Archive for the 'KM' Category

Managing draft posts

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

This is a post that should never have been written. “Blogging is brainfarting”, so anything you write is for publication, and there shouldn’t be anything to manage! Why then are there constipated people like me, who end up with more than 70 draft posts, and feel this urge to manage them? (more…)

Free hosted wikis: comparison of wiki farms

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

For the preparation of an event (not job-related), I was searching for a free hosted wiki, to avoid the hassle of installing one myself. The wiki will be used to collect ideas for the programme, keep track of task lists, and let people subscribe for the event (by simply adding names). The audience is web-savvy but not necessarily geeky, so it had to be simple, self-explaining, and preferably WYSIWYG. Here’s the list of services I evaluated:

Filtering duplicates out of a watchlist

Monday, October 24th, 2005

One of the great things about is subscribing to watchlists. A friend of mine got hooked to it when he discovered that with the RSS feed of all links tagged “gtd” (the incrowd acronym for “Getting things done”), new productivity-boosting tips started flowing in. There is one issue however: doesn’t filter out duplicates.

Introducing a Wiki into an organization: the QuickDate page

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

If you work in a company or organisation or in any group of people, probably a could be a helpful tool to consolidate information that’s flowing around in emails now. The hard thing is: how do you explain the (for most people) weird concept of an editable web page and have them use it? (more…)

Gmail sender header makes custom From: address useless for mailinglists

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

If you’re a user, you probably know by now you can set a custom “from” address instead of just the “reply-to” (see under Settings… Accounts). It makes it possible to use Gmail with your existing mail address both for incoming and outgoing mail, without other people even noticing. Still, there are some issues: (more…)

Wiki’s : organic versus structured

Saturday, June 25th, 2005

Peter Forret is considering Tikiwiki to power his tango site.
I’m not sure whether Tikiwiki is the ideal solution here, (more…)