really liked reading Wark say how that to understand the current informatics-based forces of production, comrades with technical knowledge are needed to collaborate with those with the theoretical knowledge. I feel like I sit in the space between theoretical and technical where I could have something to contribute here.
my reflowed PDF scan of Capital is Dead has its own pleasing glitches that I'm rather enjoying
I was thinking how Agoracould be useful for a team knowledge base. Each person maintains their own, and Agora rolls it up in to one space.
Relies on everyone being happy using markdown files and wikilinks, etc., though. Might need to bridge between various systems, as usually people have their own favourite personal tool, especially when it comes to knowledge management.
Discussed pipelines and WIP a bit.
Can definitely see how reducing context switching is important. That's a massive problem for me.
Enjoyed listening to The Stooges.
The idea of a digital gardening practicecame up in the DG telegram group. I don't really have one at the moment, but I'm getting in to a better 'daily log' habit. I tend to start in a private journal and add bits from that in to the public daily log as and when it makes sense to share. I'm starting to pop a few more work-related notes in during the workday, too.
the Ness LabsCollector to Creatorcourse is starting on Monday. It's at 4pm for me, so can't attend as I'm at work. But I'll try to follow along with the assignments anyway.
I've been reading through Ton's articles on his PKM system. Ton's PKM. It's of great interest to me because I really respect Ton's views, and I'm keen to see where it might help me reflect on my own system. Ton tries to avoid silos and lock-in, and has recently been able to move much of his system to plain-text and Obsidian, and I think many of the methods would translate to org-mode, if I wanted them to. Thanks Ton for sharing it in such detail. https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2020/10/100-days-in-obsidian-pt-1/
Will take me a while to read and digest all of it, but I think there's many tips I can pick up.
I want to rekindle my graphical weeknotes, after Kicksmade a mention of them. I really liked the end result of those. It was just hard work keeping it up.
I either need to streamline the process, or make it a dedicated labour of love. I don't have much time for labours of love right now, so streamlining the process might be needed.
I think I like the bulleted day log style that for example Flancianuses. A bullet for each log, not a new heading. I will try this for a while. To be determined however, how this maps up to the IndieWebnotion of notes and which ones I publish on my stream.
I have both a private journal and wiki, as well as this public one. They are two completely separate org-roamdatabases. There's a slight disconnect between the two, which introduces some friction when I'm thinking about where I should be writing something.
Tonmentions that he does not like the idea of publishing his notes to the web. "To me that is unthinkable: my notes are an extension of my thinking and a personal tool. They are part of my inner space. Publishing is a very different thing, meant for a different audience (you, not me), more product than internal process". This is very interesting, I'd like to spend some time to reflect on it.
Also trying out Flancian's method of tagging people as person. Not sure where that will get me, but interested to see.
being an indie researchershould be about being curious in public - not necessarily being an expert in some domain with a position to defend (I think Anne-Lauresaid this)
being 'indie' doesn't mean you just do it all yourself - it's very much about discussion and community, too
it might free you to do some things that might not happen in an academic environment
Feeling really happy that Trump lost / Biden won. Biden might not be about to bring in a socialist revolution, but holy fuck at least he's not Trump. It feels good for there to be a positive piece of news for once.