Better Tagging Practices for PKM
30 Apr 2021
This article first appeared in my Roam newsletter Letters from a Roaman. I still view it as a work-in-progress. Last week Roamhacker tweeted about sharing best practices for using tags in PKM. This is one of the perennial questions that students of...
A Year in Roam
07 Feb 2021
I’m publishing this on the 7th February 2021, which marks my 1 year anniversary of using Roam Research. My genesis block shows the first piece of information I added to Roam: It can often sound like hyperbole, but Roam has changed my...
2020 - Year In Review
10 Jan 2021
This year I thought I would take a different approach and distil what I’ve learned this past year, and how they’ll take me forward into 2021. 11 Lessons learned from 2020 1. Consistency matters but don’t be enslaved to it My unbroken...
Programming your attention with Roam Research and ∆
12 Oct 2020
In his 1987 book, the philosopher Derek Parfit posed the following thought experiment: He asks you to imagine entering a “teletransporter”, a machine that puts you to sleep, records your molecular composition, breaking you down into atoms, and relaying it to Mars...
A comprehensive dive in my reading and note-taking workflow with Instapaper, Readwise, Hazel and Roam Research
29 Jul 2020
My process for reading and taking notes on books has evolved quite a lot over the years, which I’ve written about here and here. What I haven’t covered yet is how I read and take notes on the articles that I consume,...
An introduction to Roam Research
31 May 2020
Friends, Roam-ans, countrymen, lend me your ears. It’s interesting how serendipity occurs. Two things have happened to me in quick succession. I came across and read How to Take Smart Notes which is a book about the zettelkasten technique and it turned...
Part Six - Reflection
07 May 2020
Part Six: Reflection The final key idea I want to leave you with is the idea of reflection. A fine reflection from Plato. One who would converse about human beings should look on all things earthly as though from some point far...
Part Five - Helping others
05 May 2020
Part Five: Helping others While Stoicism has become more popular of late, there are still many misconceptions around what it is. The most typical assumption is that a Stoic is uncaring or unfeeling, someone who doesn’t show emotion. In fact, Stoicism is...
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