Neat software: Instiki

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In an attempt to keep notes and organise stuff, I installed a Wiki on our laptop. I bumped into Instiki (Monday's Download of the Day at Lifehacker), which is a very neat Wiki server.

It's a very tight package, containing a web server and thus it's very easy to install. On OS X, all you need to do is download the disk image and that's it, you've got a Wiki running. On other systems it's pretty much as easy, but you probably need to get Ruby. Still, installing it should be a breeze.

So, if you're looking for a Wiki system for personal use, Instiki is the best thing I've seen so far.

What comes to Ruby, if I feel like I need to learn a new programming language, it seems to be a good choice. It's either Ruby or Python. But not now, some other day... And I know I need some good task to do, to get me working with the language. Fortunately programming languages are easier to learn than real-world languages, at least to me (I've so much wanted to learn German, but that just didn't work out and I know I'll regret that in October, when I'm going to Essen and it would be really cool to be able to understand German).

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