Socrates (from Plato's Apology)

The unexamined life is not worth living.

With such noise and bustle around us, one cannot help but build a hermitage[1] in one's mind for contemplation and peace.

This digital garden contains some contemplations and musings from my retreats there.

Unsurprisingly, thoughts here are, like every thought, ever-changing.

If you have any question or opinion, please feel free to contact me at or see the Discussion section for other options.

Maturity Levels

Maturity level for each note is being represented by plant icons of various growth.


Seedlings (Maturity Level: 1|14) are thoughts barely started. Maybe Jotted down on haste or simply showing only the brief amount of what I thought about it by far.


Saplings (Maturity Level: 2|14) have a substantial amount of content, but much work to be done. Coherence and patterns are just emerging in it.


Trees (Maturity Level: 3|14) are grown up coherent piece of thought/essay/expression that should not change much except for some editorial enhancements.


Withered (Maturity Level: withered|14) are the notes expressing outdated views (totally or partially) but kept for the historicity of our thoughts. For partially outdated notes, warnings will be placed wherever appropriate.


Stones (Maturity Level: stone|14) are notes exported/extracted from other mediums (e.g. Reading highlight and notes). Growth is irrelevant for these notes.


Signposts (Maturity Level: signpost|14) are notes that allows us to navigate easily (e.g. Collection of books or writings).


Maturity Levels are subjective. It might only means that I'm a very immature person.

On Top of My mind…

Title Tags Updated Created
What AI-generated Contents Brings to Marketing? #AI #Marketing
Jun 06, 2023
01:11 AM
Mar 24, 2023
11:03 AM
CBZ 2.0 - A Better Comic Book Format #techincal-draft #ebook #comic-book
May 09, 2023
04:33 PM
Apr 25, 2023
09:32 AM
Notes from Treat it Gentle by Sidney Bechet #history #autobiography #jazz #music #american #reading-note
Apr 30, 2023
02:46 PM
Aug 28, 2021
06:01 AM
How to Manage Multiple Git Credential for the Same Provider #technical #how-to
Apr 30, 2023
02:37 PM
Apr 26, 2023
02:10 PM
Thanatology #subject
Apr 01, 2023
02:41 PM
Apr 01, 2023
02:28 PM
The Craft of Dying #book #thanatology #sociology
Apr 01, 2023
02:40 PM
Jan 11, 2019
12:00 AM
Notes from The Craft of Dying, 40th Anniversary Edition #reading-notes
Mar 30, 2023
08:53 PM
Mar 30, 2023
03:31 PM
The Society of the Spectacle #sociology #economics #marxism
Mar 27, 2023
10:12 PM
Mar 30, 2022
12:00 AM
Reading Note Convention #reading-convention
Mar 27, 2023
07:13 PM
Jan 31, 2023
12:41 AM
Notes from History of Reading by Alberto Manguel #history #books #reading-notes
Mar 26, 2023
08:09 PM
Sep 08, 2021
05:40 PM


Digital gardens are not about marketing/expressing opinion/prophesize etc. It is about nurturing our thoughts publicly and collectively. To discuss with me, there are two ways.


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I don't seek publicity. If you find anything praiseworthy (I doubt you will), tell me privately. For commenting, these are the basic rules I believe not too much to abide by:

  1. Constructive Criticism.
  2. Adhere to the rules of arguments. To name a few:
    1. No personal attack (it's a fallacy)
    2. Other logical fallacies
    3. Avoid irrelevance.
  3. Be civil, please.

  1. Here, I'm using the word hermitage as a loose translation of the word Tapovan. ↩︎