Compendium of Personal Ignorance
Welcome to the Compendium of Personal Ignorance, a personal wiki which -conterintuitively to its very silly and pretentious name- is a collection of the things I know and perhaps, if you're lucky, even like to share and talk about. A loose and disorganized collection of notes, drafts, essays, pseudo-essays, facts, factoids, and many other etceteras, this wiki can be seen as a combination between a blog, an online commonplace book, and a very, very subpar encyclopedia all in one place. Halfway between a very messy desk and a haphazardly-built informational dump. The Compendium of Personal Ignorance is written exclusively by its sole author and is inspired by many other personal wikis, most of which have already died various deaths (this will be always true, no matter when you read this!). This wiki, in particular, is its fifth iteration of its kind. Go figure.
This site is running the latest version of Dokuwiki (more information here) and is graciously hosted under the wings of Sageru.org. Should you find anything broken, malfunctioning, or plain old out of place, don't hesitate in contacting me through the channels described below.
Anyways… this place is going to be a mess for a while until I alter the design to something more pleasing to the eye and finish rewriting and reuploading old articles. Bear with me until then, whenever it is that “then” ends up being anyway.
How to use this wiki
There is no need nor intention to curate the way you should read this (that would make things extremely boring, anyhow), so you're welcome to read it at your own pace and leisure - just click away. Page edits will generally not be announced, aside from those of utmost importance or those which have substantial information added to them. Because most articles will more often than not be half-baked essays and a dump of quotes or resources, assume that all articles are incomplete and subject to change - instead of marking articles as incomplete (except those that are really just placeholders), only those that “feel” like there's no more content to be added or that they're all-around finished will perhaps be marked as such. An RSS feed is available, but it's not working very smoothly.
The namespaces themselves (represented as “folders”) are usually clickable and are articles of their own. Well, at least that's the idea; those namespaces that are not clickable (that is, there is no article with the same name) will simply expand/collapse their contents accordingly. Cookies are used to remember which namespaces have been expanded/collapsed.
Modern browsers should be sufficient for adequate browsing of this site, though you may perhaps need a somewhat decent resolution. However, it should technically be compatible with everything up to CLI browsers such as lynx or w3m; as long as you don't expect this thing to run smoothly in IE6 then you shouldn't have much of an issue. Some Unicode support may be necessary here and there.
- Long Term Warning Systems, a summary of how to warn others of danger when those others are ten thousand years into the future. Probably the largest article in here yet, and (obviously) still not completely finished.
- A translation of “What is Nido?”, an anonymous Google doc about Chilean Imageboard history and events surrounding the takedown of Nido.org after allegations of a Chilean “kidnapping network”.
- Some design changes. They are not very good.
- A (somewhat-annotated, not really) copy of the IRC sexchart.
- (Some articles and categories moved around. The categories are getting a bit complicated, I'll admit…)
- iichan, aka WAKAchan, aka Idlechan, aka the little *chan that could.
There's going to be a link to a textboard here where you can discuss and talk to me about things pertaining to this site's content and/or its functionality. The textboard, of course, isn't live yet.
Other Personal Wikis
Believe it or not, personal wikis live on. Somewhat. This short list may be the closest thing we'll have to a webring…
Various Links of Note
This section will have links to related sites or something like that. Please bear with me.