Remembering my personal wiki
Before I started writing this blog, I used MoinMoin as a personal wiki. It was self-hosted on a Linux box in my parents' basement. I used it for everything: jotting down ideas, as a calendar, storing guitar tabs, tracking workout routines, course planning, and personal finances. I wrote on the wiki actively from about 2002 to about 2008. Here are some blasts from the past:
- My Lego fandom started to shift from into robotics. To be clear, this is just a fancy way of saying that I was still playing with legos into my early twenties.
- Origami interests also shifted into the digital realm.
- I maintained a network of about ten Linux boxes named after Hebrew letters. What a pain in the ass!
- Wrote a few computer games, like this uninspired tank game, and this totally awesome pong variant that was played inside a sphere.
- Discovered second system syndrome when trying to rewrite a web based RPG I originally wrote in 2000.
- Had some interesting, still relevant ideas foreshadowing Augmented Reality gaming.
- Catalogued delicious Japanese food in Vancouver.
- Smashed a Palm Tungsten with a hammer out of frustration, attempted to use a Bluetooth headset with my Treo and dreamed of a better gadget.
- Hoping to avoid the gym, I got into kettlebells for fitness, and even thought about starting a kettlebell community.
- Saved guitar tabs I played with the intention of doing something techy with them later.
Embarassing and endearing,
wiki.z3.ca serves as a time capsule of my late
teens and early twenties. Je me souviens.