What is this space?
This is the digital-garden of aaron griffin, a sort of public look into my private interests and learning, viewed based on how I feel about websites.
If you find anything useful here, it is pure coincidence, as you’re not my audience.
What will I find here?
The point of a digital garden is really for me - not you. But if you are reading this and are looking into my second brain, the following topics may be found here, as I learn and read:
- outdoors - adventuring, camping, gardening, environment
- lo-fi music
- health - nutrition, breathing, longevity, fasting
- fitness - training, strength, conditioning, strongman, minimal footwear, movement
- games - tabletop, roleplaying, larp, gamemastering
- parenting - family, teaching, community
- self-mastery - skills, journaling, learning
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Strong Opinions, Weakly Held
Copied from Devon Zuegel, this is a list of things that I believe…
- I agree with Socrates when he said
No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
- I believe that you don’t need to have an opinion on everything, yet this is what the internet wants us to do, because of “engagement”. If your first instinct on learning a surface level fact is to react to it, you need to take a step back. Your first instinct should either be to not be concerned with it, or to try to learn more.
- Income inequality is a fucking crime and the ultra rich should be eaten.
- Don’t depend on tools. Depend on skills. Learn how to do things, how to make things, so that when you don’t have perfect (or any) tools, you can still do the tasks you set out to do.
- Work can roughly be split into two categories: problem solving and rote execution. We currently live in a society where the former is lauded - programmers like me, think tanks, inventors, and similar are seen as enlightened, morally just individuals, while laborers and craftspeople are seen as somehow lesser. Execution of repetitive tasks with excellence is missing from a lot of peoples lives and it would make all of us happier if we could split our lives between the two forms of work.
How did you make it?
This is a series of markdown files with yaml headers, and a simple python generator to spit out some html hosted on gitlab pages.
I write posts via GitJournal on android or vim and git on a Linux/Mac terminal.
One day I will add support for quotebacks and rss and things of that sort…
Can I comment or contact you?
Sure, I guess? I don’t want to add comments, but I’d love to see people link to my digital garden from theirs. You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org