Personal knowledge management
Note August 27, 2009: originally this blog concerned solely personal knowledge management (PKM). I’ve just merged it with my more “personal” blog, therefore this guide now concerns a part of the whole blog, ie. the entries concerning PKM.
The personal KM part of this blog is about organizing information an individual (as opposed to a group) comes by everyday by studying, searching on the Web, reading the news, etc.
Please note that old posts may change, especially broad/longer posts. When significant changes are made they’re mentioned as a short new post (so you’re warned through the RSS feed) and in a Changelog section on the page (longer explanation).
Here’s the site’s most important content, in categories divided by goals:
- Linking the pieces of information/knowledge together, organizing them in a coherent whole:
- Organizing documents you collect (as opposed to small bits of informations/knowledge):
- See a to lay out documents on disk and name them for easy retrieval when many classification keyword/schemes may apply
- Finding better informationon the Web:
- Reading more efficiently
- Organizing your news and blogreading:
- Learn about RSS basics, a way to centralize your news in one place
- Some miscellaneous utilities
- This post about Quix, a bookmarklet which helps in integrating in your workflow some of the tools written about here (and many more).
Finally, for curious readers, some background material:
- A map of interesting concepts about learning and knowledge
- An article on people mass-producing Web pages with little content for ad revenue
And, for programmers, I have a post on organizing code snippets that might interest you.