🎧 Listened to: Cortex #75: Home Again – Relay FM
Very interesting discussion. Even if you don’t agree with Murray’s points, he is always a very interesting voice. In this show I particularly like the discussion of gun ownership. (Around 1:34:00)
Sometimes I listen to The Incomparable talk about movies that I haven’t watched. Equilibrium is one such movie and the way it’s described here makes me think that it’s such an interesting train wreck that I just have to watch it.
The Anthropocene Reviewed is probably my favorite podcast these days. Great narratives and fantastic voice!
🎧 Listened to: Blood Orange – Saint by Song Exploder on PRX
🎧 Listened to: H.I. #39: Getting Things Done
Interesting conversation. Also the first time that I felt like smart speed in Overcast was improving the experience.
🎧 Listened to: Cortex #33: Cortek
I’ve been taken a lot of notes lately, for my masters studies. I take notes in class and, most importantly, I highlight passages in the books I read and also take notes around the reading. Some of those notes relates directly to the highlighted passages, other notes are more general thoughts as I’m trying to work things out.
As I was reading, highlighting and writing last week I realised that over the course of two years these notes and highlights would grow to a big mess of assorted thoughts that I could never have any hope of organising in my final thesis, or any written exams either for that matter. So I need a better system.
I recalled having heard one or more podcasts where CGP Grey talked about how he handled similar tasks around his research for videos so I googled and found this old episode of Cortex. Around the 44:00 marker he describes his main workflow. Here’s the gist of it
Read ebooks -> Highlight passages -> When done, screen shot the pages with highlights -> import screenshots into Evernote -> Make notes in Evernote
I need to do something similar, but two things
Grey (and Myke) was already upset with Evernote when makes this podcast (in July 2016) and in later episodes that has been mentioned again and again, so it seems like it would be dumb to actually start taking these kind of notes in Evernote today.
So basically what I need is
I’m thinking of maybe some kind of combination of Microsoft OfficeLens for the scan and Apple Notes for everything else, or maybe just Microsoft OneNote for the whole thing. Or maybe save the notes as flat text files (preferably in Dropbox or iCloud Drive) together with PDF scans from something like OfficeLens. In this later case I might not need the OCR on the phone since instead I can use PDFPen on my Mac.
What do you think? Any suggestions?
This is some interesting food for thought for me, because I do think that banning phones in the classroom of kids can be a totally reasonable thing to do.
Thanks for your perspective Adam!
Aaron brings up some interesting points and I wholeheartedly agree with him that the most important thing about the indieweb and owning your content is to own your domain name.
My personal site (where you might read this) has lived on at least three different web hosts but the domain has always been mine. In my particular case there are probably some broken permalinks in old posts that I will need to fix some day but most things are easily findable on the site.
It’s also nice that Aaron points out that the indieweb is not like the web of yore, it is so much more with webmentions and similar tools.
🎧 Listened to: H.I. #59: Consumed by Donkey Kong — Hello Internet
Brady and Grey discusses follow up from their previous discussion on Guns, Germs and Steel and while the discussion itself is interesting, I think the main point can be found around the 39:50 mark.
If you here about a persons opinion and arguments and want to argue against them, make sure to go back to the source and check that the person actually thinks and argues what you’ve been told he/she is arguing. Don’t argue against someone else’s straw man of a person.
Listened to 🎧: H.I. #107: One Year of Weird — Hello Internet
🎧 Listened to: Cortex #74: The Biggest Challenge of Being a Human
Some interesting elaborations from CGP Grey on his decision to more or less leave social media for the rest of the year.
While I will not take as extreme actions as Grey, I do agree with him regarding the problem with screens everywhere, algorithms everywhere and the attention deficit society that it might lead to.
I know I’ve watched Dark City and I know I liked it, but there are so many things they talk about that I have no recollection of actually seeing. I do know I was quite tired when I watched it, but it seems like I was almost half asleep from how little I remember. Anyway, I think I’ll have to rewatch this movie.