TiddlyWikiTools for your Tiddlywiki

SaqImtiaz and KalleAlm have just released a release candidate of TiddlySnip, a Firefox extension that lets you use your TiddlyWiki as a scrapbook. Simply select text, right click and choose TiddlySnip selection. Next time you open your TiddlyWiki file, your snippets will be there, already tagged and organised.

The first add-on tool for TiddlyWiki was IsaoSonobe‘s TiddlyWikiPod that let’s you transfer the contents of a TiddlyWiki to an iPod (well, not an iPod shuffle).

MarkusKoch has released a script that allows Postnuke to publish content in TiddlyWiki format (Postnuke is a popular full-blown open source content management system).

The 33ad blog features a neat tool by JeremyKelley to create a calendar in TiddlyWiki table format: http://33ad.org/tools/gtdtwcal.php

For IRC users, ZygmuntKrynicki has started a #tiddlywiki channel on freenode (irc.freenode.net). He’s also created an version-controlled archive of the TiddlyWiki source code; find out more at http://www.suxx.pl/wiki/#RepozytoriumTiddlyWiki.

Tiddlywiki Plugins are useful too

TiddlyWiki can be extended by InstallingPlugins that implement new Macros, Themes, Tweaks or other features. The easiest way of InstallingPlugins is to use ImportTiddlers. Like other features that need to modify TiddlyWiki files, it only works when TiddlyWiki is loaded from a file:// URL.

Some of the leading plugin sites from independent developers are here tagged as contentPublisher which also makes them available in ImportTiddlers.

ChrisKlimas has written The Macrocodex, some superb documentation on writing plugins and macros for TiddlyWiki.

GettingStarted with Tiddlywiki (which can be used on a memory stick)

The easiest way to learn about TiddlyWiki is to use it! Try clicking on various links and see what happens – you cannot damage tiddlywiki.com or your browser. One tip is to use the close all button over on the right to clear all the displayed tiddlers and start again. Dave Gifford has prepared a new beginners guide: “TiddlyWiki for the Rest of Us“. There’s also MorrisGray‘s excellent TW Help – TiddlyWiki help file for beginners

When you’re ready to create your own TiddlyWiki on your computer, follow the instructions in DownloadSoftware and SaveChanges. There is also a free hosted service at http://tiddlyspot.com/ that makes it easier to share your TiddlyWiki with others (for more demanding applications there are several other ServerSide solutions available). There are also a couple of introductory screencasts from JimVentola and LeonKilat.

There is some great introductory and advanced TiddlyWiki guide material at tiddlywikiguides.org, run by SimonBaird and DanielBaird. Simon and Daniel also have a regularly updated FAQ, and JimBarr has an older collection of tips at TiddlyWikiTips. DmitriPopov has created a useful TiddlyWiki quick reference card.

Guides for Switching to the Mac

Here are some reference guides for people switching from Windows to the Mac OSX environment:

Take Control of Switching to the Mac ebook

Tao Mac: Switching to the Mac
Tao Mac: Applications

I also have a list of recommended free and commercial Mac applications at my web site

The xcuts widget provides a reference for converting windows hotkeys to their Mac equivalents.

Using Quicksilver on the Mac and autoHotkeys on Windows also allows definition of equivalent key sequences to achieve flow with that muscle memory.

Here is another Guide to Switchers from XP to OSX.

Also to be considered is to install Cygwin or gnuwin32 on your Windows machine or memorykey so you can enjoy Unix goodness whether you are running Linux, OSX, or Windows.

Here is also an in depth multiplatform hotkeys reference.

The Business of Proposals

The “instigator” has some suggestions on what not to do when writing proposals – the top 10 reasons for a proposal to fail.

Top 10 Reasons Why Proposals Fail

Lists like these are a popular and effective way to remind ourselves of some key do’s or don’ts while under pressure to meet a deadline.

Ben, an entrepreneur from Montreal, also has some good info on marketing, networking, blogging, and business in general.

The Network is the Computer

I have been impressed with some recent interviews Robert Scoble has had with Jonathan Schwartz from SUN.

Jonathan Schwartz on why SUN is relevant

Here’s Jonathan Schwartz, Sun Microsystems’ CEO, giving his side of the iPhone and why Java should be included on it.

SUN is to be admired for what they have done to demonstrate how to be a successful OPEN company and continue to advance a powerful network vision.

Marketing Humour on why things are broken

The following this_is_broken_video by Seth Godin presents in a humorous way some explanations why things can be broken inadvertantly or deliberately

Recognizing the root causes might help avoid creating more examples of these types of absurdities that are all too common.

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