What Is a Wiki (and How to Use One for Your Projects) (7 tags)
Wikis are becoming known as the tool of choice for large, multiple-participant projects because jumping in and revising the pages of a wiki is so easy for anyone to do. This article covers how to effectively use a wiki to keep notes and share ideas among a group of people, and how to organize that wiki to avoid lost thoughts, and encourage serendipity. Matt Webb and Tom Stafford co-authored this article using a wiki, as they did their book, Mind Hacks.
Getting Things Done with Your Mac (5 tags)
Even the most savvy Mac user can have problems staying organized. A number of tips for using a Mac to help organize your life are available from 43 Folders and other sources. This article takes a look at them with the help of Merlin Mann himself.
How to Implement Telecommuting in a Hurry (4 tags)
This companion article to For SARS Press 1, for Bird Flu Press 2..., provides a series of simple measures that businesses can implement so they can close their offices and send workers home to telecommute during an emergency. Brian McConnell offers practical and technical advice so businesses can continue somewhat normal operations.
Profiling Your Applications with Eclipse Callisto (4 tags)
Callisto, a bundle of optional plugins for Eclipse, now comes with a profiling tool called the Test & Performance Tools Platform (TPTP). TPTP includes testing, tracing, performance monitoring, profiling, and static-code analysis tools. John Ferguson Smart offers this guided tour of how to use TPTP to speed up your apps.
mdadm: A New Tool For Linux Software RAID Management (4 tags)
Derek Vadala, author of Managing RAID with Linux, looks at the new mdadm (multiple devices admin) package, a simple, yet robust way to manage software arrays. In this article, Derek covers installation and mdadm's five major modes of operation.