This wiki is a digital playground and personal logging system.

The aim of this wiki is to build a form of personal assistant to help with the management of a vast repository of recorded statistics which includes daily logs, notes on various projects and curated pages of general knowledge.

Oscean, created by Devine Lu Linvega, is written in portable ANSI C to be compiled on the Plan9 operating system, and maintained from low-power devices. It is built to adapt to my needs as they change, and to technology as it evolves. The databases are in the tbtl/ndtl human-readable plaintext formats.

Each part of this project should aim to persist across Technological Long Term, not one part of it should rely on heavy dependencies. — Every function should be specific, unobfuscated, and each one carefully chosen against general-purpose libraries, frameworks or wasteful foreign entities.

Using this tool should be frictionless and undisruptive, its formats and subsequent products versionable, re-purposable, interpretable and text-editable. Only through open sources, open standards, human-readable formats and their independencies, might they survive this fleeting age of self-destructing informatics.

These attributes should not only be perceptible in its design,
but deeply rooted in its code.

This type of website is a often referred to as a "memex", a kind of archive and mirror of everything that one has done, that one has learnt. It's a living document that outlines where one has been, and a tool that advises where one could go.

Consider a future device, a sort of mechanized private library in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory.
—Vannevar Bush, As We May Think


The original platform code is under the MIT License. The modifications added by me are also under the MIT License. The assets and text content is under the BY-NC-SA 4.0 License.

You are free to: Share: copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. Adapt: remix, transform, and build upon the material.

Under the following terms: Attribution: You must give appropriate credit. NonCommercial: You may not use the material for commercial purposes. ShareAlike: You must distribute your contributions under the same license.

You can learn more about the related tools by visiting the nataniev portal, or by reading the faqs. You can download a copy of the entire website content and sources as a .tar.gz.

If you have any question or feedback, please submit an issue, for any additional informations, contact Nathaniel Ijams.


This page, Oscean, and my inspiration comes from the work of Devine Lu Lingeva.

incoming(3): nathaniel ijams nataniev mountaen