Like most lawyers, I do a lot of legal reading. I often run across information that I think to myself, this would be good to keep in mind when X happens. The problem, of course, is that when X does happen, I might or might not remember to think about the information I read.
As an experiment, I’ve started putting together an online notebook of situation checklists. The idea is that, when I run across useful stuff in my reading, I’ll take a minute to write a quick summary, copy the link, and then update (or start) the appropriate checklist of things to think about when X happens. To do this, I’m using the same software (MediaWiki) that powers Wikipedia.