Issue 21: Digital Garden Theme, Videos and this and that

WEB: Tada! After spending some of my free time, I created a Jekyll theme1 for my website2 and working notes3. Asim4 helped me with coding, and I simplified my Obsidian workflow5. Do check the theme demo6, and let me know how!

NOTE-TAKING: While learning Jekyll and looking for theme inspirations, I stumbled upon few sound note-taking systems. There is Logseq7, an open-source alternative to roam8, and foam9, a set of extensions that makes your VSCode10 a roam-alternative.

BOOKS: Malayalam literary critic P. K. Rajasekharan started a clubhouse11 to discuss books, and the archive is shared on his Youtube12 and as a podcast13. It’s a pure gem. Do listen. Start with Ep3 - Dharmapuranam14 if you have read the book.

VIDEOS: I started following two Youtube channels. A math+entertainment channel called 3Blue1Brown15, and Freya Holmér’s channel has beautiful explanations, like this one16.

TAIWAN: Read The New York Times article17 on Taiwan & China situation.

TWEET-OF-THE-MONTH: “Some Product Managers (PMs) lack a nuanced understanding of Product Design disciplines. They provide direction & feedback to Product Designers in tiring and limiting ways, and fail to build an effective relationship with Product Designers.” Read More18. Bonus: This GIF19.

1

https://github.com/Jekyll-Garden/jekyll-garden.github.io

2

https://hiran.in/

3

https://hiran.in/notes

4

https://github.com/asimkt

5

https://hiran.in/notes/My-Obsidian-Workflow

6

https://jekyll-garden.github.io/

7

https://logseq.com/

8

https://roamresearch.com/

9

https://foambubble.github.io/foam/

10

https://code.visualstudio.com/

11

https://bit.ly/bookstalgia

12

www.youtube.com/channel/UC8hQPitgNe9mawec-k-HOWA

13

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82NGIxNzQyMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

14

youtube.com/watch?v=bjHWhwtUB9U

15

youtube.com/c/3blue1brown

16

youtube.com/watch?v=aVwxzDHniEw

17

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/04/magazine/taiwan-china.html

18

twitter.com/idamezhim/status/1431995203947278341

19

twitter.com/tobi/status/1432450870646542337