Quantum OS is my operating system which in no way suggests I am a computer. Rather, it is a set of notes that describe the rules and standards I have determined are best to manage my digital information as I see fit.
I Don’t duplicate public knowledge because it is a waste of my time.
|I want to…||…manage the Digital Garden|
|Attach a file||Photo, image and attachments guidelines|
|Tag a journal entry||Journal tags|
|Add Maps of Content||Maps of Contents guidelines|
|Create section intro||Section intros|
|Add a source||Source guidelines|
|Add a tag||Tag guidelines|
|Check for consistency/errors||+Index for QA|
|Index some content||Index guidelines|
|Rate an item||How I Apply Ratings|
|Understand backups||My Backup Strategy|
There are no hard and fast rules about what Landscapes are assigned to a note. I try to fit the descriptions as close as I can.
Productive Laziness and The Garden Shed are very close to Quantum OS in nature and the difference is subtle. They reflect the general approach and Quantum OS is my specific application. Theory and practice.
5 items in this landscape.
I value backups of my data and systems. Having them means a level of security if something is lost, damaged, hacked, breaks. I may be over-compensating in some areas with multiple on-site and off-site backups.
This is the first of a series of articles I plan to write on how I take a photo or movie shot on a camera right through to archive with full metadata for future family historical purposes.
Currently a placeholder as I work out how to get the flowchart on From Camera to Digital Asset Management linking properly. See also RAW Photo Developing.
Within a Digital Garden it’s very easy to get caught in the trap of duplicating public knowledge that can be found elsewhere, or is otherwise known. For example, The Lord of the Rings is made up of Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
There are as many systems to apply ratings as there are things which can be rated. Ratings are applied as keywords beginning with #rating/ Anything can be rated.