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No, I said perfect. [Feb. 4th, 2002|12:27 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I was telling Dina about Perfect Mode ... she said, "that's funny, my old futon had the same position, and I thought it was just useless... bad for sitting and bad for sleeping."

Too bad she's just totally wrong. When Amber saw Perfect Mode before even reading about it and before I said anything, she also declared it wonderful.

So there. It's perfect.

In other news, I made spaghetti with broccoli and it was good.

It's 12:30, which is official "check to see if I have homework" time. And sure enough, I do. Yay for me. Entertain me while I do this. Is anybody awake?

From: evan
2002-02-04 12:31 am (UTC)
I am.

Suppose I have just scads of *data*. Images, music, address, notes, clips of poetry... how would you suggest I organize it? I can envision some sort of flat database where everything is keyworded, where I can tie "bakatenshi" to "alex" to "friends from livejournal" but I fear I'll never enter enough keywords when I add to the database and I'm not sure where the actual data would go-- files on the hard drive? Part of the db?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-02-04 12:38 am (UTC)
What I've been wanting to do myself with all my data is something similar:

Keep all data in the same loose directory structure it is now, but have the keywords (by md5 and/or filename of the file) in a database, and have myriads of [sym]links around.

So I can have directories by keyword, but also directories by categorization.

And a tool to find new files that either 1) aren't in the database or 2) are known, but without keywords... and let me keyword them.
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From: evan
2002-02-04 12:51 am (UTC)
I have a loose directory structure, but a directory structure implies that there is a primary keyword with each piece of data.

Current example: I found a book (pdf) by Preston Stone. I filed it under "Text". Then I found an mp3 of him. Do I move it all under "People/Preston Stone"? Or do I make another directory, "Sound"?
Neither seems more appropriate than the other.
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[User Picture]From: torch
2002-02-04 01:49 am (UTC)
it'd be interesting to make a directory based only on keywords. like, if i had a book by some author it'd be coded by genre, author, year, type of file, etc., and then if i selected that book in this directory (i don't even know how to name the structure of it, because it's nearly 4 am and the logical part of my brain shuts down at 3) it'd show the keywords and then, under each keyword, show the files related to those keywords. in this manner, it'd theoretically be possible to browse a sufficiently large directory (i love that qualifier. god bless goldbach.) starting from the same file each time, or, for the masochistic, a random file each time.

in this manner, one could form a series of links not only on the computer, but in one's own mind. of course, to put it in a more entertainment-oriented way, one could play a game of six degrees with all kinds of random data everytime they wanted to look for a file. ;)
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[User Picture]From: newscane
2002-02-04 07:44 am (UTC)
Maybe try a PersonalBrain from TheBrain? It looks like it's supposed to be some sort of organization system that allows you to link things by relationships, etc. But it's for Windows and I have a feeling that's not your primary platform.
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[User Picture]From: estacado
2002-02-04 12:46 am (UTC)

Up Late

just one question, who isn't up late that's on LJ. I dare you to try and answer that one? :P
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[User Picture]From: estacado
2002-02-04 12:52 am (UTC)

Re: Up Late

Just wanted to add, found Flash Gordon on E-bay for like $5.
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[User Picture]From: paragod
2002-02-04 12:53 am (UTC)
I did my share of entertaining you. wazahhh! ;)
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[User Picture]From: righellis
2002-02-04 01:34 pm (UTC)
I broke my futon wrestling with Jennifer Riendeau...

that is all...
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