This page attempts to answer the following questions:
- why have I created this "brain"
- why do I share it publicly
Why have I created this "brain"?
In short, because my personal and professional life require me to remember lots of small details.
I have looked for many years for a perfect solution for global note-taking, something that is minimal but flexible enough to handle all edge-cases.
Of course, I also require something that is based on open-source software and that I am comfortable maintaining.
Personal maintenance is especially important in a project like this that I wish to retain access to for the rest of my life.
Having found nothing, I decided to go the do-it-yourself route, which ultimately led me to this "brain" project.
This project is heavily inspired by ideas in concept mapping, and by the truly excellent org-brain project.
I use just a few of my core technologies to support this project:
- emacs org-mode to create and edit brain nodes
- git to store and sync files between machines
- python to format org into html
- nginx to serve html
Why do I share my brain publicly?
Honestly, the biggest reason is that privacy is a hassle, and by sharing these pages publicly I personally will be able to access them as easily as possible.
Privacy is hard, and not worth doing poorly.
I see no reason for this information to be private, so I choose to make it public.
Secondly, I sometimes wish to share certain ideas and this is an easy platform for that.
This brain serves as an alternative to a "blog", for me.
I know full well that the majority of this website is useful only to me.
Still, I do hope that certain pages could be useful to others.