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Recent editions

Mental Models: Via Negativa & Reciprocity

11/09/2022

A thread on the basics of Dataview, mental models I'm using, and some personal news.

Design the defaults and don't negotiate with yourself

04/09/2022

Book notes on How To Become a Straight A-Student, tweet on perfectionism, and why you should design systems.

PodNotes 2.0, Sherlock Holmes & Mental Models, and Benjamin Franklin

28/08/2022

Major PodNotes release with offline features & native note-creation. Sherlock Holmes and how he acquired his mental models.

Walden by Thoreau, PodNotes creating notes, and new tools

21/08/2022

Walden, PodNotes can now create notes & timestamps, a question for you, and cool new tools.

Creating Idea Emergence & Why the 10.000 Hour Rule is Wrong

07/08/2022

And why productivity apps that do too much often fail.

Digital forest of Notes & Without Their Permission

31/07/2022

How I'm creating a digital forest of notes. Book notes on Without Their Permission. PodNotes out of beta. Memento Mori.

Plato's Republic, PodNotes, and quality great works

25/07/2022

The Republic by Plato, PodNotes, and top quality old ebooks.

Second brains, being perfect, and seeking advice

17/07/2022

How to be Perfect. Building a Second Brain. Learn from those only a few steps ahead of you. Seeking advice but never taking action is a waste of time.

PodNotes: podcast notes made easy & Learning from giants

10/07/2022

PodNotes is a plugin that makes it easier to write notes on podcasts. It can be used anywhere: both on your computer and your mobile device.

The best productivity systems manage friction

22/05/2022

and how to increase your leverage to become more productive.