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GitHub - konradrenner/kolabnotes-android: Note taking app with integrated Kolab sync
"Kolab Notes is the open source note taking app, which makes it possible to sync your notes with Kolab and IMAP server in the Kolab v3 storage format."
android  imap  app  repo:github  asspad 
24 days ago by mechazoidal
GitHub - nbenm/ImapNote2: Sync your notes between Android, iOs devices and different accounts like Gmail, iCloud and others
"This project is a fork of "imapnote" one created by boemianrapsodi ( Probably Pasquale Boemio. Some things didn't work correctly but it was impossible to contact him to correct these bugs.

Original app is named "imapnote", and is available at, So I decided to name this one "imapnote2". It is under the GPL v3 License, same as "imapnote"

It is based on Apple way to manage notes. They are stored in an imap folder named "Notes". imapnote uses Gmail for syncing. As I use my own imap server, I have modified it to be used with any imap server that respects Apple method. It has been tested with Gmail, iCloud (, Yahoo! (, AOL ( and of course my server. Even if not still tested, it should work with others."
imap  android  app  repo:github  asspad 
24 days ago by mechazoidal
Staying Motivated by Sending Status Updates to Nobody -
Google has an internal tool "Snippets" for fact-gathering before meetings. Author eventually made his own version, "whatgotdone". Could probably duplicate this in org-mode, custom vimwiki tags, or a combination of taskwarrior/timewarrior.
productivity  inspiration  taskwarrior  facme  asspad 
august 2019 by mechazoidal
Precis: A minimal note taking app built over Github Pages | Lobsters
"This is 3 shell scripts which together generate a homepage, tag and date index markdown files from the ‘note’ markdown files in the directory, and add them to git. It’s intended for use as a pre-commit hook. It relies on Github Pages running repositories through Jekyll to render HTML with layouts, and Github Pages’ hosting."
asspad  github  lobsters  discussion 
june 2019 by mechazoidal
Tinderbox: The Tool For Notes
this is the tool that Bernhardt was referring to, about visualizing tasks in a DAG
asspad  osx  app  notes 
may 2019 by mechazoidal
Programmer as wizard, programmer as engineer
"I think one of the overarching goals of compute science is to make more programming like wizarding. We want our computers to be human-amplifiers.

But we have different design goals and constraints when we’re doing one or the other. With engineering, we’re tasked with the long term maintenance of a piece of software, and we also become concerned with many lower-priority properties, such as its performance. With wizarding, we’re often best served by designing for ease of throwing code away rather than maintaining it. Well-engineered code is irreplaceable, but well-cast spells should be transient."

"The Problem is that we’re really, really terrible at transitioning from the bottom-right to the bottom-left. That is, at initially creating a quick and dirty prototype/MVP, and then evolving it into a well-engineered product."

"Getting to an MVP as fast as possible will probably always be the first priority. After all, who knows if what we’re building is even a good idea. And once there, we’re almost always going to start shipping that as a product, and thus wanting to maintain and evolve it from there. We can’t throw it away, no do-overs, too expensive.

So really, we need to get better at making this transition."

(The diagram in the middle is worth the cost of admission, there are some observations on type systems but nothing I haven't seen before)
software_development  design  pmz  facme  piperesearch  asspad 
january 2019 by mechazoidal
The App that Wasn’t (Yet) – Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programmers
"There were people in software engineering, data science, and physics who identified as “light” consumers of academic literature, people who read the primary literature to learn from and find techniques to apply, but do not need or even want the full cognitive weight of bibliographic reference management. They (well, “we”, I wanted it too) wanted to make notes while they were reading papers, and find those notes again. We wanted to keep tags on interesting references to follow up. We wanted to identify the questions we had, and whether they were answered. And we wanted to have enoughinformation—but not more—to help us find the original article again."

AP: Note that he settled on OSX Finder metadata notes fed into zimwiki: what about a fake filesystem that can be edited by any text editor?
asspad  design  papers  organizing  software 
january 2019 by mechazoidal
GitHub - jgm/gitit: A wiki using HAppS, pandoc, and git
"Pages and uploaded files are stored in a git, darcs, or mercurial repository and may be modified either by using the VCS's command-line tools or through the wiki's web interface. By default, pandoc's extended version of markdown is used as a markup language, but reStructuredText, LaTeX, HTML, DocBook, or Emacs Org-mode markup can also be used. Pages can be exported in a number of different formats, including LaTeX, RTF, OpenOffice ODT, and MediaWiki markup. Gitit can be configured to display TeX math (using texmath) and highlighted source code (using highlighting-kate)."
wiki  haskell  tools  webapp  dvcs  asspad  pandoc 
january 2019 by mechazoidal
Orgzly | Notes & To-Do Lists
Stores notebooks in org-mode format. Only supports Dropbox and local-storage sync: the latter could be used with syncthing or any file synchronizer you like.
android  org-mode  app  asspad 
september 2018 by mechazoidal
Climacs - An Emacs-like editor in Common Lisp
"an attempt to create a fully free Common Lisp-based editor that has good integration with other CLIM-based applications. Climacs attempts to improve on the concepts found in other free Common Lisp-based emacsen,, such as Goatee (the original editor component of McCLIM) or Portable Hemlock."
(hasn't been updated since 2008)
editor  piperesearch  emacs  asspad 
july 2018 by mechazoidal
How to Use Evernote for Your Creative Workflow – Praxis
I'm not totally convinced that Evernote is the right solution, but the workflow description is spot on.
productivity  asspad 
march 2018 by mechazoidal

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