Zettelkasten

Posts from 2021

System Crafters Answered org-roam and Zettelkasten Questions in Livestream

On Friday, David Wilson of System Crafters hosted a 2 hour live-stream about Emacs org-roam to answer viewer questions after his previous org-roam v2 video demo and talk about the Zettelkasten Method in general. Sascha and I joined the chat, too, and overall we had a good time and interesting things were discussed with the nice folk in the chat. David’s recapture of the Zettelkasten basics is spot-on, and his pragmatic thinking promises good things to come from him!

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Live Zettelkasten Session on Aug 13th

Dear Zettlers, There will be a live Zettelkasten session, scheduled for Aug 13th, 2021, 19:00–21:00 CEST. On that day, you can tune in right here: (Link to the video: https://youtu.be/2_MJYtWr1vE) It is a casual session of me working with a Zettelkasten. It will be especially valuable for beginner and intermediate users since I am starting a new Zettelkasten in English that I will use for demonstration purposes. I am working with it as a serious Zettelkasten and not a mock example.

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Field Report #2: Lessons Learned From Processing "Team of Rivals"

My research area is machine learning. My first zettel was created on 02/23/2020 and most of them focus on my research area or research in general. This mostly consists of extra the key ideas in short 4-10 page article. Throughout my life I have read many books, but I remember little about them. For instance, I say books like “The Double Helix” or “The Art of Learning” made a big impact on me, but outside of a few anecdotes, I remember nothing. More than that, I have no notes to go back and refer to. My plan this year was to change this and systematically process any book I read.

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Field Report #1: A PhD About Writing with His Zettelkasten

It is not difficult to find articles that herald the benefits of using a Zettelkasten and because of this, a dose of skepticism is perhaps healthy. Do you really get magically productive? Produce world-class research? Uncover secret connections for elevated understanding? Write 10 books spontaneously?

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Alternative The Archive App Icon Fan Art

@lucaschultz on the forums shared an alternative icon for The Archive for free for everyone to use. This came out of nowhere and was a pleasant surprise: It’s really cool that Luca poured in the time and work to create “fan art” for our app! Luca even published the .sketch source files, so you can generate and tweak the icon further! The icon set is published under a CC-BY-4.0 license, so you can do what you want with it, provided you mention the original author.

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Use Case: Investing with the Zettelkasten Method

I am not an investment professional. I do invest in stock and some other assets to create passive income through dividends and to build a safety net. I don’t make the time-commitment for in-depth research. I merely want to avoid dumb decisions. So I created a table of conditions that a company needs to meet before I buy stock. This is a snapshot in time. It is a work in progress of course:

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The Archive: 3rd Anniversary

This week marks 3rd year of The Archive being available in public. In March 2018 we published the final release. To celebrate this anniversary, we have a special treat for you to share the joy with friends! We asked ourselves what there is that we could give back to show our appreciation of the community. What is even better than receiving a gift from someone? Well, giving a gift!

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How to Use Wiki Links for Saved Searches in The Archive

You can use [[wiki links]] in The Archive as a clickable shortcut to searches, which support complex logical operators to form very specific expressions. People on the forums seem to enjoy the discovery of clickable complex search expressions in The Archive, so here’s a short explanation of how you can use links like [[#Gardening soil NOT fertilizer]] to create a stored search.

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