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Bigger Ideas

Platform agnostic ideas that may help your PKM process. They may feature a software, but I think they apply to more than a single platform.

How to deal with the thoughts that are on the top of your mind.

Cal Newport talked about his writing methods.

When we digest information we need to transform it to make it useful to us.

Is Essay worth using for writing if you have a good PKM tool. One of my big votes for nope is that Jordan Peterson endorses it and that guy is pretty toxic.

Is Obsidian or Notion better for notes on learning code?

How do you manage a bunch of PDF’s?

How to evaluate the reliability of stuff your read on the internet. As I’ve started listening to If Books Could Kill I wonder how I continue to evaluate books on my shelf. Ultimately, Eleanor’s article is excellent with some takeaways for every genre.

Good reminder that Zettelkasten is not for everyone.

Something Interesting

Because we’re all lookin to expand our minds a bit.

Some thoughts from the makers of ZSA keyboards on Black Friday.

Are you holding onto ideas past their expiry date?


Hookmark is 30% off this weekend. This software lets you link items together across different pieces of software.


Numeric Citizen on why he’s still using Notion despite being a big fan of Craft.

How is Craft different from Obsidian?

How to save a web page in Craft.


Excalidraw and working through ideas visually.

Obsidian can now do OCR.

Danny did a vault tour with Martin Weitzel and Bryan Jenks.

Obsidian for Content Creators.

Bryan did an update on his Zotero workflow with the update to Zotero 6.

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