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The idea was to have information in the shape you were looking for, which often means augmenting data already out there

  • links to good explanations if they exist already
  • details if most resources are summaries
  • summaries if most people only discuss details
  • "why do this in the first place" if people only have details
  • a   "technically ..."   alongside a  "and usually this means..."
  • intuitive bootstraps, like how a friend might explain it



It has also become a more general notebook for things like:



Wide interest and easy distraction means there are a bunch of messy first versions. I distill over time.

...sometimes lots of time, because there's a lot of text here and I'm usually distracted by some other interesting thing ^-^

...so I've started taking out things that have stayed at "a few lines of summary, just organizing my thoughts" level for longer times.


Also note that some of the entries are more opinionated than neutral.