“Seedings” are initial ideas waiting to take form in this Digital Garden. I never quite know where they will go. Will they get started and start to bud or will they continue and become a mature Evergreen?
44 notess at this stage of growth.
The descriptions below detail what each rating means. For more info see How I Apply Ratings. .
The pages listed below are Maps of Content, designed to help you navigate through this Digital Garden.
The records of my LEGO builds. I like to build one bag per day to draw out the enjoyment.
It’s nice to have something already written that shares my learning. The notes below are frequently given out to others following an interesting conversation.
A handy collection of lists. Lists are a simple Maps of Content.
The collection of my writings.
For sure this page is a bit of a mess. Instructional guides § Astrophotography 101: A Lesson Series on Photographing the Milky Way – Lonely Speck - large MOC with multiple articles to work through on all topics Planning § Light Pollution § Light Pollution Map for Bendigo - I have this app on my mobile phone.
Every garden needs a good shed, full of the right tools to make it flourish.
There is art in doing as much as possible, as easily as possible and that’s what I call being productive lazy. It’s the term I use to describe my approach of doing as much as possible with as little effort as possible and applies particularly to repetitive tasks where I want them done quickly and without having to think too much.
The workflow I use to develop RAW photos.
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.
Alongside my Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 Binoculars I’m will keep an eye on telescopes with a view to purchasing one in the future more suitable to my needs.
Tips to Shooting Panoramas § Ideally use a tripod, but can be done handheld. Get the exposure right Set to shutter priority so that ISO and aperture don’t change Set white balance to anything other than AW Focus Set focus to manual so it doesn’t change Shoot with plenty of overlap .
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.
A business has a soul just as people do. Souls on a plane. Should we ask how many souls rather than employees work in a business?.
This reminds me of the common theme I’ve heard from Personal Knowledge Management over the last 2 years. That is, make notes in your own words. Research has shown you remember better your own notes.
This concept is an attempt to get people to remember there is more than just the map. Yet, maps show relationships. In the case of a road map, it’s the relationships between A and B and importantly how to get there.
I read an article many years ago, that I can no longer find, which discussed the fear of blank videotape and how it would destroy the home-video market.
Too many businesses collect personal information from individuals for their benefit. Under the guise of “providing better service” private data is held, often insecurely, well beyond it’s need.
This is a list of the albums or artists I come back to time and again. You can pretty much guarantee that if artists release new music, I’ll be listening to it.
A Different Audience § I am the primary audience of my Digital Garden. When I’m blogging, the audience is primarily an external reader. Writing for myself means I’m happy leaving something half-baked knowing I may come back it later.
All things video games and the platforms I play on.
The notes in this folder are more temporary in nature. I’m not sure what I’m doing with this folder yet and if they will continue to exist, or not. See My Decision to Stop Blogging for my exploration of this topic.
Files used to manage the site from Obsidian.
I have some very beefy binoculars for stargazing.
These are all of my favourite things.
The authors on this list are those whose books I come back to time and again. You can pretty much guarantee that if a new title is published, I’ll be reading it.
What a writer. My first read of Brandon was the Mistborn Trilogy and from there I moved to The Stormlight Archive and despite each book in that series being 1000+ pages, I read the first 4 back-to-back.
The Five Love Languages is a model that says we have a preference for how we mark love as received and how we prefer to show our love to others. The languages are: Words of Affirmation Gift Giving Acts of Service Physical Touch Quality Time Relationships may break down when two people show their love in a language that is not preferred by the other.
I have blogged on-and-off since 2002, always with the purpose of sharing. As a model of writing, there was pressure to perform and write something of value.
Welcome to The Quantum Garden, a site where I share what interests me in the hope you’ll find it interesting as well. Time spent in the garden is all about cultivating possibilities in life.
Obsidian is primarily a note-taking tool that uses Markdown files for speed and flexibility. The official site is https://obsidian.md/. Within Obsidian I document and link: Personal journal entries Digital Garden notes My consumption of books, movies and TV shows This website is published directly from Obsidian using Quartz 4.
I’ve been wanting to document and share my photography workflow — from camera to archive — for a few weeks now. The introduction of Adobe Lightroom into my workflow recently has meant a delay which has ultimate turned out for the best.
A cornerstone of my career reputation has been built on my reliability. When others learn that I deliver what I say I will, on time and to the standard expected, they form a positive opinion of my work practices.
My daughter and her friend have started a podcast called “You Know What I Mean?”. Two new adults who have just started university, chatting and laughing about finding their way in the world.
More and more, I’m finding my role in conversation is to help others reach clarity. Despite their best attempts to avoid it at all costs.
I’ve been a fan of Stephen King since I first read The Bachman Books and IT in 1988. Under the Dome is the darkest of them all. It’s not the supernatural horror but the human greed that brings about the downfall of so many people and places them in horrible situations.
I once heard the suggestion that a gravestone is more reflective of the people that commission it than the person who has died. It’s similar to you buying a present for someone that you’d really like to receive yourself.
Board members are elected for three terms, on a rolling basis. The first term… to learn The second term… to be productive The third term… to mentor the new first years.
I’ve written several times over the past 20 years that RSS feeds are important yet can be a hinderance as much as a help. RSS Gathers News and Audio to Me § I use them extensively in my news reader (currently News Explorer) to go out to websites that offer a RSS feed and pull the news to me.
On Sunday I started playing Sid Meier's Civilization VI. Today I lost badly and that’s ok because I was learning all the time.
Sometimes, we don’t know what is important, and blogging, journalling and writing in general are ways to discover that. To go meta, these are all forms of conversation and without conversation figuring out anything is impossible.
This is the process each audiobook transitions through on the way from Audible to my listening ears. Purchase more books on Audible than I possibly have time to listen to.