I should use a better note-taking system.
I've realized this for a while, I have a lot of ad hoc things to remember now. Text editors aren't working well, the granularity of notes are too small, the retrieval doesn't match files.
Then I was listening to this podcast, part one where they talk to +Thad Starner
(around 14:30): http://www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/385792677/our-computers-ourselves
– and he talks about the Rememberance Agent (http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~rhodes/Papers/remembrance.html
), where as you enter notes, the agent shows you past notes that have related terms.
Thad talks about this all in the context of wearable computing, but working remotely, at least as far as work is concerned, I always have my laptop with me as I work. Including during all conversations. So it seems sufficiently ubiquitous. And indeed it's the notes about people that feel most valuable to me – what did we talk about last, when else have I referred to this person I am now talking to, etc.
Any simple tools I might start with? (I keep being reminded of http://tiddlywiki.com
but haven't yet tried it.)