PTPL 044: Running Obsidian on an E-ink Device Might Not Be All You Were Hoping
PLUS a secret code for writing numbers, and a new Bible side project
This week —
A space saving and brain expanding system for writing numbers from the Middle Ages
E-ink devices running Obsidian
How processing notes in my new (mostly) folderless Obsidian vault is going
Side project: an English | French side-by-side wide margin Bible PDF
Productivity Tips and Inspiration
Space saving number system from the Cistercian Monks
Here’s a nerdy, compact way to write numbers 1–9999 that I first heard about from Clive Thompson. I can’t think of many practical uses for it other than saving horizontal space in your handwritten notes, but it’s worth a look if you want to expand a few more synapses this week. It’s very quick to memorize. If you fall in love with it and like building things, this Cypher of the Monk’s clock kit looks very cool.
More on secret-code-like writing systems:
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