It’s been over a month since my last blog – the longest gap since I started blogging 2 years ago.  Yes, it’s been 2 years since I started on this journey of talking to myself 🙂  There are just too many things fighting for my time at present, with my new contract, daughter and dog taking up most of it.

I’ve been looking into potential replacements for the current internet/intranet solutions at work, so decided to have a play with MediaWiki as they are using this for a few things, but could be using it more.

Getting it up and running was pretty painless, and I just spun up a Docker container in my Ubuntu VM on FreeNAS.  I started with the simple option of using a built-in SQLite database, but might go back and fix that and point it to the MariaDB container I have running for various other containers (WordPress, OnlyOffice, LimeSurvey, etc.)

I’m still playing around with it and getting used to the new syntax, but it looks like a really powerful tool.  It should be given that Wikipedia is built on it, one of the most popular websites across the entire internet.

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