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  • Last Edit: September 28, 2020

See also: WorklogWorklog
Daily and/or weekly notes, often quite detailed, of what you’re doing.
This can be part of a Second BrainSecond Brain
The concept of wikis goes back to an earlier era of the web. With the advent of blogging (and I would say, RSS feeds to subscribe and follow content from all over), wikis went away for a while.
Wikis probably also get a bad rap from their early incarnation inside company intranets. Aside from a bad editing interface, bad search is the big thing that kills company intranets of all kinds. More on the WikiWiki
Various thoughts on wiki software
WikiJS
Used to run this site – see WikiJSWikiJS
WikiWiki
Various thoughts on wiki software
WikiJS
Used to run this site – see WikiJSWikiJS
[[Wiki]] software built on [[NodeJS]]. Has great [[DeployToHeroku]] support

Home page https://wiki.js.org/
OpenCollective Donations https://opencollective.com/wikijs
Github https://github.com/Requarks/wiki
Deploy via Heroku https://github.com/Requarks/wiki-heroku

An open source, modern and powerful wiki app built on Node.js, Git and Markdown. Can be maintained through a git repo (public or private, Github, Gitlab, etc) with standard git commits, as well as allowing edits through the front e...
.
Outline

https://www.getoutline.com/
https://github.com/outline/outline
https://twitter.com/outlinewiki

Licensed as Business Source License – which I had not heard of. Documenting under [[Licensing]]
My fork: https://github.com/bmann/outline, setup to easily deploy to Heroku (not updated to recent head, yet). The app.json did get merged, so you should use the main version.
The other issue I had, with having mult...
software built on NodeJS. Has great DeployToHerokuDeployToHeroku
[[Heroku]] has a “Deploy to Heroku” button that lets people deploy apps using just a browser and the Heroku dashboard.
Creating a ‘Deploy to Heroku’ Button
The two base requirements are that the source code is on [[Github]] and that it contains an app.json file.

app.json schema is

support

Home page https://wiki.js.org/
OpenCollective Donations https://opencollective.com/wikijs
Github https://github.com/Requarks/wiki
Deploy via Heroku https://github.com/Requarks/wiki-heroku

An open source, modern and powerful wiki app built on Node.js, Git and Markdown. Can be maintained through a git repo (public or private, Github, Gitlab, etc) with standard git commits, as well as allowing edits through the front e...
.
Outline

https://www.getoutline.com/
https://github.com/outline/outline
https://twitter.com/outlinewiki

Licensed as Business Source License – which I had not heard of. Documenting under LicensingLicensing
Licensing, and “open source” licensing in particular, is something I’ve spent a lot of time on.
Presentations
Licenses
[[Kyle Mitchell]] https://writing.kemitchell.com/
[[Parity]], [[Prosperity]], and [[License Zero]] are all Kyle Mitchell projects, who I am a big fan of.
Parity
https://paritylicense.com/
Non-commercial license, where the software may be used for any purpose except for-profit.
Prosperity
https://prosperitylicense.com/
Open, share-alike license aka copyleft, where software may...

My fork: https://github.com/bmann/outline, setup to easily deploy to Heroku (not updated to recent head, yet). The app.json did get merged, so you should use the main version.
The other issue I had, with having mult...
page.
Currently, in 2020, personal and company note repositories are experiencing a re...
, or just a basic log to keep you on track.
Especially for people that are doing a lot of tasks, often many of them small and with context switching, it can be hard to get to the end of a day and feel like you really haven’t accomplished anything.
I’m experimenting with a YearlogYearlog
See also: WorklogWorklog
Daily and/or weekly notes, often quite detailed, of what you’re doing.
This can be part of a [[Second Brain]], or just a basic log to keep you on track.
Especially for people that are doing a lot of tasks, often many of them small and with context switching, it can be hard to get to the end of a day and feel like you really haven’t accomplished anything.
I’m experimenting with a [[Yearlog]] since I’ve got 20 years of content to play with :)
. And a Yearlog seems awfully big, perhaps a Monthlog is a good place to start.
2020
Feb 29th: Leap Day – Rachael and I take a long weekend trip to Tofino, and come back early March into lock down.
COVID19, the Year of the Pandemic
2019
In August, host Berlin Open Source Salon.
In June, founded FissionFission
Fission is the company I founded in June [[2019]] with Brooklyn Zelenka.

