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Saturday April 11
[--We are home now with a lot of catching up to do. Currently, I have added pictures through March 3...

And today, I added titles for each day, saying what we did and offering a web site which acts as a placeholder until I get to adding our pictures and stories. Sigh.--]

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Colophon

After having written a half dozen of these web travelogs, I seem to have settled on a system and style that supports the things I find I need. I have a web server on my laptop so that I can run the web reading/writing system even when we are totally disconnected from the Internet.

At the core of the "system" is a wiki -- a web that can be edited in the browser directly from the page you are viewing. A wiki is really just a system for managing the content on pages (keeping one page separate from another, being able to remember changes to pages so that you can roll back to a previous version, etc.) There are many implementations of wikis -- I use PmWiki, a wiki that is particularly suited to people like me who like to extend basic systems with macros of high level operations. I have extended PmWiki so that it supports the needs of a travelog writer. For example, there is a single command for including an image with a caption. The command:

(:image dreams.jpg title='Field of Dreams' width=240:)

results in the thumbnail for an image with a caption:

 Field of Dreams 

If you click on the thumbnail, then a larger version of the image is shown, framed with the caption and a control for getting back to the original page. This macro operation (:image ... :) is one of the extensions I developed for my travelogues.

 
 

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