Dear Paul (@PaulWalters) , Dear Mark (@mwra) ,
Thank you very much for your very kind and encouraging words. And thank you very much also for the additional suggestions, which I by no means consider tangential or superfluous and which — I hope — I have taken into full account (please see below): for now, I only have a couple of Tinderbox documents with the few tens of personal and professional notes that I have been collecting since my recent purchase of Tinderbox (only a few weeks ago), but the intention is to move to Tinderbox the notes I had been collecting over the years in TiddlyWiki (and had been visualizing in TiddlyMap), so your suggestions are particularly welcome and even more appropriate.
I very much appreciate the suggestion to reduce unnecessary calculations, so I have now created and attached a revised Tinderbox document (“Revised RNO”) in which I moved the $Rule to a Prototype (“RNO Prototype”), from which I removed the calculation of the $TotalLinkCount, which is now performed only in the Reference note “Total Link Count” and to which the Prototype refers. I also removed the Agents and transferred their queries and actions to an Edict in the Prototype (I certainly don’t need those queries/actions to run continually in the background).
I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the fact that so much information is encoded in the color of the notes, but I did not know how to add the required redundancy in visual coding: typically, I would use different shapes together with different colors — e.g., hexagon and red, lozenge and bright red — but I already use different shapes to distinguish different Prototypes in my own Tinderbox document (not in the attached document, however, where there is a single Prototype), so the suggestion to display the $RelativeNoteOrder in the $Subtitle and $HoverExpression is very welcome and I have integrated it into the attached document (please see attached screenshot “Revised RNO - Map View”).
It is equally very welcome the friendly reminder to be mindful of unwanted effects as the size and complexity of the document increases, in view of which I explored the suggestion to use the Attribute Browser. I am not sure if I executed the suggestion properly, but in the attached document the notes are sorted by color bins in alphabetical order — bright red, orange, poppy, red, etc. (please see attached screenshot “Revised RNO - Attribute Browser View”) — which is not particularly helpful to me. Would you know whether it is possible to reorder those color bins according to a custom order? I was not able to find any information to that extent.
Finally, I have a question on a related topic; I will ask it here, but if you think it should instead be posted separately, please let me know and I will gladly do that. I find the Roadmap View very informative, so much so that I would like to have that information always visible. I was able to detach the Roadmap View from the location where it normally appears, so that it now floats like the Inspector; however, unlike the Inspector, the Roadmap View does not seem to be updated if I select a different note from that which was selected when the Roadmap View was first invoked. Am I doing something wrong? If not, would you know whether there is a way to have the information in the Roadmap View always visible and updated whenever a new note is selected (i.e. without invoking the View — either through the menu or through the assigned shortcut — after having selected a note)?
As much as I value your input, please do not feel you need to help me any further: you have already been exceedingly gracious and very generous with your time, and for that I thank you very much again.
Revised RNO.tbx (68.2 KB)