🏑 README by @karlicoss

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Exobrain, or "second brain", or "brain dump" is something like public wiki where you can keep your bookmarks, notes, ideas and thoughts.
Other people can search in your exobrain without having to physically interact with you.
The point is not to avoid physical interaction altogether, but to scale collaboration and knowledge exchange with other people.

It also allows for quicker iteration in writing blog posts or developing thoughts – I can just quickly publish it here, share it gradually, and receive immediate feedback.

You can find org-mode sources of the files here, and the code to process and compile it here.

My exobrain contains semi-curated notes, tasks and links.

You can read more about exobrain on on its project page.

How to interact with exobrain?

Granted, there is lots of stuff here, and it's unclear what should you start with (if at all?).

navigation sidebar

It might be useful to explore and overview what's in my exobrain.
I'm still figuring out a system to distinguish 'link dump' pages for more interesting ones.
For now I'm just marking the latter with emojis, like this ⭐.


I imagine search as the primary means of interacting with the exobrain.
The search yields you results as you type, which means incredibly fast feedback.

Note that at the moment it's still in development.

via the source code?

You can also clone the org-mode repository and eplore it in emacs directly.


Some pages are quite unprocessed, but hopefully enough to make sense, especially if you are looking for something specific.
Note that not everything is my own text:

some (if not most?) notes are just clippings
Usually the clippings are quoted like this.

, so hopefully it's easy to tell apart what's quoted and what are my own thoughts.
If it's a clipping, doesn't mean I agree with it, or think the information is true, just means that I found it curious or worthy further research.

page structure

Usually the content on the top of the page is somewhat curated and has higher information weight.
In the bottom of the page the links I've refiled pile up, and it's a bit more chaotic.
Usually I separate the two with ============================.

For example, see page on python.

what do timestamps/priorities/todo states mean?

First, if they annoy you, can turn toggle them via the settings in the bottom of the page.


While I'm generally doing my best to combat link rot, notes may move around, some IDs change, etc.
So if you see a piece of useful information here, make sure to copy its text, not just the heading link.


Exobrains/wikis made by other people

You can also find more links here.