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  2. www.janeausten.pludhlab.org www.janeausten.pludhlab.org
    1. a struggle on each side as to which should be most disinterested and hospitable

      This shows how lovely the Harvilles and The Musgroves are, I can see them being friends for the rest of their lives. Good kind people

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    1. Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted

      This line was treated poorly in the new adaptation (Persuasion 2022 Netflix) veering between calling them exes and friends. The point of this line is that they cannot be friends, they are keeping a distance from each other

  4. Jul 2022
    1. Accademia dei Lincei (Academy of Lynxes)

      There's something about this name and its original purpose as a society that makes me wonder if this wouldn't have been an excellent throwback name for the "Friends of the Link"?

    1. https://niklas-luhmann-archiv.de/bestand/zettelkasten/zettel/ZK_2_SW1_001_V

      One may notice that Niklas Luhmann's index within his zettelkasten is fantastically sparce. By this we might look at the index entry for "system" which links to only one card. For someone who spent a large portion of his life researching systems theory, this may seem fantastically bizarre.

      However, it's not as as odd as one may think given the structure of his particular zettelkasten. The single reference gives an initial foothold into his slip box where shuffling through cards beyond that idea will reveal a number of cards closely related to the topic which subsequently follow it. Regular use and work with the system would have allowed Luhmann better memory with respect to its contents and the searching through threads of thought would have potentially sparked new ideas and threads. Thus he didn't need to spend the time and effort to highly index each individual card, he just needed a starting place and could follow the links from there. This tends to minimize the indexing work he needed to do regularly, but simultaneously makes it harder for the modern person who may wish to read or consult those notes.

      Some of the difference here is the idea of top-down versus bottom-up construction. While thousands of his cards may have been tagged as "systems" or "systems theory", over time and with increased scale they would have become nearly useless as a construct. Instead, one may consider increasing levels of sub-topics, but these too may be generally useless with respect to (manual) search, so the better option is to only look at the smallest level of link (and/or their titles) which is only likely to link to 3-4 other locations outside of the card just before it. This greater specificity scales better over time on the part of the individual user who is broadly familiar with the system.


      Alternatively, for those in shared digital spaces who may maintain public facing (potentially shared) notes (zettelkasten), such sparse indices may not be as functional for the readers of such notes. New readers entering such material generally without context, will feel lost or befuddled that they may need to read hundreds of cards to find and explore the sorts of ideas they're actively looking for. In these cases, more extensive indices, digital search, and improved user interfaces may be required to help new readers find their way into the corpus of another's notes.


      Another related idea to that of digital, public, shared notes, is shared taxonomies. What sorts of word or words would one want to search for broadly to find the appropriate places? Certainly widely used systems like the Dewey Decimal System or the Universal Decimal Classification may be helpful for broadly crosslinking across systems, but this will take an additional level of work on the individual publishers.

      Is or isn't it worthwhile to do this in practice? Is this make-work? Perhaps not in analog spaces, but what about the affordances in digital spaces which are generally more easily searched as a corpus.


      As an experiment, attempt to explore Luhmann's Zettelkasten via an entryway into the index. Compare and contrast this with Andy Matuschak's notes which have some clever cross linking UI at the bottoms of the notes, but which are missing simple search functionality and have no tagging/indexing at all. Similarly look at W. Ross Ashby's system (both analog and digitized) and explore the different affordances of these two which are separately designed structures---the analog by Ashby himself, but the digital one by an institution after his death.

  5. Jun 2022
    1. https://briansunter.com/graph/#/page/logseq-social

      Brian Sunter (twitter) using Logseq as a social network platform.

      What simple standards exist here? Could this more broadly and potentially be used to connect personal wikis, digital gardens, zettelkasten, etc?

      Note that in this thread Dave Winer asks about how it can be tied into other standardized pieces to interconnect?

      How can I hook my outlines into your net if I’m not running Logseq?

      — dave.rss (@davewiner) June 13, 2022
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  6. Jan 2022
  7. Jul 2021
    1. Tracy noted Leslie was not conducting her reflection in a vacuum; rather, Leslie wrote to Tracy.

      Interesting observation. Connects to the earlier comment about vulnerability and trust but I'm really interested in how reflections change when they are addressed to someone.

  8. Jun 2021
    1. In Miss S. class, I remember there were two boys who were nice to me, J___ and— what's his name? Sorry. I still know him. He's still a good friend of mine. O___. They both kind of spoke Spanish, so they kind of helped me out as well, but I wasn't allowed to speak to anyone. The teacher was not having it … She was extremely strict. I think she was the kind of teacher that should not have ever taken up teaching as a job because some people just don't have the vocation. Is that the word in English? They don't have that in them and I don't think she had it, but they helped out a lot. J___ and Osvaldo, thank you wherever you are now. I know O___ is getting married soon, so yes.

      Time in US - Fitting in - making friends - primary education

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  12. Oct 2020
    1. When she reached the end they were hysterical

      Although it may seem a bit surreal, the fact that all of Isabel's friends seem that shallow and selfish, I think that this is ment to be an overexageration of what is actually going on in the minds of many of our surroundings. That is, those reactions wouldn't nessesarily be apparent not one bit, in the real word, but many people would react exactly this way internally towards the misshappening of other people. To me it seems that Mansfield is trying to give emphasis on the disturbingly strong shallowness of today's relationships, a fact that while is very strong, it is not at all that obvious.

