Russ Fink is a software professional and PhD student in computer science. He enjoys biking, running, golf, tennis, sport fishery, NASCAR racing, home improvement, mountain climbing, rugby, snake wrestling, inventing, and professional curling. Note that he didn't say he actually does any of that stuff, just that he enjoys it.
Russ does NOT enjoy CSS. For instance, how can you prevent inheritance of selected parent attributes? In C++, you'd declare them as "private" in the parent. What's the equivalent in CSS? Can you tell that I've been making a custom skin ? I hope to post a first attempt which is actually pretty decent, imho, but wasn't liked by the customer (my wife) so I resorted to hacking up Patrick Michaud's default skin and that seems to be working pretty decently. Okay, enough CSS bashing.
Russ is very particular about the English language, as you can tell, and many of his edits on this site pertain to language and/or clarity issues. The big draws to wiki is the ease of expressiveness, searchability, security. Also important is organic content hierarchy; this means groups aren't created a priori, they just sort of spring up as needed. PmWiki is very good for all of these things. It's also a snap to set up.
Russ' wish list for PmWiki:
||border=0 sort=0 # sort on column 0 initially, treating first row as implicit header ||col1 ||col2 || ... ||datum1 ||datum2 || ...
Russ' choice of PmWiki was based on his knowledge of one other wiki. Here's his assessment and why he chose to use it: