Category: "Computers and Internet"

Office 2 Spam

We've been getting splog links in our comment spam and as trackbacks for a long time. Often they're to non-existant or cancelled URIs or to some forum post or blogger/blogspot blog selling pr0n or meds or cars or ringtones or somesuch that has nothing to do with our post. Today, we got our first two Office2.0 splog links to none other than docs.google.com, both selling male potency. The blogosphere and syndosphere were up in arms when India [accidently] blacklisted blogger.com. We sympathized. I wonder how long it will be before some Bayesian spam blocker learns about docs.google.com? &#59;)

Volantis Mobilizer Go Away

Some time ago, we tried Volantis Mobilizer, a service that purports to take any web site and present for better viewing on small mobile devices. It didn't work with our dynamically generated, PHP on the one hand, CSS on the other, sites. So, we forgot about it.

For a few weeks now, every day, we get an email with the subject "[Volantis Mobilizer] Sites to be removed (first warning)" and the body claims that our site "will be removed after 2006 Sep 12".

Since there isn't a support link on your site, if you should see this, please STOP sending the endless "first notices".

Thanks in advance.

Asynchronous Communication for Project Management

At tonight's PMI meeting, the main presentation involved customizing and deploying project management methodologies within an organization. One of Leon Herszon's key points for the Model of the Unified Project Management Methodology was that a modern PM methodology needed to be web-enabled. Discussing this point with the speaker made it clear that this was a read-only web portal/intranet and that the benefits of the read-write web such as blogs, wikis and forums, or of Web2.0 technologies weren't recognized.

A post-meeting discussion with a PM who was having problems with communication among distributed workgroups and stakeholders through muliple time zones was very interesting in light of the previous observation. Some points from that discussion:

  • synchronous communication, whether voice [teleconference], video or text either inconvenienced or left out one group or another
  • attempts at asynchronous voice/video communication using recordings of teleconferences didn't work well, and even where the capability was given to record feedback, the results were inconsistent and could led to further isolation of some groups
  • recordings of teleconferences are difficult to track, the thread of the conversation is easily lost, and current search tools aren't effective
  • in our experience asynchronous text communications such as building support through blogs, developing documentation through wikis, and providing support and conversations through forums overcame all of the above difficulties
  • collaboration and online PM tools such as ServiceCycle and dotProject enhanced access and communication for all users
  • building information communities [as discussed with Rick Mortensen, CEO of MARVELit in an upcoming Mer^ienda podcast] using portlets and dashboards might streamline communication and effectiveness among distributed workgroups even more
  • MMORPGs can replace interpersonal team building boon dogles to make everyone feel included, so what if you're a high elf instead of a Malibu racer - maybe Second Life could help even more
  • Open Source Solutions, such as those linked herein and others can allow an organization to quickly and cost effectively prototype business processes and supporting tools, i.e. methodologies, to solve remote, asynchronous communication challenges

As I've been up since 5 this morning, so if the above isn't that coherent, well... We can discuss it later. &#59;) And for anything not linked, like phpBB, there's always Google.

No Foo-ling

At NoFoo, I met Bud Ozborn, where we discussed many cool things overlooking a great view. As we were leaving, we agreed to meet again to discuss identity and digital presence. Clarise, Bud and I got together yesterday, starting with morning coffee, through lunch, and into afternoon tea time. It was a great conversation, and Bud pointed us in some directions we hadn't gone before, even within areas with which we're quite familiar:

It was a wondrous day, with great majestic [read foggy] views at Caffè Luca in Montara, and sunny ones at HMB Brewery in Princeton Harbor. Thank you, Bud and Clarise for a marveydoodle conversation. Robert, thanks for introducing us. Bud, I hope you find hosting soon. Dang, I was having so much fun that I forgot to make a pitch on hosting with us. &#59;)

PalmSource Open Source

PalmSource, an Access CO, LTD company, has been making several announcements in advance of their PalmSource day at LinuxWorldSF this coming Wednesday, August 16, including:

If you're at LinuxWorldSF this week, look for us [we'll be wearing black shirts with the following embroidery...

IASC InterASC TeleInterActive Embroidery
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We can talk about PalmSource and ALP, open source business intelligence, data warehousing and collaboration, or whatever else comes up. Maybe we'll even publish it as a podcast.

See you at LinuxWorld.

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