Archive for February, 2008

OpenSync – how wide is your definition of synchronisation?

February 24, 2008

I found this whilst pondering the question “so will using Thunderbird as my email client scupper my use of Windows Mobile devices, such as my phone?”

OpenSync – Trac

I wanted to keep it not only because it might one day give a potential solution to such issues, but also because it deals with some of the more fundamental questions of unblocking the flow of various types of data from one device to another. Synchronisation must always address questions of conflict resolution, and a paper that came out of this project helps discuss the matter… presentation from FOSDEM 2007

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letting go – how bloggers release the flow

February 13, 2008

One of the things that led to my realisation was something I wrote not long ago, as part of an encouragement for anyone considering releasing their ideas via a weblog, rather than keeping them closely guarded

– don’t block your ideas
– tell, share, give

If you protect your ideas like a scientific formula you want to patent
protect, then you will have to go through an enormous effort and
expense to realise them. If instead you store them in a public place,
then you allow other people to help you achieve them, or even develop
them to a point further ahead than you might have even believed
possible.

Flow is …

February 10, 2008

A simple, banal, yet profound realisation…

Information shares one very common property with other entities such as energy, water and even money:

to benefit from its value, you must let it flow