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  • @bvs @Basil thanks for taking care of @DavidWJ while I was offline for a bit there!
  • Welcome @gescho! As someone even farther toward the Soft end (I'm not doing science at all; I'm mostly writing fiction), I'll be interested to hear your opinions on this.
  • Hooray, we're famous!
  • Nice work! As someone who was a convert from Vim to Emacs only a few years ago, I'm super pleased to see someone moving beyond the simple Vimwiki setup I had. I'm looking forward to more details.
  • Additional thought: The timestamp method of generating a UID also guarantees being able to sort by creation time in a filesystem. Obviously for paper notes this is not relevant, but that is another potential disadvantage I see to this method.
  • This is fascinating! I actually already implement something like this, wherein I rename almost everything that gets referenced elsewhere with a UID. But, I just use the standard 12-digit timestamp. What's interesting to me here is the embedding o…
  • Oh right, I should have mentioned that I've been annoying @EFLS about ways to make zetteldeft more markdown-compatible by default, and they have been very responsive and helpful . Really, the only thing I'm running into wrt to markdown compatibilit…
  • I actually have a blog post/article that I've had in the works for a while now about how I do this, (yes, sorry guys). But, in answer to your specific question, I feel like our workflow needs are different enough that I'm not clear on what level you…
  • I also recommend Marked 2. As well as preview, it also has excellent export capabilities. I use it for exporting to PDF or HTML all the time, and it also has some additional tools for prose, like readability scoring, proofreading tools, and a surpri…
  • Brief clarification for non-emacs users: that is C- being referred to here.
  • I experimented with it briefly, and considered the lack of generalized support not worth the overhead of learning another markup language. Put another way: Markdown does everything I need, and more software understands it. However, that said, most o…
  • @Nikolay said: But if I use 1Writer I can name the note like “ID-number.md”, and then insert references to it in the form [[ID-number.md]]. If I add the title of a note like “ID-number Title.md]], so as not to lose readability, then the file na…
  • @sfast said: The Archive* currently has the basic features only. Tease
    in nvUltra Comment by mediapathic May 8
  • It's not a Zero-Sum Game I don't see how this could be bad news for The Archive. There are already a dozen other editors approximately in The Archive / nvALT space. I switch between them occasionally depending on what features I want. The things…
    in nvUltra Comment by mediapathic May 7
  • I had not played with Zettlr, but it's really nice so far, and seems to play nicely with The Archive. Thanks!
  • Addendum: Also the note list is not re-sorting when changes are made by external software until I hit ESC. Probably related enough to mention it here.
  • To amplify a specific part of what @ctietze said, when I have had paralyzing fears like this in the past, they have frequently come down to a fear of doubling effort. It's usually something like "If I do this the wrong way, I will have to do it agai…
  • "Hm I'll just start a discussion in public about a deeply complex idea essential to how I think. There's no way that could lead to an existential crisis! It'll be fine!"
  • I am reminded of our discussion about using ZK for creative writing here. Something that's fascinating about the plain text approach is that there is an eroding of the usual boundaries of form and content, which has the potential to do... something?…
  • My workaround for this is to do the search in Finder and limit search to "title contains." It's not optimal, but on the other hand it's a great example of why plain text software-agnostic approaches are best
  • I am doing pretty much precisely this. I don't have as much need for formulae and citations, but for inline images I work in parallel in either The Archive or Emacs with Marked open next to it. Especially makes doing things like making sure tables a…
  • I think "Zettel" is a specific subset of "Note". "Note" can include such as a scribbled phone number or other misc information. A "Zettel" is a note that is * deemed worthy of inclusion in one's Zettelkasten (so, for example, my TODO items abou…
  • I'm really liking both of these. Thanks for the new themes both of you! (for those coming along before @nickmilo22 puts in a screenshot, it's a dark semi-Solarized look, but with some interesting custom color choices that I think are really nice).
  • @Eurobubba said: (Part of me wants to say use Unix hard links, but I don't think those play very nicely with sync services either.) stares grimly off into distance They most definitely do not.
  • @sobertruth said: I will consider this—I especially like the file id idea and connecting them with plain text notes, since the Archive is becoming the center of my workflow. Is the directory just one folder or a hierarchy? I have a hi…
  • As an alternate perspective: I just keep my documents (mostly PDFs and docxs for the kind of work I do, also writing, but more fiction as well as articles) in a dedicated directory (which has the advantage of being synced by dropbox as well), but I …
  • What I really want here is deft to have some kind of option to use whatever search strategy works for the user. So, default would be native deft search, but I could set a flag and use ag, someone who likes xapian could use that, etc. I have no idea …
  • @EFLS I can speak to my own experience here, which is, yes, using the interface to filter notes is desperately slow (~900 notes for me). Initializing deft takes about 8 seconds. The first letter I type into the filter interface takes about 4 seconds…
  • I'm noticing a behavior that I'm not sure if it is intentional, or if it existed previously. If I select part of a text, go to a different note, then go back to the original note, the selection area is still selected. In other words, selection area …
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