The random-password tracking tools are great, and they work for a lot of people. But to be used universally, they have to work in 99% of cases, which they're unlikely to. Can you use your favorite one at a library computer? Without your laptop? In a place that forbids USB drives? Without Internet access? It's a similar problem set to why we aren't all using software PKI or GPG email. How do I get the dang keys around to where I am, securely? Here, it's how do I get my password list around to where I am, securely?
Org mode is for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, planning projects, and authoring documents with a fast and effective plain-text system.
I've mostly used OneNote when taking online classes. It does a pretty good job of capturing web page text and graphics, and the search works fairly well. I've seen teachers use it to collaboratively edit lessons plans remotely and concurrently.
It would drive a few things. The development would likely take much longer, since if the cost for bugs comes out of my pocket, but first coding time comes out of yours, I'm going to spend your money. If you force me to release earlier than I say it's ready, I'll make you responsible for taking the code in the state it's in. And when bugs are found, I'm going to find a way to blame the architect or systems engineer for giving me a bad design, or you for inadequate requirements.
Oh, and feature creep is really going to cost you.
She also has a tweet where she says, "Black people CANNOT be racist against White people. Racism is a position of the oppressor who has the power.".
Sadly, that is not an unheard of definition. I had a college class that used that definition. If you tried to use one that factored in just feelings or beliefs, or just power differences between two individuals, you'd fail that question.
There's almost always some manager around who's short of resources and needs to get some stuff done. Find him and offer up some time.
This is also why many employees wind up with tricked out spreadsheets and word macros. They aren't allowed to script in regular languages, can't run websites, can't run databases. So they make do.
If your company doesn't want you to install unauthorized software, they probably don't want you to run unauthorized software either.
Good call. In companies where you can only run approved software, you frequently can't program in those environments, either. You've now written code that's unapproved.
I'd be careful about ssh'ing out or using other outside environments on the company time, though. If they're paying you to be in your chair, they aren't going to like you writing code for people who aren't them at the same time. Get some buy in from your boss on what you want to do.