Smart Gadgeteer and Beyond
Tracking with What I'm Tracking With
Things continue to come together in the most recent upgrade to my personal take on the slipbox. Without bogging you down with details about how silly a name “slipbox” is for something as valuable as an analog organic refractive intelligence, I prefer to call it the Framework.
As I mentioned in a previous update, the recent revolution of dog-walking’s intrusion into my life has compelled me to reassess some of the focal points of my time and energy management. IE. Yes, I could write about that. Yes, I could study more of that. Yes, I am worried about these things. But what do I believe I am best actually doing?
It’s been a great ride to watch the dust settle with the plans for Hebron Collegium, Earth and my Smart Note work coming out on top. In the meantime, all of this work to prioritize led to the realization that my Framework was in dire need of both a (1) Defrag and (2) and Hard Drive / Archiving Update.
I’ve had a blast pulling the Framework’s current structure apart and watching more singular streamline arise. Every time you T.E.A. up a note, it levels up exponentially. The same is true for your Framework.
Maybe that all sounds like blah blah. But it’s been rewarding work, including testing my problem solving skills on a number of levels ranging from wood to leather. But all of it is to direct purpose: (1) the development of a gap-year Bible School for Men built on the Psalms, Proverbs and Jiu Jitsu (or Shaolin Lutheranism as I like to think of it (2) the directing of all other extra-curricular efforts to support completing these too book-like labors of love and/or writing about my attempts to do so.
In that, I am excited to share with you the other fruits of my labors to tackle the local gadgeteer problem, and that is the Smart Gadgeteer 1.0:
It’s a simple three ring binder, with a printed copy of all the most up to date public material form Earth.
The three rings are nice for stuffing 6x4’s next to the manuscript.
The smart contribution to the gadgeteer is a list of key terms, people, concepts and places a they occur in the storyline of the text.
Each of these terms is highlighted in the manuscript (1) where it first shows up (2) where pertinent additional information appears in the text as referenced on the 6x4.
Deo Volente, the result will be a general capacity to remember the lore of my story well enough to avoid building contradictions into the world. Oh. And if you were wanting to see a bit more of the map:
I’ve also built a similar gadgeteer for keeping track of I Will Teach You to Be Smart, but it needs some work. So as I move forward on Earth from this vantage, the next step also includes cleaning up the Smart Gadgeteer, even is I continue to experiment with the development of a deck-based operating system the Framework. In the meantime, I can’t get anywhere until get that leatherwork upgrade to my archive completed. But that will have to at least wait for tomorrow.
Sheesh, I need to acquire a green pen. Soon my feeble craftings will be as ascetic as yours my friend