Genius. They wrote a script to make a PDF look like it's printed, signed, and then scanned again. Because digital signatures are still not accepted in many places while a signed and scanned printout is.
This is hacking bureaucracy. I love it!
About zettelkasten :) I like the basic principles, not 100% implementation of system. Small notes instead big ones, chains of thoughts instead of strict categories.
Before I was "thinking in text" by bursts of outlines, so transition was easy and natural (now I can use mcdn atx-headers instead of ul-lists).
Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.
Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.
This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.
Turning the patch into a plugin for Vim was easy. It's still raw and dirty, but no rocket science :)
@solderpunk Thank you. It turns out that I did not forget about gopherspace for all this time :) And it's nice to have own cave under circumlunar.space :)
Most useful and insightful thing I've taken out of Zettelkasten system is keep cards (or notes) as small as one thought. My #Low_Tech_Pim #plaintext #vim system allows cards any size, so I overuse it. My notes often were big (over 5000 signs). Such notes hard to split, edit, shift and toss. This stuck me a lot. The effect is like a "commit bomb" if you know what I mean ;)
Zettelkasten now in trend. Look at it and think about my own #plaintext system.
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