This is the one silly gratuitous thing I’ve bought for the office in the new house. I’m not very organised on the whole, and I tend to have sporadic moments of sudden ideas, and no consistent way to keep track of the huge huge list of things in my head. Clearly the solution is a great big chalkboard on the wall behind me.
I’d forgotten how horrid the noise of writing on a chalkboard is :D There is a company that will print anything you want (logos etc.) onto a chalkboard, although it’s surprisingly expensive. I spend so much time doing the actual coding, and am so busy that I really need to grasp at anything that makes the coding time more efficient, and I think this will help me think more ‘big picture’ and still remember what I was thinking 10 minutes later :D