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AE the war against data - 11/9/2012 10:34:49 AM   
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I seem to spend a lot of my time looking at something and thinking - why is that doing that? Of course it may be my advancing years and everyone else might have a clear recollection of every order they ever gave and the rationale behind it.

I have played around with a whole variety of ways of dealing with this issue, some shorthand notebooks, other post it notes etc etc.

Recently come across a free task manager (well they try to encourage you to buy the 'full program' but its not necessary IMHO) that looks to be very useful if you like keeping track of what is going on..

Its called Task List Guru

Its very customisable, happy to work with dates from the 1940s though it does tell you those dates are now expired. The notes section seems to be very useful and it happily stores screen caps in the notes too. Sub tasks etc work well and you can colour code.

Just a heads up for folks

Roger

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RE: AE the war against data - 11/9/2012 10:53:24 AM   
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Thanks for the tip, with a couple of games going this might come in handy!

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RE: AE the war against data - 11/9/2012 1:40:59 PM   
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Too bad my much honorable opponent saw this, he doesn't really need help to kick my butt around

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RE: AE the war against data - 11/9/2012 3:23:59 PM   
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I thought it unfair to keep it to myself..... mind you its one thing to be aware of it, its another to actually use it.

Roger

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RE: AE the war against data - 11/10/2012 3:43:57 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Roger Neilson 3

I seem to spend a lot of my time looking at something and thinking - why is that doing that? Of course it may be my advancing years and everyone else might have a clear recollection of every order they ever gave and the rationale behind it.

I have played around with a whole variety of ways of dealing with this issue, some shorthand notebooks, other post it notes etc etc.

Recently come across a free task manager (well they try to encourage you to buy the 'full program' but its not necessary IMHO) that looks to be very useful if you like keeping track of what is going on..

Its called Task List Guru

Its very customisable, happy to work with dates from the 1940s though it does tell you those dates are now expired. The notes section seems to be very useful and it happily stores screen caps in the notes too. Sub tasks etc work well and you can colour code.

Just a heads up for folks

Roger

Roger,

any chance to see a snapshot how you organised/customised your WitP AE tasks in TLG? I tried to locate the calendar function to re-set the 'actual' date (WitP AE turn date).

Thanks!

Klink, Oberst

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RE: AE the war against data - 11/11/2012 7:04:17 AM   
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Snapshot would be of a game in progress, with useful intel for me esteemed opponent,

The dates I simply click into and amend. I also use the Type to easily show a task that needs ordering and one that has been ordered.I use sub tasks for different operations.

So one specific note might be 3rd Assam 61,46 move to Shwebo - in date I put the day I need to order this, I can later change that to the date it was completed before I tick that its been done. In type I have two - Order and Actioned. If necessary more detailed notes, or a screencap map goes in the notes = the same map can go to many different tasks if they are all part of an overall operation.

I have just started using it - and maybe I'd have several ships still afloat had I started one turn earlier - must set waypoints!!!!!!

Roger



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RE: AE the war against data - 12/7/2012 11:48:21 AM   
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I downloaded this when Roger first posted, but have only just got round to using it.

It is a really useful tool for AE.

Thanks Roger!!

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RE: AE the war against data - 12/7/2012 1:31:30 PM   
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I have a sub list for each game and have developed my organisation as follows

Due date - obvious
Priority - I have these defined as operational areas equally they could be operations/plans
Type - I have Planning/Actioned/Give Orders/Idea
Task name - permits very long text so I use this for description of what the activity is.

I use the Task notes for even more description, or notes, or sketches, or screengrabs

Roger

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RE: AE the war against data - 12/8/2012 5:05:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Roger Neilson 3

I have a sub list for each game and have developed my organisation as follows

Due date - obvious
Priority - I have these defined as operational areas equally they could be operations/plans
Type - I have Planning/Actioned/Give Orders/Idea
Task name - permits very long text so I use this for description of what the activity is.

I use the Task notes for even more description, or notes, or sketches, or screengrabs

Roger



Could'nt you give us a 'censored' screenshot?

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RE: AE the war against data - 12/8/2012 7:20:02 PM   
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Ok this shows stuff that's already happened, I unchecked them so they could be displayed.

Roger




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RE: AE the war against data - 12/8/2012 7:28:03 PM   
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And the picture is......?

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RE: AE the war against data - 12/8/2012 7:38:55 PM   
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Now attached.....windows had a hissy fit!

Roger

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RE: AE the war against data - 12/8/2012 7:55:53 PM   
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Fantastic!!!

Thanks Roger....you have single handedly contributed to 'The War Against Logistics, and General Memory Lapses'. ( well for me anyway!! )


I'm recommending you to General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett in dispatches.




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RE: AE the war against data - 12/9/2012 7:05:18 AM   
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Puts underpants on head and sticks pencils up nostrils and mutters 'wibble'.

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