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Hippocampus - the memory of our brain, is the repository of all that we have learned and experienced.

Dokuwiki As A Blog

As you can see here, I settled with Dokuwiki as my blog choice.

If you are on Mastodon, you might have seen me repeatedly tooting about not wanting to blog with WordPress. It is fantastic, and I would recommend it to anyone who just want to get a platform going and publish straight away. However it's so easy to use I learn nothing from using it. On the other hand if I do dip my hand into customising WordPress, it's too complicated for my personal context.

Before I thought of keeping a blog as my learning journal however, I was going to use a wiki as a repository of knowledge. I like organising information with wiki links as much as browsing information with them. Yunohost happens to have better compatibility with Dokuwiki, which I've used in the past and enjoyed it. When I thought of blogging, I was delighted to find out that Dokuwiki has plugins for arranging pages into blogs.

It turned out a lot easier than fiddling with blog engines that don't play well with Yunohost, while I still get to use something vastly different from WordPress, as well as keeping the power of wiki.

It's three birds in one stone.

Specs for this particular wiki blog:

2019/08/11 17:09 · rovina

That Scary First Post

It happened all the time for me.

  1. Start a new blog
  2. Spent the whole morning tweaking themes, plugins
  3. Troubleshooting minor details like pagination, category, tagging
  4. Coming up with the best workflow for writing and updating posts on both PC and mobile
  5. Write first post
  6. Never touch blog again

I hope this time, step 6 will never come to pass. Things are a bit different now.

Hippocampus is basically my learning journal, a flash idea that came across my mind after joining qoto.org on Mastodon. I suffered from inferiority complex for far too long that I haven't kept any proof of what I've accomplished. The proof is more for myself than for others - to silence my negative self talk and any fear I hold in regards to stumbling as a beginner in anything.

You may find that I mostly talk about programming, but I will share anything from hobbies, things overheard from neighbours, or random facts I heard from discovery channel playing in the background. I hope you enjoy.

2019/08/11 12:36 · rovina

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