Hi! I'm Eleanor Konik – a history nerd & fantasy author who enjoys putting software through its paces.
I try to keep up with all the tools, plugins, guides, events, & discussions relevant to Obsidian's corner of the personal knowledge management community, as well as share some insight into my own nerdy deep dives into ancient history & weird animal biology... and more importantly the methods that help me stay sane and happy during the process.
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Thoughts on productivity
🌲Building a habit of checking in with the bigger picture
On the importance of knowing when to sit down and dive deep into your notes... so you don't get overwhelmed always keeping them neat.
🌲 My favorite productivity app that isn't a productivity app
Old, simple tools are often still useful, especially when paired with a practice of frequent check-ins with your goals and mental state.
🌲Using Obsidian for Teaching?
For the most part, my teaching notes are very simple and low-tech. But Obsidian was helpful when I was allowed to use it.
💰 Some stuff I'm surprisingly happy I bought
A bunch of stuff nobody is paying me to tell you I liked.
📚 Review: The Sol Majestic by Ferrett Steinmetz
Lessons in persistence from food porn science fiction
📰 On Famines: why and how they happen. To who?
Agrarian societies experience famine for a variety of reasons, including poor governance, war, and weather.
📰 Food as Currency
On the origins of agriculture, money, & currency