Zettelkasten End of Year for 2022

by Jay Cuthrell
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This week we take a look at my Zettelkasten end of year favorites for 2022.


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Getting Informed

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You might recall my end of 2021 Zettlekasten update from this same time last year. Well, it’s time for the end of year recap before my end of year predictions next week.

In keeping with quasi-yearly tradition, I’ll share a few of my favorite links that inspired me for weekly newsletter output. Also, a common email reply from my readership this year was as follows:

_Jay, where do you come up with this stuff?_

I read a lot of online resources that often get organized as files in Obsidian. I also compulsively add to my Reading List or bookmark all my browser tabs when researching a specific topic.

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Sometimes I’ll see a pattern in technology news coverage[3] that reminds me of a song. Sometimes links or topics collide during the week or as late as Sunday afternoon and _then_ I am reminded of a song.

So far, Fudge Sunday has ~50 posts published for 2022. For this issue, that list was narrowed down to my personal Top 10 and I’ve included the links that inspired the posts and extracted them below.

Precision Time Protocol That You Love 2022 Oct 02

Artemis, Radiation Hardening, and IPFS 2022 Sep 04

Union of the Cloud 2022 Aug 07

SuperCloudbusting 2022 Jul 03

Around the Bend 2022 Jun 12

Singularity and Super Massive Black Holes 2022 May 16

FinOps Erase and Rewind 2022 Apr 24

Max Headroom, OSINT, and Today’s Tom Sawyer 2022 Mar 07

99 6G Balloons 2022 Feb 07

Turn Up the (Software Defined) Radio 2022 Jan 03

Last Year This Year

Last year I predicted the prices of chips would be headed to lower prices in 2022. So at the risk of moving goal posts a year (or several), the FRED curve this month is where the FRED curve was in May 2016 and one need only look at the history of the peaks going back to the 1980s to understand my prior prediction.

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Now… What will be my prediction next week for 2023?

Until then… Place your bets!


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  2. to be fair, these are much much larger communities than the Fudge Sunday newsletter readership ↩︎

  3. Very often Techmeme ↩︎


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