Has it really been that long?

2012. calendarI just fired up OpenSCAD, my 3D design program of choice, and then it occurred to me that it’s been quite a while since I’ve used it.  A quick search for *.SCAD files on my hard drive revealed I haven’t updated any OpenSCAD documents since 5/13/2012. 1

That’s more than two months!  How can this be?!  I’ve got a pile of ideas stacking up.

How do you organize your ideas?  I created an e-mail address for myself “ideas@DOMAIN.com,” jot down the ideas, and send them to myself constantly.  If I have paper, I’ll sketch the idea out, take a picture, and e-mail the picture to this same address.  I think I probably send myself about two or three e-mails a day.

I can’t wait to jump back into OpenSCAD and work on some of these ideas!!!

  1. Photo courtesy of Asja Borošvia Compfight []

2 Responses to “Has it really been that long?”

  1. kongorilla says:

    I used to keep a Tiddlywiki for project ideas. I’m not sure why I stopped. The list got very long. So many ideas were dependent on other projects being finished that were dependent on others, etc.

    Perhaps it became too difficult to confront all the projects that were going unfinished or not started at all. I guess it became easier to just “live in the now.”

  2. MakerBlock says:

    @Kongorilla: I think what I like about e-mailing myself the ideas is that the e-mail gets automatically routed into a subfolder for ideas and marked as read. If I think of something or want to remember something, I can just easily search it up. Even if I never go back to any of these ideas, I’ve heard that jotting down ideas as they come to you is a great way to keep your creative juices flowing.