Category: Technology

Gmail is "worse than stupidity"

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ah, I’m sure that catchy title has your attention. The more in depth title is “Gmail is worse than stupidity OR Cloud computing is a trap”. Or, so says GNU founder Richard Stallman. The concept of using web-based programs like Google’s Gmail is “worse than stupidity”, according to a leading advocate of free software. Cloud…
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How To Sync Your iPhone 3G Using Linux and Vmware

Reading Time: 2 minutes Learn how to sync your iPhone3g using Ubuntu Linux and VMWare.

RSS Information Overload? AideRSS to the Rescue!

Reading Time: 2 minutes One key theme that keeps popping up at me is the critical need to alleviate information overload, and find techniques that let you focus on what matters most.

Tweet Tweet

Reading Time: < 1 minute OK, so last month I blogged about the proliferation of microblogging sites like Twitter, and how I just don’t get them! I received some great feedback on the post, and decided that I probably should give Twitter a try before I totally dismiss it.

Creating the Ultimate Personal Travel Journal

Reading Time: 6 minutes Since I last posted about Vannevar Bush’s vision for a Personal Memex, I decided to focus my efforts on building an impressive personal travel journal, and share the results to illustrate the capabilities of a Memex.

Microblogging…. I Just Don’t Get It!

Reading Time: 3 minutes You can call this an uninformed rant if you like, but I seriously can’t comprehend all the buzz that is surrounding the “MicroBlogging phenomenon”.

ThinkBase: Visual Semantic Wiki

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thanks again to, I discovered an amazing site today called Thinkbase. “Thinkbase is a new way to navigate and explore information on the web. It is what we call a ‘Visual Wiki’. It is based on Freebase, an open, shared database of the world’s knowledge – in other words a Semantic Wiki. Thinkbase uses…
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Flash Slideshow Software

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most of my weekend was spent laboriously locating and consolidating my digital photo collection over the last 8 years. You would think that my nack for organization would have payed off in this area, but you’d be wrong. 😉 It took combing through 4 old hard drives, multiple Ghost images, an Iomega Peerless Drive, and…
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As We May Think: Creating Your Own Personal Memex

Reading Time: 3 minutes The memex ( “memory extender”) is the name given by Vannevar Bush to the theoretical proto-hypertext computer system he proposed in his 1945 The Atlantic Monthly article As We May Think. The memex has influenced the development of subsequential hypertext and intellect augmenting computer systems. Bush’s vision for the memex extended far beyond a mechanism…
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Document Management Systems: SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Back in March, I began evaluating some open source Document Management Systems (DMS) to help compliment my wiki-based Personal Knowledge Manager (PKM). That’s a little bit of acronym-overload. But, in simple terms I really am looking for a way to easily store, categorize, and retrieve a number of my documents related to research and learning…
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