🏛 Stoas near [[@agora/2020 11 07]]
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- OK, I clicked the buttons and made what I think are all my final purchases for my Mac Mini, other than external storage.
- But first: I bought an Asus VG289Q Monitor at Best Buy earlier this week. Got it home and the screen wouldn't stay on?
- At first I thought the wimpy Mac Mini maybe couldn't drive it through HDMI and I needed a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter, but those adapters don't really exist. I looked around and the various HDMI cables now do have different "ratings" on them. I bought a short gold plated HDMI cable and yes! -- the monitor works fine.
- I looked back and forth at various eGPU options. I decided the Razer Core X Chroma was the best enclosure for me. I plan on using it for both Windows and Mac over time, and as an external enclosure it's even possible to upgrade the video card.
- I did read through the Bootcamp for eGPUs but I don't think I will attempt Bootcamp. Who knows how much longer it will be around / keep working as Apple transitions to ARM.
- Looking at the EGPU.io builds filter with a Mac Mini and the Razer Core X Chroma selected helped me pick the graphics card to buy. There were only 2 Mac Mini builds listed, both using an AMD RX 5700 XT. I debated about getting a cheaper card, but I'd rather finish off my purchases now.
- Then I was back in graphic card comparison hell, because the AMD RX 5700 XT is just a chipset (I guess???) and many different manufacturers put together the final cards.
- I ended up with PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB AXRX 5700XT 8GBD6-3DHE/OC, for $611CAD. No, I don't even totally understand what that means.
- Hopeful that this Kingsdun Torx Screwdriver Set has what I need.
- And ended up with a Vitade 1080p webcam with ring light as well.
- I did experiment with Camo by Reincubate to use my iPhone as a webcam. I have an iPhone / iPad stand clamped to my desk, and it does work -- and with very good quality! But it's not like I can keep my iPhone clamped in there all the time.
Trying out plan/reality today.
- Picked up ocell. She was scared but chill. The people that brought her all the way to Brugg were very nice!
- Worked on agora-plan.
- Spammed the Agora a bit :)
- Book meeting with evanward97.
- Pick up ocell.
- Work on agora-plan. Perhaps in particular integrate one more garden onto the Agora.
- Check out c2 more thoroughly again; interesting stuff related to the Agora keeps coming up.
- Perhaps review ward cunningham's github, try some of the stuff in there.
- Found jerry michalski (nixsee mentioned him in the Foam discord): https://app.thebrain.com/brains/3d80058c-14d8-5361-0b61-a061f89baf87/thoughts/d67ac5e8-ff56-fdec-3869-a4a0795d660f/attachments/d940aac9-23db-a917-d69e-d357a45bff83
- neil told me about http://webseitz.fluxent.com/wiki/DigitalGardenStandards digital garden standards
- titushora FR: make the Agora look like this: https://twitter.com/TitusHora/status/1325147589197484036
- plesmasquerade told me about yaldabaoth: https://twitter.com/plesmasquerade/status/1325025099028705281
- pen-coded volunteered his digital garden for the Agora! https://github.com/KGBicheno/KGB_Agora
Thinking about my music listening strategy a bit today. Finding and listening to music in a way that supports artists gives the finger to the big corps. What's yours?
If I wanted to convert my org-roam files for use in Agora, I think the main issue would be lack of wikilinks for internal links. I could make use of a filter function on links to resolve that, I imagine. (I've already got a script for converting a whole folder of org files to markdown).
I think I like the bulleted day log style that for example Flancian uses. A bullet for each log, not a new heading. I will try this for a while. To be determined however, how this maps up to the IndieWeb notion of notes and which ones I publish on my stream.
I have both a private journal and wiki, as well as this public one. They are two completely separate org-roam databases. There's a slight disconnect between the two, which introduces some friction when I'm thinking about where I should be writing something.
Ton mentions that he does not like the idea of publishing his notes to the web. "To me that is unthinkable: my notes are an extension of my thinking and a personal tool. They are part of my inner space. Publishing is a very different thing, meant for a different audience (you, not me), more product than internal process". This is very interesting, I'd like to spend some time to reflect on it.
I watched the webinar The Indie Researcher: Tools for thought and internet academia yesterday. It was interesting, more discursive than really actionable advice, but a few takeaways that I liked:
- being an indie researcher should be about being curious in public - not necessarily being an expert in some domain with a position to defend (I think Anne-Laure said this)
- being 'indie' doesn't mean you just do it all yourself - it's very much about discussion and community, too
- it might free you to do some things that might not happen in an academic environment
Feeling really happy that Trump lost / Biden won. Biden might not be about to bring in a socialist revolution, but holy fuck at least he's not Trump. It feels good for there to be a positive piece of news for once.
Experimenting with placing my daily logs in a journal subfolder. They would then be ready for being incorporated in to an Agora. I think it'll be nicer that way just from a general tidyness perspective, too.