Bunch of Explorations
Have a few projects going on simultaneously. Mainly I am trying to wrap my head around the different apps that you can implement Zettelkasten in. Traditionally I have used TiddlyWiki, which has been my favorite so far but I've made the mistaken of having some 5-10 different ones and treating each like a note collection storage unit.
- Project 1: Zettelkasten^3 - I'm using in trying to develop general models around: how society works, how people work, deeper forces and patterns, and the future (using this to see how I like the app)
- Project 2: TiddlyWiki - I'm trying to implement zettelkasten in a Tiddly Wiki. The focus is on developing skills to learn (hard and conceptual) and creating a personal philosophy. I'm using UUIDs for this. (using this to see how I like the app)
- Project 3: TiddlyWiki Luhmann - Recreating part of Luhmann's zettelkasten in its own TiddlyWiki to better understand it and how it worked
- Project 4: TiddlyWiki Zettelkasten - Frustrated around my earlier attempts at the Zettelkasten not going so well, so I started from scratch with trying to be really strict in my process
- Project 5: Spiral Zettelkasten - this is developing an idea I have of spiral knowledge. At the center of the spiral is the definition of knowledge. Than as you spiral outwards you hit all the different branches of knowledge (formal sciences, physical sciences, life sciences) than the fields of study (anthropology, physics, mathematics, etc), than at the very edges of the spiral is advanced knowledge (recently published research).
- Project 6: TiddlyWiki - The Knowledge Book: Big Ideas, Simply Explained - I love the big ideas series by DK, but wish they had one for knowledge. Where they do say 100-200 entries (each entry 1-2 pages long) that covers almost all the different fields of study in the various branches of science.
- Project 7: Physical Slip-box - exactly what it sounds like, I felt that starting off with a small physical box (random entries) gave me a semi good feel for learning to create concise notes.
- Project 8: Reference Wiki (TiddlyWiki) - I noticed in my earlier (mentioned in project 4) that my attempts at creating zettelkasten were getting a bit wild, where I felt they were getting too unruly and I was allowing too many junk notes into them. So I decided just to create a normal personal wiki that I can just collect stuff in. If I come across something I want to have a note on but don't want to add to the zettelkasten, I will add it here. This also allows me to feel better psychologically about being selective with my zettelkasten.
- Project 9: Roam Research - have an account on Roam that I am occasionally playing with because I find how it is built fascinating, with the core Idea of collapsible cascading notes having come to me previous and I tried implementing in github wiki unsuccessfully. The proprietary online nature of it keeps me from really giving it a go.
- Project 10: Zettlr - stumbled across zettlr today so giving it a try because I'm really curious about the markdown simple text approaches and seeing if this will work better than the other ones.
If anyone is interested I can post a comment under this later what I think of each of the app so far, and if anyone has any questions, shoot away!
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