  13. May 2020
  14. Nov 2019
    1. Iamluckyasimaginaryfriendsgo.Ihavebeenaliveforalotlongerthanmost.IonceknewanimaginaryfriendnamedPhilippe.HewastheimaginaryfriendofoneofMax’sclassmatesinpreschool.Helastedlessthanaweek.Onedayhepoppedintotheworld,lookingprettyhumanexceptforhislackofears(lotsofimaginaryfriendslackears),andthenafewdayslater,hewasgone.I’malsoluckythatMaxhasagreatimagination.IonceknewanimaginaryfriendnamedChompwhowasjustaspotonthewall.Justafuzzy,blackblobwithoutanyrealshapeatall.Chompcouldtalkandsortofslideupanddownthewall,buthewastwo-dimensionallikeapieceofpaper,sohecouldneverpryhimselfoff.Hedidn’thavearmsandlegslikeme.Hedidn’tevenhaveaface.Imaginaryfriendsgettheirappearancefromtheirhumanfriend’simagination.Maxisaverycreativeboy,andsoIhavetwoarms,twolegs,andaface.I’mnotmissingasinglebodypartandthatmakesmeararityintheworldofimaginaryfriends.Mostimaginaryfriendsaremissingsomethingorotherandsomedon’tevenlookhumanatall.LikeChomp.Toomuchimaginationcanbebad,though.IoncemetanimaginaryfriendnamedPterodactylwhoseeyeswerestuckontheendsofthesetwogangly,greenantennas.Hishumanfriendprobablythoughttheylookedcool,butpoorPterodactylcouldn’tfocusonanythingtosavehislife.Hetoldmethatheconstantlyfeltsicktohisstomachandwasalwaystrippingoverhisownfeet,whichwerejustfuzzyshadowsattachedtohislegs.HishumanfriendwassoobsessedwithPterodactyl’sheadandthoseeyesthathehadneverbotheredtothinkaboutanythingbelowPterodactyl’swaist.Thisisnotunusual

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  15. Jul 2019
    1. Noam Chomsky: One of the most appropriate comments I’ve seen on Trump’s foreign policy appeared in an article in The New Republic written by David Roth, the editor of a sports blog: “The spectacle of expert analysts and thought leaders parsing the actions of a man with no expertise or capacity for analysis is the purest acid satire — but less because of how badly that expert analysis has failed than because of how sincerely misplaced it is … there is nothing here to parse, no hidden meanings or tactical elisions or slow-rolled strategic campaign.” That seems generally accurate. This is a man, after all, who dismisses the information and analyses of his massive intelligence system in favor of what was said this morning on “Fox and Friends,” where everyone tells him how much they love him. With all due skepticism about the quality of intelligence, this is sheer madness considering the stakes.
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  17. Jan 2019
    1. YourMobileWorld.Com is a free chat room website where you can have live chat with single women and men, you can discuss with random strangers from all over the world, any time you can start a private conversation to meet girls and boys living nearby in your area. Free online chat rooms

  18. Feb 2018
    1. Fox and Friends to deliver a unified message about the infamous cherry-picked Republican memo that casts FBI intelligence as faulty. And that message was a big, fat lie.

      How does anyone watch Fox & Friends? Someone please tell me!

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  21. Jun 2017
    1. “Caesar, beware of Brutus; take heed of Cassius; come not near Casca; have an eye to Cinna; trust not Trebonius; mark well Metellus Cimber; Decius Brutus loves thee not; thou hast wrong’d Caius Ligarius. There is but one mind in all these men, and it is bent against Caesar. If thou be’st not immortal, look about you: security gives way to conspiracy. The mighty gods defend thee! Thy lover, Artemidorus.”

      Shakespeare employs this very short scene to build up tension in the play for the assassination of Caesar. The scene focuses on a letter written by Artemidorus, who is one of Caesar’s true supporters. This letter warns of an assassination that is being plotted against Caesar, and lists all of the conspirators involved.

      There is a sense of irony in the manner in which the letter in written. Artemidorus writes with an incessant urgency in his letter, stating to “Beware of Brutus, take heed of Cassius, Come not near Casca, …” and on and on. Its irony lies in the fact that Artemidorus, a man capable of great prose, is reduced to simple words in his desperation and fear of Caesar’s life.

      This letter, and how Artemidorus views Caesar, give an indication to us of the greatness of Caesar. In the letter, he states that “There is but one mind in all these men, and it is bent against Caesar”. This claim contradicts with the impressions the audience would have had of Brutus, with his supposed struggles in going ahead with the assassination.

      As Constantin Stanislavski said, “There are no small parts, only small actors”. This is especially true with Artemidorus. Although he does not appear otherwise in the play, this short scene and his letter demonstrates the greatness of Caesar, and the love and admiration that many have of him. It also acts to clarify the friends and foes of Caesar, as well as discrediting their supposed struggles in going ahead with the assassination.

  22. Sep 2016
    1. “would you like to come up for some intercourse?”

      Incidentally, this straightforward approach is taken by Phoebe towards Chandler in the episode 5x14 titled "The One Where Everyone Finds Out" of the TV show Friends:

      I'm really looking forward to you and me having sexual intercourse.

      As pointed out by James Miller in his video introducing the concept common knowledge, this episode contains a nice informal demonstration of the concept.

  23. Oct 2013
    1. we feel friendly to those who have treated us well, either ourselves or those we care for, whether on a large scale, or readily, or at some particular crisis; provided it was for our own sake.

      reason we have friends; common interests, dislikes, problems, etc.