PTPL 008: Paperless? Don’t Give Up Those Pens Just Yet
Drafts actions, physical pens, daily notes living in a weekly log, Vim in Obsidian
Welcome to the eighth in a series of posts documenting my plain text, paper-less, Obsidian-flavoured journey.
Each post is a 5-minute or less summary of what I’ve read, learned, and implemented since the last edition. Links to earlier episodes can be found here.
Today I’ll be talking about —
Formatting date variables in Drafts actions
Needing more physical pens than I thought I did
Daily notes in a weekly log, continued
Using Vim in Obsidian
At least half of the notes that end up in my Obidian vault start life in Drafts.
This website is helpful for creating actions in Drafts that include date-based variables. I used it this week to change the format of the date in my Append to Weekly Note action in Drafts, to match the format I’ve set up in the Obsidian Timestamper plugin.
[[%Y-%m-%d %a, %H]] [[draft]]
The above tells Drafts to give me the date in this format: 2022–07–11 Mon, 14:37. In Timestamper the same format looks lik…
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