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Cake day: Oct 08, 2021


interesting choice of an avatar/banner for this community

How about this: all phases of peer review and the editing/publishing process are public and transparent. I don’t know if I fully understand how this is supposed to work in practice, but to me it appears to only address half of the problem.

i do almost exactly this not to replace my carrier, but for the sake of being able to call and text my homeland from abroad. jmp.chat is a great service for what it is.

I don’t know much about Obsidian, but I know it is a popular choice. On my wife’s Mac I tested out a markdown editor called Zettlr which is designed for managing a zettelkasten. It seems like a good option. A lot of the tools people seem to be using for zettelkasten use markdown, so you could potentially migrate among them with minimal adjustment.

Haha that is when I first started trying to get a grip too >_< I use a neovim plugin I wrote, but really any wiki software works. Vanilla vim works too. It doesn’t take much to implement a zettelkasten, really. The key is having a setup that fits your needs and workflow. Do you have a preferred editor and/or OS? I may be able to recommend some things to check out.

Having a trusted system for managing your knowledge base. I took LOTS of great notes over the 15 or so years I spent in college and grad school, but those notes are all “stuck” in hundreds of notebooks, files, margin notes, etc. They are very inaccessible! I now keep a zettelkasten, and wish I had started long ago so I could benefit more from everything I’ve studied.

This! It is possible to achieve it through framebuffers I believe, but it is much easier to just work in a terminal emulator >_<

I agree! I think unschooling should first be allowed and the focus of educational policy should shift from providing an education to providing conditions for it to be a possibility for more people. That is a big ask, though, and I don’t have faith in the establishment working to disintegrate itself. I think a gradual development of federated grassroots “learning co-ops” is a better and more actionable immediate goal for people interested in a de-institutionalized education and society.

But who decides what to test and how? Standardized tests are hotly debated even in the realm of institutionalized education. In the world of un- or de-schooling they are even more problematic and inappropriate. Parents and children end up remaining accountable to the state in some capacity, and whatever aims and values it sanctions impose arbitrary conditions on the actual process and activities would-be unschoolers pursue. In other words, it is contradictory to a truly self-determined experimental learning process. You end up with homeschooling 2.0 … I can say more abiut this but I have to run!

Fedora is nice for casual users unless their system requires non-free drivers, which is not unlikely.

It could also be due to the settings of the server you use.

That could be a factor, but I meant more in that dust settles easily in basements because they are physically lower. We live on the first floor of a 30 story building, and even here we end up getting tons of dust. But air quality is also a big issue here in general. may not be so serious in other places.

Depends on where you live and how the basement is built. “Sweating” concrete in winter can be a huge problem, and air quality is worse in basements.

I believe the original Almquist shell is used on FreeBSD. I know on Debian dash is the sh implementation (afterall it is Debian Almquist Shell), but the default login shell for the root user is bash apparently.

You may know Zsh as the default shell for FreeBSD

I thought on FreeBSD tcsh was default for root and sh was default for other users. Also never realized anyone used dash as a login shell :b

I’ve used both ranger and nnn fairly extensively, but I remember wondering the same thing before I tried out terminal file managers seriously. I think they are easier to use and more versatile. With a few key strokes you can perform bulk actions on a large number of files in various locations. You can run arbitrary commands on a selection of files, and define your own functionality fairly easily. Plus, if you ever work in a non-graphical environment, like on a remote server, then they are very nifty to have in your toolbelt.

Another one worth mentioning is lf. It is a minimal clone of ranger written in Go, and is much faster—especially on slower systems like little SBCs.