It'd be cool to add the ability for users to backup their data on I figure that with the demise of people would demand this option. Looking around at other sites, it seems like they haven't implemented data sharing, beyond maybe an RSS feed.

Currently, exposing two icalendars ( public and private ) with vjournals seems the way to go. The private icalendar could include the goals, or maybe just add a separate text download. Do better ways exist?

After reading the wired diamond heist, I idly dreamt of resistance hackers planning data liberation by:

  1. hijacking data from a life history site
  2. corrupting the backups incrementally
  3. destroying the live data when all backups have been compromised
  4. posting the life histories on torrent a month later

"One reason you should not use web applications to do your computing is that you lose control. It's just as bad as using a proprietary program. Do your own computing on your own computer with your copy of a freedom-respecting program. If you use a proprietary program or somebody else's web server, you're defenceless."
-- Stallman

The data I'm putting on planhack isn't anything I'd mind losing. If, however, I lost access to Facebook... I would want to hurt somebody. Perhaps somebody named Zuckerberg. That said, it would be nice to have the ability to export data from planhack or tie it in with other services. I've been more or less treating it the way I treat notebook paper and sticky notes - writing down things I want to remember, but not minding if it passes by into the past when I'm not paying attention. Things that would be nice to see on planhack: markup (via markdown), and the optional ability to add additional boxes to the Goals side of the page. It appears I'm asking for a wiki. Not sure if that's what I actually want. -- Cal

Markup = good, although perhaps something smaller and extensible? Easily marking something as public would rock. What sites would you like to tie planhack in with? -- Patrick.

Textile would be another option - doesn't seem to be as widely used as Markdown, but same principle ( Possible tie-ins: RSS feed. Makes it easy to use in lots of places. The idea: items for the specific date already entered into planhack show up in the RSS feed on that day. Could serve as a reminder via RSS reader which I tend to check more often than my actual calendar app. This could work just as well for people who use planhack in different ways, too. (Note taking, random thoughts, journal... lots of potential uses for it depending on a person's style.)

Re: Markup. I really, really wish someone would implement a set of translators for [foo_format] -> Markdown and [foo_format] -> Textile, [foo_format] -> wikipedia.... and so on. If [foo_format] were html, then the other direction would already be done. I imagine there will be some issues with the level of support that each markup language provides -- eg: wikipedia syntax lets you specify css for tables, and I'm pretty sure markdown doesn't. (or if you do, you have to use plain html). Anyhow, having a canonical rep. that can be translated into [whatever] would make the markup wars pointless... and we could all just learn one, setting it in our preferences (or better yet, a field on our OpenID profile). --Rogan