https://fission.codes
twitter @fissioncodes
[[Discord]] chat https://fission.codes/discord
[[Discourse]] forum https://talk.fission.codes

.
2018
Back to San Francisco to wrap up Tachyon.
Prague for EthDevcon4 and Ethereum Magicians.
Two weeks in San Francisco for...
since I’ve got 20 years of content to play with :)
. And a Yearlog seems awfully big, perhaps a Monthlog is a good place to start.

2020

Feb 29th: Leap Day – Rachael and I take a long weekend trip to Tofino, and come back early March into lock down.

COVID19, the Year of the Pandemic

2019

In August, host Berlin Open Source Salon.

In June, founded FissionFission
Fission is the company I founded in June 2019 with Brooklyn Zelenka.

https://fission.codes
twitter @fissioncodes
Discord chat https://fission.codes/discord
DiscourseDiscourse
Discourse is super flexible open source forum software. It’s a top Community Tool.
forum https://talk.fission.codes

.

2018

Back to San Francisco to wrap up Tachyon.

Prague for EthDevcon4 and Ethereum Magicians.

Two weeks in San Francisco for Tachyon.

SPADE founded with Brooklyn Zelenka, as part of grant from Tachyon.

August move to WikiJSWikiJS
WikiWiki
Various thoughts on wiki software
WikiJS
Used to run this site – see WikiJSWikiJS
WikiWiki
Various thoughts on wiki software
WikiJS
Used to run this site – see WikiJSWikiJS
[[Wiki]] software built on [[NodeJS]]. Has great [[DeployToHeroku]] support

Home page https://wiki.js.org/
OpenCollective Donations https://opencollective.com/wikijs
Github https://github.com/Requarks/wiki
Deploy via Heroku https://github.com/Requarks/wiki-heroku

An open source, modern and powerful wiki app built on Node.js, Git and Markdown. Can be maintained through a git repo (public or private, Github, Gitlab, etc) with standard git commits, as well as allowing edits through the front e...
.
Outline

https://www.getoutline.com/
https://github.com/outline/outline
https://twitter.com/outlinewiki

Licensed as Business Source License – which I had not heard of. Documenting under [[Licensing]]
My fork: https://github.com/bmann/outline, setup to easily deploy to Heroku (not updated to recent head, yet). The app.json did get merged, so you should use the main version.
The other issue I had, with having mult...
software built on NodeJS. Has great DeployToHerokuDeployToHeroku
[[Heroku]] has a “Deploy to Heroku” button that lets people deploy apps using just a browser and the Heroku dashboard.
Creating a ‘Deploy to Heroku’ Button
The two base requirements are that the source code is on [[Github]] and that it contains an app.json file.

app.json schema is

support

Home page https://wiki.js.org/
OpenCollective Donations https://opencollective.com/wikijs
Github https://github.com/Requarks/wiki
Deploy via Heroku https://github.com/Requarks/wiki-heroku

An open source, modern and powerful wiki app built on Node.js, Git and Markdown. Can be maintained through a git repo (public or private, Github, Gitlab, etc) with standard git commits, as well as allowing edits through the front e...
.
Outline

https://www.getoutline.com/
https://github.com/outline/outline
https://twitter.com/outlinewiki

Licensed as Business Source License – which I had not heard of. Documenting under LicensingLicensing
Licensing, and “open source” licensing in particular, is something I’ve spent a lot of time on.
Presentations
Licenses
[[Kyle Mitchell]] https://writing.kemitchell.com/
[[Parity]], [[Prosperity]], and [[License Zero]] are all Kyle Mitchell projects, who I am a big fan of.
Parity
https://paritylicense.com/
Non-commercial license, where the software may be used for any purpose except for-profit.
Prosperity
https://prosperitylicense.com/
Open, share-alike license aka copyleft, where software may...

