March 25, 2022

8:46 PM

I’m falling in love with Obsidian, a locally run wiki-like markdown editor organizer thinger. I’ve been storing characters, organizations, tech, and even names of synthetic drugs in a mediawiki instance, which is notoriously annoying to upgrade. Obsidian is different though: it runs on my Windows machine and stores all data in markdown files. It somehow reads through the directory structure and automatically adds in any markdown files it finds. That means you can add pages just by “touching” files on the filesystem. Dope.

I’m still moving all my data over, but I’m happy to see the files filling up on the hard drive, saved in OneDrive forever.

I really like that aspect of it.

My only gripe so far is that finding a readable theme has been a chore. It starts you in dark mode, and I don’t know if the younger generation can discern colors better, but it was hurting my eyes. I had to find the plainest theme to even get through it.

Still, it’s a small price to pay to have all this data local (and backed up by OneDrive). I originally had it online because I thought people might like to browse the wiki… but there’s too many spoilers. Plus, I tend to add characters from WIPs.

Anyhow, check out Obsidian if you’re looking for a local wiki.

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