document if you want to print it in A5 using double sided booklet print.

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
MS Word or Open Office Writer, or any PDF reader
Language: 
English

Weekly Pick: The Art of Letter Writing

In these days of Twitter, texting and five-second Facebook comments, it seems as though there's also a bit of a backlash against "quick and dirty" digital correspondence. Many find that the humanity seems to be missing, and so on the bookstore shelves can now be found scores of books on hand-written notes, love letters, travelogues, greeting cards, and --above all-- honest-to-goodness pen-and-ink letter writing. There's a renaissance afoot.

So for this week's pick (actually our very first weekly pick) we'd like to highlight a thought-provoking article from The Art of Manliless by Brett and Kate McKay entitled The Art of Letter Writing, an overview of tools, expression, style and etiquette:

Man writing[...] But when it comes to sharing one’s true thoughts, sincere sympathies, ardent love, and deepest gratitude, words traveling along an invisible superhighway will never suffice. Why?

Because sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your saliva seals the envelope. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox. Your letter is then carried inside as an invited guest. The paper that was sitting on your desk, now sits on another’s. The recipient handles the paper that you handled. Letters create a connection that modern, impersonal forms of communication will never approach.

Read more: The Art of Letter Writing

Correspondence Tracker

I created this vertical 3x5 card to keep track of information about my pen pals. The top section is for the snail mail address, the middle section is for notes about the person, and the bottom section can tell you at a glance when you sent or received the last letter. I leave the back blank for extra notes.

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Usage advice: 

There's not much room on a 3x5, so in order to get full-size printing on my printer I have to print these to classic sized paper (two per sheet) and then cut them to size. There's just enough margin on the left side for circa if you want that.

I've included both Open Office and Adobe .pdf versions.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Open Office, Adobe Reader
Language: 
English

Garden Planting List

This is a Classic size template for utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method. If your not familiar with it go to www.squarefootgardening.com and check it out. This template will help plan and setup one 4X4 plot. Use multiple pages for more plots. The folks at Square Foot Gardening have given me their permission to post this here under the Creative Commons License. Hope this helps someone out.

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Usage advice: 

Used to plan out a Square Foot Garden plot. Decide what you want to plant, find out if that plant has any likes or dislikes with other plants. check Wikipedia for one list (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companion_plants), determine the spacing needed and then lay it out in the grid on the bottom. Once everything is placed where you want it take it out and start planting.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF viewer to view and print.
Language: 
English

Song Tracker

This template is for musicians who are working on new tunes and often play with different bands. It helps track new songs and when they can be checked off as "off the page." I often lose songs because they don't get off the page and into my head and then I forget I worked on them. There is space for notes about the song, room to write the info about the musical group (like lead player's phone number)and ideas that are not quite incorporated into "groupthink." Enjoy! Ideas are welcome!

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Usage advice: 

It is Classic size now but I really want it to be adaptable for 3x5 index cards that are printed vertically. Ideas?

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Open Office, Adobe Acrobat
Language: 
English

Dive Log

I needed new pages for my dive log and rather than buy some overpriced pages printed on paper that is nearly impossible to write on, I decided to make my own. The log has space for a dive profile, some summary information, comments, your cumulative bottom time, and a verification signature.

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Usage advice: 

Print, punch and use just like your normal dive log. This template only has a simple single level dive profile on it, I may get around to creating one with a multi-level profile one of these days but since I don't have the equipment to do those calculations it's not super high on my to-do list.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Viewer, Open Office Draw if you want to edit
Language: 
English

Media Library Loans

A form to keep tracks of your (media)library borrowings.
Version française incluse.

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Usage advice: 

I have a bad memory. I read 100 pages of a book to realize I already read it ! And I never bring back my books on time...
Now it's over :-)

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J'ai une mauvaise mémoire. Je lis 100 pages d'un livre pour m'aperçevoir que je l'ai déjà lu! Et je ne ramène jamais mes livres à la date de retour ...
Maintenant c'est fini :-)

Paper size: 
A4
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Foxit Reader/Acrobat Reader)
Language: 
English / Français