My fork: https://github.com/bmann/outline, setup to easily deploy to Heroku (not updated to recent head, yet). The app.json did get merged, so you should use the main version.
The other issue I had, with having mult...
software built on NodeJS. Has great DeployToHerokuDeployToHeroku
HerokuHeroku
Heroku CLI https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/heroku-cli
Heroku Teams https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/heroku-teams – it used to be awkward to “share” deployments, or have a fake company user that owned it; teams are free for up to 5 members, then $10 per month for more. Also no free dynos for teams.
I have been using Heroku for many many years. Heroku was [[serverless]] (and containers) before either term existed. I have helped get a variety of open source software running on Heroku ...
has a “Deploy to Heroku” button that lets people deploy apps using just a browser and the Heroku dashboard.
Creating a ‘Deploy to Heroku’ Button
The two base requirements are that the source code is on Github and that it contains an app.json file.

app.json schema is

support

Home page https://wiki.js.org/
OpenCollective Donations https://opencollective.com/wikijs
Github https://github.com/Requarks/wiki
Deploy via Heroku https://github.com/Requarks/wiki-heroku

An open source, modern and powerful wiki app built on Node.js, Git and Markdown. Can be maintained through a git repo (public or private, Github, Gitlab, etc) with standard git commits, as well as allowing edits through the front e...
. ColophonColophon
Historically, a Colophon was “a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer’s emblem, giving information about its authorship and printing” (via Google Dictionary).[[This site was last built: October 10, 2020::lmn]]
So, I keep notes on what software and other tools I use, in part as notes to myself.
My Blog ColophonBlog Colophon
It’s archives all the way down! The long(er) form content from the (original) blog.bmannconsulting.com has all been imported here. I swapped the domain to Micro.blogMicro.blog
https://micro.blog
A hosted microblogging service that uses Hugo static site generator underneath. Supports IndieWeb, Micropub, ActivityPub and more independent and open web protocols.
Founded by Manton Reece

I pay for an account to run my microblog.
RecommendedRecommended
Fall 2020 ChromebookChromebook
I’m a fan of Chromebooks because they are what I used to love about my Macbook Air 11”: small, powerful, computers with long battery life. In addition, they also happen to be pretty inexpensive – a very good machine starts at $600CAD.
ASUS Flip C302CA
I bought this new ASUS Chromebook in early 2018, because The Wirecutter told me it was the best one
Other Topics
[[Cloud Gaming on Chromebooks]]
Tips
Chrome & Android Apps can only Read / Write to Downloads
This means you need to use your Do...
recommendations for back to school in Canada https://microblog.bmannconsulting.com/2020/09/02/fall-chromebooks-for.html
for people who want to run a blog on their own domain, while still being able to cross post to Twitter, LinkedIn, Medium, and other platform spaces.
, and that’s where I post photos and short content. The ColophonColophon
Historically, a Colophon was “a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer’s emblem, giving information about its authorship and printing” (via Google Dictionary).[[This site was last built: October 10, 2020::lmn]]
So, I keep notes on what software and other tools I use, in part as notes to myself.
My Blog ColophonBlog Colophon
It’s archives all the way down! The long(er) form content from the (original) blog.bmannconsulting.com has all been imported here. I swapped the domain to [[Micro.blog]], and that’s where I post photos and short content. The ColophonColophon
Historically, a Colophon was “a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer’s emblem, giving information about its authorship and printing” (via Google Dictionary).[[This site was last built: October 10, 2020::lmn]]
So, I keep notes on what software and other tools I use, in part as notes to myself.
My [[Blog Colophon]] documents software & changes all the way to 2001.
bmannconsulting garden & gazebo (Sept 2020)
Well, WikiJS didn’t last long. The public site is back to ru...
page covers “this” site.
May 2020 - current
This blog is currently powered by Jekyll 4 hosted on Netlify. Netlify builds the site from a private git repo on Github.
I write short social posts on my phone via micropub. There are a variety of micropub clients y...
documents software & changes all the way to 2001.
bmannconsulting garden & gazebo (Sept 2020)
Well, WikiJS didn’t last long. The public site is back to ru...
page covers “this” site.
May 2020 - current
This blog is currently powered by Jekyll 4 hosted on Netlify. Netlify builds the site from a private git repo on Github.
I write short social posts on my phone via micropub. There are a variety of micropub clients y...
documents software & changes all the way to 2001.
bmannconsulting garden & gazebo (Sept 2020)
Well, WikiJS didn’t last long. The public site is back to ru...
.

