Travelling without a laptop

Why, yes. This is, indeed, OWL running on the PocketCHIP. Here’s the story. I spent 12 days recently, travelling in the south of Brazil and Uruguay border. And I decided, as an experiment, to see if I could live without my laptop. I wasn’t meant to be working, but I always like to keep some […]

Project ThoughtStorms Update

Been working quite a lot on Project ThoughtStorms, the new Python / Bottle based wiki engine behind ThoughtStorms in the last few days. I can’t believe that I’ve spent 15 years building a wiki without creating my own software. That error is going to be rectified from now on. Sure, most of what I’m doing […]

Where I'm At, March 2017

A quick update (for me, as much as anyone else) of where I’m at and what I’m currently thinking about … March 2017: ClojureScript and Reagent I want to get up to speed on this as my standard way of writing browser based software. React seems to have conquered the world as browser based, reactive […]

Things Are Evolving

A burst of development energy in a number of directions recently. And things are starting to self-organize towards the new ecosystem. Today’s exciting news : OWL makes a very nice desktop app, thanks to Electron. Here’s the github repo. I’ll be doing more testing, compiling, packaging this shortly. So that even non-geeks can play with […]

Project ThoughtStorms Goes Live

ThoughtStorms has been ported across to the Smallest Federated Wiki. Of course, there are plenty of failures, missing pages, bits of markup that aren’t handled correctly etc. But this is wiki, right? It’s never perfect. It’s always living and dying and composting. The problems will get flushed out, or worked-around, or become charming ruins over […]