PKM/Zettelkasten/etc self support group?

Our next meeting is on Thurs Nov 3 at 3pm ET. Zoom link: Launch Meeting - Zoom

After this session, I will make an effort to recruit more people and narrow the focus. I want people who’re committed to growing their notetaking; who commit to meeting [monthly|6 weeks]; who commit to running experiments and commit to sharing learning.

Ideally we would become a self driven LYT style course without the $$$ or the dogma.


I’m evolvng my system in that direction. I currently have 158 active projects. For some of these projects I have to deal with multiple folks that have a vested interest in what I am doing. My deliverables range from livestock, to germplasm, to code. My end users range form small flocks with 10 or fewer adult ewes to a big range flock with over 10,000 ewes. My collection of user use cases is most easily documented in my PKM system. My user requirements are “fluid” and so I must respond as requred as things change.

For me the PKM function is even more critical the more complex my tasks become.

I continue to be amazed at Oogie’s mad development skills.

It’s more like a bandaid and bubblegum programming skills. I get it working.

My code motto is “Ugly but Functional”

If it works and gets the job done, it’s good code. I also try to have at least one workaound for the use case I never thought of and be on hand for the first time code meets the animals. It always changes after that first exposure to the real world.

Meeting #2 Notes are in a separate thread: Readout for PKM Self Support Group

and book setup if anyone is interested is here: Book Dashboard and Notetaking in Obsidian

Is this support group still happening?

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Welcome to the gang. Sorry, it died. People kicked the tires, however no one committed.

Life (aka sheep) got in the way.

However since that I’ve moved even more of my entire system into Obsidian. It’s slowly taking over my task management from Omnifocus as well as general PKM stuff that DEVONThink used to do and added in project management as well.

Sorry I wasn’t trying to throw shade.

I think the key failures:

  • I failed to create a compelling enough purpose for the group
  • PKM is small part of most our worlds and so improving our tradecraft here is a lower priority

Or as you say, the sheep got in the way.

FWIW I think it is cool that I can say I know someone who breeds sheep.

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I’m from New Zealand. I think it’d be cool if I knew someone that didn’t breed sheep.


@Clarke_Ching I’ve never thought you’ve breed sheep. I’ve always assumed you breed rocks.

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Rocks are hard to breed. They need space and we are overrun with sheep. And hobbits.

Sheep and hobbits.

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No they aren’t we just dig them up and throw back the ones that need to grow up a bit. I live on Garvin Mesa, Rocks are our primary crop. The realy big ones ( larger than a pickp truck or that can be moved by a D-9 Cat) get their tops blasted off and we move the grave for the donkey over about 20 feet.

Some are called Trophy Rocks, and I will try to dig out my picture of my husband with his trophy rock. They are big enough to move but require heavier equipment than you have on the farm at that time.

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