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Re: Installing package *NOT* in repository

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 02:59:17PM +1000, Erik Christiansen wrote:
> On 14.08.18 06:44, Richard Owlett wrote:
> > On 08/14/2018 01:43 AM, Erik Christiansen wrote:
> > > The whole thing is just a plain text file, edited and read with Vim,
> > > using multi-level folding, so it all presents as a one-page TOC. My
> > > version is probably of limited use to anyone else, as it e.g. only deals
> > > with dpkg and apt-get in the current context. All else is completely
> > > unknown.
> > > 
> > > Now that we have google, I must admit that there's an alternative, but
> > > it won't tell you whether that's what you did last time, giving the
> > > particular outcome which you prefer, or confidence of the same result.
> > > 
> > 
> > I'm working on it :} Someone pointed me to CherryTree. I have much
> > information in saved emails.
> Please don't tell anyone, but I too have quite a number of list posts
> flagged in mutt for adding to the notes - just not done yet. While
> deleting 95% of posts and flagging 1% does distill the local archive
> to a useful essence, it's still not as accessible as structured notes,
> where related information is colocated, mixed with personal experience.

Can't beat personal experience as the ultimate memory jog…

> The optimal balance between doing and documenting depends significantly
> on how good the wetware memory still is, but the act of documenting can
> significantly improve that memory. (I have forgotten the numbers put
> forward, at a seminar decades ago, for the percentage retention of what we:
> hear, read, write, carry out in practice, but the difference is marked.)

Document, condense, condense, then document.

Man when I was younger, I condensed my notes so much I not only
-read- between the lines, I -wrote- between the lines!

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