A Ted Nelson quote about nonsequential writing

This quote from Ted Nelson kind of explains a little bit why I love Wikis so much:  

"Writing nonsequentially will better disclose the true structure of ideas, permit the reader freer understanding of material, and permit new expository, stylistic and rhetorical inventions."

From a memo Ted Nelson wrote as "Distinguised Fellow, Autodesk Inc.", included Ted Nelson's 2016 presentation "Two Cheers for Now".  You'll find mention of this memo at the 19:22 mark in the following YouTube video:

The Wiki way of writing (by which I mean a non-linear way of writing) allows for churning thoughts into text quickly free from the concerns of structure (i.e. without getting stuck in the mud, or sticks stuck in the wheels of forward progress), while allowing quick and easy addition of any structure(s) when the structural needs reveal themselves.

Just a thought.  Cheers !


Travelling the world, from radio station to radio station

Just sharing a really wonderful way to travel the world, a French-language radio station from Bathurst, NB as our starting point:

CKLE 92.9FM via Radio Garden

From Wikipedia:

Radio Garden is a non-profit Dutch radio and digital research project developed from 2013 to 2016, by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (under the supervision of Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg's Goal Föllmer), by the Transnational Radio Knowledge Platform and five other European universities.  According to the service, the idea is to narrow the boundaries from the radio.

Oh the infinite possibilities of intertwingled journeys around the world!

I can't help but think how interesting it would be to see the various paths/journeys different folk take travelling the world via the fun gem that is Radio Garden.  If only there were enough hours in a day ...


Intertwingulitis by Curriculum Vitae

"Agile Information" Consultant seeking work !

I found myself suddenly (unceremoniously) terminated from my 25-year role on December 3rd.

In terms of "job statisfaction", my role/work/responsibilities ticked every imaginable box.  Well, until about four years before, when each tick started to dim until they all totally vanished by the fall of 2018.  The last two years of employment were absolute hell.

So, "don't cry for me Argentina?"  Blessings in disguise.  Although I'm not sure the lyrics fit my story, cue in George Michael's "Freedom" to dance in celebration? 

Well, I really don't have much time to dance around.
  • Too young to retire
  • Only so much savings to tide me over
  • Too old to be a gigolo
So I really should be shifting into gear to get myself employed tout d'suite.


Cranking out a résumé should have been an easy short-order affair.

Enter intertwingulitis.  Surprise surprise.

It turns out that I am just as intertwingled as anything else.

So while I can kind of afford it, I am enjoying the experience of immersing myself into the "about me" intertwingularity, along with entertaining my reoccurring question "how would I do this with TiddlyWiki?"

I've started calling TiddlyWiki (aka "TW5"): "TW Hypertext Solutions Platform."  That's really wordy, but better reflects my view of the product.

For your entertainment and/or curiosity consumption, my on-going "curriculum vitae":


Goofiest thoughts from way out of left field

In the midst of catching up on news headlines, I came across a group of them related to the siege of America's Capital Hill, and I had these strangest thoughts:

Does something
born by revolution
have a high risk of
death by revolution?

In a society
born by revolution,
does revolution become
part of the DNA?

Just very strange, yet (to me) wildly interesting, thoughts I figured I'd share just in case you might like to chew on those questions too.

Cheers !

Blob Opera !

Blob Opera, from Google Arts & Culture Experiments

From the site:

Blob Opera is a machine learning experiment by David Li in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture.

This experiment pays tribute to and explores the original musical instrument: the voice. Play four opera voices in real time. No singing skills required!

We developed a machine learning model trained on the voices of four opera singers in order to create an engaging experiment for everyone, regardless of musical skills. Tenor, Christian Joel, bass Frederick Tong, mezzo‑soprano Joanna Gamble and soprano Olivia Doutney recorded 16 hours of singing. In the experiment you don’t hear their voices, but the machine learning model’s understanding of what opera singing sounds like, based on what it learnt from them.

How it works:

Drag the blobs up and down to change pitch. Or forwards and backwards for different vowel sounds. Another machine learning model lets the blobs respond to and harmonise your input in real time.

Feeling festive?

Click the Christmas Tree for a holiday surprise based on the top searched Christmas Carols of the year.

With special thanks to:

Tenor Christian Joel, bass Frederick Tong, mezzo-soprano Joanna Gamble and soprano Olivia Doutney. Additional singing from Ingunn Gyda Hrafnkelsdottir and John Holland-Avery.

Not working?

Blob Opera is an experiment using the latest web audio technology and may not perform optimally on older devices. If you're on a mobile device, why not try a desktop one!

A little example created by me: https://g.co/arts/auePwVjiLntSjvdX9

Have fun!  Cheers !