I spent too much of today fiddling around with setting up a wiki on our new Jade server. This was at the request of one of our most intrpeid and adventurous faculty members, one I hooked on HTML in 1994, roped into blogs last year, and he’s already to push the envelope out past Mars.
The obliqure reference in the post title is that I am about 150 miles southeast of the aptly named small Arizona town of “Wikieup” on the wild highway between Phoenix and Las Vegas.
There are about 1000 various wiki systems to choose from, and it is hard to know one from another, and today I played with OddMuse, a descendent of UseMod— it seemed to be one that had some flexibility for features like RSS and rolling as a weblog.
Most of it was fiddling with a new style sheet for formatting, and going back and forth on a bunch of settings. The scripts are not that hairy, but there are a pile of settings to twiddle and the whole writing mode is different in wiki-space. I am not quite ready to unveil the wrapper, as there is actually nothing but goofy content. I see that it is very careful to set up a very clear structure and entry to wiki’s.
More to come.