Wiki

Wikis are tree-based tools for representing hierarchies of information.

This personal wiki is the one I maintain. Others refer to personal wikis as Digital Gardens, Brain Dumps, or Personal Libraries.

The source of this wiki can be found at https://github.com/jakechv/wiki.

Motivation

Organization

I needed a way to better organize my ideas. Administering structure to my data was a good way to do this, and org-mode provides a good facility for this. Further, the constraints administered by the website motivate me to better organize my notes as they’re visible to the public; without this structure the notes won’t even render properly.

Accessibility

I’d like my notes to be easily visible to anyone. It allows me to easily share my thoughts and perspectives with friends or colleagues.

Publicity

This portal also enables recruiters or future collaborators to learn more about me, my skills and my interests. Perhaps I can build a following, inspire someone, or find an interesting job opportunity if someone stumbles upon this wiki.

Design

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Web Design,Design

The design of this wiki takes after the principles of simple and minimal as discussed. I introduce additional logic for the multi-pane browsing as I feel that it’s more conducive to consuming information than the typical browser structure and it adds a unique feel to the site. Here is the template I use to publish this wiki. I may consider other templates or alternative views in the future, and will continue iterating on this design, but I plan to keep this template around.

References

I’ve taken inspiration from several others who maintain wikis.

Further Inspiration

Frank McSherry’s blog is maintained entirely by .md files in a journal with a simple markdown index. Git is the UI. https://github.com/jackmcdade/secret-public-journal https://github.com/HermanMartinus/bearblog https://github.com/bphenriques/knowledge-base elisp wiki https://github.com/nikitavoloboev/knowledge https://github.com/karlicoss/beepb00p https://github.com/bennetthardwick/website https://github.com/nikitavoloboev/knowledge – i love the idea of visualizing the ralations of the notes as well as his rationale https://github.com/aceyoung9/garden https://github.com/binyamin/eleventy-garden

Frameworks

txtxt is a CLI microblogging service for ‘hackers’ https://codeberg.org/Valenoern/bopwiki microwiki https://blot.im/ blog platform with no interface

Notes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXgqnYVAzKk&app=desktop note citation system for vim and pandoc https://blog.griffin.sh/2020/06/05/how-we-write/ improving language for blogging https://jlelse.blog/posts/wiki-approach/ cool wiki approach :: find the best method for me ! I think writing a blog post is the best way to help me organize my thoughts, i should get that infrastructure up. nextcloud notes is also a good option, but i do have to set up a nextcloud server to handle that https://dpitt.me/blog/2020/03/zettelkasten/ obsidian md knowledge base The Brain is a digital memory solution written and maintained by the brother of Acronym’s founder, Errolson,for many years. It’s not well known in the technology space, but it’s popular with creatives and researchers who often don’t intersect with the field.

organization

https://todaytakeseverything.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/the-bullet-journal-bulletproof/ doing things once a day and putting them in a bullet journal or something https://www.reddit.com/r/philosophy/comments/1vn6uk/thoughts%5Fon%5Fthe%5Fmeditations%5Fby%5Fmarcus%5Faurelius/ https://www.veilance.com/gb/en/shop/mens/isogon-mx-jacket https://www.srid.ca/689c4a39.html bulletproof web app for notes; uses reflex frp and obelisk framewrok https://reflex-frp.org/ haskell web framework; uses tech called obsidian. feels very opinionated? not sure whether it is good or not http://shpadoinkle.org/docs/getting-started/index.html some ui library someone is very passionate about, it is unclear whether it is good or worthwhile

October 18, 2020