- Nov 2023
This is an incredible post.FYI: Just so people don't think I'm ignoring this post, I'm answering it inside the thread Chadrick will be posting inside my Tribe (the private community people get access to with The Scott Scheper Letter).Still, please feel free to post here and share your thoughts. 🗃🗃🚀
And to follow on to https://hypothes.is/a/l-ktRn9aEe6CBLNbaJGEbA, dear leader approves the idea, but shills for the "private community" and refers to it as his Tribe.
SOME OTHER THOUGHTS on Antinet Evangelistic Starter Boxes: While watching Scott's 1 on 1 with Peter "The Antinet Prince" when they were discussing having the starting categories somewhere, a thought occurred to me. We should have a box created/manufactured and pre-populated with the main sections, basic outline cards, and some starting cards (a few of each type) with blanks to reformulate some pre-printed excerpt notes. This could have a bunch of foundational stuff from Luhmann's material. It could lead to a whole line of Antinet boxes (cool drawers that are stackable/expandable) and other helpful stuff. I worked for a plastics mold manufacturing company for over 10 years and have a lot of good friends there still. I'd be willing to help in the process if others think this might be a worthwhile endeavor. What do you think u/sscheper?
Example of someone using the phrase "Antinet Evangelistic Starter Boxes". It's a box of cards for god's sake! If you're going to productize it, then be a capitalist about it, but "evangelizing" it?!
@coachdan007 1 month ago "Fleeting Notes", "Literature Notes", and "Permanent Notes" are terms created by Sonke Ahrens, not Luhmann. Luhmann never wrote in the margins of any text he read. I spent a long time trying to learn how to build a zettelkesten. There really is a "best practice." Videos like this actually limit one's ability to find that best practice by advocating for terms and workflows that simply are not indicative to anything Luhmann did or advocated. I wish you well on your learning of this topic. But the video is neither a good starting point nor a good resting point. Keep digging.
Example of a Scheper cultist telling someone else they're doing it wrong and (in the follow up comment) telling them how to do it "right" (the Scheper way).
follow up comment
@subem81 thank you so much for your feedback. I did not mean to come off as any kind of a troll. And I appreciate you taking the time to adjust my perspective. I was going kind of fast when I replied. You're 100% correct that if I took the time to comment, then I should have not done it half-assed. The reason I commented was because I have experienced the frustration that many have in implementing a zettelkasten. I tried Roam (using Beau Haan's methodology) and Notion. The main text everyone likes to reference is "How to Write Smart Notes" but after I learned how to do an analog zettelkasten, it really became a valuable tool. I was a little reticent to recommend someone else's channel when commenting inside another person's channel. But, given your feedback, I think my choice was not ideal. So, for what it's worth, my zettelkasten journey was helped dramatically by @scottscheper and his ANTINET methodology. His youtube channel, his reddit group, his book, and his paid course are incredibly insightful. I have no affiliation other than as a customer. Again, thanks so much for your very kind feedback. I will be more careful going forward. -dan
@jsnyrty3917 1 month ago Niklas Luhmann never used fleeting notes or atomic notes and didn’t underline or highlight for his zettelkasten, that has nothing to do with it. Stop parroting Sonke Ahren’s book’s inventions and trying to say it’s for zettelkasten. Maybe go see how it’s actually done from a primary source.
Another example who throws out a comment bomb only to follow up with Scott Scheper.
One wonders if these examples may even be sock puppet accounts owned by Scott?
@jsnyrty3917 is less than a year old with no content at all: https://www.youtube.com/@jsnyrty3917/featured
@DrMaddy101 @DrMaddy101 @DrMaddy101 1 month ago hey, thanks for your input - you sound like an advanced Zettelkasten-er. Any recommendations for those that want the full version? Show less Read more 0 Like 0 Dislike Reply @DrMaddy101 @DrMaddy101 0/ Cancel Reply Add a reply... @jsnyrty3917 1 month ago @DrMaddy101 not advanced simply used primary sources and secondary sources like Scott Scheper’s youtube channel which explains it accurately.
