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  1. Nov 2023
    1. Richard Carter says: November 16, 2023 at 5:38 am   (Edit) Mortimer Adler read books more than once? I guess that made sense from someone whose name was an anagram of ‘Mr Read-More-Lit’!

      Mortimer Adler's name is an anagram of "Mr. Read More Lit".

      via Richard Carter at https://boffosocko.com/2023/11/14/55819838/#comment-422743

  2. Aug 2023
    1. “historical method” laid out by Ernst Bernheim and later Seignobos/Langlois in the late 1800s.

      [[Lehrbuch der historischen Methode und der Geschichtsphilosophie by Ernst Bernheim]] 1889 https://archive.org/details/lehrbuchderhist03berngoog/mode/1up (1908)

      See also https://philarchive.org/archive/ASSSOH-2 Arthur Alfaix Assis, Schemes of Historical Method in the Late 19th Century pp105-125 in Contributions to Theory and Comparative History of Histiography, German and Brazilian perspectives, by eds Luiz Estevam de Oilveira Fernandes, Luísa Rauter Pereira and Sérgio da Mata

  3. May 2023
    1. Spannend, dass ich dieses Buch selber gerade lese. Ausgabe 2020. Dort befindet sich das besagte Zitat auf Seite 33.

  4. Mar 2023
    1. Simon Winchester describes the pigeonhole and slip system that professor James Murray used to create the Oxford English Dictionary. The editors essentially put out a call to readers to note down interesting every day words they found in their reading along with examples sentences and references. They then collected these words alphabetically into pigeonholes and from here were able to collectively compile their magisterial dictionary.

      Interesting method of finding example sentences in words.

    2. https://web.archive.org/web/20230309061020/https://boffosocko.com/2023/03/07/rules-against-quotes-in-zettelkasten-a-closer-look-at-ahrens-on-quotes-and-collecting/

      Chris Aldrich on Ahrens and on quoting and processing by one's own rephrasing as mutually reinforcing. As Ahrens is regularly interpreted as advicing no quoting. Vgl [[Zettelkasten Ahrens 20201025194845]]

    3. A zettelkasten with no quotes—by definition—shouldn’t carry the name. So let’s lay to rest that dreadful idea that quotes aren’t allowed in a zettelkasten.

      This is fundamental. No research project has no quotes. Sometimes the words of the author is just better than anything that one could say.

    4. The width of the drawers of both McDowell & Craig and Steelcase desks is just wide enough to accommodate two rows of 4 x 6" index cards side by side with enough space that one might insert a sizeable, but thin divider between them

      I suspect that this is a specific design choice in a world in which card indexes often featured in the office environment of the mid-twenty first century.

      Were other manufacturers so inclined to do this? Is there any evidence that this was by design? Did people use it for this? Was there a standard drawer width?

      The metal inserts to section off the desk drawer area could have also been used for this sort of purpose and had cut outs to allow for expanding and contracting the interior space.

      Keep in mind that some of these tanker desks were also manufactured with specific spaces or areas intended for typewriters or for storing them.

  5. Feb 2023
    1. = highlight colours

    2. Smart Notes (Sönke Ahrens’ delineation of Luhmann’s method

      For my money, a lot of the magic is in the smartnote categories; knowing what fleeting, literature and permanent notes are is the basis for recognising and almost automatically doing what you should be doing now.

      This is similar to the gardening categories I use: cold compost (annual weeds), submerge (perennial weeds), stones, rubbish. You need a container on hand for each of these as they turn up at random. The benefit of this is that you eliminate the decision-making process which interferes with a gardening task and it's associated potential flow state. This is very much like the cognitive outsourcing aspect of GTD.

    3. I think it would be massively helpful if users had stronger examples of what these explicit creation workflows looked like, particularly at the longer end of creation of chapters or even book length spaces.

      This is the acid test of whether the process is working.

    4. in posting online they still seem lost in attempting to put the lowest level ideas into active practice.

      Which are the "lowest level ideas"? I wonder if there are some critical mid-level ideas being overlooked which are preventing the output process, e.g. forming critical mass by categorising notes as fleeting, permanent, or distinct (pp41-42).

    5. Ahrens’ generally excellent book
    6. I’ve seen Eminem demo his slip box to Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes.
  6. Jan 2023
    1. If you feel the need to categorize and separate them in such a surgical fashion, then let your index be the place where this happens.

      The index is the place for categorization. Now the questions is how deep is good enough to categorize.

    2. Perhaps the overlap of math and history is exactly the interdisciplinary topic you’re working toward? If this is the case, just put cards into the slip box closest to their nearest related intellectual neighbor—and by this I mean nearest related to your way of thinking, not to Melvil Dewey’s or anyone else.

      This idea is quite interesting in the sense that categorization is limiting. Defining is limitation

  7. Dec 2022
    1. My own anecdotal experience of research and note taking with index cards dates to 1985 when, in sixth grade, I was admonished to take my notes on index cards so that I could later string them together in outline form to create a narrative.

      I do wonder, but doubt that this is an American system (since Luhmann et al. were European). But this was pushed on us in 6th grade as well, and carried through college, though I was an early adopter of computing already...

  8. Nov 2022
    1. Now I can take an article from almost anywhere on my phone (reading services like Pocket, my feed readers, or even articles within the browser themselves), click share, choose “URL Forwarder” from the top of the list, select “Hypothesize” and the piece I want to annotate magically opens up with Hypothes.is ready to go in my default browser. Huzzah!

      Useful how-to for setting up Hypothes.is for mobile use on Android. Confirmed that this works on Brave mobile browser

    2. http:

      Using "https:" also works (at least with the Brave mobile browser on Android)

  9. Oct 2022
    1. slip box

      James Murray: "'Only those who have made the experiment, know the bewilderment with which editor or sub-editor, after he has apportioned the quotations ... and furnished them with a provisional definition, spreads them out on a table or on the floor where he can obtain a general survey of the whole ... shifting them about like pieces on a chess-board, striving to find in the fragmentary evidence of an incomplete historical record, such a sequence of meanings as may form a logical chain of development' ('The President's Address for 1884', Transactions of the Philological Society, 1882-4, 510-11)."

