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Overview

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Greetings!
Welcome to Context!

Context is available at contextiskey.com. 

This work is possible by the love of TCB, my family, my teachers and my friends.
Thank you!

Have fun. Take care. Be free. Be happy. Namaste.

SUMMARY:
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Context is a collection of notes that describe a system for collecting notes. Such a system is useful when keeping a journal. Keeping a journal is a way to track thoughts, memories and moments.  

For more notes on why it's a good idea to keep a journal, see:
journal/meta.txt

At the heart of this system is a simple format to consistently document moments. The format of a single entry is described as follows:

*Year.Month.Day Hour:Minute:Seconds [keywords]
description
[blank line]

or more compactly:

*YYYY.MM.DD hh:mm:ss [keywords]
description
\n

More details about this format are described in:
journal/format.txt

A computer makes a good journaling tool.  Almost any should do the job.

If you don't have a computer, don't let that stop you! There are other ways:
journal/lotech.txt

Start with what is available to you. Start where you're at. Start now()! 

Remember to breathe. Remember to smile. 

REQUIREMENTS:
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The only real requirement for keeping a journal on your computer is a text editor that you are comfortable using.  

A description of differnt text editors and their features is included in:
journal/editors.txt

GETTING STARTED:
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Using your text editor, open two files in separate windows (or buffers, tabs, etc).

One for your "journal" entries (the past) called journal.txt.
One for your "todo list" items (the future) called todo.txt.

Two files are included as templates for starters:
journal.txt
todo.txt

If this is your first time with Context, start working through the items in todo.txt to get acquainted with the simple concepts behind the system. 

otherwise...

See [RECCOMENDATIONS] below for additional tools that can assist you in keeping and organizing your journal.

Python: (currently using versions 2.5.x)
http://www.python.org
code/python/install.txt

Moments

Version Control System of choice (optional, but strongly encouraged!):
administrator/version_control.txt


CHECK LIST:
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terminal open? 
file system browser open? 
system beep disabled?
desktop background set?
last instance loaded from instance_notes? 
workspace preferences open? 
usb sync?
pose tested?
pose started?
web browser open?

ok... here we go.
Deep Breath... Inhale.... Exhale.... :)

You may be able to reach me via code [at] contextiskey [dot] com.  





Once you have those items, let's get started!

SYSTEM NOTES:
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Context aims to be usable on as many different computer operating systems as possible.  
 
Notes on setting up different operating systems are included in:
system/

If you don't already have a preference in operating systems, you might try Ubuntu.
http://www.ubuntu.com

For more details on installing a new Ubuntu system, see:
system/startup.txt

Also, for running from an Ubuntu live session, you can try:
system/startup.sh
Be sure to update $NAME to be your name/username and $USBPATH to point to where this instance is.



If you have old instances of Context that you want to migrate from, see:
journal/upgrade.txt



Context recommends the use of the Moments python module to work with text files containing journal entries. 

A Context gives a frame of reference to the collected moments in effort to make them easy to retrieve and review as technologies and times change. 

More information about journaling is included under:
journal/
journal/introduction.txt