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I would recommend caution here as Scheper approaches the subject like a cult, which it patently is not. He also has the tendency to gatekeep, gaslight others, and create a toxic environment. He's selling you something, and he's being rude about it at the same time. Even though he attempts to maintain something closely akin to Luhmann's practice, his poorly edited book distinctly suggests some very non-Luhmann-esque practices. The zettelkasten tradition is much richer and deeper than the surface level discussion of Luhmann. Using him as your only model is perforce going to be tremendously limiting. You'll find additional excellent (and even some more productive) examplars hiding in the works of Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Seneca, Boethius, Thomas Aquinas, Desiderius Erasmus, Rodolphus Agricola, Philip Melancthon, Konrad Gessner, John Locke, Carl Linnaeus, Thomas Harrison, Vincentius Placcius, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, S. D. Goitein, Gotthard Deutsch, Beatrice Webb, Sir James Murray, Marcel Mauss, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Mortimer J. Adler, Niklas Luhmann, Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, Jacques Barzun, Vladimir Nabokov, George Carlin, Twyla Tharp, Gertrud Bauer, and even Eminem. We really need to put an end to the "Cult of Luhmann" philosophy which is going around.
- Oct 2023
SV40 is the same virus that contaminated the polio vaccinations. This virus is known to cause cancer in humans.It has been linked to bone, brain ,liver and lung cancers. And it seems the virus can be passed on to the children of those inoculated with vaccine contaminated with SV40. The virus is found in the cancers of those people and cancers in their children. If it didn't come from the vaccine, how did these people come into contact with a monkey virus? Read about this in " Turtles All the Way Down" or " Anyone Who Tells You Vacines are Safe and Effective is Lying" by Dr. Vernon Coleman. For that matter, the last time I looked this up on the internet, all the information was there. The "trusted experts" knew about the contamination for years before it was finally removed from the polio vaccines. I will never trust any of them again.
"Anyone Who Tells You Vacines are Safe and Effective is Lying" by Dr. Vernon Coleman
they lie about everything.<br /> they always reward their believers (useful idiots).<br /> they always punish their skeptics (enemies of the state).
just think about how many people still believe that<br /> "smoking tobacco is better than smoking cannabis".<br /> that lie has been around for 100 years.<br /> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_history_of_cannabis_in_the_United_States
see also:<br /> 180 Degrees: Unlearn The Lies You've Been Taught To Believe.<br /> by Feargus O’Connor Greenwood
Discernment is much easier when you realise the enemy deals almost exclusively in ‘inversion’. So to get back to the truth you just need to invert their inversions. Often by reversing their narrative the world makes more sense.
So for example with regard to COVID:
The control measures were not brought in because of the virus, the virus was released in order to bring in the control measures.<br /> Again, "safe and effective" becomes "dangerous and useless".<br /> "Don’t take Ivermectin because it’s horse paste and ignore Vitamin D, C and Zinc" becomes "take Ivermectin and Vitamin D because they work".
``` Trauma Releasing Exercises are a form of Cult Deprogramming
[[Trauma Releasing Exercises]] (TRE) by [[David Berceli]]
related articles: [[Tremor]], [[Quakers]] (aka "shakers"), [[Bradford Keeney]] ([[Shaking medicine]]), [[Somatic experiencing]] ([[Peter A. Levine]]), [[Ecstatic dance]], [[Runner's high]], ... (its revealing that wikipedia has no articles on these "alternative medicine" topics... all hail the cult of big pharma!)
this association assumes that cults use [[Psychological trauma]] to imprison their slaves.
Psychological trauma is an emotional response caused by severe distressing events such as accidents, violence, sexual assault, terror, or sensory overload.
in every cult, there are people who want to escape. this "want to escape" starts early in childhood, where it is counteracted by punishment = by creating psychological trauma.
Sigmund Freud's [[Psychoanalysis]] always blames "some childhood trauma" for "neurotic" behavior in adults, instead of fixing the child education, to prevent the creation of that trauma in the first place = radical solution.
the cult slaves are expected to use their body only for working, not for sports, not for fighting, not for pleasure. all problems should be solved peacefully and intellectually ("let us talk..."). because the cult leaders know: if the slaves make too much use of their body (shaking medicine), the slaves would escape.
also related: [[Slave morality]] is another word for [[Cult]], because the [[Public opinion]] of every cult is a form of slave morality (beautiful lies), and hard truths ([[Red pill and blue pill|red pills]]) are hidden as master morality. ```
``` Psychiatry is a legal form of Cult Deprogramming
think about it:
- they claim you are "crazy and dangerous" to justify their force
- they use force to remove you from your everyday environment (because "your environment is a bad influence")
- they use force to imprison you in their world (because "their environment is a good influence")
- they use force to give you their "medicine" (because "their medicine is a good influence")
- all this is funded by the prisoner's "health insurance", which pays about 500 USD per day per prisoner, so of course, this "treatment" takes some weeks or months, while the doctors have practically zero work
source: i have been to jail for 3 years, and to psychiatry for about 1 year. jail is better than psychiatry: in jail, you have a clear date for your release, and you can refuse all cooperation and have your privacy. in psychiatry, you have no date for your release, you must cooperate (take their "medicine") to be released. so the mainstream culture is just another cult, using force to keep its slaves. that's why we have forced schooling.
related article: [[Political abuse of psychiatry]] ```
- psychological trauma
- childhood trauma
- forced schooling
- Trauma Releasing Exercises
- Cult Deprogramming
- ecstatic dance
- runners high
- cult deprogramming
- slave morality
- shaking medicine
- David Berceli
- Mar 2023
Two years later, he produced Mr. De Palma’s comic drama about a disfigured composer who sells his soul, “Phantom of the Paradise,” which has become a cult favorite.
