Boris Mann

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1:29pm Tuesday

  • Created: December 29, 2020

So Christmas is traditionally “tinkering with my blog” time. I’ve got things running OK on
A hosted microblogging service that uses [[Hugo]] static site generator underneath. Supports [[IndieWeb]], [[Micropub]], [[ActivityPub]] and more independent and open web protocols.
Founded by [[Manton Reece]].
[[Recommended]] for people who want to run a blog on their own domain, while still being able to cross post to Twitter, LinkedIn, Medium, Tumblr, and Mastodon. Also supports podcasts and videos at premium accounts.

I pay for an account to run my microblog at ...
for The embed on the home page here works fine.

I’m doing updating of notes here only when I’ve got free time on a weekend or an evening at a full computer desktop. It takes 2.5 minutes to generate the site, which really sucks.

The other deficiency is that I can’t really provide a feed of updated notes. I could go and add dates to all the notes and then have a modified date as well, but really that doesn’t make a lot of sense.

And this Journal is looking an awful lot like a blog, which I decided I didn’t want a feed for, because it really is just me writing for myself.

I’m still on again / off again with Roam ResearchRoam Research
“A note-taking tool for networked thought. As easy to use as a document. As powerful as a graph database. Roam helps you organize your research for the long haul.”
I currently use Roam for my private note taking. I practice making a daily [[Worklog]], taking notes on meetings, running a lightweight CRM, and managing my personal TODOs with it.
. I use it for my private notes and simple TODOs and it’s been fine.

Anyway, this is all working for now, and I’ve been enjoying actually blogging, with things like Bandcamp Fridays.

via @agentofuser, NeuronNeuron
A future-proof open-source app for managing your plain-text notes in Zettelkasten style, as well as for publishing them on the web.
[[AGPL License]], written in HaskellHaskell
, installed via [[Nix]]
You can use the Neuron Template to publish to [[Github Pages]] using [[Github Actions]].
The author is also building Cerveau to edit Neuron sites online – it uses this by editing Github repositories. He is considering open sourcing based on Github sponsors.
is a HaskellHaskell
based Zettelkasten / Second BrainSecond Brain
The concept of wikis goes back to an earlier era of the web. With the advent of blogging (and I would say, RSS feeds to subscribe and follow content from all over), wikis went away for a while.
Wikis probably also get a bad rap from their early incarnation inside company intranets. Aside from a bad editing interface, bad search is the big thing that kills company intranets of all kinds. More on the [[Wiki]] page.
Currently, in 2020, personal and company note repositories are experiencing a re...