i do almost exactly this not to replace my carrier, but for the sake of being able to call and text my homeland from abroad. jmp.chat is a great service for what it is.
I don’t know much about Obsidian, but I know it is a popular choice. On my wife’s Mac I tested out a markdown editor called Zettlr which is designed for managing a zettelkasten. It seems like a good option. A lot of the tools people seem to be using for zettelkasten use markdown, so you could potentially migrate among them with minimal adjustment.
Haha that is when I first started trying to get a grip too >_< I use a neovim plugin I wrote, but really any wiki software works. Vanilla vim works too. It doesn’t take much to implement a zettelkasten, really. The key is having a setup that fits your needs and workflow. Do you have a preferred editor and/or OS? I may be able to recommend some things to check out.
Having a trusted system for managing your knowledge base. I took LOTS of great notes over the 15 or so years I spent in college and grad school, but those notes are all “stuck” in hundreds of notebooks, files, margin notes, etc. They are very inaccessible! I now keep a zettelkasten, and wish I had started long ago so I could benefit more from everything I’ve studied.
This! It is possible to achieve it through framebuffers I believe, but it is much easier to just work in a terminal emulator >_<
I agree! I think unschooling should first be allowed and the focus of educational policy should shift from providing an education to providing conditions for it to be a possibility for more people. That is a big ask, though, and I don’t have faith in the establishment working to disintegrate itself. I think a gradual development of federated grassroots “learning co-ops” is a better and more actionable immediate goal for people interested in a de-institutionalized education and society.
But who decides what to test and how? Standardized tests are hotly debated even in the realm of institutionalized education. In the world of un- or de-schooling they are even more problematic and inappropriate. Parents and children end up remaining accountable to the state in some capacity, and whatever aims and values it sanctions impose arbitrary conditions on the actual process and activities would-be unschoolers pursue. In other words, it is contradictory to a truly self-determined experimental learning process. You end up with homeschooling 2.0 … I can say more abiut this but I have to run!