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just tried out obsidian.md and it looks cool and all i guess. i like the graph view and backlinks view, but upon learning it will not be open sourced i'm a little hesitant to use it. i dont really use images in my wiki and i cant see any other real reason to switch. i'd rather build the components that i do use into my current workflow.

on that note: what's one thing from your PIM system that you could not use it without?

@aynish A feature without which I could not (efficiently) use my system is fast fuzzy matching for opening / linking to notes.

A feature I could not live without and that's somewhat unique to my setup is tight integration with a spaced repetition system,
for “knowledge items” I want to memorize.

@l3kn @aynish that's something I've wanted to implement in my notes ever since I read about the mnemonic medium

notes.andymatuschak.org/Mnemon

How do you implement SRS in your notes?

@aadil @aynish I'm using org-mode for everything, github.com/l3kn/org-fc for marking and reviewing flashcards with it.

Here's a quick video of how it works.

I first write the note,
marking parts I want to memorize with "{{" "}}" markers,
then I start a review, flip each card to reveal the answer, then rate how well I remembered it
(the key presses are not shown in the video).

@aadil @aynish It might be possible to build something similar by parsing cards out of e.g. markdown files and importing them into Anki.

The hard part is syncing changes between the two systems, that's why I chose to implement the review directly on the source files.

@l3kn @aynish ah nice! I've heard of org-fc before!

I guess that's one more reason for me to try to learn emacs properly

@aynish I've written my own system (github.com/l3kn/org-fc) that works directly on the org-mode files I keep my notes in.

This way I can just mark whole headlines as flashcards or wrap parts of the text in "cloze-deletion holes".

In the screenshot I've opened the "REVIEW_DATA" drawer to show when the next review of this item is due.

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