    2. One can’t help but notice the proliferation of specific method names for slightly different practices within the now growing space. These specific names for practices literally give both a name and power to the space and help to make it grow. Some of these names include: Zettelkasten itself as a name for Luhmann’s method; Smart Notes (Sönke Ahrens’ delineation of Luhmann’s method, Linking Your Thinking (aka LYT, Nick Milo’s method); Building a Second Brain (BaSB, Tiago Forte’s method); ANTInet (Scott P. Scheper’s analog branded version of Luhmann’s method); and even Pile of Index Cards (PoIC, Hawk Sugano’s productivity-based method from 2006). The naming tends to expand here as many of these examples have a commercial need to differentiate these practices to make them sellable to a larger audience. Should one really consider it a coincidence that Obsidian is so heavily used by those in Tiago Forte’s Building a Second Brain camp when Obsidian’s tag line on their home page boldly declares “A second brain, for you, forever.”? This naming craze even extends to a proliferation of names for note types within each system including fleeting notes, permanent notes, literature notes, atomic notes, evergreen notes, source notes, point notes, concept notes, claim notes, etc. Of course the power of naming begins to wane here as the over-proliferation of names causes semantic collisions and worries when these systems and their adherents talk about related ideas online in broader overlapping publics. One would presume that over time this list of names will settle down and roughly standardize around a much smaller (dare I say atomic?), possibly mutually exclusive set.

      Another example of marketing serving badly for the concepts being easily studied and used. Positioning and differentiation backfires here. Lack of sources linking is a huge issue in a popular non-fiction.

    3. Using Niklas Luhmann’s rough average of six zettels per day working full time for 8 hours a day

      For ZKII this was true. I think this, the full working day, is often overlooked when people talk about L's ZK, that it was the core of his working practice, his job to do research for which this was his tool of choice. Whereas for many in the current hypelet it is a tool next to most of their activities.

      For ZKI he had about the same average but it seems with less systematic reading approaches and a more generic purpose. Still working towards his academic career, from another career path.

    4. As an example, in The Crown season 1 episode 4 “Act of God” (Netflix, 2016) there is a scene portraying former British Prime Minister Clement Atlee in his office in which he is prominently bookended in the background by two four drawer card indexes: one 3 x 5″ and the other 4 x 6″.

      This example comes directly from my notes: https://hypothes.is/a/Cz7e_lHKEe2Qv79IbEgmNw

    5. It bears mention that Vannevar’s influential essay “As We May Think” in the July 1945 issue of The Atlantic is entirely underpinned by the commonplace book and zettelkasten traditions pervading Western thought and culture. Rather than acknowledge this tradition tacitly, he creates the neologism “Memex” which stands in for a networked and connected zettelkasten

      This is an interesting observation. Also because Memex went on to inspire e.g. Doug Engelbart. Was Engelbart aware of the history when he demo'd outlining and notes? Was Nelson when he thought up stretchtext in 67?

    6. Additionally Colleen Kennedy has an excellent 12 page primer she developed for classroom use on how to actively implement and create one’s own commonplace book which takes into account some of the historical practices seen in the literature.
    7. One can’t help but notice the proliferation of specific method names for slightly different practices within the now growing space

      yes, it's a drag.

    8. branded method

      This may well be true for Bush too. Why say commonplace and linked notes when you can claim Memex?

    9. author Steven B. Johnson who wrote frequently about his experiences with note taking, commonplaces, and DevonThink in the early 2000s in The New York Times as well as his blog. 5

      I did not realise Johnson made note cards (in DevonThink) but have read his 2004 book Emergence which he probably wrote that way. https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2004/05/the_emergence_o/ I do associate card based interlinked notes with emergence, Vgl [[Emergente structuur ontdekken is kennisontwikkeling 20200922082048]] 'spotting emergent structure is newly developed knowledge'

    10. TiddlyWiki, first released on September 20, 2004, is a card-based user interface software built by Jeremy Ruston

      I played with this at the time in 2004 https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2004/10/tiddlywiki/

    11. Hypertext Gardens: Delightful Vistas (1998)

      My zettelkasten section of notes is called The Garden of the forking paths, from a 1941 short story by Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges titled El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan. In 1992 it was worked into Victory Garden, an early hypertext novel, published by Eastgate. Eastgate is Mark Bernstein's company. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_Garden_(novel)

    12. writer, scientist, and engineer Mark Bernstein who created Tinderbox in 2002 as a note taking tool, outliner, and publishing software

      Good to see Mark Bernstein mentioned here. He's definitely strongly aware of the history and legacy he is building on with his software. I met him and came to know Tinderbox in 2004. I have been using Tinderbox since early 2008 when I went independent and started using Mac.

    13. Eco, Umberto. How to Write a Thesis.

      I have the 2015 MIT Press version see Zotero

    14. Heyde, Johannes Erich. Technik des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens: zeitgemässe Mittel und Verfahrungsweisen. Junker und Dünnhaupt, 1931.

      I have a 1969/70 edition

    15. the commonplace tradition

      One of the most fascinating things in historical exhibitions or overviews of the work of an artist I find are surviving note(book)s. Across the centuries it is clear that so much of the work of making sense, of developing practices, striving for results, consists of making notes. Even if not for re-use as a way of being present.

    16. commonplace book kept using index cards

      This is akin to how I kept notes for most my life. With notable exceptions when I used The Brain and later a local wiki, which made interlinking easy. Before that, it was loose handwritten notes (since I was 10), often bundled in a5 blocks, but still one note per page, or loose txt files on a xt. After it was Evernote. Until early 2020 when I returned to loose notes digitally

    17. compounded by the lack of appropriate history and context,

      Everything has a lineage, and the one for pkm is centuries deep.

    18. There’s a specific set of objects (cards and boxes or their digital equivalents), but there’s also a spectrum of methods or practices which can be split into two broad categories.

      there's tools and there's practices.

    19. around 2018 during the COVID-19 pandemic

      around 2018 AND later during ... Covid started early 2020, so something is missing here. Was Roam launched 2018? Obsidian is from early 2020 indeed.

    20. The Two Definitions of Zettelkasten

      Great to read this essay, after folllowing the annotations Chris made in h. that fed into his notes that led to this essay. Fun to recognise bits and pieces from his h. feed in recent months.

    21. Editor’s note: I wrote this essay of approximately 7,000 words in about half a day’s work, including outlining, footnoting, and editing by drawing material directly from my own hybrid commonplace books/Luhmann-based Zettelkasten.

      Not really an Editor's Note as much as a Writer's, but this is in some sense the money quote and indicates the value to Chris of his practice. It would be instructive, I think, to see the raw material and how this essay emerged from it, but drawing aside the curtain may also dispel a lot of the magic.

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    23. the power of naming begins to wane here as the over-proliferation of names causes semantic collisions and worries when these systems and their adherents talk about related ideas online in broader overlapping publics

      This seems to me to be a crucial point. As names proliferate within any discourse, people in adjacent discourses can spend a lot more time discussing and defining the terms than getting on with useful work, a sure-fire attraction.

    24. guild


    25. tacitly

      I don't believe Chris means "tacit". I believe he intends the opposite, "explicit" here and below.

    26. Do it until you have between 500 and 1000 cards (based on some surveys and anecdotal evidence), and you should begin seeing some serendipitous and intriguing results as you use your system for your writing.

