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Как на самом деле запоминать всё, что прочитал

  • Приложения для сбора хайлайтов из статей и книг не помогают запоминать прочитанное

  • Для того, чтобы запоминать прочитанное не нужна хорошая память

  • Лучший способ запомнить прочитанное — понять то, что ты прочитал

  • Чтобы на самом деле понять прочитанное, нужно приложить усилия

  • Объясняй другим идеи, чтобы лучше понимать и запоминать их

  • Заведи блог

  • Участвуй в сетевых дискуссиях

  • Откажись от автоматизации



Ruliology of the “Forgotten” Code 10


Stephen Wolfram reflects on making his favorite science discovery from 40 years ago, code 10. A new look at this totalistic cellular automaton using modern tools.

Casually looking at notes from 40 years ago. Stephen is cool!





OLLOS is an experiment that organizes everything in my personal computing environment on one unified timeline.


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Notes Against Note-Taking Systems


Kind of controversial take on note taking systems. I can relate though, because i was lost in a burden of creating perfect knowledge management system for a long time without creating any knowledge. Simplest approach with commonplace notebook is what working for me now.
Comments are also useful.

Getting lost in your knowledge management system is a fantastic way to avoid creating things.
Most heart-stopping writing comes from synthesizing the previously unarticulated in the moment. Rather than reaching for your database, try channeling what’s in the air at this very second. These read/write errors are what we call originality.
Leonardo da Vinci kept all of his notes in one big book. If he liked something he put it down. This is known as a commonplace book, and it is about how detailed your note-taking system should be unless you plan on thinking more elaborately than Leonardo da Vinci.
Shun the useless adoption of the aesthetic of the useful. When something can be like work or like play, never make it work.



2024-03-07 Why do we even blog?


This article gets better every time I open it because Alex adds something to it. It goes about classic ontological, ethical and motivational problems of publishing texts online.

Alex talks about the thrill of getting comments and his fear of judgement in this comments. Well, I do not share this feeling. I do like getting comments (and I get them less often than I want), but I wouldn't call it a thrill. Certainly not “It makes me nervous. The heart beats. The heart bleeds.”-level thrill. Although I often find myself not knowing what to post in my Telegram channel, which is my most popular and least tended to writing place.

I like this quote:

Blogging turns into a performance where I feel like I’m demonstrating my moral character.

But is it blogging? I think it's the social and parasocial ties in general that make us perform. To real people, not just some internet people, I show some positions. Are they my true opinions? Do I really care about this or that topic? Maybe not so much.

And who cares about those laborious system administration blog posts where I struggle with this or that ephemeral problem. All these issues are lost pages. Nobody cares.

Please do continue your Butlerian Jihad notes though. I will need them in a couple of years, I feel that.

And there are so many posts to read, the folders on my disk with saved articles and snippets are more like compost heaps, where layer upon layer of good stuff gets dropped, never to see the light of day again.

I encourage you to curate this compost heap. Throw away 90 %.

The key is to find that happy state where the imagined audience adds a little zest

I think you have found it.

And now, the real banger quote comes:

For me, this imagined audience is more important than getting it right. Which is why I write my blog posts with the wiki spirit. All these sites are pretty similar, in essence. Blog, wiki, digital garden, Zettelkasten, there’s not enough difference to draw lines. It’s all a question of intent, of culture, of belonging. The blog spirit is to write pages over time, and they disappear into the archive. The digital garden spirit is to write unfinished articles and papers, to be refined or not. The Zettelkasten spirit is to follow the trail of thoughts you thought and add new branches, small notes with new thoughts leading to more thoughts on new notes. And the wiki spirit is to write and edit online, to hit the Save button and then it’s live. There is no editor, there is no draft. Wiki is like brutalism in content management. I can see the page sources and the end result is obvious and full of that old web power. It’s not an app. The software has no idea of process. The wiki spirit is to open that window, write the text and hit save. And then I read it again, and edit it. And tomorrow, I read it again, and edit it. And next week, perhaps, I read it again, and edit it.

I no longer live in the Wiki Now. The pages are intended for future readers but they are not timeless. I add timestamps all over the place. The blog spirit is strong. The pages do disappear into the great compost of thoughts. The archive gobbles them up. I do go back but I don’t rewrite the pages completely. I’m more likely to simply add a timestamp and some thoughts like I did on this page.

Abandoning the Wiki Now is one of the lessons I took from Alex. I'm now adding the timestamps in a lot of places. Even on Minecraft signs, to be honest. It just makes rereading a little bit cooler and more useful. But I do rewrite texts sometimes. I still believe in Wiki Now.



Gibberish Is Now Available on TestFlight - Gibberish and Stuff


Gibberish is a blogging app that looks and feels like a messaging app. It’s a bit weird, but that’s the point. This UI tricks my brain into writing mode, just like when I write long messages to my friends. Here’s what it looks like:

So true! The way I describe my day to the diary and to the friends is so different! It's those little bubbles that do something. I want this for Android.


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My note-taking process


Игорь рассказывает, как делает заметки.

Вложенные теги не нужны

Do not try to create a hierarchy (taxonomy) for your notes. It is not scalable and only works for narrow domain. Prefer tags.

Не понимал, зачем раскрашивать буквы в книжках, но Игорь пишет, что это полезно, когда есть комментарии

It is not useful to highlight without commenting. Writing summary is mandatory, highlighting is optional 1.



Productivity vs Insight, Tools for Reflection, and Other Questions Answered


An interview with Kinopio's creator.



Zim - a desktop wiki


Zim is a notepad like desktop application that is inspired by the way people use wikis.



CommunityWiki: Structure Of Wikis




CommunityWiki: Aggregated Information


How to save links? Write hooks! Lion told me that and I accepted that. It really inspired Betula.


CommunityWiki: Zelda Like Information System




My experiment with a Mini Cubes-inspired spatial information manager.


CommunityWiki: Mini Cubes


Lion Kimbro did the prototype. It still inspired me.





burn is an extremely simple diary program. You can only add new entries, or list all of them. No edits, no deletions, the history can’t be changed, and the time only moves forward. Make the best use of it.



Outliner Wiki


A collection of some outliners and note-taking apps on a Domino board.


domino 2




domino: a tool for collaging thoughts





linkhut: A social bookmarking site


linkhut is an open source social bookmarking website.



📜 Scroll: tools for thought.


Not exactly sure what that is, but looks cool, like a newspaper.



A notebook is a human's best friend


A notebook is a human's best friend. It's the only friend who will always stay neutral to your argument, whether it is controversial or not. It's the only friend who will capture all of your wild and rational thoughts and feelings and give nothing back. It's the only friend that will tell you the most amazing or depressing stories, in which your younger self are the main character. It's the only friend that will store all of your thoughts years after your death and tell your stories to those who read it.