What are your zettelkasting plans for 14 August - 20 August 2022?
I'm wondering about the trajectory of my zettelkasting. Am I just wandering around? Do I have a coherent path? I've been thinking about my ZK, whether it supports my goals, and if I'm feeding it appropriately. Maybe this is something I shouldn't worry about. Does this resonate with you?
What are my feelings about my zettelkasting?
1. It is not the magic bullet that makes me remember everything I read.
2. It is fun as it fits my personal quirks.
3. I feel like I'm starting to get good at it.
4. It is something to do providing fodder for python programming and Keyboard Maestro.
5. It is a record of me.
6. It is fun to swim in.
Please open up and share with the community what you've been working on and your plans for your zettelkasting this week.
This past week found me doing:
- A deep dive into structured python programming. I'm using my 'Rakusu Ring spreadsheet' as a foil for this project.
- I received the course syllabus for 'ENGL 463 Geographies of Nonfiction', which has a hybrid writing and literature structure. I've started pouring the foundation in my ZK for this 20-week project: nine books, a dozen short stories, and a half dozen writing assignments. I started reading a couple of weeks ago, but now I must pour gas on the fire and read a lot.
- Refactored my Keyboard Maestro note templates. I simplified them and made them more broadly applicable.
My current plans for this coming week:
Class starts on the 23rd, and I have seven more books to read in preparation. Lots of reading ahead with little time for zettelkasting.
This week I'll try and finish reading - Alta California by Nick Neely - 460-page Travel Journal along with life's other projects: Boxing Training plus the care and feeding of the wife (Mary) and the puppy (Zivon).
When I'm procrastinating class work/reading, I'll be reading:
Literate Programming by Donald Knuth
The Book Of Form And Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki - Fiction
Here are a few of the titles and one-sentence summaries of zettel I created last week.
I'm excited about "Literate Programming," Donald Knuth's thesis on this programming paradigm has arrived at the library on interlibrary loan. I'll pick it up on Tuesday.
Handle Text Through Regular Expressions 
Literary Taxonomy of Sycamores 
- A dissected example of writing using science, history, and taxonomy using a tree as a foil.
B-Alta California 
- by Nick Neely
G-Establishing Firm Connections Between Ideas 
- Slowing down to create links focuses attention on thinking of connections. Connections are the most valuable.
Literate Programming 
- The interweaving of literature writing and coding. The writing expounds on the code, but not necessarily.
A-The Value of Grey Thinking 
- Everything lies on a spectrum - Farnam Street
Friending Bias 
- Even if low-income folks do encounter high-income folks, there's a tendency for them not to become friends. The researchers call this "friending bias."
Luhmann's Keyword Registry 
- Structure notes are like Luhmann's keyword registry. Start blogging ideas from structure notes.
The quality of our thinking is directly proportional to the quality of our reading. To think better, we must read better. - Rohan
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