Jack Baty

Director of Unspecified Services

Thursday, November 17, 2022

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It's Thursday, November 17, 2022, and I still have too many blogs.

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When I grow frustrated with indecision around my note-taking process, I seek refuge in paper notebooks. That's often not the answer either, so the carousel continues to spin.

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I keep trying to enjoy using Obsidian, but I still don't like using Obsidian. I wish I understood why. I think it's simply that it doesn't feel comfortable. I don't love the way it looks or behaves. I think the availability of so many plugins is as much a hindrance to me as it is a benefit. The community is vast and great, but is also generic and focused on making the software do too much, in my opinion. This leads to eternal yak shaving, which is the opposite of what my brain needs in a note-taking tool.

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I'm using Tinderbox to generate this website, so RSS feeds are not a gimme. I have to build them myself. For short, title-less posts such as this one, I wanted a toggle for whether to include it in the allposts.xml RSS feed. I have been using a user attribute named "Crosspost" but that name no longer describes what it does very well, so I created a new attribute named "IncludeInRSS" which does what it says on the tin. I've set "IncludeInRSS=true" for this post, so you should be seeing it via RSS.