ok, I think Logseq/Sync is working

Will try to get back to using this more extensively over the coming weeks

one idea for how to organize my Logseq linking system

Maybe any link that contains any text other than the link itself will be considered a “second degree reference”

And any text that contains only the link will be a “first degree reference”

Then I can prioritize the first degree references to show up above the second degree references

this will separate out when I’m talking about MIT vs when I’m referencing MIT, for example

e.g. here are some housing options near [[MIT]] would be a second degree reference… as would [[MIT]] ->

Now that I’m on the iPad to write notes maybe I can be a little more consistent with my writing

Pulling in some old standing note ideas

Part of why utopias are hard to represent in art is because so much of what we consider beauty and pleasure is about an expression of pain or suffering

like songs that talk about difficult times or death or a challenging family situation

Do your best!

To me, this is about doing your best but without the burden of success or expectation

Honest effort, but with love


Enjoyed talking about this term with one of the Japanese students in my SDM cohort and his wife

This is what the Apple Fitness meditation guides say when they say to get comfortable or wind down.. “get comfortable in your own usual way”

I like it as an interesting Turn of phrase

Been watching McCartney 321, great!

Still Get Back Sessions was crazier


There’s a bit of a problem of how to communicate these problems. Even if there are multiple good answers it should be easier to identify what answers are good or bad

Processes that deal with side effects or non value delivering sub processes

dealing with things that could go wrong

or get in the way of delivering value

A concept is pre architecture

Both convert function to form

Needs > Solution neutral function > Concept > Architecture


Concept bridges solution neutral to solution specific

Something fundamental about the subject object verb triple in language

Concepts can be different degrees of specialization / generalization

I wonder how this maps to Concept-space

Why make an OPM model?


Low cost simulation

Discovering unknowns

Drawing the system boundary can be illustrative

It would be funny if someone in Zoom wrote a cape because it would sometimes come in and out of view since we all have the SDM backgrounds

Concept operations converts concept to form

Go from level 0 to level 1 to level 2

Use level 2 to refine level 1


in a previous EM.411 lecture, Ed Crawley mentioned that David Kelley (I think) from IDEO used to create such simple architectures that mapping from “need” to “architecture” could all be grasped cognitively

this is as opposed to more normal systems which need this mapping but can’t be grasped cognitively all at once:

this is an interesting idea, would be interested to learn more about it