A brain extension. Organise your thoughts
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A brain extension & publishing tool for creatives

This is for me. I find it hard to juggle lots of stuff simultaneously; my brain has limitations - probably more than other people's. I suffer from systemic disorganisation. My TextEdit consists of a flotilla of windows sandwiched between Chrome and my desktop; my Google Keep is uncontrollably rammed with inappropriately lengthy uncategorised stuff; and my inbox is a multi-thousand unread post-apocalypse world of missed opportunity.
In the public sphere my Tumblr is neglected - but not as badly as my Medium and blogger accounts.  Sometimes I build blogs or bigger CMSes as part of the systems I attempt to steer into the world, but off the shelf ones are awful - to build, adapt or use.

In short - my life is a messy pile of squandered ideas and disconnected threads.

BigNote; LittleNote is my attempt to solve this (or at least help).

Get started by logging in and going to /me (everyone has their own) which is like that moleskine you religiously carry (or textedit or whatever). It's your private thoughts (stored locally in your browser) - the myriad little ideas you have go in the small column on the right; the more lengthy culmination of those thoughts on the left.

To publish, choose a user tag for the world can know you by. For example, mine are /jamesleeds and /brokencapitalism

Order is important - it's a pile (i.e. not chronological). This is so that the most recently accessed stuff always bubbles to the top, because I never get around to archiving the junk - the idea is that it just disappears into the bowels of your account over time. You can always search, and if you feel the need to categorise use a "/" - which neatly doubles as the url to get back to that pile of stuff. So /cars is the pile where I keep my largely embarrassing petrol (or increasingly electric) head fantasies - see /jamesleeds/cars or /me/cars for your private vehicular thoughts - with /cars standing for everyone's.

And that's pretty much it. You're welcome to use it. I love it, though I won't take offence if you don't.

me /me 17 Jul 2017

One of my favourites /cars ever, the /Lancia 037, has come up for sale in Italy


James Leeds /jamesleeds 20 Jan 2017

... it gets it really wrong.

This is a 1980 Ford Mustang with a 4.2L V8 petrol engine that produces 119bhp. My older, 1974 1.6L makes more than that.

/trumpinauguration /cars
In other words, flying /cars won't be here until self-driving has been solved. I'm betting that Average people aren't safe enough pilots; and wider adoption of autonomous vehicles will drive up expectations of safety.