Category: Wiki

Fitness Tracking Platform – Personal Informatics for Fitness

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I woke up this morning, I didn’t say to myself “Boy, I don’t have enough going on and need to add just ONE more huge hobby project to my list!”.  But these things tend to happen, and when creative ideas ‘pop up’ it’s best to take action and at least start writing them down. …
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Example Document Browser Code

Reading Time: 1 minute Since I posted my article last month on How To Create Your Own Personal Document Viewer, I’ve had a few inquiries on how people could have a similar setup themselves.  I thought it might be helpful to .zip up the docbrowser project and show some of the code that does the conversions using the utilities…
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How To Create Your Own Personal Document Viewer (Like Scribd or Google Books)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Like most people, I have a large number of personal documents in a variety of formats (PDF, Excel, Word, RTF, PowerPoint, etc.). For the typical user, organizing these documents in a ‘My Documents’ folder and having MS Office/Open Office/Adobe Acrobat installed simply gets the job done. However, I’ve been looking for some sort of “Web 2.0” solution to view my documents while I’m on the go. And, since my knowledge manager is web-based, I’d like a way to browse and embed personal documents directly in my wiki without needing any special software.

Knowledge To Go: Put Your Wiki On Your IPhone

Reading Time: 6 minutes Building my own personal knowlege manager has been quite a journey. Over the last couple years I’ve taken a “piece meal” approach and slowly built up the features of my system one component at a time. One major feature that has always been on my mind is data portability. Last week I wrote an article on how to sync your digial scrapbook between multiple computers and even sync to your wiki. This feature had me thinking about how I could take portability to the next level.

How to Synchronize Your Digital Scrapbook

Reading Time: 4 minutes I had originally planned on calling this article ‘How to Use Cloud Computing to Synchronize Your Digital Scrapbook For Research and Integrate Into Your Personal Knowledge Management Wiki for Extra Credit’

The Visual Wiki: A New Metaphor For Knowledge Access and Management

Reading Time: 1 minute Truly fascinating work! This is next on my list for my Personal Memex. And, the original paper on Scribd: The Visual Wiki: A New Metaphor for Knowledge Access and Management Publish at Scribd or explore others: School Work Essays & Theses Non-fiction web 2.0

Contextualized Knowledge Acquisition in a Personal Semantic Wiki

Reading Time: 1 minute Discovered this while Googling for Semantic Wikis and Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) Abstract. The use of semantic representations in document-oriented environments – as formal annotations or embedded instances of a formal knowledge base – is seen as an enabling technology for intelligent services which may help knowledge workers in tasks like finding, structuring, or assessing…
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Project: Personal Memex

Reading Time: 1 minute I’ve had some down time the last couple days, and figure it was time to cleanup my public project list.  Most of my work this last year has been solely focusing on building my own Personal Knowledge Management system – my Personal Memex.  I’ve written a number of articles in recent months focusing on open…
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Knowledge Management Visualization Upgrades

Reading Time: 1 minute Just discovered some exciting news from Semantic Media Wiki: SMW now supports Ploticus and Exhibit for powerful data visualizations. From http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/New_data_visualization_for_SMW:_Exhibit_and_Ploticus 22 Jan 2009. Semantic Result Formats (SRF), the add-on package for query formats in SMW, has just been extended with two great additions for powerful data visualisation: Ploticus and Exhibit. Both are available to…
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Embedding Mind Maps Into Your Wiki

Reading Time: 2 minutes Late last year I enthusiastically blogged about a new service I created to let you share and embed your mind maps directly into your website.