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test persistent hangout
Wed, July 8, 2015, 3:00 AM EDT
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So, you know how I said I was tempted to work on a rewrite of TiddlyWiki? Well, I'm still not convinced that it's a good idea or that I know enough not to reinvent perfectly good wheels.

But, somehow, I found myself hacking away on the idea over the long weekend anyway. And, here's what I've come up with so far, mostly via slapping together libraries in a rough tangle that resembles my Arduino + breadboard projects so far.

I've also got a check-out of this thing living on my web server. It breaks sometimes because I'm doing dumb things with library loading, but this might work after a few reloads:

http://decafbad.com/2011/09/domjot/NOTES.html

I should really go post about this on my blog
domjot - a personal hypertext notebook
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Have you played with TW?
I was obsessed with it for months.
But know what? I never ... found a use case for it.
Great fun but ... dunno. Never developed any traction.
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+phil jones on academic paywalls:

"I've had ten years of hearing about interesting research via the web but having no way to see what was written.

These days, academic knowledge is the ONLY kind of information that can't be accessed by everyone online. At least for Hollywood trash there's bittorrent.

Think about that for a second. We've had 10 years of a web where everything EXCEPT rigorously worked through, peer reviewed research, written by people with deep background knowledge, has been easily available. And then we're surprised that people believe pseudo-science and have lost respect for expertise? Where do they get to see any?

Personally, I think academic publishers are highly culpable in the destruction of humanity's intellectual capacity over the last decade.

Now we have TED, Khan Academy etc. we see a glimmering of what could have been, had academic publishers seen their role as spreading knowledge and helping academia use the web more effectively.

Instead we've lost at least one intellectual generation, and the damage will be difficult to repair."
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I tend to agree with you, but I would remind the audience at home that academia isn't a monolithic entity. For example, the physics community has arXiv and SPIRES/INSPIRE, which together provide essentially everything everyone wants, for free. With somewhat less discipline penetration, there are other things like SSRN in other fields. There's a lot of (pretty exciting) work going on around the edges of academic publishing, pushing towards democratizing knowledge. But there are a lot of challenges, too.

I think our progress since the 90's has been disappointing, but I'm still optimistic about the future.
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I've figured out what I don't like about social networking and the tools associated with it (g+, facebook, twitter): It's all about flow and notification not about stocks and information. Things people say, do, share, write just scroll away. There's already enough of that ephemera.
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Yes, I agree. If you have SisterSites, it's easier to discover fresh activity related to your interests. The real chasm is group-forming toward action. http://billseitz.tiddlyspace.com/#WikiWebDialogue
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How come I didn't hear about http://indiewebcamp.com/Main_Page? Seems like they wanna make personal IBOCS: http://iboc.tiddlyspace.com/
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Hmm. What I noticed were mention of owning your own pages and merging changes from others. Two ideas that are strong in GitHub and should be at the core of a next generation wiki.
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I can see that one could spend hours sorting people into circles. And then a few hours later sorting those same people into different circles. And then later doing it again. I don't want to spend my cognition on that. This whole thing is a huge attention suck. It's very exciting and engaging and well done, but is it meaningful?
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The interface for that needs to be better. I've got friends, and then realised I needed friends who play RPGS (geeks), and friends from other places in different circles... I need to be able to say I want to split a circle into two (or more) circles, and that should be a quick and painless exercise.
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http://cdent.tiddlyspace.com/Ethics%20of%20Offices

"The office is behind the curve, hampering innovation, wasting resources, and denuding communities. Don't go there."

Plus some Engelbart thrown in for good measure.
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My new favorite explanation for "The Cloud":

It's great, as long as you remember that it's the Internet equivalent to living in your Mom's basement. Oh, and your Mom doesn't love you and covers your rent by charging people to peer in through the windows and take notes. Sometimes there are tours.
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That's enlightening. Any alternatives you would suggest?
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Doing some review of TiddlySpace, to get the first time experience (which is currently rather confusing) mo betta:

http://groups.google.com/group/tiddlywiki/browse_thread/thread/82a7a757b0c5545d

http://cdent.tiddlyspace.com/TiddlySpace%20Walkthrough%2020110905
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Hi Reenen, the lowercase restriction is because hostnames are lowercase and the space names, and thus user names, match the rules for a valid hostname. We could have done case insensitivity to match uppercase usernames to lowercase hostnames, but that would have been indirect and inexplicit.

The difference between something like wikis and wikispaces and TiddlySpace is probably the idea of the tiddler being a single addressable piece of something, where "something" can be content, code, styling, pieces that make up other pieces and the something has a flexible but present data structure of the tiddler (text, tags, fields, etc). What you end up with is a toolkit for working with networks of small chunks of information that can be linked and composed. The information could be about a game or it could be a game.

Then alongside that you get the TiddlyWeb API for accessing and organizing the tiddlers. TiddlyWiki provides one of several interfaces for working with the tiddlers. On TiddlySpace there are also other interfaces for working with them. If you followed the link to my space you'll see there's no TiddlyWiki there.

As you've probably experienced with TiddlyWiki in the past, the flexibility is a blessing and a curse. You can do all sorts of things but it is hard to choose which things. There's more of this complexity with TiddlySpace and thus the desire for help to tease out and focus on the good bits.
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Where's a guy gotta go to get a(n actually) nice pair of shoes for wearing with a tux? Newbury's Camp Hopsons not doing the trick...
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I'm telling you mean, fluevogs. Even if you have to make an emergency flight to SF to buy them. :-)
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+Adrian Hosey I heard you might be awesome.
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He is. Smells funny, but he is awesome. 
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Internetz!
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This cat is Bryony's and usually lives with her dad but he's away so Sarah declared the cat must come here so its social development is not retarded.
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