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There is topic on lesswrong about "trivial inconveniences". Recall it today reading about notetaking software. For me markor + syncthing were game changers. Open source, p2p sync, markdown, datetimestamping - sky is the limit. And simplicity. Just open Markor and write :)

Goodbye bitbucket. "No hg - no my repos". Now, when all git reigns, GitLab looks a lot more attractive (10 Gb for repo vs 2 Gb in bb).

Think about strange way of keeping bibtex notes inside articles I write. Then postpro script getting them out and make bibliography from. Seems complicated, but better than keep them in separate db.

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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!


Sunsetting mercurial on Remove all old good reps (find some forgotten staff). Littlie sad and nostalgeeque.


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).

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The Alternative Big O notation:

O(1) = O(yeah)
O(log n) = O(nice)
O(n) = O(k)
O(n²) = O(my)
O(2ⁿ) = O(no)
O(n!) = O(mg!)

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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 :)

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An astrophotographer has clicked an exceptional video, wherein we can feel the rotation of the earth Using a tracking mount, aligned with North Star, he kept clicking images every 12 seconds for the next 3 hours. The camera is looking at the same portion of the Milky Way

They broke gx mapping in vim! Evil! Arrrgh!

@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 :)

Most useful and insightful thing I've taken out of Zettelkasten system is keep cards (or notes) as small as one thought. My 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 system.

Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti aka Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus - Girne aka Kyrenia

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If there was a protocol/utility in *nix land called whistle(1), what would it be for and how would it work?

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Average U.S. teacher spends $459 of their own money on supplies for their classroom.

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