Getting my life back, Part III - Self-hosting my personal data (contacts, bookmarks, passwords, calendar, notes, tasks)
This third part of the series “Getting my life back”, is about personal data privacy. Although it’s a huge topic, I will just try to give some further details on how I manage my own personal data, after of course having already got rid of my social media accounts, one of the most dangerous personal privacy leaks.
In addition to that, on my previous post about smartphone addiction, I mentioned that my smartphone now serves me only as a means for better productivity.
How I GTD
Back in June, I wrote a post about todo.txt and I gave some general information on various applications that support it. In this post, I will focus on GTD, the methodology behind todo.txt, and how I use it in order to get things done.
Note: If you don’t have any idea about GTD or you want to remember the most important elements of this system, then you should visit and read this amazing summary:
How to use a simple text based to-do list to get things done
After testing almost every available tool in order to create and maintain my to-do lists, I decided I needed something that followed the k.i.s.s. software philosophy and this is the reason I started using Taskwarrior.
Taskwarrior has all the advantages of a text based to-do list application, but with two drawbacks for me:
I didn’t like the unofficial Android application (very important for me) I needed to have a VPS running taskd in order to be able to sync my PC and smartphone After using Taskwarrior for about two months, I went back to what I new best: using a paper to-do list!