I’m constantly reading or hearing things, thinking “wow, that’s really interesting.” Followed by “I can think of a really interesting way that I can use that myself”. Followed by promptly forgetting the original source as well as what I was going go do with it.
So the Melinda Book of Knowledge is about that. I couldn’t figure out where to collect this stuff and decided to go with my website because I can get to it from anywhere and there is a chance somebody else may find something interesting in what I say. This is different from my regular blog because it’s more like an index of sources with a small amount of commentary on why I found them useful.