EthMagicians Berlin Summit

Berlin Sabbatical for the summer.

Dive deeper into Ethereum. Toronto WalletConfWalletConf
aka Web3 UX Unconference
May [[2018]] in [[Toronto]] alongside [[EDCon]].
I attended and as part of it joined the [[EthMagicians]] and helped write up the conference notes.
I should probably import my WalletConf tweetstorm here to this page, I’ll start by embedding ThreadReaderApp:
Thread by @bmann: "Getting started with -- UX discussions around wallets and crypto broadly. First up, @tomcreighton kicking off. Where does UX com […]" #walletconf #erc780 #erc1056 #buidl
, I join Ethereum Magicians.

I move on from Finhaven.

Rose Manor flood.

Frontier becomes Finhaven.

2017

Founded Frontier Foundry in May, originally as a Venture Studio.

2016

Nov 11th long weekend trip to Victoria, Duck Ramen WikiDuck Ramen Wiki
Some of this content is from what I called the Duck Ramen Wiki, because I set it up right around the time we went on a trip to Victoria and I made duck ramen).
I put food, travel, and related type stuff on the AllTheBestRecipesAllTheBestRecipes
A DiscourseDiscourse
Discourse is super flexible open source forum software. It’s a top [[Community Tool]].
forum at https://allthebest.recipes which catalogs recipes, ingredients, and cooking, as well as stores, places and adventures I want to keep track of.
The Twitter account is @ATBRecipes and gets auto-posted new items from the forum RSS feed.
Also on Instagram @allthebestrecipes which has a Facebook page attached to it as well.
site now.
is born. ColophonColophon
Historically, a Colophon was “a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer’s emblem, giving information about its authorship and printing” (via Google Dictionary).[[This site was last built: October 10, 2020::lmn]]
So, I keep notes on what software and other tools I use, in part as notes to myself.
My Blog ColophonBlog Colophon
It’s archives all the way down! The long(er) form content from the (original) blog.bmannconsulting.com has all been imported here. I swapped the domain to Micro.blogMicro.blog
https://micro.blog
A hosted microblogging service that uses Hugo static site generator underneath. Supports IndieWeb, Micropub, ActivityPub and more independent and open web protocols.
Founded by Manton Reece