It isn't a good long term solution unless you really don't care at all about disk space or bandwidth (which you may or may not).
Give this one another go and think it through more carefully.
- Sep 2022
It could also have been a center of some religious cult, where rites of passage or rituals connected to the time of year were performed.”
There's an irony here in that this "cult" may have actually been a cult of teachers and students. Should the broader thesis bear out, we're going to have lots of references to these cults of teachers lingering in the literature....
- Aug 2022
and free of globals
Ah! This remark highlights a fundamental difference in understanding between two camps, which I have been (painfully) aware of, but the source of this confusion has eluded me until only just right now. (Really, this is a source of frustration going back years.)
In one camp, the advice "don't use global variables" is a way of attacking a bunch of things endemic to their use, most notably unnecessary coupling to spooky state. In another camp "no global variables" is understood to mean literally that and taken no further—so you can have as much spookiness as you like, and so long as the value is not directly accessible (visible) from, say, another given piece of code appearing at the top-level ("global") context, as with the way
iis bound to the activation record in this example but is not accessible outside the scope of
getGetNext, then you're good.
That is, there are two aspects to variables: visibility and extent, and the first interpretation seeks to avoid the negative effects on both dimensions, while the second is satisfied by narrowly prohibiting direct visibility across boundaries.
I find the latter interpretation bizarre and completely at odds with the spirit of the exhortation for avoiding globals in the first place.
(What's worse is the the second interpretation usually goes hand in hand with the practice of making extensive use of closures, which because they are propped up as being closely associated with functions, then leads people to regretfully refer to this style as functional programming. This is a grave error—and, to repeat, totally at odds with the spirit of the thing.)
- Jul 2022
It feels like « removing spring » is one of those unchallenged truths like « always remove Turbolinks » or « never use fixtures ». It also feels like a confirmation bias when it goes wrong.
"unchallenged truths" is not really accurate. More like unchallenged assumption.
The thing that bugs me when I listen to the Muse podcast—it's something that's present here along with the episode with gklitt—is that there's this overarching suggestion that the solution to this is elusive or that there are platform constraints (especially re the Web) that keep any of these things from being made. But lots of what gets talked about here is possible today, it's just that no one's doing it, because the software development practices that have captured the attention of e.g. GitHub and Programmer Twitter value things that go against the grain of these desires. This is especially obvious in the parts that mention dealing with files. You could write your Web app to do that. So go do it! Even where problems exist, like with mobile OSes (esp. iOS), there're things like remoteStorage. Think remoteStorage sucks? Fine! Go embrace and extend it and make it work. It's not actually a technical problem at this point.
- May 2022
Local file Local file
This happens to be true of many of the new/up-to-date Web developers I see, too.
Anecdote: I never really did StackOverflow, either as a reader or a contributor. One day several years ago (well after StackOverflow had taken off), I figured that since I see people complain about JS being confusing all the time and since I know JS well, then I'd go answer a bunch of questions. The only problem was that when I went to the site and looked at the JS section, it was just a bunch of jQuery and framework shit—too much to simply ignore and try to find the ones that were actually questions about JS-the-language. "I know," I thought. "I'm in the JS section. I'll just manually rewrite the URL to jump to the ECMAScript section, which surely exists, right? So I did that, and I just got redirected to the JS section...
memory usage and (lack of) parallelism are concerns
Memory usage is a concern? wat
It's a problem, sure, if you're programming the way NPMers do. So don't do that.
This is a huge problem I've noticed when it comes to people programming in JS—even, bizarrely, people coming from other languages like Java or C# and where you'd expect them to at least try to continue to do things in JS just like they're comfortable doing in their own language. Just because it's there (i.e. possible in the language, e.g. dynamic language features) doesn't mean you have to use it...
