The Root Note
Stuart P. Bentley’s Notes are currently organized into a few loose kind of overarching contexts that are constantly shifting.
To read some notes that may suggest the nature of these shifts and contexts, see the HOTBAND that serves as a general administratum construct:
Plans and check-ins
- News, a catch-all space when I want to write about what’s going on but don’t know where to hang it
- This is kind of a cross between an archive for Right Now content and an index/tavern for aimless journal entries at the present moment in time
Other facets of my life right now
Here are some notes aggregating popular subjects in these notes
More freeform / creative-writing-type stuff
much of which dates back to the pre-bagtent era of barfspace
- Messays - a couple main strains under it are listed here:
- Mad Natter
- Raw notes
- a safe space for jotting down thoughts that are moody and personal
Fiction and dramatization
- Pitches and Scripts
- for story premises, character study, dialogue bits, things like that
- this is really a kind of big subsection of the notes, really
- the page will probably turn into a Tavern for ideas that don’t cleanly fall between the new halves
- “Original” premises
- “Derivative” work
Here are some pages that just collect links to stuff so I don’t forget it (and an index page for linkdumps that aren’t top-level like these).
The Tasteland is a branch of the notes where I’m keeping reviews and things like that
Lean Notes is the term describing a big chunk of my notes that’s dedicated to exploring and documenting how stuff can be put together.
Zero to Software, the original set of notes, has a lot of its current content in a bunch of Trello boards that haven’t been copied here, and a lot of those Trello boards aren’t even full of all that much content themselves.
Everybody Gets a Factory is a more recently-worked-with body of notes on the general “maker” sphere.
Understanding Lua is kind of like Lean Notes, but instead, it’s a draft for a graphic-novel-style introduction to key programming concepts through Lua.
Here’s the long tail of where notes that don’t easily fit in any of the cleaner buckets above fall:
- The Rest
- for when I really, really, really don’t want to classify something as any of the above
- Weird Stubs, for other pages needing more love
- Taverns and Commissaries, an index of pages where loose pages gather
- Loose Notes: The Last Appendix
- for ideas that don’t even warrant their own page, and don’t already have a suitable appendix page I can figure out right when I need to start writing them
- I can tear them off and give them pages (possibly sorted, even) or move them to an Appendix later.