Counter to this I am always trying to find some software to keep track of to-do lists, story ideas, birthday present lists and ideas, snippets of information and other things. I was using MediaWiki, but it's ugly and not very intuitive to use. Never underestimate the need to make your products look nice, it makes them easier to bear and, therefore, more likely to be used. I now use a customised version of WordPress, partly because I was used to it, partly because it was easy to change, but it's not ideal. Essentially, I want something that I can update without needing to login (it's run on my PC only so no need to control access), allow quick and easy posting, with the ability to search (I can't be bothered with tags and the like). I'm still searching for perfection.
Back to The Digerati Peninsula and I saw an article in the Lifehacker feed today about Tumblr. I knew nothing about Tumblelogs before today, never heard the term. Wikipedia has this to say on it:
A tumblelog is a variation of a blog, that favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging. Common post formats found on tumblelogs include links, photos, quotes, dialogues, and video. Unlike blogs, this format is frequently used to share the author's creations, discoveries, or experiences without providing a commentary.
The term "tumblelog" was coined by Why the lucky stiff in a blog post on April 12th, 2005, while describing Anarchaia.
This sounded the sort of thing I was after, so I've set up a Tumblr account and hope to start posting a few links and other stuff. If someone produces a WordPress plugin or a tumbleblog bit of software I may move it onto my domain, for the moment I have a subdomain pointing there.