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We have an internal Wiki set up at Work. *bounce*

We're running the MoinMoin WikiEngine written in Python. We're not much of a Perl/PHP house here... I find that odd, but oh well.

"Moin" is supposedly a Northern German pronunciation of "morgen" for "morning"... see this comment.

I think they've had it installed for a while, but it was formally introduced with a lunch seminar as an excuse to order lunch for everyone. =D We had Thai food, BTW =)

We've always had something similar to Wiki before, whether it was as simple as a Word document in the source code repository that everyone was supposed to add to and update or as schmancy as a plain text HTML file checked in to CVS. We gave everyone the CVSweb URL to the file so that when you open it, it actually does a CVS CHECKOUT which would always give you the latest.

I ported some of my documentation over to the new Wiki. And I added a few of my favorite lunch hangouts to the Company List =) It looks like the first thing everyone does after creating their Wiki account is update the Lunch Places section... BWAHAHA!! XD

I was creating my User Profile page and was debating whether I could try to embed a blog or something into it. I used to keep a Work journal hosted on my local machine. It would be good to keep a Work blog again. The guys think work-blogging is a good idea too and they said they're going to look into Bikis or good standalones or something we can install internally...

In other Work-related stuff: people with fuzzy hats are scary. And I will stop right there. *stiff smile* =]


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bokane
Jan. 20th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
Hey - unrelated, but your mention of Wiki reminded me; a friend and I were talking about setting up a Craigslist-like site, and I've been looking around at existing CMS software. All of them seem to do a lot more from the developer POV, but also require users to register for accounts before they can submit postings - which then must be approved by a moderator. (This in contrast to Craigslist's registration-free transparency.)

Any suggestions?
bride
Jan. 20th, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
Hmm, I've never done anything like that, sorry... =P
marnanel
Jan. 20th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC)
ILoveMoinMoin.
magicwoman
Jan. 20th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
I don't care for hats period. . .but fuzzy ones could be scary.

Susan
xinit
Jan. 20th, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)
As simple as a Word file? As fancy as an HTML file?

You're obviously under the influence of galangal and coconut milk... you mixed up your file types here...
bride
Jan. 20th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
I didn't say "fancy". =)

HTML with CVS is a cooler idea than a Word document. You cannot argue with that. =D
pne
Jan. 20th, 2005 10:19 am (UTC)
Moin moin!
"Moin" is supposedly a Northern German pronunciation of "morgan" for "morning".

There's some debate over the origins of the greetings "moin" and "moin moin". A derivation from "Morgen" is one possibility, while others claim that it's from Frisian (not German) "mōi", meaning "good, pretty, beautiful"—or from both words (in the case of "moin moin").

Some say, therefore, that "moin" can be used at any time of day (as if an abbreviation for "good [morning, day, afternoon, evening]" with the noun left unspecified) while "moin moin", supposedly from "moie morn", means specifically "good morning". Others point out that a short "oi" diphthong is unlikely to have come from "mōi" with a long sound.

If you can read German, the Wikipedia article on "Moin" has some discussion on the matter.
bride
Jan. 22nd, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
Re: Moin moin!
I knew you'd come through =D
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