I have taken lately to using zim-wiki
as my techie knowledge repository.
After 20 years in Information Technology, I have amassed several reasons why
I don't want to keep my 'notes' anywhere but on the local drive.
Most CMS Webapps suck for notes as markups can play hell with your clipboard.
I studied and learned useful Search Engine (gurgle) strategic inquiries and bookmarked the results.
I have 1 search from 10 years ago that used to return over 10,000 hits for "How To" articles at Microsoft.com
Now serving 17,000 if you believe 'em (I don't).
google this for the result:
"How To|howto" +Troubleshoot +"kbhowto" site:support.microsoft.com
I study other people's answers to reported issues. Bookmark them.
I live here on LQ (maybe I should detox some?), searching for nuggets I don't have already.
The single biggest tip I can give you is the "site:" delimiter in google search, for example..
this works at startpage.com and duckduckgo.com and probably others also.
OR you can just use my google cse
for the above.
I have a white-board for less immediate issues.
I use the shit out of 3x5 lined index cards as reminders.
I use custom google search engines such as my Linux-only "dork search
" searching 43 linux-specific sites ONLY.
Keep good bookmarks, keep good notes. Even better, set your mind on the goal of "getting organized" and spend some time at it. It doesn't come easy.
A good directory structure under/below ~/Documents is imperative. These directories I have are:
Accounts # client-related info
C9 TaskCoach # timecard application
Legal # cirrhus9 internal stuff.
c9Notes # generic notes
c9archives # historical
Hell, I even have a "notes" directory just for .txt file as I used to 'record' my workups and installs using a text-editor and saving to a distinct filename.
Zim-wiki eliminates that process now.
I use ClipIt
(a clipboard manager)
I use Quickfox Notes
I use ReminderFox
I use all this and more all day, every day
as I manage my IT infrastructure on a daily basis.
Hope this is useful to you.