Please share with us what ideas you're grappling with. July 16, 2023
Another installment of the What Are You Working On? thread.
Here's your chance to join the community and enlighten us about your knowledge path trajectory. I do this for selfish reasons. It helps clarify my goals and visualize my thinking.
What I'm reading:
- Faulkner, Grant. The art of brevity: crafting the very short story, Prometheus Books. 2023. Scribd (Slow progress.)
- Velitchkov, Ivo and Anadiotis, George. Personal Knowledge Graphs: Connected thinking to boost productivity, creativity, and discovery, C. Scribner's Sons. 2023. Scribd (Too theoretical for me at times.)
- Abbey, Edward. A Voice Crying in the Wilderness Vox Clamantis in Deserto: Notes from a Secret Journal, RosettaBooks. 2018. Scribd (I just finished.)
- Cage, John. Diary: how to improve the world ; (you will only make matters worse). 2015. Physical (Crazy)
What I am programming:
Learning Pyside6 and QT for app development.
Zettelkasten word count distribution graph.
Following Arjan's code reviews.
What I'm listening to:
What I'm thinking about:
The Economics of Reading.
Words have meanings. Meanings shape ideas. Ideas lead to passions. Be careful how you "spend" time reading.
Optimum Foraging Models.
These models are classically applied to 'animals' and only implicitly applied to the human 'animal'. These models help explain habit, motivation, and distraction.
The nuances of note linking.
Rather than being dependent on its relevance or randomness, the energy of a link is relative to its current usefulness. Link saturation causes messiness, often blurring meaning. This blurring is sometimes just noise and sometimes it can lead to serendipity.
He was an avant-garde music composer. I can't listen to his music. His lectures and writing about music composition are so fascinating. He writes about his friend and my childhood hero, Buckminster Fuller. He studied my favorite philosopher, Huang Po. This new book I'm reading is from his personal diaries.
Block Universe Physics
How linking ideas to past ideas changes the future as well as the past idea. The past is changeable, not fixed.
The "My ten-day zettel production" is produced by a script for attachment to my daily journaling template. I do my journaling in Bear in order to keep personal journaling separated from my knowledge work.
My ten-day zettel production.
I must keep doing my best even though I'm a failure. My peak cognition is behind me. One day soon I will read my last book, write my last note, eat my last meal, and kiss my sweetie for the last time.
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