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  • The Rationalism community has packaged up some of the best of LessWrong into book form, and when I saw that one of the five focus topics was agency I could not resist asking for a review copy, that being something of a pet subject of mine. Now I have to follow through with a review, and I'm taking the opportunity to also completely rebuild my writing and publishing stack.

my writing and publishing stack

14 Mar 2021 08:09 - 08 Jan 2022 10:04

    • I used to have a perfectly good blog called Omniorthogonal, but for various reasons, I felt an urge to try some new formats for my writing . Neither this nor the older thing is exactly right, and perhaps nothing could be, but I'm enjoying the change. Along with changing the technology and structure, I'm also exploring variations on the purpose of my writing, what it is that I am trying to say.
    • The trigger for this was the first hypertext writing tool that actually made me want to use it, Roam, which did nothing all that new but managed to put the pieces together in a way that worked. Roam actually made writing a hypertext document feel natural, like there was a genuine flow between the mind and the graph.
    • Roam was somewhat deficient in the publishing department, so I rolled my own publishing software static-roam.
    • Unfortunately the company behind Roam demonstrated that it was too flakey to rely on, so I felt a need to switch to one of the many open source Roam-like systems that have sprung up, setting on Logseq as the closest match to my needs.