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ˈɡrɒk, grohk, transitive verb

  1. To understand profoundly through intuition or empathy

  2. To have or to have acquired an intuitive understanding of; to know (something) without having to think

  3. To get the meaning of something

“Grok” is a neologism coined in the book Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. I’ve never read the book, the term is ingrained enough into the world of software that I’m confident most people who use the term have never even heard of the book or know the word’s origins.

More importantly and more applicable to this minute corner of the internet, “grok” is the name of my “knowledge-base” or “digital garden”. And this file is the jumping off point into the world. While I don’t intend every inkling or scrape I create to link back to this page, I do endeavor to ensure that this file is the central hub of my loci.

Here are a few good jumping off points:

To be on the safe side, there is also the index of all notes, just in case something slips through the cracks.