      For me the first new connection happened at 35 notes, or within a week of starting my notes garden in July 2020. Documented in my blog https://hyp.is/R59hRFKvEe21Cj8MfKmtxQ/www.zylstra.org/blog/2020/07/planting-the-garden-of-forking-paths/ This is an order of magnitude difference (also mentioned by Matthias in the comments) from what you mention. This may well be, in both Matthias and my own case from having worked with these type of notes much longer (just not in this particular fashion), and me in this case recycling my own blogposts and earlier output back into atomic notes. I suppose that results in more 'refined' notes, less processing steps needed to make a new connection in my mind.

  10. Sep 2022
  11. Aug 2022
    1. “500 and 1000 cards” is a long way before perceiving some benefit. Maybe this is necessary because “mine is more textual and less visual than his [Michalsky’s]”. For me, benefit is visible after approx. 40 new notes, dropped on the canvas of my tool, rearranged and connected.

      Thanks for this additional piece of Data Matthias! I have a feeling that some of the benefit will also come down to the level of quality of the notes and how well interlinked they may be. Those doing massive dumps of raw, unelaborated, and unlinked data using services like Readwise into their collections will certainly take longer than those who have more refined ideas well linked. My number is presuming something closer to the former while something along the lines of a tenth of that (an order of magnitude) would seem to fall in line with my current working model. It would be nice to have a larger body of data to work with though.

      syndication link

    2. If this fits your style and you don’t get any value out of having cards with locators like 3a4b/65m1, then don’t do that (for you) useless make-work. Make sure your system is working for you and you’re not working for your system.

      Risks of replicating physical attributes in digital systems

      This article makes so much sense, but this sentence more than any other. As librarians will will know, a physical book can only be put in one place on a shelf...you can't realistically replicate a book and put it in groupings with all like-minded books. The call number was invented to bring organization to the physical space and the card catalog was invented to have a way for representations of the books—cards!—interfiled in many places to help with finding the book. Luhmann's card numbering sequence was the first thing I dropped when reading about Zettelkasten, and those that insist on that mechanism for their digital slip boxes are artificially constraining their electronic systems with a physical world limitation.

    3. https://boffosocko.com/2022/07/03/55806862/

      https://hypothes.is/users/chrisaldrich<br /> Joined: January 18, 2012<br /> First annotation: 2018-11-29

      Annotations: 10,099 (public and private as of 2022-07-03)

      Date of publication: 2022-07-03<br /> Duration: 3 years, 6 months, 5 days or 1312 days<br /> Average of: ~10099/1,312 = 7.69 annotations per day

      compare: https://hypothes.is/a/26pRxBpQEe2VXK8kiyXtKQ

      I suspect that earlier years were more sparse with higher number of fleeting notes. The past year or two output and quality increased dramatically with more valuable literature notes and more actual near-permanent or actual permanent notes.

    4. I’d be interested in hearing more about the ways oral cultures did their thinking, if you have resources on that handy. Otherwise if you recall your source for that could you pass it on?

      Below are some sources to give you a start on orality. I've arranged them in a suggested watching/reading order with some introductory material before more technical sources which will give you jumping off points for further research.

      • Modern Memory, Ancient Methods. TEDxMelbourne. Melbourne, Australia, 2018. https://www.ted.com/talks/lynne_kelly_modern_memory_ancient_methods.
      • Kelly, Lynne. The Memory Code. Allen & Unwin, 2016.
      • Kelly, Lynne. Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societies: Orality, Memory and the Transmission of Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107444973.
      • Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word. Taylor & Francis, 2007.
      • Parry, Milman, and Adam Parry. The Making of Homeric Verse: The Collected Papers of Milman Parry. Oxford University Press, 1971.
      • Neale, Margo, and Lynne Kelly. Songlines: The Power and Promise. First Knowledges, 1.0. Thames & Hudson, 2020.
    5. Hypothes.is, a web annotation tool, as an off-label zettelkasten?!

      I've started using hypothesis annotation using TrailMarks notation to articulate ideas associated with what I am reading right on the margins

      This is great because, we are also developing ways to integrate hypothesis annotations into our own home grown Tools for Thought. Beyond that we are aiming to ship an opeen, Commons based, Peer produced

      People Centered InterPersonal Mutlitplayer Tool for thought Constellations for exchange and interchange and conversations on the margins, on what we call the IndyWeb.


      If you interested please reply to this annotation. and I can respond in email provided by hypothesis to send the invite.

    6. Who’s up for a public, social zettelkasten practice?

      I'm all in on this and more soon.


    7. Hypothes.idian for Obsidian to do just this.)


  12. Jun 2022
    1. One could go further still and highlight a word or words on one’s browser screen and use these as a custom search query.

      The closest to all of this that I can think of is wikilinks everywhere.

    2. The language of the amendment, Anderson says, was crafted to ensure that slave owners could quickly crush any rebellion or resistance from those whom they’d enslaved.

      holy shit

    3. racial distinctions in Americans’ treatment of gun ownership

      very interesting sentence

    4. https://hypothes.is/stream.rss?wildcard_uri=https://www.example.org/*

      Ah-ha! I hadn't realized that you could generate an RSS feed supporting a wildcard. This is fantastic!

      I don't know if this is specific to my particular setup, but I did find that this syntax only worked for me if I left out the https://www in the wildcard URL I was targeting.

    5. There’s  definitely a way

      Injecting some custom CSS? I went looking in the page shown in the screenshot and searching https://hypothes.is/users/chrisaldrich?q=standby

      So there is a secret door here?

  13. May 2022
    1. As was highlighted (pun intended)

      like so, giving a link to the recording

      https://iannotate.org/2021/program/panel_font.html Description

      • about : Future of Notetaking

      • for : IndyNotes

    2. One thing I have noticed, however, is a dramatic lack of continuity in the history of note taking within the longue durée of Western civilization. (Other cultures including oral cultures have similar traditions, but for our purposes here, I won’t go into them except to say that they’re highly valuable, spectacularly rich, and something of which we should all be aware.)

      Buzz words and marketing seem to drive much of the market, the froth on the surface that everyone sees and which is insubstantial but drives clicks and sales funnels

    3. @chrisaldrich@mastodon.social @chrisaldrich@boffosocko.com @alcinnz your blog is the first place I’ve seen since 2015 that is using hypothes.is I was super passionate about it but when I saw the lack of interest in development by their devs and after few messages with them, I finally let go of my account in 2019. Good to see someone is using it anyways 👍🏼

      This is interesting. Though I don't see it much on blogs, it's my impression that hypothes.is only continues to grow and is in active development. I wonder if this is really more about hypothes.is not being interested in some specific idea(s) or something?

