Lorien is an infinite canvas drawing/note-taking app that is focused on performance, small savefiles and simplicity. It's not based on bitmap images like Krita, Gimp or Photoshop; it rather saves brush strokes as a collection of points and renders them at runtime (kind of like SVG). It's primarily designed to be used as a digital notebook and as brainstorming tool. While it can totally be used to make small sketches (sketching) and diagrams, it is not meant to replace traditional art programs that operate on bitmap images. It is entirely written in the Godot Game Engine. https://github.com/mbrlabs/Lorien (Not a webapp, but a "real" desktop app.)

Jess Martin: Building the future of software with DXOS. The tl;dr is I've joined DXOS to help build a developer platform for building local-first, collaborative, interoperable apps. (more)

Chad Kohalyk on Spatial Computing, Infinite Canvas, and new perspectives. My zettelkasten practice certainly needs a rethink. I still love Obsidian though, it is by far my most used daily app. (more)

aka 3D? Not necessarily, could be panning-and-zooming 2d.... cf infinite canvas (more)

Code search and an AI assistant (Cody) with the context of the code graph. https://sourcegraph.com/ (more)

Jon Udell: Radical just-in-time learning. Buoyed by the success of my LLM-assisted refactoring exercise, I set a new and (for me) more ambitious goal. (more)

Jon Udell: Working With Intelligent Machines. In The Chess Master and the Computer, Garry Kasparov famously wrote: The winner was revealed to be not a grandmaster with a state-of-the-art PC but a pair of amateur American chess players using three computers at the same time. (centaur) (more)

Jon Udell: When the rubber duck talks back. The pre-release version of the plugin consolidated pagination for many tables in one place. That was a good thing, but the downside was that there was only one Steampipe table which represented what should have been many of them (more)

Jon Udell: Should LLMs Write Marketing Copy? On The Marketing Mix podcast, Charley Karpiuk advises against using LLMs to write marketing copy (more)

Jon Udell: Test-Driven Development with LLMs: Never Trust, Always Verify. As community lead for Steampipe, I’d long wanted a better way to visualize project activity. The raw information is available in GitHub changelogs, and the logs are written in a consistent style, so in theory it would be straightforward to extract structured data from the logs but — as always — the devil’s in the details. Writing regexes to match patterns in the changelogs was an arduous chore that I’d been putting off. Since LLMs are fundamentally pattern matchers, I figured they could help me get it done easier and faster. (more)

David Weinberger: Meeting an Old Friend for the First Time. The techies back at the office had carefully packed everything into a sturdy blue box—everything except a mouse pad. A mere detail, except that it was 1988 and the system’s fancy new optical mouse needed that pad in order to work. So I ended up doing a long, detailed demo by pointing at a frozen screen and asking the editor I’d come to see, Jon Udell, to imagine that he was witnessing a nearly magical set of transformations of the invisible page in front of him. (more)

musical instrument associated with Jon Batiste - blow into plastic keyboard (more)

htmx gives you access to AJAX, CSS Transitions, WebSockets and Server Sent Events directly in HTML, using attributes, so you can build modern user interfaces with the simplicity and power of hypertext. htmx is small (~14k min.gz’d), dependency-free, extendable, IE11 compatible & has reduced code base sizes by 67% when compared with react. https://htmx.org/ (more)

A Real World React -> htmx Port. ...replaced the 2-year-of-work React UI of our SaaS product with simple Django templates and htmx in a couple of months (more)

David Dahan: 10 reasons MVC frameworks aren't dinosaurs but sharks. ...relational databases aren’t dinosaurs. They aren’t lumbering prehistoric relics doomed to extinction by a changing world. They are sharks. Apex predators honed by millions of years of evolution into a perfectly adapted creature that is just as effective today as it was eons ago. (more)

Why htmx Does Not Have a Build Step. The full htmx source is a single 3,500-line JavaScript file (more)

Opioids are substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects.[2] Medically they are primarily used for pain relief, including anesthesia.[3] Other medical uses include suppression of diarrhea, replacement therapy for opioid use disorder, reversing opioid overdose, suppressing cough,[3] as well as for executions in the United States. Opioids include opiates, an older term that refers to such drugs derived from opium, including morphine itself.[17] Other opioids are semi-synthetic and synthetic drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and fentanyl; antagonist drugs such as naloxone; and endogenous peptides such as the endorphins. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opioid (more)

Concept for an IssueTracker working across a loosely-formed group of people, each of whom is in multiple such groups, so a single unitary SaaS would be in inappropriate. cf Graph-driven SoftwareForge, (2013-07-15) Taco Task Hub, Object Browser, Group-forming, Software Bootstrap As DAO, microformat, Webs Of Thinkers And Thoughts, open source, portfolio life... (more)

Graph-Driven SoftwareForge: built on a pattern of graphs (everything is a graph).... (more)


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Digital Garden (20k pages, starting from 2002) of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO). (You can get your own pair of garden/note-taking spaces from FluxGarden.)

My Calling: Reality Hacking to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!



My Coding for fun.



Agile Product Development, Product Management from MVP to Product-Market Fit, Adding Product To Your Startup Team, Agility, Context, and Team Agency, (2022-10-12) Accidental Learnings of a Journeyman Product Manager

My Coding

Big Levers, Theory of Change, Change the World, (2020-06-27) Ways To Nudge Future; Network Enlightenment, Optimistic Near Future Vision; Huge Invention; Alternatives To A College Degree; Credit Crisis 2008; Economic Transition; Network Economy; Making A Living; Varieties Of Info Technology Jobs; Generative Schooling; Product Oriented Unschooling; Reality Hacker; A 20th Century Economic Theory

FluxGarden; Network Enlightenment Ecosystem; ThinkingTools Interaction as Medium; Hypermedia Pattern Language; Everyone Needs Their Own ThinkingSpace; Digital Garden; Virtual ThinkingSpace; Thinking Tools Companies; Webs Of Thinkers And Thoughts; My CollaborationWare History; Wiki Proliferation; Portal Collaboration Roadmap; Wiki For GroupWare, Overlapping Scopes Of Collaboration, Email Discussion Beside Wiki, Wiki For CollaborationWare, Collaboration Roadmap; Sister Sites; Wiki Hack

Personal Cloud; 2018-11-29-NextOpenInfrastructure, 2018-11-15-BooksVsTweets; Stream/Flow Vs Garden/Stock

Social Warrens; Culture War; 2017-02-15-MindmapCultureWarSocialMediaEconomy; Cultural Pluralism

Fractally Generative Pattern Language, Small Tribe, SimplestThing, Becoming A Reality Hacker, Less-Bullshit Living, The Craft; Games To Play; Evolution, Hack Your Life With A Private Wiki Notebook, Getting Things Done, And Other Systems

Digital Therapeutics, (2021-05-26) Pondering a Mental Health space, CoachBot; Inside-Out Markov Chain

Book list, Greatest Books

To Write

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