[TAG] [yogesh4ever at gmail.com: linux driver for Stata Hard Disk]
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Sat Nov 26 04:29:44 MSK 2005
On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 06:29:41PM -0800, Jim Dennis wrote:
> There was even a: "How to ask smart questions" entry (though it was
> not as comprehensive nor nearly as famous as Rick's canonical work
> on the topic.
Rick did one in addition to ESR's?
> The reason I bring this up is because, if it where there and supported
> I'd love to have been able to bounce this message to:
> tag+askance+sata+drivers at ...
> ... to make it send a copies of "Asking Questions the Smart Way" and
> perhaps a couple (as yet to be written) FAQ entries for: "How do I get
> SATA working under Linux?" and "How do I find Linux drivers?"
That *is* cool, and I see how it plays into
> On another tack entirely I've been plaing with MediaWiki (the engine
> that runs Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia Foundation projects). I
> have to say that I very much like it; and appreciate the ease with
> which it can be installed and configured. I would have preferred to
> find the Debian apt-get-able package more current (it's at 1.4.x while
> the upstream as released 1.5.2) and I would have preferred to find an
> RPM for the SuSE system I tested it on at work.
And, as you note, especially:
> I've also been playing with InterWiki links (including adding my
> own for Freshmeat, SourceForge, etc.) These allow you to use
> abbreviated forms in "local" links to refer to content on other
> sites. So you could use [[Freshmeat:crm114]] or [[SourceForge:crm114]]
> to refer to the utility to which I referred above.
That is probably the *nicest* feature of MW (aside from the lightweight
markup (which, alas, could have been designed a *little* smarter..)):
the context it permits you to take automagic advantage of.
I've installed several of them; they're nice for automating the
discipline I refer to as "distributed knowledge capture".
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