The Art of CRIMPing

What is CRIMP ? A definition by Stephen Zeoli: CRIMP stands for a make-believe malady called compulsive-reactive information management purchasing. Symptoms include: – never being satisfied with your current system of information management – continuously being on the look-out for something newer and better – purchasing every new PIM program you learn about – and […]

MindMapping and Knowledge Management

MindMapping and Knowledge Management are the main topics of this website. Today I came across some other interesting applications and a great (and beautifully designed!) website. The website is Eric Blue’s Blog, and I noticed that he covers almost the same subjects as I do (MindMappig, Knowledge Management and Getting Things Done), as well as […]

Collaborate with TiddlyWiki

TiddlyWiki, the revolutionary javascript wiki, has been the subject of a lot of posts on this blog. It is a non-linear, personal notebook. It runs entirely in your browser, best with Firefox, and from a thumb drive, without installation. However, you can also have a TW on the web, at TiddlySpot. Of course I have […]

Skype plugin causes crash with TiddlyWiki.

Damn, I’m an avid TiddlyWiki user; I have one TW as a notebook, one for writing down my dreams, one to make special notes on productivity and, most important, I use TW d3 for GTD. Now, since I upgraded Firefox to version 3 my favourite browser crashes when I try to load one of my […]


These days, people are still having babies by old-school sexual reproduction, so you want to know who your progenitors are and where you stand in the family tree. This post is about genealogy software. I only use a family tree for my Albert Lortzing-project, the German composer of “,Spieloper“, and for this the great program […]


NoteStorm is a specially configured TiddlyWiki, with some great extra features. It is, in developer Dave Gifford’s own words, a TiddlyWiki adaptation that lets you add topics to a treeview index with one click, then lets you add subtopics and notes with one click as well, so that as you take notes they are automatically […]

TiddlyWiki – what’s new?

I like the TiddlyWiki concept. I have three TW’s in use on my thumb drive, one of them is the D3 for keeping track of my To-do lists; one is a personal notebook with all things about inspiration I collected from the internet and one TW is my personal notebook with all things I find […]

Ruby – a programmers best friend

Learning how to code. I like the word “coding” more than “programming”; code is poetry 🙂 My first efforts were writing some lines of code in PHP. Now I’m learning LISP. Why? Because it is the granddaddy of computer languages. But there is more: I’m not finished yet learning PHP, and I am doing some […]


Another Web-Based MindMap apllication, and again it is Collaborative, Mind42: Isn’t 42 the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything? Well, in this case it means FOR TWO and indicates the collaborative character of mind42. Manage all your ideas, whether alone, twosome or working together with the whole world – collaborative, browser-based and for free. […]

TiddlyWiki Student Notebook

The TiddlyWiki seems to be a never ending project. The TiddlyWiki Google-group is a high-volume mailinglist with many dedicated TiddlyWiki afficionados. TiddlyWiki is a portable, non-linear notebook, but you can also use it as a GTD-productivity tool or for making a website. When I learned about TiddlyWiki for the first time, I thought about applying […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.