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This is my personal Wikipedia. This is everything I know!

Welcome to my research note. I grew up reading The Encyclopedia of Absolute and Relative Knowledge and envisioned a single source of truth just like it that integrated my projects and research. I am thrilled to present you with the incarnation of this vision.

Extracranial: The Exosuit for Superbrains and a superset of Memex

In As We May Think, Vannevar Bush, a legendary scientist, describes Memex as

an electromechanical device enabling individuals
* to develop comprehensive research libraries
* to create and follow associative trails of links and annotations
* to recall these trails at any time
* to share them with other researchers

This idea would later be implemented as the Internet. However, I, Sunghyun Cho, felt that the Internet helps keep records of humanity but is insufficient for capturing the individual's brain. Therefore, this website, Project Aldehyde, aims to create a superset of Memex.

Therefore, this website is

+ A practical implementation of
an electromechanical device enabling individuals
* to develep comprehensive research libraries
* to create and follow associative trails of links and annotations
* to recall these trails at any time
* to share them with other researchers
+ * in order to contain every single idea of Sunghyun Cho

Thus, the name Extracranial, — The Exosuit for Superbrains.

Tech Stacks

I use Obsidian for taking notes. I then pipeline those notes into heavily customized TypeScript Docusaurus with custom React components. I finally use AWS Fargate and FlightControl for deploying, caching, and distributing. I open-sourced it on GitHub. Take a look! 😃

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