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/jakeisnt/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.

Ideas

Design

tags
Web Design,Design

The design of this wiki has gone through multiple phases.

I started with a Hugo template, adding browsing features in multiple panes to the site, but Hugo proved to be too complex of a tool to sustainably use in the long term.

The current iteration of this site is generated with a Pandoc-based tool I've written myself, as I felt I wanted more customizability. Eventually, I'd like to generate multiple front-ends for the website – so that visitors can view it as a wiki, as a traditional blog, a series of journals, or something in between – depending on how they view the website.

References

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

Further Inspiration

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

Notes

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_on_the_meditations_by_marcus_aurelius/ 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 https://nesslabs.com/digital-garden-tiddlywiki https://seekr.github.io/zettel/#colophon

gossip's web: a directory of home-grown personal websites, experiments and writing https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Transclusion#overview both the subject of transclusion: the inclusion of one document in another - and the wiki itself are super good here http://outliners.scripting.com/ 40 years of outliners https://github.com/TymonZ/garden

working with the garage door up :: why we should learn with wikis in the open.

weakty wiki

hypothesis: a margin with conversations anywhere on the web! i cannot stress how cool this is, particularly the trick with the sidebar https://dreamwiki.sixey.es/welcome.dream/ http://mindforger.com/: markdown-powered wiki software

concrete plan

learn to build small software! a wiki is the best way to do this.

experiments

ideas

List of artists and hackers using homegrown time-tracking tools https://joelhooks.com/digital-garden https://github.com/drichard/mindmaps

https://joplinapp.org/ open source note taking and todo app local first self-hosted wiki tool (dendron) knowledge base from nikita second brain digital gardeners https://github.com/seanbreckenridge/exobrain https://github.com/jsjoeio/joeprevite.com notes for people we keep in touch with

open source wiki Stop Taking Regular Notes; Use a Zettelkasten Instead Kate on Twitter: "Making regexp -> NFA compilation faster by constructin

https://github.com/schollz/cowyo neat, encrypted wiki! Code Samples - Impredicative Wiki Wiki bphenriques/knowledge-base: Personal Wiki Introduction - Everything I know

This FTP site knowledge/wiki-workflow.md at master · nikitavoloboev/knowledge Building a digital garden Tom Critchlow. Move. Think. Create.

Marcin Ignac on Twitter: "I'm fascinated by @andymatuschak digital garden https://wiki.xxiivv.com/site/about.html https://billdemirkapi.me/

https://git.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/openring a webring for static site generators, allows for generating a webring from a list of RSS feeds to join the sites together

kormyen/memex https://github.com/bphenriques/knowledge-base https://wiki.nikitavoloboev.xyz/ http://okmij.org/ftp/ Memex 1.1 | John Naughton's online diary https://mboxed.github.io/sodatsu/#home

A gardening guide for your mind • Mental Nodes

Collected Notes. https://bismuth.garden/now anotherPersonal Websites and wiki https://libarynth.org/start

https://beepb00p.xyz/exobrain/#table-of-contents very cool, simple wiki with an indexable menu

https://marcus-obst.de/wiki/Notetaking opinionated wiki advice

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24108466 iterative approach to notes