    1. You might have gone down the rabbit hole on note taking practice nerdery

      test note

  14. Apr 2022
    1. I’ll also note that there’s the potential of a reply on Hypothes.is to a prior reply to a canonical URL source. In that case it could be either marked up as a reply to the “parent” on Hypothesis and/or a reply to the canonical source URL, or even both so that webmentions could be sent further upstream.

      You can also "reply" by annotating the standalone (/a/...) page for a given annotation.

    2. Webmention functioning properly will require this canonical URL to exist on the page to be able to send notifications and have them be received properly

      It's also just annoying when trying to get at the original resource (or its URL for reference).

    3. all the data on this particular page seems to be rendered using JavaScript rather than being raw HTML
    4. I suspect that a reasonable WordPress user could probably set up a free Hypothes.is account and use the RSS feed from it (something like https://hypothes.is/stream.atom?user=username) to create an IFTTT.com recipe to post it as a public/draft to their WordPress website.

      This is a note. With an linked video

    5. I created a video overview/walkthrough of how I take highlights and annotations on Hypothes.isHypothes.is and feed them through to my WordPress Website using RSS and IFTTT.com.
    6. What follows may tend toward the jargon-y end of programming, but I’ll endeavor to explain it all and go step-by-step to allow those with little or no programming experience to follow along and use the tools I’m describing in a very powerful way.  I’ll do my best to link the jargon to definitions and examples for those who haven’t run across them before. Hopefully with a bit of explanation, the ability to cut and paste some code, or even make some basic modifications, you’ll be able to do what I and others have done, but without having to puzzle it all out from scratch.

      This is a note.

  15. Mar 2022
    1. It also bears noting that one could view the first stage of Cornell notes in light of the practice of keeping a waste book and then later transferring their more permanent and better formed ideas into their commonplace book.

      Hmmm, this is an idea I need to explore—the waste book. To admit that many of my notes are just not worth going through would be freeing.

    2. TiddlyBlink) and WordPress (it’s way more than a blog.) I’ve also dabbled significantl


  16. Feb 2022
    1. Americanism: Using money you haven’t earned to buy things you don’t need to impress people you don’t like. —Robert Quillen
    2. “If I Had More Time, I Would Have Written a Shorter Letter”.
    3. The ease of use of the UI on Twitter seems to broadly make it a platform for “fast” posting which can too often cause ruffled feathers, sour feelings, anger, and poor communication.
    4. Perhaps it would help more people’s contextual thinking if more sites specifically labeled their posts as fast and slow (or gave a 1-10 rating)?
    5. Wikis allowed multiple users to author and edit pages on the web with a basic web browser.

      A page/book metaphor instead of a card metaphor.

    6. Slips of paper which were moveable within books or files and later on index cards were a significant innovation in terms of storing and organizing a commonplace book.


    7. collector’s fallacy

      Intrigued for a deeper dive it root cause.

    8. focus on finely honing a small handful of questions and ideas each day from your reading

      Good advice.

    9. It should be recognized that these basic note types are very different than the digital garden framing of 📤 (seedbox), 🌱 (seedling), 🪴 (sapling), 🌲 (evergreen), etc. which are another measure of the growth and expansion of not just one particular idea but potentially multiple ideas over time. These are a project management sort of tool for focusing on the growth of ideas. Within some tools, one might also use graph views and interconnectedness as means of charting this same sort of growth.

      Sönke Ahrens' framing of fleeting note, literature note, and permanent note are a value assignation to the types of each of these notes with respect to generating new ideas and writing.

    10. Introductory Articles
  17. Jan 2022
    1. Hi Chris, I checked Chavigny’s book on the BNF site. He insists on the use of index cards (‘fiches’), how to index them, one idea per card but not how to connect between the cards and allow navigation between them. Mind that it’s written in 1919, in Strasbourg (my hometown) just one year after it returned to France. So between students who used this book and Luhman in Freiburg it’s not far away. My mother taught me how to use cards for my studies back in 1977, I still have the book where she learn the method, as Law student in Strasbourg “Comment se documenter”, by Roland Claude, 1961. Page 25 describes a way to build secondary index to receive all cards relatives to a topic by their number. Still Luhman system seems easier to maintain but very near. I’m not a fan of ZK myself. It was great before computers and Internet but it’s a lot of work and adds a lot of friction.

      Bruno Winck

      Reminder to look up Roland Claude. I couldn't find his work in the usual spaces in English or French.

  18. Dec 2021
    1. Marginalia

      With Webmention support, one could architect a site to allow inline marginalia and highlighting similar to Medium.com’s relatively well-known functionality. With the clever use of URL fragments, which are well supported in major browsers, there are already examples of people who use Webmentions to display word-, sentence-, or paragraph-level marginalia on their sites. After all, aren’t inline annotations just a more targeted version of comments?

      <figure> Screencapture from Medium.com with an example of an inline response. <figcaption>An inline annotation on the text “Hey Ev, what about mentions?” in which Medium began to roll out their @mention functionality.</figcaption> </figure>
    2. Below are a few potential creative “hacks” that some might try.

      Thanks for these ideas.

    3. I already find it difficult to annotate heavily annotated pages that all use the same color, much less a rainbow of others’ colors

      As noted above, one idea could be a mode where everyone else is the same but my annotations are in a different color (of my choosing).

    4. colors may be slightly better indicators of different users’ annotations of a particular text as a means of differentiating one annotator from another more subtly, particularly on texts that are extensively marked up.

      I think this is one of the coolest maybe "default" configurations for colors. In fact, it was this use case that has me wondering if colors can sometimes be a system config, but other times a user config. Maybe first let my chosen colors be preferred, but if there are multiple users, then let different users (at the top level annotation) be different colors, otherwise maybe its one color for me and a different color for everyone else, or... ?

    5. What if your color meanings aren’t the same as those of another?, for example

      Another good observation. If I use different colors in a public group, then perhaps those colors are never reflected to other users, but remain visible but private to me?

    6. if ever.

      No, we'll definitely get to it. It is one of the absolute most requested things.

    7. While colors can be useful for individuals, do they have the same place in a social annotation product?

      Exactly. This doesn't negate the importance of solving for the problem, but it does illustrate a key reason why it hasn't been done yet.

    8. While colored highlights is a seemingly “simple” sounding feature in the analog world where a single document is only annotated by one user, mapping it into a digital shared context is a difficult engineering problem to navigate and solve for

      Thank you for recognizing this.

  19. Nov 2021
    1. A fluorescence of note taking tools

      What is missing in this train of thought is search. The real challenge is recalling of information easily, whether that is traditional search or something more AI-ish that can uncover connections between items that I don't see myself. What I want is a tool that can search across all my repositories, and that requires either APIs for communication or standard data storage formats. I prefer APis.

