Here, I make comment on the software that I have, or have used. The physical technology equivalent is Gear.

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  • Roam Research

    Roam Research is a Personal Knowledge Management tool that gained significantly in popularity by word-of-mouth in 2020. The key benefit comes from the way it treats blocks of text and Backlinks are Important. In January 2021 I moved from Roam to Obsidian. Training resources I found useful www.roambrain.com/ - information hub How to Use Roam Research: A Complete Guide [Complete list of keywords and markdown](www.roamtips.com/home/the-complete-list-of-roam-research-keyboard-shortcuts What is a block in Roam Research (and what are block embeds)? Block reference - creates copy, edit original updates copy, but not vice-versa, click to go to original Block embed - creates a copy, edit any updates all, can’t click to go to original Query language How to query in roam Roam as a task manager Lesson 6 - Queries .


    • Obsidian

      Obsidian is primarily a note-taking tool that uses Markdown files for speed and flexibility. The official site is 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.


    • Quartz 4

      Overview of how I use Quartz to display this digital garden. Includes a list of customisations I've made.


      • My Document Toolkit

        I curate a lot of digital documentation for myself and my family. Within this Personal Knowledge Management it is important to remove as much friction from the system. There are so many demands on our time, that the smallest resistance can easily provide an excuse to switch on Australian Idol or Survivor and do nothing.


      • 3-2-1 Backup!

        I want to talk about backups. They are important, and always have been. Unlike grabbing photo albums on the way of of the house during a fire, the right backup system means we can focus on saving the most important thing in the house - ourselves. Today everyone will tell you to follow a 3-2-1 backup strategy.


      • SSD Longevity

        SSDs have a limited amount of times they can be written to. Use CrystalDiskInfo to check. DriveTotal Terabyte Writes (TBW)Kingston 480G Dumbledor C:\160TBWSamsung 970 Evo Dumbledor S:\600TBWLast checked 2024-04-13, both drives with ample life left.


      • RSS Remains an Important Technology

        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. I don’t have the time to visit every site and see if there is something new to read.