☆ Oslo Position

I’ll be speaking at GoOpen in Oslo on Tuesday (on the Grand Panel at 20:00) and Wednesday (the closing keynote). I’d love to meet with you if you’ll be in Oslo this week – find me at the event. I was asked for a two-paragraph “position statement” so the panel moderator knew where I was […]

☆ Giving Up Yahoo

Yahoo Messenger is the only IM network I use where I am bothered daily by spam-porn-bots attempting to add me to their contact lists. Some days there are as many as 10 requests waiting when I log in. I don’t know what it is about Yahoo that makes their service so scummy, but it’s not […]

☆ 2010 in review

Auto posting: The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 95,000 times in 2010. If it were an […]

☆ Crossing Over

2010 was a year of change for me, with many things I’m glad are past and with the roots of new things I am looking forward to exploring and growing. For 2011 I am full of hope: that we will see successful new ways of doing business while promoting everybody’s freedoms; that we’ll see the […]

☆ Now Accepting BitCoin

As an experiment, I’ve set up BitCoin on one of the systems here at Webmink Central. BitCoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency, with no central bank or authority. Instead, it relies of a mesh of collaborating but independent computers sharing copies of a set of data. Assuming it is secure and works, it’s exactly the […]

☆ Small Is Beautiful – wmk.me

On a whim I decided to go look for a domain name for my own link shortener. Within a few minutes I’d found that wmk.me was available, and even better that GoDaddy were selling it for $8.99 for the first year. I grabbed it and then went looking for something to do with it. I […]

☆ The case for “rossio”

[Versão em português no final – Portuguese version at the end] “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” In translating my article “Community Types” into Portuguese, Bruno, Ana and I ran into an interesting challenge. […]

☆ New ventures: OpenDJ, FossAlliance

Friday was a busy day full of news for me. After an exhausting day full of conference interventions on Thursday at Open World Forum (a total of five), Friday was the day that I was free to announce both OpenDJ and FossAlliance. OpenDJ from ForgeRock OpenDJ is the next addition to our product family at […]