I'm trying out using a private blog (secured and unlisted etc) as a logbook. Logbooks are so important, the first time you realise you need one it's too late. My reasoning for going online goes:
- I can access from anywhere, including emailing in posts from my phone. For example I could take a photo of a whiteboard discussion and send it to the blog so I won't forget about it.
- It's safely backed up on the servers of whoever's hosting it.
- I'm more likely to actually make entries because it's easy.
- A blog is much like a logbook anyway so it's naturally suited.
I've chosen to use WordPress for my logbook for one simple reason. The LaTeX integration is fantastic. It's so good I'd consider moving this blog if it wasn't such a pain (for the record I otherwise like blogger). In wordpress you do this:
I will now insert an equation here, $latex E=mc^2$, inline with the text.
which would look like
There are similar things available for blogger but I think you lose your source code in a more drastic way. Anyway, I'm going to see how it goes.