Distilled Wisdom

Frequently, I find myself doing something (or rather, trying to do something) which I know is not particularly difficult, but I can't remember the specifics of how to do it. It could be redirecting STDERR from a command under bash, changing settings on my camera, or making MS Word behave the way I want it to.

So at some point, I began keeping a hierarchical collection of notes to remind myself how to do stuff. I call it my distilled wisdom. None of it's particularly profound. In fact, some of it's downright obscure ... useless to anyone in the world ... except for that one person who can't remember or doesn't know a given detail.

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