So I’ve always been intrigued by Caleb McDaniel’s ‘open notebook history’. I’ve also futzed around with taking notes using a Zettlekasten method, using a version of nvalt which searches & creates notes as you type. These are in markdown. Sooooo… I wanted to tie wiki.js to a private github repo that would hold the notes from my zettlekasten. Notes made in the wiki would be sync to the github & my local machine, and vice versa. Students helping me out on the project could make notes direct in the wiki.
the documentation says to stash the key where Wiki js can get it, and suggests /etc/wiki/github.pem. Where might i find this etc folder? I can web ssh in, and I’m seeing a couple of different /etc/ here and there, but no matter where I stash my key, wiki js isn’t finding it.
the fact that i’ve made the github repo private: is this an issue too? I suppose I could just make it public and see what happens.
Alright, isn’t that always the way? You post something, and then mirabile dictu, things start working. Anyway, for reference: using basic authentication (not ssh, as per docs), using keys as per docs, but not at ‘A. Path’ but rather ‘B. Contents’ (pasted in), username & password for github. And lo, it is pushing stuff to git, but not pulling it yet. I’ve got it set to bi-directional, so it should work? My notes that I want to pull in don’t have the same metadata as the notes that the wiki creates, so maybe there’s something in that.
Anyway, this is all my trying to build a kind of evernote/devonthink system where I can also just drag the relevant notes into Scrivener and build articles/books around them, and be open with my research.