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Biomedical and Electrical Engineer with interests in information theory, evolution, genetics, abstract mathematics, microbiology, big history, IndieWeb, mnemonics, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation






@elizabutlermd It is clever, isn't it? I've done a bit of tinkering towards making handwritten notes like this dovetail into my personal commonplace book and Obisidian-based workflows recently:


Frank, did you ever track the bug down that was causing this issue? I've tried that same article with a few different Micropub clients and I'm not seeing any issues with respect to Post Kinds finding and displaying the correct/expected data. In fact, the Atlantic actually shows quite a bit more data than most sites do.

Perhaps it's your shortcut not actually sending a URL for it to parse? I've also seen issues when trying to post content that contains special characters or emojis which WordPress tends to choke on and not understand. When a post has an emoji in the title or the body somewhere, it creates the post, but doesn't save any of the data in Post Kinds' context-related fields.


A handful of educators and interested folks are doing an Obsidian-based book club using Graeber and Wengrow's book if you're interested... There's still a week or two left. It's definitely a fascinating work.


@miniver Niklas Luhmann wrote an interesting snippet about


@viktomas_com Great post, particularly highlighting the time/work.
Apparently Yuval Harari didn't footnote very well as the idea you highlight is directly from Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel which predated Harari's book.


@GoingThinking I'll agree but note that I wasn't replying to @drmichaellevin, but a tweet that has since been deleted. You're missing all the context for what I was specifically replying to. See also:


Coffee chat has begun at today's mini- on note taking, wikis, digital gardens, zettelkasten, commonplace books, et al.
Come join us.


@amandalicastro Thanks. Purchased. Even if the answer doesn't lie within, @CathyNDavidson may be one of only a few people one could trust with such a book title. Also picked up Now You See it to compare with Annie Murphy Paul's new text The Extended Mind.


@amandalicastro At JHU it was sections. But this makes me wonder when the antiquated idea of reciting one's lessons began? I might guess at around the time of Peter Ramus' rote memory reforms which removed the method of loci & memory from the rhetoric tradition? Anyone know?


@jsamlarose @DiLeed There's also other similar historical forms including anthologies & miscellanies:
I recently came across some wonderful & potentially useful syllabi too:


It was a non-standard midway to be sure, but did Bob Barker suffer from nominative determinism?


@MikeKra36812131 Perhaps a bit more free-form with a tangential name, but let's give it a whirl and see who would show up:


@vv4rner While I love what RSS enables and there's a huge ecosystem for it, I am against it for DRY reasons. It's stable in the fact that no one has iterated on it in over a decade. It also helps that WordPress core handles a lot of the admin tax for me on maintaining it, but it has caused metacrap issues for me in the past.

So what to do to replace RSS? If you look at most of my content, I've got the HTML marked up with (richer) microformats for those who'd like to consume that directly without needing a side file for it. There's an existing ecosystem of microformats parsers and even social readers that use microformats over RSS. Incidentally microformats are also part of the semantic layer that makes site-to-site converstions on IndieWeb-based sites work better.