July 06, 2004

blogs, domains, wikis

I registered krosnov.org and krosnov.net some two days ago. Family members will get email addresses at krosnov.org. The webpage on krosnov.org will be family relations related. Krosnov.net will be my place on the net. More of a techie corner than a personal site, which should go to boyan.krosnov.org. The page will consolidate the various small projects (bulgarian AS112, ip.ludost.net, etc) that I've done in the past in one place. This blog will then eventually move to boyan.krosnov.org/blog or something like that.

blogs vs. wikis:
The major drawback I see in the blog format is that it is explicitly ordered and organised by date. I very much like the "search, don't sort" paradigm and I noticed that with a simple wiki I can implement a hybrid between a thought process helper for me, a real-life fueled social network and a blog, that will eventually become the primary media for exchanging throughs and ideas with the world and keeping track of what's really going on in my head. Self-organised stuff is what I like.
Most people don't notice how much they forget. Some of us have problems with remembering names. Some of us tend to forget the meaning of a new word they've learned recently. Some of us tend to find amazing stuff on pages in 5 year old notebooks. Some of us believe we can really work as a social network node in this real-life society. It is only a matter of organisation and contacts. I've seen it working and I want it to work more. It is a Good Thing(tm).
Well, I believe I found the cure for my struggle against my lousy chaotic nature.
There is still a lot of work to do before this dream of mine comes true.

Posted by boyan at July 6, 2004 02:06 AM


Posted by: velin at July 6, 2004 01:50 PM

FWIW, you can "organize" a blog a bit more if you want to - one of the ways is to turn on the option for naming pages after the title, although I can't for the life of me find it in the MT config right now - but I'm sure it's there :) The point is, the entry's individual page is not named 000016.html, but blogs_domains_wikis.html or something similar. Okay, so this doesn't go all the way, but it might help :) Now if only I could find where to enable it...

Posted by: Peter Pentchev at July 7, 2004 01:37 PM

Okay, Elise seems to have described it pretty well in her "Learning MovableType" blog:


Posted by: Peter Pentchev at July 7, 2004 01:43 PM