Once in a great while, the sysadmin goes looking for kewl stuff, and apparently over the weekend he discovered that the Domino package we’ve paid for includes rather a lot more than just support for (gasp!) Notes. Since his favorite variety of kewl stuff is kewl stuff he doesn’t actually have to code, he tossed up the idea of a corporate wiki for the sixty or seventy pages of procedure manual that have been converted over to HTML, and the sixty or seventy thousand pages that haven’t. Nobody was particularly horrified at the thought, and he had the sucker up and running in an hour or two.
Where this gets interesting, of course, is the point at which we shift gears out of HTML and into some dialect of wikitext, a movement made even more interesting by the fact that there isn’t anything like the W3C to manufacture standards for wikis. The DominoWiki is an open-source package, and its markup is similar to that used on Wikipedia. Inasmuch as I’ve actually done some small amount of editing on Wikipedia, I managed to turn out an acceptable page on the first try, though it took several minor edits to compensate for my klutziness/inability to read/obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Trini was unhappy with the default orange text used for some headings; I proposed an alternative, and rattled off a not-entirely-random RGB string.
“What color is that?”
Nobody actually hurled, but hey, I tried.