Friday, May 22, 2009

Just started!

The main purpose of this blog is to organize my notes (or at least give it a shot) in more convenient way than I did it before. I have interests in computer hardware, Windows and Linux operating systems, programming languages, mechanical design, web design and related development tools, and in some other fields.

I find solutions for most of the problems I face on the Internet, but saving bookmarks only is quite risky since tomorrow some of them may not work. That makes me look for a personal place which I can rely on to keep the info. Many notes require pictures along with the text. Keeping the notes in order also requires having a multi-level hierarchical structure and tags. I need access to the info from the Internet. It should be inexpensive (free ;)), easy to setup and maintain. Etc, etc, etc... All of that seriously limits the chances to find an existent solution for the problem.

Until now I have tried some different ways:

Yahoo bookmarks (pretty convenient, by the way), but it’s just a bookmark storage;

Yahoo notepad – no pictures, one level folder structure, no tags;

Google notepad is the same – no pictures, one level folder structure, and no tags either;

I’m still considering Wiki-like storage, it seems to be the best approach, but I need to study setting up, maintenance and hosting options deeper.

Using a blog for these purposes has certain advantages over other ways mentioned above, and I can try it relatively quickly. While I’m going to make the notes for myself it would be great if anyone else finds them helpful too and even suggests another solution for a problem - comments are welcome!

Let’s see – may be "some day we'll have the laugh on the stupid eighth chair"...


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