## “Who are you?” My name is [[Nathan with flowers - cropped.jpeg|Nathan Cheng]]. I’m a designer / [[Design engineering|computer person]] who’s interested in recurrent patterns throughout digital platforms, media, and storytelling. Elsewhere: - Projects and work things at [nathancheng.work](https://nathancheng.work), [Read.cv](https://cv.nathancheng.work/), and [LinkedIn](https://linkedin.com/in/nathancheng57/) - Reading on [Raindrop](https://raindrop.io/nathancheng/saved-26498453/embed/theme=auto&search=%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F&sort=-created) - Watching on [Letterboxd](https://letterboxd.com/nathancheng/) - Listening on [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/user/1237353257?si=08574652c9d4437b) - Me at <a href="mailto:[email protected]" rel="me" style="font-weight:500;">[email protected]</a> ## “What is this?” This website is a [[Digital gardens|digital garden]] where you can peruse my notes and explore their links. Think of it as a personal Wikipedia for scrapbooking quotes and documenting concepts.[^1] The left sidebar has an alphabetical list of everything in either of two folders: - **`02-Evergreen`**[^2] is for notes meant to accumulate or branch over time, both in terms of content and linked notes. These notes are more “alive” and ever-changing. The `/Overviews` subfolder might be a good starting point. - **`03-Records`** is for relatively static notes I don’t expect to change, such as reading highlights and large quotes. These notes are more archival. These notes were written for myself, so some are hastily written, incipient, and possibly confusing. I’ve phrased many note titles as statements, but they’re more like ideas for reference than authoritative arguments. If you come across a link that doesn't go anywhere, it's likely because I've kept it private (for now). > [!tip] Also… > On Desktop, you can visualize all linked notes to the current one using the interactive graph in the right sidebar. The global graph shows the connections between all of my notes. (See [[Digital gardens]] for more about this kind of thing) > > You also can navigate using stacked tabs if you widen your browser window. As you click on note links, they’ll open to the right in a scrollable stack of cards. [^1]: I was largely inspired by [Andy Matuschak’s notes on this](https://notes.andymatuschak.org/Evergreen_notes) and other writing on [[Internet Ideals]]. I use [Obsidian](https://obsidian.md) for writing and publishing my notes, as well as for my journal. [^2]: The numbering starts at `02` because I’ve hidden `01-Days`, my journal). That’s why you might see inactive links to my journal notes named after days, like `2024-06-15-Sat`.