    2. Antonin Sertillanges’ book The Intellectual Life
  20. Oct 2021
    1. Thoughts:

      • There are different kinds of content: "fast" and "slow". These are often mixed on social media platforms, but each have their own value and purpose.
      • Which type of content a site houses is part result of what the UX incentives, part what the community expects. There's a wide range of possibilities to adjust these factors to get the content you want.
    2. Perhaps it would help more people’s contextual thinking if more sites specifically labeled their posts as fast and slow (or gave a 1-10 rating)?

      There are so many fast, in the moment comments on site like Twitter that I go elsewhere for thoughtful content. It's just too difficult to separate mixed content on the same site.

      I'm wondering if there needs to be a platform which does everything.

  21. Sep 2021
    1. I broke out the URL Forwarder app which uses the ubiquitous share functionality of most phone platforms and adds a thin layer of program-ability.

      [] install url forwarder

    2. Array.from(document.querySelectorAll("li > span")).forEach(e => {if (e.innerText == "(1)" || e.innerText == "(2)") {e.parentNode.remove()}})

  22. Aug 2021
    1. Digital garden design can often use the gardening metaphor to focus attention on an active tending and care of one’s personal knowledge base and building toward new knowledge or creations.

      I wonder where outliners fit within this discussion? Are they a flavour or digital gardening? It has been interesting seeing some of Dave Winer's engagements with Roam Research

    2. I’m using some experimental technology to make my website appear as an instance in the Fediverse


    3. Social Media, Fast and Slow


  23. Jul 2021
    1. For those who don’t have a subscription, Alan has kindly and pleasantly provided a samizdat version on his site in .pdf format.
      • for : samizdat pdf

      escaping paywalls

    2. The Art of Memory

    3. I’ve been researching into the history of mnemotechniques in Western culture.


    4. If you’re generalizing Zettelkasten to “All Non-Linear Knowledge Management Strategies” You should include Mortimer Adler and the Syntopicon, and John Locke’s guide to how to set up a commonplace book

      Let's be honest that these are some of the lowest hanging fruit on the tree of this incredibly deep history.

      Adler as an encyclopedist was assuredly more than aware of the commonplace tradition and likely knew or read any/many of the following:

      • Rodolphus Agricola. De formando studio (written 1484, published 1508)
      • Dediderius Erasmus. De ratione studii (1512) and De duplici copia verborum ac rerum (1512)
      • Philp Melanchthon. De locis communibus ratio (1539)

      These were instrumental in popularizing the idea of the commonplace book not only in the Renaissance, but firmly placed them in the foundations of education for the coming centuries.

    5. and bullet journal for more modern take on commonplace books

      Bullet Journals certainly are informed by the commonplace tradition, but are an incredibly specialized version of lists for productivity.

      Perhaps there's more influence by Peter Ramus' outlining tradition here as well?

      I've seen a student's written version of the idea of a Bullet Journal technique which came out of a study habits manual in the 1990's. It didn't quite have the simplicity of the modern BuJo idea or the annotations, but in substance it was the same idea. I'll have to dig up a reference for this.

    6. This isn’t a game of calling “dibs”

      It's definitely not a game of "dibs", but we're all fooling ourselves if we're not taking a look at the incredibly rich history of these ideas.

    7. Your post says nothing at all to suggest Luhman didn’t “invent” “Zettelkasten” (no one says he was only one writing on scraps of paper), you list two names and no links

      My post was more in reaction to the overly common suggestions and statements that Luhmann did invent it and the fact that he's almost always the only quoted user. The link was meant to give some additional context, not proof.

      There are a number of direct predecessors including Hans Blumenberg and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. For quick/easy reference here try:

      If you want some serious innovation, why not try famous biologist Carl Linnaeus for the invention of the index card? See: http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/research/centres/medicalhistory/past/writing/

      (Though even in this space, I suspect that others were already doing similar things.)

    8. Not all the ancients are ancestors.

      I'll definitely grant this and admit that there may be independent invention or re-discovery of ideas.

      However, I'll also mention that it's far, far less likely that any of these people truly invented very much novel along the way, particularly since Western culture has been swimming in the proverbial waters of writing, rhetoric, and the commonplace book tradition for so long that we too often forget that we're actually swimming in water.

      It's incredibly easy to reinvent the wheel when everything around you is made of circles, hubs, and axles.

    9. Would love links to any descriptions of the systems used by Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) or Johann Jacob Moser (1701–1785)

      I'm only halfway down the rabbit hole on some of these sources myself, a task made harder by my lack of facility with German. I am reasonably positive that the Gessner and Moser references are going to spring directly out of the commonplace book tradition, but include some of the innovation of having notes on slips of paper so that they're more easily re-arranged.

      I'm also sitting on a huge trove of unpublished research which provides a lot more evidence and a trail of context which is missing from the short provocative statement I've made. I've added a few snippets to the Wikipedia page on Zettelkasten which outlines pieces for the curious.

      I suspect soon enough I'll have a handful of journal articles and/or a book to cover some of the more modern history of notes and note taking that picks up where Earle Havens' Commonplace Books: A History of Manuscripts and Printed Books from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century (Yale, 2001) leaves off.

    10. I can only presume that modern education is failing us all dramatically. People are “taught” (maybe told is the better verb) to take notes in school, but they’re never told why, what to do with them, or how to leverage them for maximum efficiency.
    11. The Atlantic, 1945

      Worse still. Bush wrote As We May Think in 1939 We? Machines? Yet the Atlantic was quick to spin it with the subtitle "A TOP U.S, SCIENTIST FORESEES A POSSIBLE FUTURE WORLD IN WHICH MAN-MADE MACHINES WILL START TO THINK" We? Machines?


    12. A fluorescence of note taking tools

      Thank you @ChrisAldrich for the overview of the fluoresence of not taking tools. The conversations about the Future of Note Taking, Tools for Thoughts, Personal Knowledge Graph and Knowledge Graph of all these conversations can start right there on the margins https://iannotate.org/2021/program/panel_font.html


    13. Ultimately, my dream—similar to that of Bush’s—is for individual commonplace books to be able to communicate not only with their users in the Luhmann-esqe sense, but also communicate with each other.

      What does "communicate" mean here? I pull in pieces of other texts (similar to transclusion) or more like an API that my PLE interacts with and manipulates? What advantages do we each get from this that I don't have now?

    14. IndieWeb friendly building blocks like Webmention, feeds (RSS, JSON Feed, h-feed), Micropub, and Microsub integrations may come the closest to this ideal.

      I've experimented with some aspects of the IndieWeb, trying to incorporate it into my blog but I still find it too complicated. Maybe that's just me though.

    15. The idea of planting a knowledge “seed” (a note), tending it gradually over time with regular watering and feeding in a progression of Seedlings → Budding → Evergreen is a common feature.

      Just the idea of managing the tags and icons of this process feels exhausting.

