a thought on being okay with being unoriginal. (I promise I'm done navelgazing about writing.)
I really enjoyed this piece on video game design philosophy, and how the prevailing risk-averse trend of making games only with mechanics that are already legible to players has stunted the possibility of an innovative future of game design https://blog.kylekukshtel.com/game-design-mimetics
I only discovered this when I was trying to tweak Byword/Scrivener to do what I needed them to do, and thought "I wonder if I can just find an Obsidian plugin", and the answer is yes. Open source is miraculous.
A few months ago I moved from Bear.app to Obsidian, because I wanted:
1) folders, not tags
2) easy access to the underlying files
3) more flexible UI
Obsidian did all of those things, and also has amazing community plugins (like custom data queries!!) that reminds me of the early Firefox days , but the thing that I did not grok until this week is that being able to theme using CSS means any theme I apply on my computer also syncs to my phone? It's like a build-your-own-iOS app!
@logoninternet a friend of mine said, ironically but also sincerely, that the thing they get from twitter isn't community it's attention, and boy do I feel that 100%
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