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I am Peter Rukavina, and this is my ''Rukapedia''.  I started it because I needed a place to hold reference material that I could link to from my [http://ruk.ca/ ruk.ca weblog]. 
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<div style="text-align:center;">'''Table of Contents'''</div>
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*[[Technology]]
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*[[Family]]
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*[[People]]
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*[[Places]]
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*[[Projects]]
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*[[Books]]
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*[[Travel]]
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For example, if I mention my [[laptop]], I want a "write once, refer to many times" place that I can describe my laptop.  Or if I mention a friend of mine, I want to be able to link to a page where I can describe them, talk about how we met, and so on.  Think of this as my weblog's footnotes.
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<div style="float:left; margin: 3px 14px 3px 0; border: 1px solid grey; padding: 0;">[[Image:Gravatar.jpg|Peter Rukavina]]</div>
  
Because this is a Wiki (it uses the same [http://wikipedia.sourceforge.net/ MediaWiki software] as the [http://www.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia]), not only can ''I'' edit the pages here, but ''you'', the reader, can too.  In theory, this should mean that the result is a rich and diverse collection of information from many different perspectivesI have no idea whether this will work or not.
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I am Peter Rukavina, and this is my ''Rukapedia''.   
  
So consider this a reference for all things Peter Rukavina.
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If the [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] is about ''everything'', then the ''Rukapedia'' is about the small bits of everything that I cross paths with: people, places, projects, travels, good iced tea.
  
Isn't it an enormously vain thing to have an encyclopedia ''all about yourself''?  Well, yes it is.  But I crossed that bridge 500,000 words ago when I started [http://ruk.ca/ my weblog].  As soon as you start blogging, you're saying ''I matter''.  I think ''everyone'' should have their own -pedia, and I hope this experiment inspires others to follow suit.
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I started the ''Rukapedia'' because I needed way of putting things I write about on my [http://ruk.ca/ ruk.ca weblog] in context: so when I write "[[Catherine]] said something funny this morning" I can simply link to [[Catherine]] and curious readers can find out who she is and where she fits into my lifeThink of this as my weblog's footnotes.
  
 
If you want to keep up to date on what's happening here, and you've got an RSS reader, watch the [http://ruk.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Special:Recentchanges&feed=rss the RSS feed] for the Rukapedia.
 
If you want to keep up to date on what's happening here, and you've got an RSS reader, watch the [http://ruk.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Special:Recentchanges&feed=rss the RSS feed] for the Rukapedia.

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I am Peter Rukavina, and this is my Rukapedia.

If the Wikipedia is about everything, then the Rukapedia is about the small bits of everything that I cross paths with: people, places, projects, travels, good iced tea.

I started the Rukapedia because I needed way of putting things I write about on my ruk.ca weblog in context: so when I write "Catherine said something funny this morning" I can simply link to Catherine and curious readers can find out who she is and where she fits into my life. Think of this as my weblog's footnotes.

If you want to keep up to date on what's happening here, and you've got an RSS reader, watch the the RSS feed for the Rukapedia.