Wiki bits

They now have Blogger/Blogspot for wikis: Jotspot is a free, easy to set up wiki service. You can make your wiki password-protected if you're working on a super-secret document or if you want to use it in a class and have privacy concerns for your students. So far I've found it to be the easiest wiki setup I've had -- a while back James was good enough to set up a wiki for me to experiment with, but I never really got the hang of TikiWiki (but I didn't spend enough time engaging with it either). Then I tried to install phpWiki on my domain using Fantastico, but I never could login to the Admin panel.

Also in wiki-related news -- you know how you can personalize Google now? Well I chose to add the "'How to' of the day" feed, which is part of a wiki. One of today's featured articles is How to sweep a girl off her feet. Here's a bit that jumped out at me:

Here's an example of what you can say: "Hey, look, I've gotta go, but you seem like a really amazing person, and I'd like to get to know you better. Here's my number; call me and I'd love to take you out for a cup of coffee and talk. But if you're not interested, that's cool, too. I just didn't want to let this opportunity pass."

I had an experience like that once. In my sophomore year of college, I dated a guy I met at a Mighty Mighty Bosstones concert at 328. We had been looking at each other, and then when the concert was over, I had to leave with my friends. He caught up with me, tapped me on the shoulder, and without saying one word, put a little piece of paper in my hand. My friends were running off and leaving me, so I had to go, but when we got to the car I unfolded the paper to find his name and phone number. Much smoother than wikiHow's suggestion, if you ask me.