Tablet PC Thoughts

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Internet Identity Workshop 2005

I'm sitting here today thinking through all of the various posts that I want to write coming from Internet Identity Workshop 2005. It was a great workshop, arranged by some great people, and attended by some amazing people. It was fun to meet - face to face - some of the people that I have read on-line and e-mailed with.

I've got thoughts on LID, OpenID, Sxip, and InfoCards ... all of which I'll write about in the upcoming days. I also was glad to meet other people there and engage in conversations about other software solutions, hosted services, and open source projects.

If only I had a lot more time to focus on this space ... I'm committed to add some very cool identity management and social networking to our GoBinder products ...

Friday, October 28, 2005

Accelerando ... Science Future

If you have not yet read Accelerando I suggest that you purchase or download (Yes! He has a free version that you can download!) a copy. I am a big fan of Neal Stephenson's SnowCrash and Diamond Age, and this is yet another a fun book to read. Charles Stross has done an awesome job of extrapolating today's technology and research into a great possible future.

Go get it ... read it. Welcome to the future ...

If it's not one thing ...

Well ... I kept playing around with Radio prior to the Internet Identity Workshop 2005 and all of the sudden it began to work! No idea why ... maybe it knew that I had my first two Drupal sites up and running ... :-)

Of course, it did me NO good at IIW, since the wireless network completely sucked and was unusable. Now that the workshop is over, I'm on my own network where connectivity exists.

For all of the people who think that "bandwidth and connectivity will be everywhere", I'd like to believe the story, but this workshop was the second example in the last month where a "high-tech" conference was unable to live up to the promise.

Ok ... sorry for the complaining ... now I'll get to my blog posts!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Problems with Radio

I am now committed to locate a new blogging tool ... although I know that the search is going to be tough. For years I have used Radio from userland Software, however it keeps giving me fits and I have now been unable to get a blog post to "post" for weeks.

Radio has some incredible features that I exploit, and I have grown so used to how to get things done I really like it. If only it would work consistently.

I'm doing this as a test to see if threatening to leave this piece of software might cause it to work again ...

Who knows ...