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A brief overview by popular demand ;)
Let's make it personal!
- Explicit result : public wiki
- Implicit result : Integration
- Cool examples
- What's yet to come
- because I had too many things to think about
- because I was experiencing the browser as a central point of my activities
- because I think the human mind has intrinsic limitations
Explicit result : public wiki
- searchable through Seeks and other search engines
- accessible through RSS feed per page, per group and globally
Implicit result : Integration
Speed does matter when you repeat a task over, and over, and over...
One key to
- search across the entire wiki
- but also Google search across multiple wikis
- and even just
( to search the selected text in them
- person search
>person_name (repeat last person search
- automatic link formatting with
- giving * [[URL|title]] selected text
% on selected text to search across my collection of read books
(even more) Cool examples
Generating feeds on
- content I want to memorize
- events I must prepare
Every piece of information is dated
- search when a topic was added
- every page has an associated history page
* entire Web overlay of indexed pages
- remote backups
- boring so...
- do it with the command line once
- use that command with cron
- improve with checksums
- improve with automatic deletion of older backups
You will feel more relax, trust me.
- local instance
- once it's public, believe it will remain so.
- indexing engines : Google.com, archive.org, ...
- a two edged-sword game
- the more you share, the more others can help you
- the less you share, the less others can use that information against you
Know what you want to share, what you do not want to share.
- perpetual Αλφα (live on the edge)
- speed over idealized safety
- yet safety net (cf backups)
- it's a process not a product.
- it's your, don't limit your design to what exists
- keep it integrated and coherent
- example of...this very presentation!
- leveraging and leverageable.
- links matter
- if you can't keep it within your PIM, at the very least link from and to it
(yet more) Rules/heuristics
- quantitative is nice
- helps to remain "coldly" objective
- way better than long-term memory (yes, we all have biases)
- visualization is important
- helps to recognize patterns of complex objects
- don't repeat thoughts unless you want to
- have a local wiki (offline but with a computer)
- have paper note books (no computer)
- keep it scalable
What's yet to come
- going faster
- be more visual
- integrating more and more practices (with code repository)
- way more scalable (PersonalML/PML)
- better collaboration on such tools