[Lvlug] askSam/TWiki Clone (Project?)
rhkramer at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 08:48:05 EDT 2005
On Monday 29 August 2005 06:15 pm, Pat Regan wrote:
> Randy Kramer wrote:
> I bet it would be trivially easy to write some perl that would convert
> twiki markup to emacs wiki markup. :)
Trivially easy for you ;-) I'd consider using Ruby (if I continue to try to
learn it), or write a macro in nedit.
> It is good if your goals are already met, then you can find another
> project and have even more needs met :).
Yup. Need to spend some time (days to a week maybe??) with emacs wiki, then
think about whether my dad needs to try to learn it. ;-)
Hmm, maybe I should bring that up, because it is another use case for this
tool. There is a need for everybody to have a good notekeeping system, one
in which they can quickly jot notes, some of which may need to be referred to
quite some time from now. So, they have to be findable. That, to me, is the
"beginning" use case for askSam. It should be simple enough to serve that
Then if you start to have a need for a more extensive / sophisticated note
keeping system, askSam (and the askSam/wiki "clone") should allow you to
build from where you are (use your existing notes, for example) and not
require starting over.
> I have been drooling over Beagle and Dashboard ever since I saw them.
> They are looking stable enought that I might try having a go at them.
> The only disappointing thing is that they don't specifically support
> Thunderbird. If I used Gaim and Evolution... And I happened to be
> IMing with you, and we mentioned something in this email... Dashboard
> would pop up a link to this email in its little window.
They do look nice, and I'll no doubt use them (when they're a little more
easily accessible to me--packaged with my next distro or similar), but, I
still think there is a big part to be played by "cooked" information (as I
mentioned in my other reply).
> That is the kind of thing, that if it worked well, I don't think I'd be
> able to live without.
> > PS: Did you get to play golf?
> I did not! But not because of rain. I was going with my father, and we
> were taking his car. We had car trouble about 5 miles from the course
> (We live in Scranton, the course is near Mount Pocono). Not too
> serious, we were able to make it back home to the mechanic when we let
> it cool down (it was overheating, seems to be a worn out water pump).
Good (that it wasn't too serious)!
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