I know Johnny himself doesn’t recommend uisng J.D for media, photos, etc. and I agree that one should just organise that stuff separately, using the principles that already work neatly for that (YYYYMMDD for photos, alphabetical author sort for books, etc.).
However, I’m wanting to somehow index their root folders so that they are not just there lying around freely and to be able to neatly refer to them and their location.
So far, I’ve come up with two proposals to do this, but I can’t choose between the two. One separates these “externally organised” things better, while the other integrates them with the rest of the J.D’d things.
The first proposal is as follows:
[my normal J.D system here]
This one leverages the
AC notation, but it creates a clear distinction from the actual J.D-managed files by using letters for the area. With this, in theory, I could create 10 J.D-managed areas, since I wouldn’t be using their numbers.
The second proposal is as follows:
[other normal J.D categories here]
This second proposal also uses letters to differentiate them, but this time they are in the category part of the
AC notation. As I said, this one integrates better with the already defined areas of my system, but it does so by using up space (both in areas and categories) that could be useful in the future for other actual J.D-managed things. Though, in theory, I could still use the normal 10 J.D-managed categories in each area, since I wouldn’t be using their numbers.
Basically, I’m debating whether I should keep these externally-managed things separate from the normal J.D system (proposal 1) or whether I should integrate them within, at the cost of used up space (proposal 2).
Any thoughts, ideas, opinions? Thanks!