Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Memex Rewind

In 1945, the person in charge of research and development, who oversaw most of the science that won WWII with the help of Logistics, wrote an article about the most pressing task facing mankind, the need to organize and access the ever growing flood of information created by all of this activity.

His vision was expressed in an article titled "As We May Think", which was eventually republished by Time Magazine. Many people credit it for the vision that eventually became the world wide web. I also held this view for a long time.

I no longer hold that view.

The web as we use it is about as useful as a picture of a box of tools, instead of the tools themselves. There was a vague notion expressed that you could gather up a huge canvas of inter-related thoughts and ideas, and freely associate them, and share the whole of that work effortlessly. We don't have it. I'm trying to use my time and effort to change that by making something that gets a bit more of that toolset into my hands, and hopefully into everyone's eventually.

Wish me luck.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Linux compared to Window 11 in terms of suckage

 I came across this comparison video, and it makes a comparison of features between Pop Linux and Windows 11 For the most part, they're equivalent.

Monday, May 02, 2022

How the Democrats kicked out actual liberals

 Krystal Ball lays out exactly how the Clintons sold out the liberal agenda.

Thoughts on writing

Nobody writes well written prose.

Everyone writes, then does a better or worse job of editing. Like code, prose tends to crystalize into smaller and higher quality pieces over time.

--- Process ---

Write all of your thoughts in a stream of consciousness flow, don't worry about how it looks, just get your thoughts out of your head, and into the storage medium of your choice. This frees up stack space in your brain.

Next - Iterate. Strategies you can use to help include:
  • Read it out loud to yourself. You'll immediately notice typos, grammatical and flow issues.
  • Walk away from it to gain some distance in time and space. When you come back you'll notice gaps or repetitions.
Repeat until you're happy.