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  1. Jul 2022
    1. Writer Steven Johnson has documented the history of invention and innovation. In his book Where Good Ideas Come From, he explores an idea called “the adjacent possible”: At every moment in the timeline of an expanding biosphere, there are doors that cannot be unlocked yet. In human culture, we like to think of breakthrough ideas as sudden accelerations on the timeline, where a genius jumps ahead fifty years and invents something that normal minds, trapped in the present moment, couldn’t possibly have come up with. But the truth is that technological (and scientific) advances rarely break out of the adjacent possible; the history of cultural progress is, almost without exception, a story of one door leading to another door, exploring the palace one room at a time.

      This is brilliant. Might want to buy this book.

  2. Jun 2022
    1. Some readers may be solely interested in sharing their knowledge with the world. Writing and expressing thoughts for these kinds of readers is enough reward and motivation to blog on a regular basis. It’s their way of giving back by sharing a part of themselves for the benefit of others.

      This is a good enough reason of any to blog.

    1. In fact, WordPress already does this with Pingbacks.

      Webmentions are the new hotness. I think it should be embraced more. Pingbacks/Webmentions are cool.

    1. The file is the smallest unit of storage and meaning.

      Effective note-taking: 1. effortless input 2. efficient retrieval

      Logseq is based all around "atomic-blocks" which are basically ideas that get nested (and thus related) to each other and then linked to other related blocks via hashtags or wiki-links.

    1. How to stop forgetting stuff you read.

      1. Taking notes (highlighting and taking notes)
      2. Re-engage with ideas and your notes to get around the "forgetting curve Review
      3. Integrating (putting it all into a database)
      4. Summarize. Take quick notes on things you've read.

      When summarizing you can put general thoughts and other stuff, like how you discovered it, favorite quotes, etc.

      The whole point is to engage with the material.

      Zettelkasten method is recommended.

      Literature notes are quick notes that should get converted to evergreen or permanent notes.

    1. For Postfix administration, you need at least one pseudo-account for Postfix processes to run under.

      Wouldn't the installation of Postfix already create a Postfix user?

    1. Postfix is an MTA and handles the delivery of messages between servers and locally within a system. It does not handle any POP or IMAP communications.

      If your MUA is on the server itself you don't need IMAP/POP to retrieve the mail. It can read the "message store" directly. IMAP/POP is for remote retrieval.

    1. Books don’t enter our lives against a blank slate. Each time we pick up a book, the content has to compete with what we already think we know. Making room for the book, and the potential wisdom it contains, requires you to question and reflect as you read.

      The core of active reading.

    1. Doesn't tell me anything useful about this product

      This is pretty neat. This is my first annotation using Hypothes.is.

      First thoughts: It's obviously useful as a public, "decentralized" commenting system. However, I also see this being useful for research purposes. I know Readwise has integration with Hypothes.is as well.