(Relevant: How (and why) developers use the dynamic features of programming languages https://users.dcc.uchile.cl/~rrobbes/p/EMSE-features.pdf)
The really annoying thing is that the NPM style isn't even idiomatic for the language! So much of what the NodeJS camp does is so clearly done in frustration and the byproduct of a desire to work against the language. Case in point: the absolutely nonsensical attitude about always using triple equals (as if to ward off some evil spirits) and the undeniable contempt that so many have for
- Sep 2021
The tunnel far below represented Nevada’s latest salvo in a simmering water war: the construction of a $1.4 billion drainage hole to ensure that if the lake ever ran dry, Las Vegas could get the very last drop
Deep Concept: Modern America is mostly corrupt from it's own creation of wealth. Wealth is power, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely! Money and wealth have completely changed the underlying foundation of America. Modern America is the corrupted result of wealth. Morality and ethics in modern American have been reshaped to "fit" European Aristocracy, ironically the same European aristocracy America fled in the Revolutionary War.
Billions and billions of tax payer money is spent on projects that could never pass rigorous examination and best public ROI use. Political authoritative conditions rule public tax money for the benefit of a few at the expense of the many. The public "cult-like" sheep have no clue how they are being abused.
The authoritative abusers (politicians) follow the "mostly" corrupt American (fuck-you) form of government and individual power tactics that have been conveniently embedded in corrupt modern morality and ethics, used by corrupted lawyers and judges to codify the fundamental moral code that underpins the original American Constitution.
The Uncomfortable Truth is the Difficult and Unpopular Decisions are Now Unavoidable.
Topic is relevant across a span of global issues. Natural resources are Finite.....period! Timely decisions are critical to insure intelligent use of resources. DENIAL is the enemy and 800lb gorilla in the room. Neoliberisim and social dysfunction feed on any cognitive dissonance and poop it out as "crap". True believers of American Capitalism (yes there is a difference) have become "cult-like" and drink the fluid of the cult to the very end, human consequence is of no concern.
Point being: Reality is always elusive within a cult controlled (authoritative) mindset. Cult members are weak sheep, incapable of individual logic/reason. Authority can not be challenged. -- Denial, a human defense mechanism has been and is the common denominator in all personal and global conflict. Denial can be traced throughout modern history and rears its ugly head whenever the stakes are high.
- modern morality and ethics
- climate change
- european aristocracy
- public tax dollars
- human defense mechanism
- uncomfortable truth
- Lake Mead
- finite resources
- american capitalism
- modern America
- Aug 2021
A ‘Brainwashed Death Cult’: The Gamification of Conspiracy – Byline Times. (n.d.). Retrieved August 17, 2021, from https://bylinetimes.com/2021/08/10/a-brainwashed-death-cult-the-gamification-of-conspiracy/
- alternate reality
- conspiracy theory
- artificial intelligence
- behavioral science
- virtual reality
- Jun 2021
Mylan, S., & Hardman, C. (2021). COVID-19, cults, and the anti-vax movement. The Lancet, 397(10280), 1181. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00443-8
- May 2021
- Oct 2020
The react community has become a big cargo cult. There are some good ideas in the community and many Bad Ideas™. Paving the bad idea cowpaths lends a sense of legitimacy to these bad technical ideas that is not merited.
- UI library: syntax
- path of least resistance
- doing something without knowing why/how it works
- cargo cult
- familiar syntax
- hypothetical/alternate history
- not merited
- UI library
- paving cow paths
- due to historical reasons
- excellent writing
- it's just _
- getting stuck in a rut
- Jun 2020
- Jul 2017
Cargo cultism is the bureaucratic rationality of blindly following established procedures and respecting authority. In the moral domain, that can lead ordinary people into committing genocide without reflection; in science, it leads to nutritional recommendations that may also have killed millions of people. When you look into how those recommendations were arrived at, it becomes obvious that honesty would compel the entire field of nutrition science to resign in recognition of its total failure—both scientific failure and moral failure.
“Doing what scientists do” is not doing science, and won’t deliver—just as “doing what a ground crew does” doesn’t bring planes. It’s just going through the motions.
In other words, you can only begin your career as a scientist by doing cargo-cult science. Eventually—if you are smart and lucky—you can upgrade. But almost all scientists get stuck at the cargo cult stage; and almost all supposed science is cargo culting.
“Cargo cult” describes not just science, but much of what everyone does in sophisticated rich countries. I’m not speaking of our religions; I mean our jobs and governments and schools and medical systems, which frequently fail to deliver. Companies run on cargo cult business management; states run on cargo cult policies; schools run on cargo cult education theories (Feynman mentioned this one); mainstream modern medicine is mostly witch doctoring. An outsider could see that these cannot deliver, because they are scripted busy-work justified by ideologies that lack contact with reality. Often they imitate activities that did work once, for reasons that have been forgotten or were never understood.