31 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2021
    1. In short, here’s why a lawn roller may not be necessary for your lawn: Using heavy rollers on the ground leads to soil compaction.Compacted soil causes slow root development and slower turfgrass growth.
  2. Mar 2021
    1. No gardener can become a good gardener without getting over the fear of pruning, and no good gardener can become a great gardener without approaching pruning as part of the craft. Chop, whack, snip. It hurt, to see everyone almost exposed to their roots, not knowing whether they’d make it or not–driving home the guilt that was admitting that I had not taken good care of them. If they didn’t succeed, it would be my fault.

      Een mooie analogie of het nu om notities gaat, je tuin, je werk of iets anders. Je moet durven weglaten. Durven verwijderen

  3. Feb 2021
    1. The Garden of Forking Paths

      El Jardín de los Senderos que se Bifurcan.

      After reading the short story once more, I can't see how it relates to this context beyond the title. Sure, it's a garden and has paths, but the ideas behind it have nothing to do with how we build knowledge, it is all about how we perceive time and potentially how we interpret the many-worlds theory.

    2. In the stream metaphor you don’t experience the Stream by walking around it and looking at it, or following it to its end. You jump in and let it flow past. You feel the force of it hit you as things float by. It’s not that you are passive in the Stream. You can be active. But your actions in there — your blog posts, @ mentions, forum comments — exist in a context that is collapsed down to a simple timeline of events that together form a narrative.

      This describes exactly what frustrates me the most about online discussions. Especially on Twitter, it is so hard to build coherence on previous (and future) insight.

  4. Jan 2021
  5. Dec 2020
    1. The word florilegium literally means a gathering of flowers — flos (flowers) and legere (to gather).

      Is this the origin of what people have recently started calling digital gardens?

    1. I spin out notes and potential Notions from my project notes, as I encounter things in my work where some idea or thought jumps out. Those potential Notions I put in a folder called proto notions, inside my GotFP

      I just include these initial thoughts / ideas in the same Obsidian vault as my permanent notes. I think of them as "permanent notes in training" or, as some people have started calling them, seedlings (in the language of the digital gardening crowd).

  6. Sep 2020
    1. Curation comes before a chronological list. The chronological list is still there, but when you click "all articles" instead of numbered pages, all of the articles on that page are visible. If I had thousands of posts that might be a problem, but with my fairly small catalog the pages loads fast and you can scroll through it easily.
    2. The idea of a "blog" needs to get over itself. Everybody is treating writing as a "content marketing strategy" and using it to "build a personal brand" which leads to the fundamental flawed idea that everything you post has to be polished to perfection and ready to be consumed.

      Het is inderdaad het dilemma waar ik mee worstel. Enerzijds wil ik het liefste een Frankopedia maken van mijn site. Iets waar ik losse notities op post, waar ik bookmarks kwijt kan en ik zelf een grootverbruiker ben van de zoekbalk. Maar anderzijds vind ik het lastig te combineren met de meer gepolijste artikelen die ik er wil publiceren. Die meer gericht zijn op het publiek en minder voor mijn eigen second brain

    3. What makes a garden is interesting. It's personal. Things are organized and orderly, but with a touch of chaos around the edges.

      Mooie quote. "a touch of chaos around the edges"

    1. The digital garden is "a space for collecting (and connecting) the dots." You can and should link to other writing and references beyond your own to build up your network of knowledge.

      Digital Gardens, Commonplace books. Ik blijf het een fascinerend concept vinden. Het vereist aandacht en langdurig bijhouden om de waarde te vinden. Dat is wat mij persoonlijk nog tegenhoudt.

    1. The purpose (for me) in these bookmarks is to identify a space (or process) between Hypothesis and my IndieWeb commonplace site. I want to read, review, and share the link, salient quotes, and perhaps some context for others. The use of Hypothesis helps as I have another series of links behind to “show my work.”

      Bookmarks op je site zijn één van de meest traditionele vormen van bloggen en je eigen website vorm geven. Inderdaad kan Hypothesis helpen in het proces om de links van context te voorzien, ze bij elkaar te houden én via de Hypothesis API ze op allerlei manieren in je eigen systeem te krijgen. In welke vorm ze uiteindelijk in je eigen commonplace site/digital garden terecht komen, dat is aan je eigen creativiteit. Wat ik erg hoopgevend vind, is dat Hypothesis best wat metadata opslaat van de annotatie, wat weer mogelijkheden geeft voor andere dwarsverbanden, backlinks en digitaal "tuinieren".

  7. May 2020
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  9. Mar 2019
    1. Plants and worn, aged materials are generally used by Japanese garden designers to suggest an ancient and faraway natural landscape, and to express the fragility of existence as well as time's unstoppable advance.

      Description of elements that compose and give atmosphere to the gardens.

    2. Japanese gardens (日本庭園, nihon teien) are traditional gardens[1] whose designs are accompanied by Japanese aesthetic and philosophical ideas, avoid artificial ornamentation, and highlight the natural landscape.

      Brief definition of a Japanese Garden.

  10. Aug 2018
  11. Jul 2018
    1. And the perfect afternoon slowly ripened, slowly faded, slowly its petals closed

      An intriguing metaphor: the novel's name is The Garden Party, but nothing happened at the garden party was narrated in the novel, the only allusion to the process of the party is this, a few compliments on Laura's stunning appearance, and good-byes. Perhaps the metaphor also indicates that Laura's innocent age, (when she had not a taste of life and death), slowly ripened, and slowly faded with the perfect afternoon at the exact same time.

  12. Jul 2017
  13. May 2017
    1. To augment collaborative human and ecosystem capacity to perceive and to wisely address complex local and global issues. In all deliberations, consider onto the 7th generation.

      The TopicQuests Mission

  14. Mar 2017
    1. daily process of trying to explain and connect incoming ideas rather than rating them and arguing them changes your brain in helpful ways.
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  17. Dec 2015