Natalia's Hipster PDA in a plastic pocket - Kit Image

2006 calendar book and Hipster PDA. The book leash was inspired in some instructions in this very site.

I use some DIYPlanner's hipster templates, especially Projects, Actions, Matrix (for logs) and Finances. I also have my own simple templates for my weekly schedule and my weekly "square pie-chart". The latter is still something I am trying, and I will hopefully be able to report more on it later on.

I print my cards on normal draft A4 papers. No special papers for that. I just have too many draft papers lying around, and I do not feel the need for stiffer paper.

My calendar book is mainly used for appointments and cannot-miss things. I also keep an online calendar (unix command-line when + cron job) that sends me daily updates of new entries for my paper calendar.

The little plastic pocket I carry my hipster in was from last year's calendar book. I happily found it after being disappointed by my attemps of making an origami purse like Helma's. I am very thankful to everyone on that thread, especially Helma, for their help, but I have just settled with my plastic pocket for now. Thank you a lot, I will give the origami another try in a not very distant future!

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unix online calendar

I am intrigued by your online calendar:

I also keep an online calendar (unix command-line when + cron job) that sends me daily updates of new entries for my paper calendar.

Would elaborate on what you use, please?

Thanks!

Re: unix online calendar

I use a command-line program called 'when':

http://www.lightandmatter.com/when/when.html

It is a simple app to use once you play a bit with it. For instance, I keep birthdays and bill reminders there:

[Snippet from my calendar txt file]
2000* 07 17 , Homer the dog
d=20 , Light bill

When I type "when", it shows events for the upcoming 7 days. The real secret is that I leave everything on a server that is (almost) always on. I have added this to my crontab:

02 04 * * * $HOME/software/when/bin/when | mail -s "Memento" myemail@bla.com

So every morning I receive an e-mail message with the upcoming events for following week. When I check e-mail during the day, I just add those upcoming and recurring events to my paper calendar book (the blue one on the picture). There are more sophisticated command-line/web-based calendars out there, but I myself just needed something as simple and reliable as this.

I hope this helps. Sorry for not answering before, I have just seen your question! Let me know if you need any help.