My Memory is Trash
My memory is not only trash but just about impossible to turn into treasure and it drives me crazy to k-n-o-w that I've heard or read about (whatever it is) a short while ago but just can't find it now. Happen to you, too?
I used to try and resolve this by adding the posts or articles to "Favorites" (- a section on most Windows operated machines) but shortly the "Favorites" section became a swamp of files and urls that no longer existed and I quit that. Later on I tried making shortcuts to all the ideas I found interesting but even after I moved all the shortcuts into a single folder it became a mess.
Now - I feel I have the final answer - I have begun to use the Notepad (another gift from Windows) Notepad shows up on the bar at the bottom of my screen all the time. When I see something interesting I highlight, and copy it, then open Notepad, and then paste it. It only copies words and doesn't take up much space as a typical file. The secret (if there is one) is to name the file so I can find it again.
Notepad saves to "My Documents" and is (I think) the only file that ends in .txt so I can look in "My Documents" and click on the file type and just looks at the .txt files and find (yes, find!) what I think I might have saved a good percent of the time.
I'm a newbie to Trash to Treasures (and the Garden Web) and thought the thread titles here creative and fun to read all by themselves. Nice forum!