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I'm about halfway through my three week visit to Auckland New Zealand for an ambitious series of workshops at several schools here, and am bouncing between my regular CogDogBlog and its flipped over variant here CogDog(kiwi)Blog as well as two (or more) flickr sites. I may be losing track of where I leave my dribbles of ideas.
One thing that has gone well has been providing all of my workshop materials and presentations in wiki format. For one thing, the "quick quick" comes in handy for producing them minutes before a session starts. But more than that, I have tried to give participants a good amount of hands on in the wiki activities, and from the feedback I overhear, there will be a level of interest/demand for access to wikis after I leave.
I got a chance to dabble more with UseMod settings, and tweaked some to allow me to use better style sheet and image placement. Actually I got clever and have been able to run the same wiki content from the web server and my Powerbook laptop. Nice...
That is often what feels like my job- instigate interest in new technologies and then leave.
Anyhow, for reasons regular CDB readers are aware of, I have been purposefully quiet about the wikis over in this blog. But the scurrying of little roach feet have made their tracks over here. Oh well, it is worthwhile for the support staff here to have the experience of the dark gooey slimy side of wikis.
I did a small test yesterday, and sftp-ed the entire wiki directory to one of my secret servers at Maricopa, and with some path adjustments in the configuration file, I was able to mount the same content on a different server. I made it read only for roachy reasons. This way I will have a mirror copy so I can steal from my own wiki down the line.
For what its worth, we have taken here on the Kiwi Wiki to lock nearly all of my presentation pages and leave no avenue for mucking things up with unwanted roachy URLs. It's about the best balance I could stomach.
Sooo, workshop materials you will find in (READ-ONLY format- don't wast your time roachies when there are plenty of other open, ample fields).
Well I am forgetting a lot because I am tired. I know some will say it was foolish to post about what might be a roachie target, but I get tired of halting plans because of them.
And more of these are coming....blogged November 9, 2004 04:24 AM :: category [ web good dog , wikis ]