    16. Mike Caulfield’s essays including The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral

      Such a great read.

    17. Second brain is a marketing term

      Indeed. After having spent some time going through posts and videos produced by this crowd, I realised that none of them use their 'systems' for anything other than telling people about their systems; Forte's Second brain is a product.

    18. one might consider some of the ephemeral social media stream platforms like Twitter to be a digital version of a waste book

      I like the idea of your Tweets being 'captured' in a space that you control, but not of them becoming a fixed part of it. Maybe an archive of your short notes and bookmarks of things you've shared. Would also be interesting to analyse over time.

    19. They have generally been physical books written by hand that contain notes which are categorized by headings (or in a modern context categories or tags. Often they’re created with an index to help their creators find and organize their notes.

      Describes the kind of physical notebooks I kept when I was younger; quotes, pictures, passages of text, etc. Anything that caught my attention.

    20. dates and other taxonomies or serialized numbers as a means of linking them to other cards

      I won't have all the references but what about the methods of putting holes in cards so they could be collated database-like with a rod? Or the edge notching approach https://hackaday.com/2019/06/18/before-computers-notched-card-databases/ I thought Doug Engelbart had done something similar too

  24. Jun 2021
    1. Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia by <img class="u-photo" src="https://i0.wp.com/farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8537324028_666427ea9f_o.jpg" alt="Cory Doctorow" width= 32 height= 32 />Cory Doctorow (well.com)

    2. Planning for Gardens and Streams II: An IndieWebCamp pop-up session on Wikis, Digital Gardens, online Commonplace Books, and note taking

    3. Who else at #I⁠Anno21 has a practice of public annotation using Hypothes.is? Or perhaps on your own website, or other platform? Please share your usernames, URLs, and feeds so we can all have a richer group of examples.

      Hi Chris! We met yesterday at the Show & Tell of IAnno21. I would like to leave some information here to stay in touch with you and others who are interested. You can find me at https://axel-duerkop.de/en/ where I wrote about the motivation for my tool Zocurelia.

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  25. May 2021
    1. Perhaps if everyone reads and writes from their own home on the web, they’re less likely to desecrate their neighbor’s blog because it sticks to their own identity? There’s lots of work to be done certainly, but perhaps we’ll get there by expanding things, opening them up, and giving ourselves some more space to communicate?

      Chris, I like your point about companies opening up, it reminds me Cory Doctorow's discussion of interoperability as a means of fixing the internet.

  26. Apr 2021
    1. one can subscribe to an RSS/ATOM feed of annotations

      Awesome. Thanks!

    2. I’ve come across some scholarship of commonplace books that attempt to contextualize notes

      The key idea is to add to annotations ways of linking to related contexts and deep conversations. As Dan said have wiki-links everywhere and in everything as portals to each other's deep context of work


    3. Is anyone studying these contextual aspects of digital annotation?

      I do. With https://social.coop/@indiehub want to allow people to be able to take the annotations on any page into their own world ofextensible tinkereable inter personal indyverse of knowledge and link to additional born tinkerable capabilities.

    4. A reflection on annotations and context at OLC Innovate & Liquid Margins

    5. Hypothes.is UI had some better means of indicating time periods of annotation.

      time periods of annotations

  27. Mar 2021
    1. The Post Kinds plugin, essentially an extended version of WordPress’s core Post Formats functionality, allows one to make a variety of types of posts on one’s website that mirrors the functionality provided in a huge variety of social media platforms. This is useful if you’re owning all of your own data and syndicating it out to social silos, but it’s also great for providing others better user interface for reading and consuming what you’re posting.

      The advantage of using Post Kins in Wordpress

    2. It works exceptionally well for both web pages and when reading .pdf texts within a browser window.

      I didn't know Hypothes.is works with PDFs too!

  28. Feb 2021
    1. Web Annotation as Conversation and Interruption.

      checkit out

    2. How can I also connect this to the Jeremy Dean‘s idea of it helping to facilitate a conversation with texts.

      helping conversation with text

    3. ThreadReaderApp now has beta support for the Micropub Spec so you can publish Twitter threads directly to your blog
    4. Examples of this in the wild

      test in the wild

    5. There are definitely ways around this


    6. Genius or Hypothes.is.

      Nice that you have this added by default ;-)

    7. The Webmention spec allows for resending notifications and thus subsequent re-parsing and updating of content. This could be a signal sent to any links to the content that it had been updated and allow any translcuded pages to update if they wished.

      I also considered webmentions for transclusions, but more appropriately it's microformats that would allow proper, bi-directional transcluion of text.

  29. Dec 2020
    1. I can easily process them all at a later date/time if necessary.

      I'm not convinced that this is better than just processing them directly from Hypothesis, which seems like a legitimate step in the process of tending notes in the zettelkasten process.

    2. aggregating my note data

      Readwise does this, I think. There's also a hack for Roam (https://github.com/houshuang/hypothesis-to-bullet)

    3. mobile

      Really? I just shifted from iPad to Macbook to annotate this. Maybe I'll try it on mobile...

    4. time and effort

      This week I have a BUNCH of tagged pages in an ILL book (which I wasn't able to write in) that I need to get into my notes. Might try voice memos because I'm too cheap to keep the Drafts app -- although if my subscription hasn't expired I might use Drafts.

    5. quick methods

      Notability? Otter.ai?

    6. Livescribe pen

      OMG! I had one of those! Just threw it away in my most recent pass through box of abandoned tech.

    7. going through my notes, reformatting them (if necessary), tagging them and expanding on them

      Agreed. But surprised. Isn't this what you were objecting to in the intro?

    8. highlights, annotations, and notes

      Readwise scoops these up really well too.

    9. tool that treats this method the same as the general online modality.

      I've been using Hypothesis for that too, and I've even had my students annotate pdf journal articles and scanned monograph chapters after opening them in chrome. It seems to work pretty well. I'm also enjoying MarginNote 3 for that, and especially for the graphical mindmap. However, I'm only using free tools with my students.

    10. I’d rather be able to highlight, type some thoughts and have it appear in my notebook.

      I just saved this article to Instapaper and then highlighted and commented on this line in it. That will get saved up to Readwise and find its way into my notes workflow. I think this note I'm making here may also find its way into that workflow via Readwise. I'll let you know, Chris, if it does.

    11. too painful

      It's time-consuming, especially starting. But I'm hoping that as I get the workflow down it will become much more streamlined and convenient.

  30. Nov 2020
    1. One thing I find myself wanting is a discovery-based follow button for Microsub that would allow me to input either my own following list or even my Twitter account

      discovery-based follow

    2. OPML files for categories within WordPress’s Links Manager

    3. Matthias Pfefferle - A weblog about the open, portable, interoperable, social, synaptic, semantic, structured, distributed, decentralized, independent, microformatted and federated social web

      microformatted and federated social web

  31. Oct 2020
    1. I use all the data I capture online using Hypothes.is to port my annotations, highlights, and notes I make online into my commonplace book.

