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Share your ZK plans for 1 MAY - 7 May? NEW FORMAT!

This sure is a lonely affair.
Make a claim about what you 'intend' to do this week.
Shows anything! Or don't. Are you chicken?

This Week

  • Final week of classes!
  • My inbox has 12 zettel, and I want to clean-house. It means factoring and refactoring the ideas or abandoning them.
  • Coding work on ⌃⌥⇧⌘W Writing Tools
  • First field mowing of the year

Trivia.

A nugget from a zettel I created yesterday.
Eufriction is Good Friction 202204301205

You want process friction when it helps and not when it hinders the nut of a process. We would not want to live in a "friction-free world." When introducing a new note to our ZK, a little friction to slow us down, to help us reflect more deeply is a good thing.

Will Simpson
“Read Poetry, Listen to Good Music, and Get Exercise”
kestrelcreek.com

Comments

  • edited May 1

    Hi @Will, you change the format ? What was your motivations ? What do you expect from us ? :)

    Last Week

    I promised me to rest, but I went full work-berserk after one night or two of sleep, so I have many news zettels. I did'nt not finish the whole refactoring of my ZK, but it takes a direction where I feel more at ease  ! Yay ! \o/

    This week

    MiniBear will travel with his whole school next week, I have to prepare everything for him. I'm sure I will forget some things and other and my partner will be "OMG you forgot something ! Oh noooooo" like everytimes and everything will end up with some absurd scene like always. I take some advance and start laughing right away. And make a list. Security first ! It will help to prevent the worried daddy to put everything in the wallet and the full of enthousiasm little bear too.

    Goal for this week ? Finish the Act 2 of my novel and begin the third !

    Trivia :

    (traduced from my zettel "16.210605143211.Animal.Costasiella kuroshimae"
    Do you know the Costasiella kuroshimae  ?

    It's the one of the few animals to practice photosynthesis ! It accomplished that thanks to the seaweeds it eats, it takes their chloroplastes to create energy. 
    What we see is its gills. It measures less that 5mm and live in Pacific, Japan. 
    

  • This week

    Finish combing through the paper "Umwelt" by John Deely (2001), perhaps also reading his book pointed to by this paper: Basics of Semiotics (1990). Write ~10 detailed Zettels triggered by this.

  • This Week

    I'm finishing up work on another multi-person, collaborative ZK, created for a work project. It involved 7 other people, working in both Zettlr and The Archive. The two apps have slightly different search and link methods, so we had to standardize on a particular zettel format to get all zettels to work in both apps.

    I'm finding this collaborative approach to creating a ZK quite useful in collecting, collating and evaluating information.

    I'll mention that we started with a fairly complex mind map to lay out the work we were going to do, which everyone used to guide them in their individual assignments.

    Trivia.

    NotePlan continues to evolve and is now highly functional. It has active Discord discussion groups, if you want to understand capabilities or report bugs. It is also quite capable as a place to store your ZK, although I still prefer The Archive. I don't mean to overly promote this software - I'm not associated with it in any way, but I am a very happy user. It is part of the SetApp universe, if you happen to subscribe to that, and thus available at a very reasonable price.

  • @Loni said:

    Lovely photograph (?). I thought at first it was your whimsical creation.

  • Working on a math paper about a curiously overlooked computation that now has connections with a large body of mathematical theory...

    Erdös #2. ZK software components. “If you’re thinking without writing, you only think you’re thinking.” -- Leslie Lamport.

  • @Loni said:
    Hi @Will, you changed the format ? What were your motivations ? What do you expect from us ?

    Hi, @Loni,

    A weekly thread of this nature has been posted most weeks for two years now. We used to take turns initiating the thread. Some weeks it is lively, and other weeks like a mortuary. This was not my idea. It was @henrikenggaard's. I was able to get a link to the original post. What are you working on this week? (2020-06-08 to 2020-06-14)

    There is no format. Do what you want. Just tell us something about what you are working on. You can use the post as a social commitment or just as a way to double-check what you think you were planning on doing with your ZK during the week. It is up to you. I'm a bit more formal than some, but please don't follow my example.

    My motivations are to shake the trees for newbies by hopefully making it "friction-free" to play, start exciting conversations, and help each other.

    I don't expect anything from others. I want you to be happy and free from suffering.

    Sincerely
    Will

    Do you know the Costasiella kuroshimae?

    Not until now.

    Do you know the Tardigrade (water bears or moss piglets)?
    The Tardigrade is a little smaller than C. kuroshimae. Tardigrade grow to 0.5 mm long.

    Will Simpson
    “Read Poetry, Listen to Good Music, and Get Exercise”
    kestrelcreek.com

  • @amahabal said:

    This week

    Finish combing through the paper "Umwelt" by John Deely (2001), perhaps also reading his book pointed to by this paper: Basics of Semiotics (1990). Write ~10 detailed Zettels triggered by this.

    I took a look at Deely's paper, and it is a bit too thick for me with its "postlinguistic structures," "symbolic communication," and "prelinguistic object domains."

    Umwelt is nonetheless a intreging idea. I got formally introduced to Uexküll and Sebeok's notion of umwelt, in the sense of a way to look at the uniqueness of a literary character's world model. It came up in the discussion in ENGL473, a survey of the literature on the Pacific Northwest. We discussed "Sometimes a great notion" by Ken Kesey and "Sense of Place" by Wendell Berry. My curiosity lead me to Edmund Husserl and his notion of "Lebenswelt." Philosophically exciting but probably not too attractive to the fields of AI, neuroscience, or robotics.

