My day blog

April 20th, 2006

My academic work is done with the Risk and Sustainable Management Group at the Uni of Queensland. We’ve had a website for a while, but static websites are a bit of a pain to maintain and update. So we’re taking the obvious course and setting up a weblog. It’s still in its early stages, but drop in and visit, and leave a comment or two.

Now I can blog by day and night!

As far as I know, this is the first time an Australian research group has set up a blog (feel free to correct me on this!) so it will be interesting to see how it works out.

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  1. rabee
    April 21st, 2006 at 00:23 | #1

    John,

    A good content management system is what you want for an institutional WebPages. One reason is that blog systems tend to be too restrictive.

    The best Free system I’ve used is typo3 (see typo3.com, typo3.org). You can set-up very sophisticated sites with it that are easily edited. Unlike blogs, the structure of the site is also easy to edit.

  2. April 21st, 2006 at 10:59 | #2

    “Now I can blog by day and night!”

    Lucky lucky you

  3. April 21st, 2006 at 14:17 | #3

    Dear John

    In actual fact, my research centre at Newcastle – CofFEE (http://e1.newcastle.edu.au/coffee) has had a blog since December 2004. It is found at http://e2.newcastle.edu.au:8080/coffee/blog/default

    But it is also hard to maintain due to time constraints. Our dynamic (database-driven) WWW site is much easier to keep current as an information source.

    best wishes
    bill

  4. jquiggin
    April 21st, 2006 at 14:29 | #4

    Thanks Bill,

    I’ve added CofFEE to the blogroll.

  5. April 22nd, 2006 at 12:55 | #5

    I’d be interested to see how your blog develops over the coming months, and perhaps to discuss the impact it has (or has had) on your research and your groups’ collaborative efforts.

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