- Aug 2021
Another theoretician of the index card system, the German sociologist Niklas Luhman, whose so-called "Zettelkasten" (slip-box) has achieved independent fame in Germany, used to talk about this first analytic step as "reduction for the sake of [building] complexity." 
Luhmann used the idea of "one card, one fact" as the first step of "reduction for the sake of [building] complexity."
Historically reducing things to their smallest essential form or building blocks makes it much easier to build up new complex things from them.
Examples of this include:
- Reducing numbers to binary 1 and 0
See Luhmann, Niklas (2000) Short Cuts. Edited by Peter Gente, Heidi Paris, Martin Weinmann. Frankfurt/Main: Zweitausendeins), p. 33.
- Jun 2021
- Mar 2021
the point isn't to integrate all of the things into your website. It's to solve the problem you have with a solution that has been community tested, openly developed, and will likely have already planned for some of the edge cases you wouldn't ever think of.
The IndieWeb isn't a checklist, it's a smörgåsbord from which you can take (only) what you need.
- Jan 2021
Miracles are everyone's right, but purification is necessary first.
Fear not the images related to this word your memories have brought. Recall what author said in introduction: removing blocks to love is Course's one concern.
You're not in need of adding content to your mind. A sculptor's masterpiece is ready only when everything unnecessary is removed. Let all illusions be dispelled off you and there is nothing left but love.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. T-16.4.6
You are only love, but when you deny this, you make what you are something you must learn to remember. T-6.3.2
Healing is not creating; it is reparation. T-5.2.1
The miracle does nothing. All it does is to undo ... It does not add, but merely takes away. T-28.1.1
The Atonement does not make holy. You were created holy. It merely brings unholiness to holiness; or what you made to what you are. Bringing illusion to truth, or the ego to God, is the Holy Spirit's only function. T-14.9.1
All your past except its beauty is gone, and nothing is left but a blessing. T-5.4.8
- Dec 2020
I think the main difference between the two are the way API are served. Some smelte components need you to input big chunk of json as props, while i prefer keep props as primitive types and in the other hand give you different components tags to compose.
- API design
- better than the alternatives
- building blocks / primitives
- nice API
- better/superior solution/way to do something
- comparing one's project/product with competition/alternatives
- see content below
- simple API
- Nov 2020
By structuring information in this way, Roam makes it super easy to move laterally across your information, while retaining vertical references. The book Emergency by Neil Strauss can live in my Book Notes page, my Prepping page, and my Neil Strauss page, without having to be moved.
I think Nat touches on an important use case here, but I wouldn't call it "moving laterally while retaining vertical references."
He's referring to a link to the book Emergency, not some content of the book itself. So each page can link to the book, that's not novel.
What is novel is that when entering in the book into your Roam database you can tag it with Prepping and Neil Strauss and it will show up under those pages automatically.
This also highlights a big difference between Roam and other note taking tools: tags are both everything and nothing. Every page is a tag, and every tag is a page.
Nat says that tags are everything and nothing, but I don't agree with that.
Pages consist of blocks.
A reference to a page is treated in the exact same way as a tag.
A block is not treated in the same way. A block is not a tag.
Evernote’s is based on three levels: Stacks, Notebooks, and notes. Each note lives in one notebook, which lives in one stack. Notion, Workflowy, and a few others allow infinite nesting. A note lives in a note lives in a note and so on.
Two top-down approaches to note taking.
In evernote your notes live in Stacks, notebooks or notes.
In Notion and Workflowy you've got blocks than can be infinitely nested.
- Oct 2020
On one hand Solid just provides a collection simple primitives like createState, createEffect, createMemo, etc.. These can be composed to create much more powerful behaviors.
- Jan 2019
there the advocate cannot prejudge the case lest he threaten both jus-tice and his own livelihood.
There is danger afoot.
I remember when I used to think that achieving equality under the law was like playing Jenga. Legal precedents were things that were stacked--one on top of another--like a tower of Jenga blocks, intricately connected. To fight for equality was to strategically go after specific precedents (blocks) that would eventually cause the tower to fall and allow for new, pro-equality precedents to be made (stacked), creating a new tower. But then I realized that Jenga can't be played if the initial blocks aren't placed on top of something else -- a particular surface/foundation -- and the same goes for legal precedents. There's always something lurking below (or beyond). We are still prejudging when it comes to the law -- but not in a way that works with or for everyone.
- Jul 2018
When English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee laid the foundation for the web in the late 80s, he created a system akin to Lego blocks. Pieces could easily be taken apart and put back together again. This tactile nature is the essence of the web, and it dovetails with hands-on learning. As teachers adopt web literacy into their curriculum, it’s best for students to actively practice what they intend to perfect, like coding chops, web page building and more.
Hands on approach in classroom to web literacy
- Dec 2017