Monday, June 20, 2005

Still in sketch mode...and my Wiki is up!

I'm essentially still in sketch mode. Now that I'm better, though, I am planning to write a couple more of longer essays. Ah, well, we'll see.

On another note, I've updated my old site to use PmWiki instead of my custom PHP scripts.

PmWiki is really great because I get a lot more flexibility as to how I create pages, but without having to do any funky HTML or my more constrained text file uploads from before. You can try out the Sandbox at the PmWiki site if you want to know how it's done.

The old site hasn't been completely redone. I still have to move some of my content over to the new format (and I'll need to think of some automated way of doing it), but I think what I have works.

Not fully satisfied with the skins at the Pmwiki site, I slapped one together. As a first attempt, I'm pretty happy with the results, though I'm willing to take suggestions with the color schemes and backgrounds.

What's surprising to me is the amount of essays I've written over the past three years. Yes, I know my collection pales in comparison to more prolific authors, but even then, I'm impressed with how much I've written. I just didn't think I could write that much.

I must have over a hundred Rational Technology articles now, and over fifty Linux Links articles. That's why I'm having a heck of a time moving them.


  1. Caption: "BB Wolf stumbled along the road, making careful note to himself not to tangle with little girls, grandmothers or woodcutters anymore. The stitches still ached."

  2. About wikis and blogs:

    Well, now that WordPress and other blogging apps have come with tagging and categorizing, I guess it's like a hybrid of a wiki and a blog, except that in Wikis markup is easier :) Then again, there are ways to make a WP blog into something like a wiki, at least to the owner of the blog. There's this thing called Microwiki, a plug-in/WP-hack somewhere on the internet.

    I somehow like the blog style chronological sequences because it shows me what the blogger has been up to these days but the categories help me see his/her posts by topic :)

  3. Anyhow, I checked it out :) So far so good, Dom! :) Glad you made your old site into a wiki ;)