    Will Simpson
    “Read Poetry, Listen to Good Music, and Get Exercise”
    kestrelcreek.com

  • @GeoEng51 said:

    @Loni said:

    Lovely photograph (?). I thought at first it was your whimsical creation.

    I would like too ! After some reasearches, the photographer is Alex Permiakov and he used a macro phographie technic.

    macro

    Those green sheeps are awesome, and I will definitely create something thanks to them :) But my weekly drawing is much more modest for today :

    @Will said
    Do you know the Tardigrade (water bears or moss piglets)?

    The Tardigrade is a little smaller than C. kuroshimae. Tardigrade grow to 0.5 mm long.

    Yeeeah ! I love this small guys a lot, they are like superheros from wildlife, they resist to incredible situations like being frozen for years.

    There is no format. Do what you want. Just tell us something about what you are working on. You can use the post as a social commitment or just as a way to double-check what you think you were planning on doing with your ZK during the week. It is up to you. I'm a bit more formal than some, but please don't follow my example.

    Understood ! As I see a changing, I was wondering if there is a "why" behind the "how" :)

    My motivations are to shake the trees for newbies by hopefully making it "friction-free" to play, start exciting conversations, and help each other.

    Understood(bis) ! :)

    I don't expect anything from others. I want you to be happy and free from suffering.

    Thank you =^^=

    @amahabal said:
    Finish combing through the paper "Umwelt" by John Deely (2001), perhaps also reading his book pointed to by this paper: Basics of Semiotics (1990). Write ~10 detailed Zettels triggered by this.

    Would you have readings recommandations for initiation to semiotics ? :) I tried a book that seems far too obscur to me in an university's librairy some years ago, I surely did'nt pick the best one to begin with ! ^^

  • @Loni

    Ah, I see that you're starting a checklist. ✧/ᐠ-ꞈ-ᐟ\ I always create one when I furr-get something for a reoccurring event or knyeow that I'll forget stuff. There's nyeowthing meowre pawful than furr-getting to nyeowt furr-get. /ᐠﹷ ‸ ﹷ ᐟ\ Anyathing meow furr-get for this event will be an opporunity to nyeowt furr-get it later on, so always use them! And tell MiniBear to enjoy the trip! /ᐠ。ꞈ。ᐟ✿\

    Regarding semiotics, have you thought of checking the references section of Wikipedia's articles? When I dive into a nyeow topic, I almost always look there. A search for "Introduction", "Beginner", "Dummy", "For Kids", or "Cartoon" often returns friendly material. This is how I found an introduction to statistics that used cartoons. It didn't contain anyathing relevant, but it was a fun ride.


    Last Week

    • Refactored a couple of Zettels that needed some polishing.
    • Finished reading What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard Nelson Bolles.
    • After seeing that I don't have enough time for reading due to Zettelkasten organyazation, I decided to put it aside for a while.
    • Made the video I promised to Loni.
    • Failed to process my Fleeting Nyeowtes or my reading nyeowtes on transition.
    • Prepared a form for the legal nyame change.

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    • Begin processing What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard Nelson Bolles.
    • Send the nyame change form.

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  • @Will said:
    I took a look at Deely's paper, and it is a bit too thick for me with its "postlinguistic structures," "symbolic communication," and "prelinguistic object domains."

    Yeah, I am a bit disappointed too. In some ways it made the waters murkier for me. My previous exposure to this concept was in Daniel Dennett's "From Bacteria to Bach and Back", where he uses the term as the individual -specific ontology of each organism and each, er, elevator.

    I'd like to find a nice paper with less cryptic language and a clean elucidation of what Umwelt means and what Innenwelt is, and shows how different authors use these terms, because they are all over the place. Dennett's use seems closer to that of an Innenwelt... Oh well. I will yet get down to the bottom of this.

    Umwelt is nonetheless a intreging idea. I got formally introduced to Uexküll and Sebeok's notion of umwelt, in the sense of a way to look at the uniqueness of a literary character's world model. It came up in the discussion in ENGL473, a survey of the literature on the Pacific Northwest. We discussed "Sometimes a great notion" by Ken Kesey and "Sense of Place" by Wendell Berry. My curiosity lead me to Edmund Husserl and his notion of "Lebenswelt." Philosophically exciting but probably not too attractive to the fields of AI, neuroscience, or robotics.

    My main interest these days (in the limited time I get from $work and kids) is trying to get a good grasp on "intuition"---how concepts are awakened, including remindings. How is it that we see a math problem and suddenly know that it is mathematical induction we should try. To that end, I am reading up on related domains, such as Semiotics (what signs point to "use mathematical induction?") but also a bit of Hermeneutics (how we read text and interpret; I mean the term not in the sense of Biblical Hermeneutics but wider). Phenomenology (and thus Husserl but also Heidegger) is also mixed in there, as are notions such as self-justification which prevent us from seeing something staring us in the eye. A rabbit-hole for sure, but one that goes through some gold mines, and maybe I will come out (metaphorically) richer.

    @Loni, I am in too early a stage to recommend. Looking for a good intro myself. If I find one I enjoy, I will let you know.

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