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commit 9d3f2cd2aa2f45178abd56b75c1041638b455c06 (patch)
parent 9f321c20c499b50e3cf9468bc521ac677268110c
Author: Alex Karle <>
Date:   Sat, 11 Dec 2021 16:31:24 -0500

gopher: Add phlog entry on Context in Notes

Agopher/phlog/015.txt | 34++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Mgopher/phlog/index.gph | 1+
2 files changed, 35 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gopher/phlog/015.txt b/gopher/phlog/015.txt @@ -0,0 +1,34 @@ +Add Context to Your Notes +------------------------- +Sat Dec 11 04:15:51 PM EST 2021 + +My dad found an old USB from 2014 that was mine. I had +given it to someone with some mp3's that I thought +they'd like, but it was at first a mystery as to who +it was. + +There was a README.rtf, which I was able to salvage +via GNU unRTF (shoulda used plaintext!), and the USB +itself was UMass (my alma mater) branded, so I had a +rough idea of when I received the USB... but the +full context was woefully lacking from the README. + +Fortunately, the modification times on the files indicated +it was my brother's birthday--a dead giveaway; but I +couldn't help but feel I got lucky this time around. + +Mod-times are notoriously easy to break as we move +files between devices, back them up, etc. It occurred +to me how important it is to keep crucial context +(who was this for, when was it written, etc) in the +note itself, and not rely on external systems +(filesystem info, word-of-mouth, memory) to stand up +to time. + +Do your future self a favor: Add Context to your Notes! + +In vi(m), it's easy to add a date. Just: + + :r !date + +And carry on with your writing. diff --git a/gopher/phlog/index.gph b/gopher/phlog/index.gph @@ -14,6 +14,7 @@ [0|Atom Feed|/phlog/atom.xml|server|port] +[0|[2021-12-11] Add Context to Your Notes|/phlog/015.txt|server|port] [0|[2021-11-30] Screen Time|/phlog/014.txt|server|port] [0|[2021-11-25] Gopher-First Feeds|/phlog/013.txt|server|port] [0|[2021-11-21] Optimizing for Archival|/phlog/012.txt|server|port]