I like to organize things. I also need a place to record and refer to things throughout the day. Back in the corporate world I used carry cut up pieces of blank paper clipped together in my back pocket. I kept my to-do’s, ideas, etc on them.
In June of 2005, with a kick-start from 43 folders and Douglas Johnson, I published my 1st Hipster Stack. I’d get a kick out of what others can do with this, so I am releasing it under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license. (Do be careful with attributing some of the other folk’s content I’ve included.)
My general stack has something for everybody:
Categorization via the Meta-Line Organizer.
Designed for cheap (gray scale) printing.
Economical use of an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. (Plus more room to write.)
- I’ll often keep my ‘official’ to-do list on this.
- Allows me to give notes to folks and not lose too much paper.
- Fold Up Cards.
- More formal cards. Yes, that is a picture of poison oak.
- Metric and English. Sorry it is a bit rough when printed.
- Metric and English.
- Star Chart.
- I do a bit of astronomy so it makes sense to me.
- World Map with Time Zones.
- Chess and Checkers.
- Playing Cards.
- The 9×9 version.
- For two players.
- Sundial Day Planner.
- I get fed up with one’s life totally planned by the hour so here is my little retort.
- Morse Code and Semaphore.
- I can never remember this stuff when I could use it… so like similar stuff, into the Hipster it goes.
- Staff (Music)
- Do It Yourself Art.
- OK, this is along the lines of the conceptual work I do…but totally valid for anyone to use and compose their own art.
- Full Sheet.
- Because sometimes you just need a full sheet of paper.
Hipster PDA (pdf) Hipster PDA Scribus Source file available upon request.
My blog’s Hipster PDA category has more free hipster PDA related goodies including a working slide rule, a graphically encoded audio podcast, keyfob, and extras.
(First published Sept 18, 2007)