I am not linking to this so that you can make a complete map of every thought you think necessarily. I think this is an inspiring personal infobio or something. ✤ h0p3 has some news on this fellow!
This is a 100-or-so pages about how to put everything in your head into
notebooks—this is an old link I have been searching out for a few years—its
link changed and I couldn’t remember the name of it.
Anyway, the author has a
very peculiar (remarkable?) system here that requires those four-color ballpoint
pens that you can click to get different colors. In fact, he says to buy three
You need one to carry with you, you need one for backup, placed in a trusted
place, and you need one to be a backup to the backup. YES, you really need
this. If you are wasting time looking for a pen that you lost, you are just wasting
time. The pen will come back. In the mean time, you need to write, so you’ve
got to fetch your backup. You have a backup to the backup. If you have ready
access to a store, you need to buy another pen, should you not find your first
pen by then.
It seems like you also don’t want to store the three pens together, because
you REALLY cannot lose them all in one go. It seems like you really might need
ten—one in your car/bike, one in your desk, no, two in your desk, one under
the front mat, one in the junk drawer, one in the pen cup, one on the nightstand
for sure, I had eight more places, what were they.
This is also a document that kind of sits in an interesting place wrt Indieweb,
wikis—it mentions Ted Nelson’s Xanadu as inspiration, which has become an
important namedrop in redecentralized web convos. What’s more he makes a very
salient point related to web directories, library work—all the things I dabble
Thinking about Information
Architecture will be EXTREMELY important to society in the future. All these
programmers wondering, ”Why aren’t we reusing each others components?”
Yes, very significantly, our languages and practices are limiting us. Quite severly.
But even if we had the best reuse languages mechanisms and what not, we
STILL need it to be easier to figure out what other people have written. The
RETRIEVAL problem is MASSIVE.
His name for it is: Public Field Technologies. But I can find no other reference
✤ UPDATE: h0p3 found the guy!
It’s interesting—I have been very wtf about h0p3’s ‘Gentle Clearnet Doxxing’
policy, where he posts the ‘private’ details of a person—their address, phone
number and so on. But, this is quite incredible—he SMS’d Lion Kimbro and got
a call back:
h0p3: Hey. I read your book recently. I was blown away by it. I’ve been working on my wiki (https://philosopher.life/) for a couple years. I was hoping to have the chance to learn about how you think about the problem and what you practice these many years later.
kimbro: What a creative and itneresting idea– a Groundhog’s Day Dungeons and Dragons adventure …!
I look forward to talking with you. Can we make a time?
h0p3: Yes! anytime is good for me
Instantly called me. Cool.
We talked a bit on the phone. He told me about his adventures into the world, traveling to understand visionary communities. I’ve seen some of those breadcrumbs while looking into him. He’s definitely searching for community. He’s not a luddite, but he has moved offline (although, he clearly still uses the internet…he’s just building something else). He did not want to be associated with contemplative living. Honestly, he’s got that cultic charisma, no doubt.
This strategy is connecting people. It’s triggering a major rethink. Crontab of the mind