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The TROLL system of Zettelkasten self-organization

edited January 22 in Workflows

My Zettelkasten now follows the TROLL :trollface: system. The backronym stands for

Tortuous Repository of Labyrinthine Lucubration

This isn't advocacy--it's an attempt to describe what my Zettelkasten has become so far, or rather, what it can and cannot do. It seems impervious to market forces and cannot interact with them. It wants to negate virtually every front-page headline in the paper of record and other carefully edited organs of filtered pablum. Other than that, there is no interaction. Attempts to optimize it only make it worse and more convoluted than otherwise. I wouldn't call it a wellspring of ideas--more like a trapped aquifer.

This seems to have happened after switching ID formats at least twice and adding an alphabetic backlink index. Any effort to describe it is at least as long as the Zettelkasten itself.

GitHub. Erdős #2. CC BY-SA 4.0. Problems worthy of attack / prove their worth by hitting back. -- Piet Hein.

Comments

  • I love it!
    I guess that makes me a follower of the HELPME system, Heuristic Exchange and Learning of my Personal Management Elucubrations.

    "A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it." - Ernest Hemingway

    Zettelkasten: Bear + DEVONthink, GTD: OmniFocus, production: Scrivener / Ableton Live.

  • @ZettelDistraction Thank you for waiting until after the forum upgrade went through so we can discuss this without interruptions :)

    Author at Zettelkasten.de • https://christiantietze.de/

  • I was hoping the "T" stood for "Transhierarchical", indicating some rare and enviable new UI/UX. :)

  • edited January 22

    @Andy:

    https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3406853.3434771 is a good reference, thank you. I started adding it, but it's too late: there isn't anything I can do to reverse whatever is unfolding in my Zettelkasten. If anything about it is "rare and enviable," it wouldn't be the user experience. :trollface:

    @KillerWhale:

    The HELPME development is so positive that my estimation of your Zettelkasten has to be even higher than I thought it was possible to estimate a Zettelkasten.

    GitHub. Erdős #2. CC BY-SA 4.0. Problems worthy of attack / prove their worth by hitting back. -- Piet Hein.

  • ...wow 🤦‍♂️

  • @tjex said:
    ...wow 🤦‍♂️

    If you have the time and inclination to elaborate, you are welcome to do so.

    GitHub. Erdős #2. CC BY-SA 4.0. Problems worthy of attack / prove their worth by hitting back. -- Piet Hein.

  • Wonder-Oriented Workflow.

    "A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it." - Ernest Hemingway

    Zettelkasten: Bear + DEVONthink, GTD: OmniFocus, production: Scrivener / Ableton Live.

  • edited February 11

    @KillerWhale, I appreciate your constructive, respectful, and considerate reading of an exclamation of surprise or disbelief, marked by a facepalm emoji, left without explanation.

    Post edited by ZettelDistraction on

    GitHub. Erdős #2. CC BY-SA 4.0. Problems worthy of attack / prove their worth by hitting back. -- Piet Hein.

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