Re: Tracking your training hours
Our dojo doesn't track attendance since we don't tie testing to time in grade.
For myself I have a wall calendar (that came free with a newspaper I think) where I mark classes that I've attended with an A. Just so I can't lie to myself about how often I train. I track some other stuff that I want to keep track of the same way.
BTW about electronic versus paper - I always have to laugh a bit making appointments with people, by the time they've found the right day in their electronic agendas or smartphones, I'm already done with my old fashioned paper agenda. Which I can also safely drop or sit on without losing all the information in it.
Obviously this comment is written on a computer though. :-) So it just depends on what tool you prefer to use for different purposes.