#01: Welcome to The Refined Mind
The inaugural issue
Thanks for signing up to be a part of this experiment of mine! In case you don’t remember, my name is Mike and I’ve been tinkering with digital gardening lately. The term is somewhat…nebulous…but really it’s just a website where content is highly linked and written as something between a tweet and an essay. It’s made of my own personal notes, but uploaded publicly in the spirit of thinking, learning, and working in public.
This newsletter may or may not become consistent, but the goal is to send out a list of additions and changes every other week.
A goal of mine is to meet more people and have more conversations, so every page on the site refinedmind.co has commenting and you’re encouraged to respond and/or comment on the emails as well.
That said, here’s what I’ve got for you in this issue! It’s been a lot of setting things up and tinkering, but as that slows down and the writing picks up we’re sure to get into some good stuff. This issue includes everything since I started logging changes but expect future emails to be more concise.
Take a look below, explore what calls to you, and definitely share anything that stands out and makes you think!
Thanks again for joining me.
Catch you on the internet,
2020-06-26 — New + updated notes
Cleaned up and reorganized What has my attention now
It feels like there’s a new internet being built with the principle of the early days—sharing and connecting knowledge—but with the wisdom of today, accumulated over decades of improving technology’s capabilities
Added links to workflows on Alfred is for automation and central control
2020-06-18 — Fixed URLs + newsletter subscription
Made permalinks more accessible with hypens instead of spaces
Added link to substack subscription in footer
Added a new logo!
Updated What has my attention now
New notes uploaded
2020-06-16 — Black Lives Matter
Updated MTDC homepage with BLM
New notes uploaded
2020-06-15 — Updated some language
Updated homepage language
Made changeling more accessible
2020-06-12 — Added commenting + new notes
Added a comment system in hopes of some dialogue and public discourse!
2020-06-09 — Content + Layout updates
Added more notes
Updated footer with changelog link
2020-06-07 — Updated URL
Now running on http://mind.miketannenbaum.com (will change soon)
2020-05-29 — Site deployed to Netlify!
Deployed to tannenbaum.netlify.app
Running on my new GitHub repo /my-public-mind
Tweeted the link out once