I pay for an account to run my microblog.
RecommendedRecommended
Fall 2020 ChromebookChromebook
I’m a fan of Chromebooks because they are what I used to love about my Macbook Air 11”: small, powerful, computers with long battery life. In addition, they also happen to be pretty inexpensive – a very good machine starts at $600CAD.
ASUS Flip C302CA
I bought this new ASUS Chromebook in early 2018, because The Wirecutter told me it was the best one
Other Topics
[[Cloud Gaming on Chromebooks]]
Tips
Chrome & Android Apps can only Read / Write to Downloads
This means you need to use your Do...
recommendations for back to school in Canada https://microblog.bmannconsulting.com/2020/09/02/fall-chromebooks-for.html
for people who want to run a blog on their own domain, while still being able to cross post to Twitter, LinkedIn, Medium, and other platform spaces.
, and that’s where I post photos and short content. The ColophonColophon
Historically, a Colophon was “a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer’s emblem, giving information about its authorship and printing” (via Google Dictionary).[[This site was last built: October 10, 2020::lmn]]
So, I keep notes on what software and other tools I use, in part as notes to myself.
My Blog ColophonBlog Colophon
It’s archives all the way down! The long(er) form content from the (original) blog.bmannconsulting.com has all been imported here. I swapped the domain to [[Micro.blog]], and that’s where I post photos and short content. The ColophonColophon
Historically, a Colophon was “a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer’s emblem, giving information about its authorship and printing” (via Google Dictionary).[[This site was last built: October 10, 2020::lmn]]
So, I keep notes on what software and other tools I use, in part as notes to myself.
My [[Blog Colophon]] documents software & changes all the way to 2001.
bmannconsulting garden & gazebo (Sept 2020)
Well, WikiJS didn’t last long. The public site is back to ru...
page covers “this” site.
May 2020 - current
This blog is currently powered by Jekyll 4 hosted on Netlify. Netlify builds the site from a private git repo on Github.
I write short social posts on my phone via micropub. There are a variety of micropub clients y...
documents software & changes all the way to 2001.
bmannconsulting garden & gazebo (Sept 2020)
Well, WikiJS didn’t last long. The public site is back to ru...
page covers “this” site.
May 2020 - current
This blog is currently powered by Jekyll 4 hosted on Netlify. Netlify builds the site from a private git repo on Github.
I write short social posts on my phone via micropub. There are a variety of micropub clients y...
documents software & changes all the way to 2001.
bmannconsulting garden & gazebo (Sept 2020)
Well, WikiJS didn’t last long. The public site is back to ru...
.

September trip to Kampala, Uganda to help out with Ensibuuko.

Feb 29th Leap Day

January Presentation - What Investors WantPresentation - What Investors Want
Presented Jan 2016 at Quest University to Gal Smolar’s class.
On Speakerdeck:

to Quest U

2015

Turned 40 in February. Whole roast pig, of course.

Founded HUMAN with Ryan and Kharis.

2014

2013

Founded Full Stack with Lance.

2012

Feb 29th:

2011

2010

Post: Joining iQmetrixJoining iQmetrix

Let’s get straight to the meat of this post: I accepted an offer letter earlier this week, and as of September 1st, I’ll be joining the team at iQmetrix.
Now, most of you won’t have heard of iQmetrix. I think they’re going to be known as a great Canadian success story. Here’s a bit of background about the organization.
The company is privately held, around 10 years old, and started in Regina, Saskatchewan. They scratched their own itch at Jump.ca – a wireless retailer AKA store that sells ce...

Moved into Rose Manor from 10th & Birch.

2009

2008

Feb 29th:

2007

Founded Bootup.

Bryght folded into Raincity Studios.

2006

2005

Turned 30 in February.

Launch Bryght Drupal hosting service.

2004

Founded Bryght.

Work on UrbanVancouver with Roland and Richard.

Meet Lance.

2003

Moved back to VancouverVancouver
The city where I live. I’m in East Van[[ East Van cross by @pixeldan::lmn]].
AllTheBestRecipesAllTheBestRecipes
A DiscourseDiscourse
Discourse is super flexible open source forum software. It’s a top [[Community Tool]].
forum at https://allthebest.recipes which catalogs recipes, ingredients, and cooking, as well as stores, places and adventures I want to keep track of.
The Twitter account is @ATBRecipes and gets auto-posted new items from the forum RSS feed.
Also on Instagram @allthebestrecipes which has a Facebook page attached to it as well.
is where I document food and other local stuff.
Check the linked references below.
from Ottawa.

Joined DrupalDrupal

I now have a CVS account with write access to the Drupal tree. I'm going to be making some changes, starting by going through modules and ripping out any hard-coded styles and moving them into a separate stylesheet.
developer mailing list.

2002

2001

Consulting as Phenomenal Solutions – worst company name ever :)

Laid off from Nortel.

Sept. 11 attacks.

2000

Finished all my classes at UVIC at the end of 1999. Moved to Ottawa the first week of 2000, started working at Nortel.