Happy 10th Birthday, Smallest Federated Wiki

I second this : Happy 10th Anniversary to the Smallest Federated Wiki! Congratulations Ward Cunningham! And thanks as well to Mike Caulfield and all those who’ve worked on, iterated, and expanded on its foundations since. Smallest Federated Wiki is yet another great intuitive idea from Ward Cunningham. Ward is always doing stuff that seems simultaneously […]

The Free Software Foundation #1

I’ve been answering a couple of questions about the Free Software Foundation on Quora, recently. Here’s the latest. Should social (software) freedoms as espoused by the Free software Foundation trump technical superiority as implied by the Open Source development paradigm? Yes. The political message of the Free Software Movement is much bigger and more important […]

The Great Software Stagnation

Jonathan Edwards is one of those people I both profoundly agree with and profoundly disagree with. In his new year essay The Great Software Stagnation he again complains about the way the computer science field seems to be running out of new ideas. I agree wholeheartedly with his frustration. And, sure, with a few bright […]

A Test of Mind Traffic Control

Today I managed to screw up my todo.txt file that I use with Mind Traffic Control. I had to recreate it from some backups that weren’t quite as up-to-date as I needed them to be. And I got a lot of duplication in the file. And obviously items that had been done are now back […]

Fixing the Lower-Case Mistake

After writing The Lower-Case Mistake this morning, that basically convinced me that I had to move back to having CamelCase file-names for Cardigan Bay.So … a burst of activity this afternoon, and the automatic lower-casing of file-names is gone.If you create a page called HelloWorld, it will be in a file called HelloWorld.mdThe GitHub / […]