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knowledge base software ???

I am looking for some software to run on my home computer to contain the various useful information i pick up along my way.

Examples of the sort of info i would want to put into my knoweldge base include

- short code snippets in various languages
- peoples phone numbers and addresses
- creative ideas, movie plots, software ideas etc
- appointments/deadlines/special dates

Its something i would want to use everyday, adding any useful info I have come across. 

I want to use it to become more organised, focus my efforts more (not to let half started ideas disipate away from my consciousness untill 8 months later i re-discover them and go "wow.. that was a cool idea, why didnt i finish that ?).

I am also sick of locating the same information on the web multiple times.  I should have my own little knowledge base.

I think the knowledge base will have to store the date an entry was made along with the date and have an easily searched hierachial structure.

I realise I could acheive all these goals with notepad and a directory structure (I am at this point only wanting text to go into my knowledge base) if i was more organised and disciplined. 

But as it is I have text files, emails, scraps of paper, all sorts of bits of info all over the place.  I think i need a definative Something to be my knowledge store.

I am more interested in software recomendations than life advice on how to become more organised but If anyone has any useful ideas please post em.


Sunday, September 21, 2003

Kwiki - the effort to add information is so low that you'll be using it all the time.

Matthew Lock
Sunday, September 21, 2003

Discussed earlier this week

Mark T A W .com
Sunday, September 21, 2003

Jive Knowledge Base is a customizable knowledge base application for managing knowledge documents such as FAQs and white papers.

Didn't try it, though

Evgeny Goldin
Sunday, September 21, 2003

wiki lover
Sunday, September 21, 2003

Sounds like a properly-categorized blog might even meet your needs.

Sam Livingston-Gray
Sunday, September 21, 2003

This is exactly what I use my PDA for!

Joe Nieters
Monday, September 22, 2003

And it's exactly what I use my Wiki for.

Ged Byrne
Monday, September 22, 2003

Also take a look at WSS (Sharepoint Services) coming out on the 21st (earlier if you have a MSDN sub.) 

Might or might not meet your specs, but it's worth a look, especially if you've got a stable of .Net developers around.

Unfocused Focused
Monday, September 22, 2003

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