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2022s

  • A book review of Antinet Zettelkasten by Scott P. Scheper

    Finished reading: Antinet Zettelkasten by Scott P. Scheper, 📚 a book about how to create an analog Zettelkasten (slip box) that acts as a “communication partner” for thinking and creating. After seeing a couple of videos from Scott and keeping up with his website, I expected this book to … read more

  • I updated my Books page to show what I’m currently reading and what I finished reading (each year). I’m using the Bookshelf shortcode plugin by @kottkrig and Book Reading Goals by @manton.

  • Play - Manage your video playlist

    Play, by Loop Apps LTDA, is an app for iOS and macOS that lets you easily save videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and other sources so you can manage your playlist and watch them later. If you get frustrated by the Watch later feature built into YouTube, this app could solve your problems. read more

  • Fade in your website using CSS

    If you would like to add a simple effect to your website that makes the page appear to fade in, you can do this through some simple CSS. Add the following CSS. Adjust the seconds as desired. This determines how quickly the page will fade in. Next, update your HTML body tag to include this onload … read more

  • Currently reading: Antinet Zettelkasten by Scott P. Scheper 📚

    If you are interested in analog note-taking, this is the book to read—the book details the analog Zettelkasten system and how and why it works.

  • You won’t succeed with a digital detox unless you replace what you are removing from your life with other things you enjoy. You also need to become comfortable being bored. It’s an opportunity to let your mind wander.

  • I started playing around with a new custom theme today. I applied the first draft to my blog. I have some fixes to apply, and I’m still tweaking things, but pretty happy with it so far. 🎨

  • Using TeuxDeux for time management

    I’m trying TeuxDeux again to see if it can be suitable for time blocking. One of my favorite things about TeuxDeux is that I can see an overview of my week and keep as many lists as I need on one clean page. TuexDuex supports Markdown headers, links, recurring tasks, configurable colors, and more. … read more

  • I played around with Obsidian’s Canvas feature (only in the Insider Build). I also played with Apple’s new Freeform app and think Obsidian canvas is better. Quite impressive for such a small dev team.

    Here is a pass at my “PKM” system. This doesn’t do the app justice, though.

    My PKM System
  • Micro.blog Cards Theme 1.1.5 - Reading Time

    The Cards Theme has been updated to support “Reading Time” on posts that take longer than 1 minute to read. This option will appear when you upgrade to v1.1.5 in the Micro.blog Plugins. There is a known issue with Micro.blog where your plugin settings will be overwritten when you update the plugin. … read more

  • Currently reading: The Staff Engineer’s Path by Tanya Reilly 📚

  • Finished reading: The Laws of Creativity by Joey Cofone 📚

  • Add Reading Time to your Micro.blog template

    I added Reading time to my blog. It was easy to do since it’s part of Hugo. It only displays if the reading time exceeds 1 minute. I think this makes sense because it will exclude it from short posts. In the layouts/posts/single.html template, add the following line below the date (or where ever you … read more

  • Who needs the Readwise Reader app?

    The Readwise Reader app is officially in a public beta. This means anyone can now sign up for immediate access. The app is free during the beta but will be paid for when it is officially released. You can subscribe to Readwise if you are not already locked in a price. Who needs the Readwise Reader … read more

  • A Substack and Ghost misunderstanding

    Through my Hacker News feed, I found a post to some interesting statements on Twitter saying that “Substack is now officially powered by Ghost!” The original message was posted by John O’Nolan, Founder/CEO of Ghost. It was quickly corrected by Substack Co-founder/CEO Chris Best. Substack is not … read more

  • Ghost in the Box

    This interesting essay explores the “Ghost in the Box” metaphor and how it applies to a Zettelkasten. The main idea (as I understand it) is that when you build a complex system of notes, they appear unfinished and confusing when others view them, but to you, they’re useful and full of insight. It is … read more

  • I wonder if today’s search engines will be replaced by AI or at least incorporate AI into the results.

    Rather than searching for a website with an answer to something, the AI will tell you the answer and allow you to fine-tune the outcome based on your needs.

  • I just purchased my copy of Mars Edit 5. A great app from @danielpunkass that works great with Micro.blog.

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  • Micro.blog Cards Theme 1.1.4 Enable the Conversation or Reply By Email plugins

    Update! The Cards Theme v1.1.4 has been updated to automatically show the Conversation and Reply By Email plugins if they are installed. You no longer need to update the theme as per the instructions below.  Suppose you are using the Micro.blog Cards Theme and want also to use the Conversations or … read more

  • Micro.blog Cards Theme 1.1.1 - New Dark Mode Toggle

    The Cards Theme has been updated with Dark Mode support! Thanks to inspiration and help from @danielsantos, the Cards Theme for Micro.blog now has an option in the plugin settings to enable a dark mode toggle. When toggled on, your site visitors will see a theme toggle in the top-right corner. When … read more

  • The Microsoft Graph Developer Proxy allows testing of how our apps handle errors and even throttling limits when accessing the Microsoft Graph API. Verify your code yourself before your customers do it for you!

  • I’m trying out MarsEdit 5 from @danielpunkass. The integration with Micro.blog looks to be outstanding. I wish there were a mobile version!

  • The new Canvas feature in the Obsidian v1.1.0 (Insider Build) looks crazy brilliant. I can see how this would help brainstorm directly in Obsidian. I will be trying it out soon. Here is a short video from Danny Hatcher that shows precisely what the Canvas view can do.

  • “How we spend our hours is how we spend our days. And, as the writer Annie Dillard so eloquently pointed out, “How we spend our days is . . . how we spend our lives.”” (Brad Stulberg, The Practice of Groundedness) 💬

  • Why Micro.blog is a great Twitter alternative

    Micro.blog gives you a central hub to post and share content while connecting with other microbloggers and wider indie web community members. With your blog, you can instantly share short status updates, long-form writing, and photos. By using IndieWeb standards on your domain, you can keep control … read more