I've been trying very hard to only use this journal for my wedding stuff, but I've been waffling sometimes about putting my other life things in here. For lack of a better place to put this:
I've been designing and writing my own Journal app. in PHP/MySQL. As kick-ass as LiveJournal is, I had three motivations for writing my own:
- LJ doesn't do everything the way I want it to. This is not LJ's fault. It was designed by someone else, for someone else. Of course it's not going to suit me entirely =)
- I've been keeping a journal of what I'm doing at work. Now, we don't have an official NDA, but I wouldn't keep work notes on someone else's server.
- There are some other private things that I would not keep on someone else's server, even as Private entries (financial stuff like bank account & credit card info, skeletons, that kinda thing).
I also want to pull up all entries in a certain category that _I_ get to define. I want to be able to do a specific date search (give me all of my entries on one date), a date range search (give me all of my entries from this date to that date), keyword search in the Subject and keyword search in the entry body.
I also want an integrated To-Do List. All journal entries will belong to a task. If I just look at all the tasks without the journal entries, that's my To-Do List.