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Howdy Folx, here's an from me!

I am an engineering and environmental studies student. I'm currently interested in digital humanities and archival as well as city planning. I work in energy efficiency strategy and as a program assistant for an LGBTQ+ online community org.

I am , , , and Burmese Chinese.

I like to make bracelets, listen to math rock, learn about the early internet, explore create. I dabble in graphic design and digital art as well.

I have never used a status focused social media platform before. I look forward to learning along with you all and growing in community.

i added a page on my site which is just a list of things I'm interested in learning about right now. whipped it up today so it's still a WIP. pixouls.xyz/learning

i would also say that Maps of Content (MOCs) is a concept that I wish I had learned about earlier on while working with . If you're creating a new vault for PKM and are trying to figure out how to make a directed and organized system, check out MOCs and folderless systems. Or just do as I did and keep throwing things at the wall until they stick, but avoid tags until they are meaningful for you.

There are plug-ins for:
- Outliner capabilities like /
- Circle, grid, or hierarchal graphs
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- PDF annotation extraction or PDF to markdown conversion
- Roll over to-do lists to next day
- Spaced Based Repetition like in , , and

And if you want to share publicly without using Obsidian publish, you can try , , the Hugo Digital Garden Theme, or .

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through my journals, both the ones in obsidian and my voice memos, i hear myself experiencing joy, experiencing anger, experiencing sadnessβ€”going on about journeys that are very real in the present. I say I want to do better for my younger self, but do I really remember my younger self? Do I remember the person I'm fighting for? I'm used to dissociating with my body or even past memories. Through my journals I've been facing the music a bit more and thinking about what it means to reconcile from the harm that made me feel I could not be fully me. I needed this. I'm glad I did this.

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I was slow this summer, whether or not it seemed this way to anyone else. This was the perk of having an internship project where I was good enough at what I needed to do that I could keep myself busy doing other things. I took a lot of time this summer to process, write, and reflect consistentlyβ€”more than I've ever done in my life before. I made time for people, for healing, and for appreciating the world around me. I could have been working other jobs this summer and cashing that in but I'm tired of hustling and feeling so overwhelmed that I don't even have time to process what skills I'm learning from the work I do. I feel a lot less intimidated about whether or not I'm capable of journaling or making that space for myself. I have a better sense of what comes naturally to me and start to get some leads on what I could work on. Sometimes I would spend only 20 minutes on my journals for the day, sometimes I would spend hours pulling references or adding things bit by bit through the day. I have a better sense of where my boundaries are when it comes to different topics, from gender to philosophy.

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I felt better when I had a chance to give myself the space to talk about anything, even for awhile. I got frustrated with sleep and followed that line of thought for awhile and journaled about it and tried to figure out practices until I felt more in control about things. Giving myself an outlet to talk about frustrating things, whether it's to myself or to a friend helps break the echo chamber within my head. Especially when it's down on a document and I'm able to [[backlink]] to other experiences were I can say, "yeah, i've felt this way before, I wonder what's behind this?" This also applied to things I'm learning about. Just the extra bit to let myself ponder on a new idea could be really interestingly useful later onβ€”of course I also had to accept I couldn't just document everything.

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putting some more words to this:
I followed a main framework:
- Gains, what did I accomplish
- Goals, what do I want to do tomorrow
- Glows, what went well, positives, appreciations
- Grows, what could be improved & what do I want to keep learning about

In the future, I'm thinking about adding:
- Grind, what did I do for work
- Gala, who did I interact with

I stuck an outlet on goals and grows with [[Ideas]], things to do tangibly that I feel inspired to do or things that I wonder are possible. I also added one called [[Return]], come back to this later. This might include concepts that I think are important I learn more about again or personal introspections/things I want to hold space for and maybe do some free writes/voice journals about to give myself that space.

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After 47 days of daily journaling

ending/pausing my daily journaling experiment after tomorrow. i'm not sure this is something i will continue while i'm at school and maybe i'll continue it on and off but learned a lot while trying to create a system that worked for me

i've been publishing on but my free plan is going to be ending :)

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so they weren't chicken of the woods, much more likely to be berkeley's polypore. a quick search says they were edible. i didn't see them when i passed by today, granted i didn't walk up to them. i hope they ate them and didn't just knock them over or something

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Eyebeam's Rapid Response for A Better Digital Future: Artists reclaim virtual space from surveillance capitalism.

eyebeam.org/rapid-response/

isartum.net/apotome

" is a transcultural browser-based generative music environment focused on octave-repeating tuning systems and their subsets (scales/modes). It is designed to be used alongside its sister application, , also a browser-based tool, which allows for the creation of new tuning systems and subsets, or exploring existing ones.

Both Leimma and Apotome are non-commercial and were created as tools for music-making and/or music-learning. Although they can create sound through their integrated web synthesisers, their purpose is not synthesis or sound design. They are attempts to create decolonised, transcultural, digital music making tools that can facilitate the exploration of melodic possibilities from musical cultures long repressed by Western music theory, modern music technology and the hegemony of 12-tone equal temperament."

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