      Four years after I first found Hypothes.is, I still haven't worked it into my workflow. Posts like this rekindle the early sparks of interest I felt, though. I'm inspired to try it out again and see if anything's changed...

    2. They both obviously point to the same specific page, and their beginnings are identical. The second one has a # followed by the words “I’m not looking” with some code for blank spaces and an apostrophe. Clicking on the fragmention URL will take you to the root page which then triggers a snippet of JavaScript on my site that causes the closest container with the text following the hash to be highlighted in a bright yellow color. The browser also automatically scrolls down to the location of the highlight.
    3. Create an IFTTT.com recipe to port your Hypothesis RSS feed into WordPress posts. Generally chose an “If RSS, then WordPress” setup and use the following data to build the recipe: Input feed: https://hypothes.is/stream.atom?user=username (change username to your user name) Optional title: {{EntryTitle}} Body: {{EntryContent}} from {{EntryUrl}} <br />{{EntryPublished}} Categories: Highlight (use whatever categories you prefer, but be aware they’ll apply to all your future posts from this feed) Tags: hypothes.is Post status (optional): I set mine to “Draft” so I have the option to keep it privately or to publish it publicly at a later date.

      Posting this solely to compare my Hypothes.is highlights and annotations on my website with Will's version.

      I'm still tinkering with mine and should have a Micropub based version using IFTTT and Webhooks done soon.

    4. I’ll get you something Chris. That’s the old logo
    5. I’m not looking for just a “hipster-web”, but a new and demonstrably better web.
    6. So today, as a somewhat limited experiment, I played around with my Hypothes.is atom feed (https://hypothes.is/stream.atom?user=chrisaldrich, because you know you want to subscribe to this) and piped it into IFTTT. Each post creates a new document in a OneDrive file which I can convert to a markdown .md file that can be picked up by my Obsidian client.

      Trying to see if this work for me when linking with google drive. Unsure how to convert to markdown.

    1. Two key constituencies for social movements are also early adopters: activists and journalists
    2. Plurality, diversity, and tolerance were celebrated

      IndieWeb principles

    3. Rather than a complete totalitarianism based on fear and blocking of information the newer methods include demonizing online mediums, and mobilizing armies of supporters or paid employees who muddy the online waters with misinformation, information glut, doubt, confusion, harrasment, and dis-traction, making it hard for ordinary people to navigate the networked pub-lic sphere, and sort facts from fiction, truth from hoaxes.

      Sometimes it seems like Trump does this as a one man band.

    4. His weak-tie networks had been politically activated

      This makes me wonder if she's cited Mark Granovetter or any of similar sociologists yet?

      Apparently she did in footnote 32 in chapter 1. Ha!

    5. Only a segment of the population needs to be connected digitally to affect the entire environment. In Egypt in 2011, only 25 percent of the population of the country was on-line, with a smaller portion of those on Facebook, but these people still managed to change the wholesale public discussion, including conversa-tions among people who had never been on the site.

      There's some definite connection to this to network theory of those like Stuart Kaufmann. You don't need every node to be directly connected to create a robust network, particularly when there are other layers--here interpersonal connections, cellular, etc.

    6. hanks to a Facebook page, perhaps for the first time in history, an in-ternet user could click yes on an electronic invitation to a revolution
    7. As Ali explained it to me, for him, January 25, 2011, was in many ways an ordinary January 25—officially a “police celebration day,” but traditionally a day of protest. Although he was young, he was a veteran activist. He and a small group of fellow activists gathered each year in Tahrir on January 25 to protest police brutality. January 25, 2011, was not their first January 25 pro-test, and many of them expected something of a repeat of their earlier protests—perhaps a bit larger this year.

      This mirrors the story of the rape that preceded the Rosa Parks protests in Alabama several years prior and helped set the stage for that being successful.

      It's often frequent that bigger protests are staged to take place on dates/times that have historical meaning.

    8.  turned on the television only once, wanting to see how networks were covering the historic moment of Mubarak’s resignation. CNN was broad-casting an aerial shot of the square. The camera shot from far above the square was jarring because I had been following it all on Twitter, person by person, each view necessarily incomplete but also intimate. On television, all I could see was an undifferentiated mass of people, an indistinct crowd. It felt cold and alienating. The television pictures did not convey how today’s networked protests operate or feel
    9. Clay Shirky’s influential book on collective action in the digital age, Here Comes Everybody, had an important subtitle: The Power of Organizing without Organizations.
    10. As sociologist Doug McAdam and others have explored, tactical innovation is crucial for movements over the long term.
    11. These others may challenge the de facto spokespersons, but the movements have few means to resolve their issues or make deci-sions. In some ways, digital technologies deepen the ever-existing tension between collective will and individual expression within movements, and between expressive moments of rebellion and the longer-term strategies requiring instrumental and tactical shifts.
    12. Similar-looking moments and activities—large marches, big protests, occu-pations—do not represent the same points in the trajectories of the net-worked movements as they did in movements organized along traditional models and without digital tools.
    13. adho-cratic,


    14. Political scientist Benedict An-derson called this phenomenon of unification “imagined communities.”
    15. They also found themselves unable to sustain and organize in the long term in a manner proportional to the energy they had been able to attract initially and the legitimacy they enjoyed in their demands.

      This reminds me of an excellent example I heard recently on Scene on Radio's Men series which tells the story of a rape which occurred several years prior to the bus boycott that helped to rally the community and make the bus boycott far more successful than it would have been without the prior incident and local reportage.

      The relevant audio begins (with some background) at approximately 22:40 into the episode.

    1. If anyone is aware of people or groups working on the potential integration of the IndieWeb movement (webmentions) and web annotation/highlighting, please include them in the comments below–I’d really appreciate it.

      The IndieWebCamp.com site lists a small handful of people with Hypothes.is affiliations who had websites, but none of the seem to be active any longer. Perhaps we can track some of them down via twitter?

    2. Boffo Socko Now Supports Hypothes.is Annotations


    1. Therefore it is a great valuefor fixing a memory-image that when we read books, we strive to impress onour memory through the power of forming our mental images not only thenumber and order of verses or ideas, but at the same time the color, shape,position, and placement of the letters, where we have seen this or that writ-ten, in what part, in what location (at the top, the middle, or the bottom)we saw it positioned, in what color we observed the trace of the letter or theornamented surface of the parchment

      I've always been able to generally remember how far into a book and on what part of the page (left/right; top/middle/bottom) the thing was. This obviously is not a new phenomenon, though obviously the printing of texts in the modern age helps standardize this for students in comparison with this particular example which discusses different versions of the same text.

