Org-roam TODO and Version ControlNov 5, 2022
At my last job (ArcheMedX), I was exposed to Roam Research (thanks Justin 🙂). For those who don’t know what Roam Research is, it’s a note-taking tool that allows you to write notes that bidirectionally link to each other. After leaving ArcheMedX, I started to use a similar Emacs library:
I extensively use
org-roam to track my TODO items by tagging each task with the TODO node. I then use the following function to quickly view my todo tasks (bound to
C-c n t).
From within Emacs, the above function will render a buffer like:
TODO Backlinks (3) 2022-11-04 (TODO Redesign PartyQs home screen)... 2022-11-04 (TODO Write blog-post about org-roam)... 2022-11-05 (TODO Setup RSS for site)...
As I complete tasks, I’ll update the node to be DONE which will prevent it from showing up when calling the above function. I also utilize MIGHTDO for tasks that I’d like to get to one day.
I utilize Git to version control all my notes. Even though my notes are only modified by me, I like to see how they have changed over time. It also allows me to completely change my notes without worrying about losing them.
I wrote an Emacs function that runs at a regular interval using Midnight to call
git commit, and
You can check out my full Emacs config on Github.