Is GMail Snooze basically building Mind Traffic Control into your email client? Well, it’s about time Google did something radical to improve GMail. There’s still so much untapped potential in the mail-box. And at least email is an open protocol that we should defend against moving to walled rivers like Facebook and Slack etc.
Dave Winer says that he largely makes software for himself these days.
Today I killed the old Mind Traffic Control on Google App Engine. And replaced it with a new, fairly basic, site. (Though one that’s quite pretty, in a Packt Publishing kind of way.) This is the beginning of a whole new MTC ecosystem. 1) I’m no longer interested in hosting your todos on Google App […]
Long live Mind Traffic Control! No New Year’s Resolutions or even questions this year. But as an honorary Brazilian, my new year doesn’t really start until after carnival, so now would be the time for it. However here’s a quick update. The answer to the old MTC question is now resolved for me. It’s time […]
There’s a lot to like about the Handmade Manifesto. But I wish it hadn’t been quite so conflated with talk of avoiding abstraction and hand-rolled efficiency. Anyway, I’ll keep an eye on it.
Gosh! The original Smart Disorganized Individuals Tribe on Tribe.net still exists. (That was my first use of the term “smart disorganized individuals”)) I put something in, though not sure if anyone reads it these days.
Alert readers of my recent post on writing in wiki who followed the link to the old SDI Philosophy post may have noticed that I said : Outliners are surprisingly bad for managing todo-lists. So what’s with OWL? Well, er … yes … the truth is, I am now using OWL very heavily. Pretty much […]
Bill Seitz has launched his short e-book : Hack Your Life with a Private Wiki Notebook on the Amazon Kindle. There’s a fairly complimentary review by me on the Amazon site, which should be read in light of the fact that I’ve been watching this book grow over the last few months and sending comments […]
I love outlining. I love wiki. What do you get when you create a mutant cross-breed of the two? A fucking power tool, that’s what! It’s just a rough draft, at the moment, a rough mashup of Concord and ideas from SdiDesk. But I think you can see it’s compelling …
Thanks to Bill Seitz I picked up on a Giles Bowkett post I’d missed a couple of months ago which compares the loosely coupled asynchronous style of development that companies like GitHub both promote and live, with the intensely coupled synchronous raids that occur in online game-worlds. Bowkett seems confused by the apparent contradictions between […]