    2. Having learned the Psalms [as a whole], I then devise the same sort ofscheme for each separate psalm, starting with the beginning words of theverses just as I did for the whole Psalter starting with the first words of thepsalms, and I can thereafter easily retain in my heart the whole series one verseat a time; first by dividing and marking off the book by [whole] psalms andthen each psalm by verses, I have reduced a large amount of material to suchconciseness and brevity

      The repeated uses of knowing and keeping things in the heart in this text along with the overlap of memory makes me wonder where the initial phrase "to know by heart" originated. This 12th century text certainly is a reasonably old one, though certainly others may have likely existed before.

    3. Now indeed endeavor to imprintin this fashion in your memory the matters which are written out below, ac-cording to the method and diagram for learning by heart demonstrated toyou earlier, so that by experience you can know the truth of my words, whenyou perceive how valuable it is to devote study and labor not just to havingheard the lectures on the Scriptures or to discussion, but to memory-work.

      here's the phrase "learning by heart" translated more familiarly

      I'm curious what the original Latin was?

    1. Further, as stated, by merely glancing at the pictorially indicated recipe of the present invention the cook can ascertain at a glance the required ingredients, can ascertain whether such ingredients are on hand, and, if not, the needed articles will be more easily remembered in purchasing the days supply of groceries, etc.

      an example in the wild of visual memory being stronger than other forms.

    2. Fourteenth-century recipe collections that have survived to today, such as Viandier pour appareiller toutes manières de viandes, Libre de sent sovi, Daz bûch von gûter spîse, and Forme of Cury, were written by professional cooks to use as an aide-mémoire for themselves or other professional cooks.
    3. Mount: A cooking technique where small pieces of butter are quickly incorporated in a hot, but not boiling, sauce to give bulk and a glossy appearance.

      A definition I don't recall having ever seen before.

  32. Sep 2020
    1. Earlier today I created a read post with some highlights and marginalia related to a post by Ian O’Bryne. In addition to posting it and the data for my own purposes, I’m also did it as a manual test of sorts, particularly since it seemed apropos in reply to Ian’s particular post. I thought I’d take a stab at continuing to refine my work at owning and controlling my own highlights, notes, and annotations on the web. I suspect that being able to better support this will also help to bring more self-publishing and its benefits to the halls of academe.

      Just a test

  33. Aug 2020
    1. Publishing Let our relationships with and knowledge of physical printers and ebook distribution platforms help maximize your book’s success.

      Just a #test

    1. Hypothes.is really is one of the best tools available for taking notes live where you find them. This could definitely be representative of a toolchain to rapidly get note content into personal information management.

  34. Jun 2020
    1. hack

      Acá una adaptación al español de esta simple e ingeniosa idea: https://anotacionweb.com/truco-anotar-hypothesis-celular/

    2. a new filter

      The settings below seem to fail with urls with special characters, such as https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestación. Disabling the "Url Encode forwarded url" option seems to solve the problem.

  35. May 2020
    1. hosting it somewhere on the web that is easily accessible may be best

      One such place is docdrop.org

    2. Go to https://tiddlywiki.com/ and click on the “Download Empty” button on their homepage. This will allow you to save a file called index.html to a convenient place on your computer.

      Theoretically, this should also work for TiddlyRoam, Stroll, etc.

  36. Jan 2020
    1. I’d be a lot happier with a WordPress portfolio plugin, but I haven’t found one that’s designed specifically for writing portfolios,

      Would love to see this too.

    2. Perhaps with some elbow grease and coding skill, sometime in the future, we’ll have a simple way to implement a POSSE workflow that will allow you to post your annotations to your own website and syndicate them to services like Hypothesis

      We may or may not be working on something like this. Well, we were going to build the whole system, but I recently found hypothesis, and now we are looking at integrating with the functionality.

      The idea would be to allow users to add an end destination for their annotations which would allow them to feed a CMS with not only the annotations, but with structured data as well. This would syndicate to their website, leave a note in the browser, and post a clipping inside of an activity feed. Stay tuned for more updates as we plan to release a first version before summer this year.

    3. Syndicated copies: GitHub icon Published by <img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/d5fb4e498fe609cc29b04e5b7ad688c4?s=56&#038;d=identicon&#038;r=pg' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/d5fb4e498fe609cc29b04e5b7ad688c4?s=112&#038;d=identicon&#038;r=pg 2x' class='avatar avatar-56 photo' height='56' width='56' /> Chris Aldrich I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media. View all posts by Chris Aldrich P

      First sighting of: a canonical web page that has a list of copies of its content.

      • Is this a feature of Wordpress or whatever CMS powers this site?
    4. Over the past several years I’ve written a broad number of pieces about the IndieWeb. I find that many people are now actively searching for, reading, and implementing various versions of what I’ve done, particularly on the WordPress Platform.

      A reminder to review Chris Aldrich's collection of articles, tutorials, presentations and podcasts. I've modeled my Wordpress site after his to better appreciate how I can use Indieweb technologies.

    5. Create an IFTTT.com recipe to port your Hypothesis RSS feed into WordPress posts. Generally chose an “If RSS, then WordPress” setup and use the following data to build the recipe: Input feed: https://hypothes.is/stream.atom?user=username (change username to your user name) Optional title: 📑 {{EntryTitle}} Body: {{EntryContent}} from {{EntryUrl}} <br />{{EntryPublished}} Categories: Highlight (use whatever categories you prefer, but be aware they’ll apply to all your future posts from this feed) Tags: hypothes.is Post status (optional): I set mine to “Draft” so I have the option to keep it privately or to publish it publicly at a later date.

      This is my first attempt to get Hypothes.is highlights and annotations to display on my WordPress blog.

  37. Dec 2019
    1. For most of my bookmarks, likes, reads, etc. I use a plugin that scrapes my post and saves a copy of the contents of all the URLs on my page to the Internet Archive so that even in the event of a site death, a copy of the content is saved for me for a later date.

      Chris, I was wondering what plugin you use to store copies of the links to Archive.org?

    2. I love the highlighting, annotation, and bookmarking features of Hypothes.is, but desperately wish I had more direct access to own this sort of data on my own website in a more straightforward manner. (I’ve already got a PESOS method, specifically I wish I had a POSSE method.)

      This is something I've too thought about with Hypothes.is. On an annotation level it appears tricky to do, but things look more tenable when you go one step above annotations.

      Hypothes.is allows you to create page notes - annotations on the page level. So, technically speaking, you could write a blog post on your own site, grab the Markdown, and push it into Hypothes.is as a page note. Would it be redundant for longer posts? Sure, but I think it could work for smaller ones where you are generally replying to a piece of content rather than annotating passages.

      This is something I'll try out starting with this post. (view original blog post)