I’m currently working on…
growing impact-oriented thinking
creating joyful experiences
building functional knowledge systems
Systems and thought
Simple or Easy
Technical Simplicity vs Interfacial Simplicity
Burden of Maintenance
Ethics and “ought”
Does anything matter?
Why does “Does anything matter?” matter?
Is quality of life measurable?
Utilitarians and human rights
Should you do something that nobody else but you could do?
Unorganized big ideas
Personal Archiving and Digitizing
About this website
I write notes for myself
I write notes in
Logseq, which uses a block structure and supports links and backlinks between notes.
Block-based writing allows for an easy way to create nested hierarchies.
Using links and backlinks makes it convenient to find related thoughts and ideas.
I make some of those notes public
I extract the public pages and blocks from
Logseq and publish them using
hugo. For more details on how this flow works, you can read about
how I publish this website.
Some nice things this system currently supports and brings over from
Links between pages
You can navigate my notes the same way I do, with the exception that if a page or block being linked is private then it is visible but not clickable.
Pages show backlinks at the bottom of the page like in
For an example, you can go to my page on
Occam’s Razor and scroll to the bottom to see all the backlinks to that page (i.e. all the places where I link to
Blocks have permanent links and their own pages
Tap the arrow to the right to see this block’s permanent page, it uses the
Logseq block UUID as the URL.
This prototypes a possible way to link between different people’s
knowledge graphs using the familiar structure of URLs. This relates to the idea of a
World Knowledge Graph, and I discuss it more in my post on
How Logseq should build a World Knowledge Graph.
If a block has a number to the right, that means it is referenced by another block. Selecting the number takes you to the block’s own page where you can see what references this block.
Twitter and YouTube shortcodes
hugo both support these shortcodes to display YouTube and Twitter links with a nice preview.
This is not done very well yet, but essentially works.
Some nice things this system will hopefully one day support
Preview link on hover
Displaying rich link types
Discourse Graph, or
Receive (occasional) updates on my work