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Will

Lives in Moscow Idaho. A life long learner using Zettelkasten via The Archive to augment reading. Loves working with Keyboard Maestro to extent apps. When no reading or online, I'm in the gym, woodshop, metal shop, or hiking in the backcountry.

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  • @nickmilo22, glad you could get the _Inline Note Link _ working. Is there a specific macro you are trying to get to work? I'll try and help. * For some of the macros, there is an expected variable needed that is provided by another macro. * On…
  • @nickmilo22, glad you could get the _Inline Note Link _ working. Is there a specific macro you are trying to get to work? I'll try and help. * For some of the macros, there is an expected variable needed that is provided by another macro. * On…
  • Thank you. Credit is shared amongst my teachers and those who inspired me. @kaidoh, @onlyskin, several people for the Keyboard Maestro users forum. And everyone who was kind enough to share tips on Regex. Testers and onlookers. Special thanks to @ct…
  • Thanks so much for the schooling on themes. I too have spent inordinate amounts of time choosing the right shade of blue. We're card-carrying members of TA (themeoholics anonymous). The PrettyFunctional themes were my starting point. Great examples…
  • @nickmilo22 Code blocks can be used for other things besides code - fixed text or something wanting special call out or tables. Example by @Basil at https://forum.zettelkasten.de/discussion/222/theme-prettyfunctional-regular.
    in [Theme] Niko Comment by Will March 28
  • @nickmilo22 I am old and not really attracted to a dark theme. But really, thanks! for the inspiration at looking at customizing a theme. Here is what I've come up with. This is what the editor looks like.
    in [Theme] Niko Comment by Will March 27
  • @Vinho I'm not much of a scripter but a few minutes poking around jq man pages and looking at the script output lead to ... in order to get the year to add insert \(.issued."date-parts"[0]). I see lots of problems here though. the year comes acro…
  • I find @pseudoevagrius stance compelling. This is different than old-school note taking.
  • @cdguit I revised my trigger to "This Application" "BibDesk" "Deactivates". Less friction and it runs when the database is saved and I switch windows to The Archive to place a citation. (Bibdesk deactivates) The listOfBibEntries variable is updated …
  • @cdguit Great macro. A great contribution. Like you, I'm just starting to build my bib file. I like the idea of creating the variable with one macro that runs in the background and a separate one that calls the variable. I use the "This Applicat…
  • @magnus said: Sometimes I do link without much thought to the connection just to have another way out of the note. I've made a commitment now to not do orphans and preferably always begin a note as a link from another. I admit that I too,…
  • In this context, I distinguish a "taxonomical relationship" a creation of a type of link that uses a word or phrase used in the actual text on both sides of the link. Not added just for the sake of linking. This adding terms for sake of a link I con…
  • Yet another Keyboard Maestro Macro. Quick insertion of links to other Zettels with type-ahead search (using Keyboard Maestro) a.k.a. Insert link into a note interstitially with a [[ and typeahead search. Results are like [[201901212335]]
  • @Vinho YES! This is the Keyboard Maestro macro that I use for just this purpose. Easy peasy! Insert Note Link Download, import, change the directory and when creating a note just type [[ and typeahead search for the link, hit enter and continu…
  • @mediapathic your suggestion or desire to get a feeling as to the value of a note by delineating notes by "most-to-least used" is a good one and one I to wish for. This would require more than software magic. So I've implemented a manual kluge that …
  • Script to print all tags from .txt files (run from archive directory) a.k.a. Create a "Tag Cloud" note. Keyboard Maestro Macro
  • Hi @Vinho. This is my most useful so far note. At least the one most used as an entry point. Here is a link to the macro itself. If you have Keyboard Maestro just launching the downloaded file will import it. Be sure to change the directory to yo…
  • Some Fun with Randomness and Context a.k.a Presenting a random note. Keyboard Maestro Macro
  • You right @magnus, randomness and context require extra effort in the digital zettelkasten. Thanks so much for the inspiration to tackle this. I can now see the value of randomly adding randomness to my note-taking process. All the randomness fun ca…
  • Glad this is on your list @ctietze. I've been using a writing spell checker/grammar checker/writing assistant called Grammarly and am really liking its integration into various apps including Chrome so it is helping me with this post! Will be nice w…
  • This area the strip in the left is for Saved Searches.The Archive doesn't come with Saved Searches, you have to create your own for your own needs. This is a place where your "Saved Searches" can be accessed. Just select Saved Searches in the menu b…
  • I use my Zettelkasten for processing and integrating my reading. I'm not a university student currently but 'just' a life long learner. Looking through posts here will reveal actual post. Here is a couple of mine. https://forum.zettelkasten.de/dis…
  • @mediapathic said: @Will said: Keyboard Maestro to the rescue! Oh no. I mean, uh, thank you! Thanks, I consider Keyboard Maestro in this use case a crutch till @ctietze's further developments.
  • Automatic completion when adding a link or a tag to zettel. A.K.A. Using [[ and # to launch type ahead search and insertion of link or tag. Keyboard Maestro Macro
  • Keyboard Maestro to the rescue! The Archive Macros Four macros. The first is triggered by [[ then it does a type ahead search of your notes. Then it places the UID within [[ ]]. The other three are for duplicating the same funtionality with ta…
  • This is off topic but this is the only online article I've read introducing me to the idea of interstitial journaling. I took the ideas expressed and ran with them modifying them to fit my notions of an interwoven workflow much like I think I'm deve…
  • @mediapathic said: In my mind the only difference between #tags and keywords is that #tags are things I think will apply as a category, but keywords are "synonyms I will probably type accidentally when I'm trying to find this note which don't go …
  • @mediapathic You are correct. I was over thinking it or not thinking at all. This is an advantage of using a UID. Looking at this closer and your tip, make me wonder who it was that was making such a big deal over "backlinks". How can you "unle…
  • Yes @ctietze, once again you've clarified this process for me. I also have found myself spending "... too much time for organizing a note, finding back- and forward link targets, compared to actually writing more notes." Having the metadata short, …

  • # Note title Note body *** [[Zettel-ID]] #tag1 #tag2 biblo, PDF references, and links This is my format for new content notes. This puts all metadata at the end of the note and keeps them out of the way when I'm creating a note. I o…
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