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  1. Sep 2021
    1. To use your brain well, get out of your brain. Paul calls this offloading. To think well, she says, “we should offload information, externalize it, move it out of our heads and into the world” (243).

      This is certainly what is happening in the commonplace book tradition and even more explicitly in the zettelkasten tradition.

      What other methods of offloading exist besides writing and speaking? Hand gestures? Dance? What hidden modalities of offloading might indigenous societies use that Western culture might not be cognizant of?

      Often journaling or writing in a diary is a often a means of offloading the psychological cruft of one's day to be able to start afresh.

      This is some of the philosophy behind creating so-called "morning pages".

  2. Aug 2021
    1. The idea here is to clear the decks so to speak. Getting all the negative worrisome shit out of your head and onto the page is an easy form of catharsis that can provide sharp relief from all the niggling little issues stopping you from blasting pure awesome out into the universe.

      Example of clearing the mental clutter by writing using Julia Cameron's Morning Pages concept.

  3. May 2021
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  5. Mar 2021
    1. It comprises the collection of "mutual knowledge, mutual beliefs, and mutual assumptions" that is essential for communication between two people.

      I've seen a few people with websites that have a grouping of some of their past posts to help orient new readers into their way of thinking and understanding to help provide common grounding for new readers.

      Colin Walker is an example that has had one in the past, but it looks like the move from WordPress to his new system, the original link to that data is gone now. His page was called "required" and an archived version of his example(s) can be found archived here: https://web.archive.org/web/2020*/https://colinwalker.blog/required/

    1. "It’s time to speed up your mobile pages.

      When Google launched the mobile-friendliness update and eventually made it one of the mobile search engine ranking factors, site owners began looking forward to a faster mobile experience.

      It’s good to optimize your pages for mobile users. However, if the mobile browser pages aren’t loading quickly, that’s a hiccup that can discourage users from enjoying your content.

      So, what’s the solution?

      Accelerated Mobile Pages — or AMP"

  6. Feb 2021
    1. TL;DR for developer documentation - a ridiculous collection of cheatsheets

      Example github page, centered around markdown files to create cheatsheet notes

    1. The alternative was to have multiple scripts or stylesheet links on one page, which would trigger multiple HTTP requests. Multiple requests mean multiple connection handshakes for each link “hey, I want some data”, “okay, I have the data”, “alright I heard that you have the data, give it to me” (SYN, ACK, SYNACK). Even once the connection is created there is a feature of TCP called TCP slow start that will throttle the speed of the data being sent at the beginning of a request to a slower speed than the end of the request. All of this means transferring one large request is faster than transferring the same data split up into several smaller requests.
    1. I have so many ideas about this. The first one being that it's awesome.

      While WordPress is about websites, it's also got a lot of pieces of social media sites hiding under the hood and blogrolls are generally precursors of the following/followed piece.

      Blogrolls were traditionally stuck on a small widget, but I think they now deserve their own full pages. I'd love to have one with a list of all the people I follow (subscribe to) as well as a similar one with those who follow me (and this could be implemented with webmention receipts of others who have me on their blogroll). I've got versions/mock ups of these pages on my own site already as examples.

      Next up is something to make these easier to use and import. I'd love a bookmarklet or a browser extension that I could use one click with to have the person's page imported into my collection of links that parses the page (perhaps the h-card or meta data) and pulls all the data into the link database.

      I always loved the fact that the original generated OPML files (even by category) so that I could dump the list of data from my own site into a feed reader and just go. Keeping this would be awesome, but the original hasn't been updated in so long it doesn't use the updated OPML spec

      If such a currated list is able to be maintained on my site it would also be cool if I could export it in such a way (similar to OPML) as to dovetail it with social readers like Aperture, Yarns, or other Microsub servers to easily transport or mirror the data there.

      Here are some related thoughts: https://boffosocko.com/2017/11/10/a-following-page/

      I'm happy to chat about other useful/related features relating to this any time!

  7. Jan 2021
  8. Dec 2020
    1. Deployment of Project Pages from /docs folder on main branch

      Deployment of Project Pages from /docs folder on main branch.

  9. Oct 2020
    1. Lastly, I walked through Github Pages, and how using a separate branch, you can publish HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JSON for projects, turning Github into not just a code and content management platform, but also a publishing endpoint.

      More information on how to use GitHub pages to build your website: https://indieweb.org/GitHub_Pages

  10. Sep 2020
  11. Jul 2020
    1. While stylesheets can be reworked relatively easily with AMP by inlining the CSS, the same is not true for JavaScript. The tag 'script' is disallowed except in specific forms. In general, scripts in AMP are only allowed if they follow two major requirements: All JavaScript must be asynchronous (i.e., include the async attribute in the script tag). The JavaScript is for the AMP library and for any AMP components on the page. This effectively rules out the use of all user-generated/third-party JavaScript in AMP except as noted below.
    2. The problem is that this is an external stylesheet reference. In AMP, to keep the load times of documents as fast as possible, you cannot include external stylesheets.
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  15. Nov 2019
    1. ...problem is combining WYSIWIG with Markdown: that can't ever work well, you need a small toggle to let users choose toggle/choose between WYSIWIG (default) and Markdown, and have it remember the last setting the user used.Best for new users and advanced ones.If you have BOTH in one editor it's like you've built some kind of Vim-like UI that randomly jumps between modes, it will confuse the shit out of everybody all the time!
    1. Please change "Adrianna Salvatierra" as acting president to "Jeanine Áñez". I don't understand why this keeps getting reverted. Coming from a Bolivian user myself who literally just made an account to edit this - Adrianna Salvatierra resigned on November 10th, thus discluding her from the presidential line of succession. Since the vice-president, president of the Senate (Salvatierra), and the first vice-president of the Senate have resigned too, Jean Áñez (the second vice-president the Senate of Bolivia) is next in line. SpicyCheese (talk) 8:12 am, Yesterday (UTC−8) ^ Bolivia Sets Date For Referendum On Evo Morales Re-election Telesurv, 15 October 2015
  16. Sep 2019
    1. In 2007, Wikipedia introduced three templates to reduce the proliferation of templates at the top of article talk pages: {{WikiProjectBannerShell}}, {{WikiProjectBanners}}, and {{ArticleHistory}}. If you come across a talk page where you can't see the table of contents until you scroll down, adding one of these templates might help. If one or more of these templates are already in place, consider putting {{skiptotoctalk}} at the very top of the page, before any other templates. This template provides a quick link for other editors to bypass the templates.
  17. Aug 2019
    1. If your comment is about a typo, problem with the website or anything else, please use our contact form.

      First time I've seen users directed to use a separate channel than the main comments area for notifying about typos. Good idea.

  18. Feb 2018
  19. Sep 2017
    1. How can we draw many different bootstrap samples from the original sample if each bootstrap sample must contain the same number of cases as the original sample? If we allow every case in the original sample to be sampled only once, each bootstrap sample contains all cases of the original sample, so it is an exact copy of the original sample. Thus, we cannot create different bootstrap samples.

      So, bootstrapping without replacement doesn't allow for ANY bootstrapping regardless of sample size?