Like Clay Shirky, I think that over-optimising your setup and workflow for now can lead to long-term anachronism. He says:
[S]ince every tool switch involves a period of disorientation and sub-optimal use, I have to make myself be willing to bang around with things I don’t understand until I do understand them. This is the opposite of a dream setup; the thing I can least afford is to get things working so perfectly that I don’t notice what’s changing in the environment anymore.
I’d love your comments and questions, particularly if you share your workflow or have any tips/tweaks for mine!
PS In 2015 I’m writing a book in my spare time called #uppingyourgame v2.0: a practical guide to personal productivity which you may find interesting…