unrealized hack Realized the real cultural referent for this would be Mr. Meesix from Rick and Morty...
OK that gives me a new vision – say its a magic Logseq page where every block gets agentified. Would have to be off to the side somehow, but that's OK.
Oh man and chatGPT ify them. Fuck. There must be a dozen companies doing something like this, I bet.
Um wait no this is the opposite really. A Mr Meesix does what you tell it, we are making agents that will tell YOU what to do.
I believe this will have the problem of all to-do lists and time management systems (for me) – I can't stick to them. Hm – or – design with my idionsyncracies in mind. I mean, there are ways to get me to do things, what are they?
Note that there is an inherent Ainslie-ish dynamic, like, if it was easy to have persistent goals we'd already be doing it.
How is this actually going to work? Take a goal that I don't really want to to do, but know I should. Lots of learning goals are like this, and it never works for me, I resist. How is Noodge going to fix that?
This hack was a system I built while working in the SRI Bioinformatics Group. A working example of a "knowledge spreadsheet", which just means a spreadsheet-like interface that can do semantic or relational computations.
A hack that I made with a neighbor, to put our local police blotter in a more convenient framework (he was suffering from problems with car breakins, but that's not a very good reason; this was mostly for the sheer pleasure of hacking).
Vaguely is a tool/hack for exploratory data visualization, based on Vega-Lite, "a high-level grammar of interactive graphics". Vaguely is a partial translation of that grammar into a Scratch-like blocks interface, making it easier to experiment with different visualizations.
I did this as kind of a hack, I thought it would be a goof to have my software running in an art exhibit. Since then I've come to have a lot of respect for actual artists, who have actual artistic goals they are pursuing. I'm not sure if I did.
When I'm not pretentiously writing about the Mysteries of Being, I write software. This is sort of a master page for software I've designed and built. Check the side column for real contents. EntryPoint
OK I just invented this, it doesn't work yet – the idea is that this tag puts the incoming links section inline.
This page wants to be called both "hacks" (descriptive) and "hack" (to use as a
link/tab from natural text). Roam doesn't let you do that easily, one of its most annoying misfeatures.
I'm also starting to get annoyed at myself for introducing this term as a formal tag. A good hack does not need to call itself one, and I feel like I'm shoehorning all sorts of projects under that label for my own convenience, and doing some damage to its semantics in the process.
However, these all do have something in common, which is that I did them mainly on my own initiative, whether or not they were part of a paying job. That makes them seem like hacks in a nontechnical dimension, simultaneously creating something and getting away with something.