Cabinet makers mostly make cabinets, but they do well to spend a certain amount of time equipping their shop with contemporary tools and learning new techniques. Likewise so-ho knowledge workers... OPKSNet is my approximation of the PerfectOffice. Obviously, the perfect office has AlwaysOnInternet. There's an art to finding the right balance between RemotePresence (chat/instant messaging, and, well, telephone) perhaps VideoPresence, email (hmm... MailStorePuzzle) and face-to-face contact (TravelCheckList). A WearableGizmo fills in many of the gaps, but ConfidentialityVersusAvailability is always an issue. I trade in open source and open standards. <a href="http://www.advogato.org/">advogato</a> is my guild. (see also/refactor: FriendOfDanConnolly). Our trade rag is "Slashdot":http://slashdot.org/ (also: <a href="http://slashdot.org/index.pl?light=1">light</a>. hmm... does anything else suck less? <a href="http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/klee/misc/slashdot.html">quit slashdot</a> article seems interesting. Yes, now that I think about it, the most interesting slashdot articles tend to be pointers to <a href="http://www.arstechnica.com/">Ars Technica</a> articles). (ToDo... RSS aggregate of regular reading materials?) Mostly, DebianLinuxJustWorks... better with each issue of the <a href="http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/current/issue/">Debian weekly news</a>... but when it comes to ease of use and media integration, one has to wonder... ToMacOrNotToMac (also: StudentOfMacOsX, FilmKiller, PaperlessOffice). Creature comforts are important. A FlatPanelDisplay is a huge quality-of-life win. (hmm... WirelessNetworkingUpsAndDowns). And like the cabinet maker's shop, the PerfectOffice has a certain amount of money going in and out; we hope for a FractalAccounting system for keeping track of it. <hr>**Aug2004**: is the chair in the PerfectOffice a <a href="http://www.gaiam.com/retail/category.asp?catalog%5Fname=gai&category%5Fname=l2%5FBalanceBall&Page=1">balance ball</a>? <hr />**11Feb2004**: <a href="http://www.euglug.org/blogs/kbob.php?itemid=68">The Kitchenputer</a>... go kbob! I hope it works; I want one too. <hr /> [http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/index.html OSHA Ergonomic Solutions: Computer Workstations eTool - Index for Computer Workstations] <hr /> **16Apr2003**: met mattb, author of <a href="http://www.hackdiary.com/archives/000016.html">Making a silent, tiny, diskless PC</a>. want one! <hr /> "KCLUG":http://www.kclug.org/index.shtml (went to **5 Sep** meeting) "KCLUG archive":http://www.kclug.org/archive.php?l=kclug <hr /> also: "older (2001) perfect office notes":http://dm93.org/site_index/y2001/po23 <hr /> Create your own blog <a href="http://www.over-blog.com"> From connolly Sun Nov 28 00:19:13 +0000 2004 From: connolly Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 00:19:13 +0000 Subject: $100 silent PC Message-ID: <20041128001913+0000@dm93.org> want one. <a href="http://www.solarlite.org/">SolarLite</a><a href="http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/11/27/1946202&threshold=1&tid=137&tid=163&tid=106">slashdot story</a> From connolly Fri Dec 17 06:10:49 +0000 2004 From: connolly Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 06:10:49 +0000 Subject: iCal vs Zope permissions Message-ID: <20041217061049+0000@dm93.org> Spent a whole evening figuring out why iCal wouldn't publish to this Zope server. Turns out to be a Zope bug: <a href="http://collector.zope.org/Zope/1626">issue 1626</a>. Odd thing is, the broken code seems to have been there since 2001, but an <a href="http://starship.python.net/pipermail/triangle-zpug/2003-August/000211.html">Aug 2003</a> message says it "just works". From connolly Mon May 16 01:12:00 +0000 2005 From: connolly Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 01:12:00 +0000 Subject: writing all over the web Message-ID: <20050516011200+0000@dm93.org> let's see... in addition to here and <a href="http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/">at work</a> (including <a href="http://esw.w3.org/topic/DanConnolly">notes in the esw wiki</a>), I have been keeping an <a href="http://www.advogato.org/person/connolly/">advogato diary</a> for a while and <a href="http://del.icio.us/connolly">my del.icio.us bookmarks</a> pretty regularly lately. My WearableGizmo is sync'd with <a href="http://my.t-mobile.com/">my t-mobile/danger account</a>. I invested a bit of time in building a <a href="http://www.bloglines.com/myblogs">list of blogs at bloglines</a>. I just put some non-trivial stuff in <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dckc/">my flickr account</a>. I back up the t-mobile data fairly regularly using the XMLRPC interface. delicious has a "give me all my data" API and I tried it out once, so I'm confident I could do it any time I like. I wonder if there's any reason to back up my advogato diary... if that community goes bust, will I want my notes? Yes, I suppose so. From connolly Thu Jan 5 21:59:59 +0000 2006 From: connolly Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 21:59:59 +0000 Subject: office chairs Message-ID: <20060105215959+0000@dm93.org> Mary got a great deal on a great chair at office max or the like. $30 after rebate or something. The deal is gone, but I want a chair like that.