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Obsidian Obsidian-Plugins Dataview Workflow Automation

I have written in the past about how I use the Dataview plugin in Obsidian to create tables and lists from content. Lately, I have also been looking into the DataviewJS functionality. Here, rather than SQL scripting, you can use the full power of JavaScript to create even more advanced automations.

In this article, I will discuss how to use DataviewJS to create multiple headings and tables in a row from a single Dataview embed.

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My favorite resources on Obsidian

2022-09-19
2022-09-19
Obsidian Obsidian-Plugins

Obsidian and especially the ecosystem around Obsidian plugins and themes is blooming. Therefore, I have been searching around Obsidian and have collected some materials around this ecosystem. In this article, I discuss a number of places worthy to look at (except my website, of course ;-)).

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Gamification Habits

As I blogged recently I have been reading the book Atomic Habits and rethought some daily processes in terms of how I approach habits.

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My thoughts on Atomic Habits

2021-10-17
2022-09-12
Book Habits Featured Image

Recently I really got into non-fiction books. I picked up a couple of productivity/self-help kind of books along the way. One is Atomic Habits by James Clear.

I won't go into a "full" book review, nor will I summarize the whole books. There's probably several websites which already have done so, so I'll keep this section short. I will split this article in half: First some initial thoughts on the book which stood out to me, and then how I implemented some ideas from the book into my daily life.

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Opinion

One of my biggest issues with many new productivity tools in the cloud is actually my data privacy when using them. While I would love to play around with fancy new tools like Craft or Roam, I will not put any real work related information in these tools.

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Obsidian Obsidian-Plugins Workflow Dataview

I am using Dataview in Obsidian to create some light automation in Obsidian, similar to what you could do in something like Notion. There's an inline syntax for settings fields.

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Meeting notes for group meetings

2021-09-24
2022-09-12
Obsidian Workflow Obsidian-Plugins Dataview

In our university, we have regular meetings with all students plus staff and faculty, where we discuss the progress of each research project. For this, I have been taking notes, weekly, summarizing the progress of each project I am co-advising.

The way I do so has changed a couple of times over the time. I used to use paper handwritten notes, but then switched to digital handwritten notes when I bought my iPad.

Recently, since I moved most of my note-taking to Obsidian, I moved most meeting notes to Obsidian. In this article I will discuss how to automatically manage them with the help of some plugins like Dataview.

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Obsidian DevonThink

For knowledgement I am using a combination of Obsidian and DevonThink. Why two apps? Well, I like to keep text notes (mainly "my own thoughts") and archived materials (both created by myself, but lots of literature, too) seperate.

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Obsidian Breadcrumbs

2021-09-19
2022-09-09
Obsidian Obsidian-Plugins

Recently, one of my most valuable Obsidian plugins seems to be Breadcrumbs.

The idea is simple: You define a hierarchical relationship of your documents and it will automatically display a hierarchy at the start of the document.

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Blog relaunch

2021-09-19
2022-09-09
Blog

I started preparing a relaunch of this website. When I started this, I planned an ambitious project to do long-form reviews and app tests, discussing workflows and setups. I wrote a couple of really intense reviews, up to several thousand words each. However, I quickly burned out as this took quite some of my time. This is just a side project as I am a full-time academic, and thus my motivation quickly dropped. Following, I have not been giving this website much attention for the past years.

Thus, I relaunch this website as a productivity blog. From now on, I will mainly put quick and dirty personal thoughts on apps, workflows, and setups. Basically I want to convey my experiences with workflows as an academic. I want to highlight what worked for me and what did not.

For now, I will refrain from any long-form reviewing, in-depth setup guides or similar kind of contents. In hope, I can more regular update this. I have lots of fun ideas to implement, but I will most certainly lose motivation if I start too much at once again. Maybe I can extend this project little by little, if it gains attraction, rather than the other way around.

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