Flock is the name I'm giving my personal wiki / notes / stream / garden / flow / stock setup. (My Personal learning environment?) It's a Rube Goldberg device of various other systems, so it's handy to have a word to refer to it all with.

Flock as a portmanteau of flow and stock, and also because I like flocks of birds and agent-based systems. I like the idea of groups of people doing similar stuff to this, autonomously but connected, producing emergent phenomena.

1. Parts

2. Fleeting notes

I take these with org-capture if I'm at my desktop, orgzly if I'm somewhere with my mobile.

3. Permanent notes

Write them in org-roam. Link them from my stream.

4. Garden / stock

Same as permanent notes? This is org-roam, anyway.

5. Stream / flow

I write this in org-roam first with org-roam-daily. Most stuff I'll then publish to my WordPress site, by publishing to html from org-roam and then copy/pasting into WordPress.

I do this as on WP I have feeds / webmentions set up, so I can get a bit of interactivity with my friends through this. As well as POSSE, etc. All the IndieWeb goodness.

6. Articles

org-roam, but then publish on WordPress.

7. Principles

  • Local-first. I don't want to be dependent on connectivity, at least not for the basics of capturing notes and writing.

8. Itches

  • [ ] Rather than copy/paste my notes from published org-roam to WordPress, push them via micropub.
    • Would require the content to be converted to HTML first, otherwise it would still be marked up in org-mode. Micropub accepts html.
    • I could probably use org-html-export-as-html or org-html-convert-region-to-html (elpa/26.3/develop/org-plus-contrib-20201019/ox-html.el:3775)
  • [ ] Or, set up webmentions etc as some layer on top of published org-roam, so WP no longer needed
  • [ ] With my current setup, I can't really post from my phone. I mean I can post via micropub to WP, but that I have to PESOS back to my org-roam version. So what I do is just take it as a note in orgzly, and post it later. I'm kind of OK with that - I have no need for things to be instant. That said, it could be nice to bring back micropub into the equation, just because I like it.
  • [ ] a good way for getting notes from koreader on my kobo into my garden
  • [ ] add a wordcloud
  • [X] change the capture template to not include timestamp
  • [X] setup purge on tailwind (Purging unused CSS from my org-publish)
  • [ ] reloading a page with stacked notes sometimes gives a 'page not redirecting correctly' error.
  • [ ] some links from subfolders (e.g. recent changes) don't work
  • [ ] the 'root this page' link doesn't from pages in a subfolder
  • [ ] Add some basic night mode styling
  • [ ] Use or take some inspiration from Tufte CSS

9. Changelog

10. Elsewhere

10.2. In the Agora

10.3. Mentions

This page last updated: 2023-03-17 Fri 16:15. Map. Recent changes. Source. Peer Production License.