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Fri, 22 Oct 2004

Geek Wiki

A wiki is an on-line encyclopedia that can be modified and added to by users. It usually includes simple methods to link articles without resorting to HTML. One of the largest examples is Wikipedia, but there many others dedicated to different subjects, such as software projects.

My friend Simon has recently created his own wiki based around interesting engineering and architecture around the world. My own, minor, contribution was a piece on the new Wembley Stadium.

I'm pleased to see the wiki includes some nice semantic data for things like location and links.

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Fri, 25 Jun 2004

Simon's Glastoblog

Mr R set off for Glastonbury last night. It's probably going to be a bit muddy, but I'm sure he'll have a great time. Maybe I'll get there one day. The point of this story is that he is repoprting on his trip by using his mobile phone to send pictures and text directly to his web site. This is a very nice use of trechnology, that would have been impossible until very recently. The pictures are not of brilliant quality, but for some subjects that doesn't matter too much. Phones with megapixel cameras are appearing now. The blog is here.

I just noticed he's ended up with a glastoblog and a glatsoblog due to a typo.

Personally I have a phone with very limited capabilties. I bought it because it was cheap and I don't use it very much. It does WAP, but I've never used it. Mind you, I do have my Palm with a camera, so I could do something with that, but I have no way to transmit the pictures. I may go for a phone upgrade if I travel to the USA again.

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