I moved to Eugene, Oregon, at a co-op http://www.walnutstreetco-op.org/ at the beginning of 2006. We have a house wiki, but few others use it, some actively hate it. Ah well...
I help a little with most the RecentChangesCamp events. (Anyone going to Montreal; June 2010?)
The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation's wiki died, but is half-resurrected as http://processarts.wagn.org/
Learning over and over that community websites start with a community. If you don't have that, it's probably not going to magically appear just because you built a website, even if it's nice.
Starting a new wiki? See SeedPosting.
There's a wiki weblog PIM technological elephant i'm after: http://www.ourpla.net/john/wikiweblogpim.html
I've been using PikiePikie (a wiki which can put a WebLog on any page) for AbbeNormal, my PersonalWiki / WikiAsPim, but was glad to see (somewhere) Clifford show interest in adding WebLog capabilities to UseModWiki. I'd switch...still...
Spent a little time in the middle of 2003 getting my brain around ChrisPurcell's PeriPeri: http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~cjp39/cgi-bin/peri.cgi?JohnAbbe Funky
I'm honored, thanks! --JohnAbbe
p.s. Is there a shorter tag than <nowiki></nowiki> to prevent wiki interpretation?
p.p.s. My ISP wanted to know if there's any "security holes / nonworking code such that people will complain if it isn't working, and runaway logfiles, etc."
Thankfully no. They were just curious (they're asking about how and why to host a WikiFarm).
I'm paying $30/month at transbay.net for dial-up access, Un*x account, web hosting. They're pretty friendly, and a short drive from my house so i can actually be in front of someone (not that i've ever really needed to :-). Now i'll have another Real reason for the Unix account.
(later) I get host not found a lot when i telnet. Hmmm...FutureQuest??
When i tried to tar the directory i had troubles but i'll try to dig through the man pages to figure that out, and post an error message here when it's handy. Maybe someday --JohnAbbe
For people interested in WikiAsPim that use Emacs (big fat text editor extendable in a lisp dialect), there is emacs-wiki.el which allows you to edit your local wiki files, use Emacs as a dedicated web server, interface with your diary, your address database (actually the Insiduous Big Brother DB, BBDB), which you can in turn connect to your Palm. See http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiModeDiscussion -- AlexSchroeder
John, you are very welcome to build the WIKIBLOG-TOUR. Consider yourself a bus driver representing the TourBus (like JürgenHermann and I do on the German wiki tours, although the bus driver metaphor has been rejected). -- HelmutLeitner
I'm sad i never did this - i still think the tour bus or something like it (probably many things) are an important piece of the puzzle. --John
I code like an old BASIC programmer (see Wiki:JohnAbbe), but in Python (dabbled in Perl for a year or so). But the first thing i did on this project was get someone else who can code, because i'm not good enough at it, and i'm not about to become so. Someone once told me i could be a software designer,but i'm very ambivalent about getting close to the code. Nonetheless i occasionally hack something, like posting to my wiki when a server upgrade broke it. --John