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README.markdown

Notes from books and other interesting things that I've read. Enjoy!

Table of Contents

Completed Notes

Completed notes from books that I've finished reading. In rare cases, notes for chapters are missing if I didn't find the material relevant.

Incomplete Notes

Incomplete notes from books that I haven't yet finished reading.

Other Notes

Notes from things that I've read or watched on the web:

Other

  • Neat words: Words I've read and had to look up definitions for.
  • Frameworks: Useful frameworks for my thinking and my work.

How I Take Notes

On my Macbook, I have the Kindle app open with the book, as well as the markdown file open in a text editor (usually Sublime Text or MacVim, but it doesn't matter). When I read something that I want to summarize, I mentally commit it to memory and Command-Tab over to the text editor and type it out in Markdown. I don't copy-and-paste, because I find this solution allows me to retain the information better, and also it allows me to restructure the sentence if needed (usually editing for length). Usually my memory is not good enough and I Command-Tab back and forth, re-reading it in the Kindle app, and then re-reading what I typed out.

For some of the older notes, I had the text editor open on my laptop, and then the physical book between me and my Macbook. But the algorithm was very similar πŸ˜›

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Notes from books and other interesting things that I've read. Table of contents at the end πŸ‘‡

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