Archives: Zibaldones

Zibaldones – notes and fragments

Subscription psychology

A not-quite-blog post; a few thoughts from a Twitter thread… Woke up thinking about the psychology of subscriptions like the goddamn nerd I am. One seemingly simple question…

Library / literary words

Assorted favorites Chrestomathy“…a collection of selected literary passages (usually from a single author); a selection of literary passages from a foreign language assembled for studying the language; or…

Mapping your reading topography

Useful exercise / thought experiment: mapping your reading topography. Or…somehow aiming to understand it, maybe! By “topography” I mean the landscape of the books you read — and…

WordPress as perfect freemium CMS

TL;DR: WordPress is decent software with an unparalleled ecosystem which is a fantastic strength; and as popular as it is, it may be underrated in some ways, and…

Pick Pocket – ideas for reading list triage

Finally conducted a triage of my entire Pocket queue on 1.12.20 Starting with, 3180 items; ended with 799, or around 25%! I tagged items ‘antilibrary-archive’ and then archived.…

Types of books

Types of books (to read (or not)): Books to return to, touchstones that shape or shift a life Books to skim, and extract one or a few good…

On stock, flow, and social platforms

Thinking about approaches to conversation and content creation on social platforms like Twitter, forum software like Discourse, chat apps like Slack or Discord, as well as the open…

Notes on worlding

See Ian Cheng’s work on Worlding Both physical book: Emissaries Guide to Worlding And digital book: Emissary’s Guide to Worlding As well as his Worlding Raga blogchain with…

Investing in project as business

Sometimes it’s worth treating a serious side project as a potential business even before it’s “real” in the sense of bringing in substantial revenue, having large audience, and…

Pocket rocks

Inspired by the beaches of the Pacific Northwest, where pocket rocks roam freely… Pocket rocks are: Hand harvested Ritually blessed for luck Incredibly smooth Just the right size…

Virtual pop-up shops

What would something like an “online holiday market” or other sort of short-term pop-up collaborative shop look like? Some kind of ecommerce platform or meta-platform where one or…