Tag Archives: JLiki

JLiki 6: Tiddler Composition & Tags

If you’ve got a basic sense of tiddlers, tags and WikiWords from JLiki 5, it’s time to move on to telling stories.

Stories don’t really have beginnings. People just pretend they do. Then they go backwards and forwards and sideways in the telling. Have you ever heard a story without tangents? Probably not. So, it doesn’t matter where you begin, it just matters that you do. Continue reading

JLiki 5: WikiWords, Tiddlers & Tags

If you’ve completed JLiki 4, you should have some direct-line ancestors lined up in your MainMenu now. Each one of the ancestors in your MainMenu is a WikiWord and therefore represents a tiddler.

As soon as you start writing a tiddler several things happen. I’m going to try to keep from confusing myself by not talking about them all at once.

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JLiki 4: MainMenu, TiddlyWiki Formatting

Put the paint brushes and drop cloths away. The ancestors are coming for dinner. If you’ve finished setting the stage in JLiki 3, it’s time to start adding content.

Wikis are non-linear, just like our lives and the lives of our ancestors.  Using this simple document it’s possible to write and present history in the chaotic way it happened and have it make better sense than it does when we’re repeating ourselves in linear reports or searching through a PDF trying to remember how a segment on page 5 links to another segment on page 247.  Continue reading

JLiki 3: SiteTitle, SiteSubtitle & ColorPalette

If you haven’t joined us yet, please feel free to jump in anytime. You’re only 2 short JLiki segments behind.

Where were we? Ok, everyone, stand up for a minute. Take one step to the left. Just so you don’t get dizzy, now take one step to the right. Bend you arms at the elbow and flap like a chicken. Aah … much better. We can all sit down now.

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Family History Presentation

Over the holidays one of my sisters phoned me and we got to talking about the ‘installments’ that I wrote a few years ago. This was my best shot at a presentation of our family history.

Every week or two I emailed another chapter with stories and photos of people and places. Every chapter was hinged to the previous one. Family history written as a cliff-hanger. Continue reading