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SMS as a query-based "mobile internet"

As I've written before, the cell phone is the computer for majority of world's people. Google's new set of SMS services for Africa follows this idea in an interesting way: ...mobile applications which will allow people to access information, via SMS, on a diverse number of topics including health and agriculture tips, news, local weather, sports, and more. The suite...
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Maemo.org is testing workstreaming with Qaiku

Workstreaming means collecting activities of geographically dispersed team members into a consistent news feed, enabling managers to track process and colleagues to stay up-to-date with the day-by-day happenings. As maemo.org is a distributed project worked on by a group of both volunteers and paid employees, some sort of activity monitoring is quite necessary. For a while this has been done...
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Ragnaland is coming

Just a little teaser before we all head out to countryside for the midsummer weekend: Yes, you're seeing the software versions right. The screenshot is from the "About Midgard" screen of Ragnaland, a hybrid setup of Midgard's MidCOM MVC framework from Midgard1 (MidCOM 8.09) and Midgard2 running in an App Builder instance (Midgard 9.09). Still requires some tweaking and bug...
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Open Collaboration Services: when desktop approaches the web

Today I ran into the Open Collaboration Services API, planned as the vendor-neutral specification for Social Desktop services: Core idea of the Social Desktop is to connect to your peers in the community, making sharing and exchanging knowledge easier to integrate into applications and the desktop itself. The concept behind the Social Desktop is to bring the power of online...
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Contribute your Maemo ideas via Brainstorm

Bugzilla isn't really the best place for contributing and discussing new ideas for a software project. Like Ubuntu and openSUSE before us, the Maemo community now also has a better tool for this: Maemo Brainstorm. Maemo Brainstorm, developed as part of our efforts to the April 09 Sprint is a new web service that follows the model of Drupal's IdeaTorrent,...
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Browser geolocation without GPS: quite accurate enough

In our various GeoClue presentations we've been arguing that location comes in many flavors, of which GPS is only one. In many cases cell tower position or even WiFi connection can provide quite "good enough" location. On Mozilla Hacks they write about an OpenStreetMap-based browser location demo. I'd say the results are quite convincing: This is just a gentle reminder...

Bruce Schneier on Cloud Computing

Quite a good blog post from the security expert: The old timesharing model arose because computers were expensive and hard to maintain. Modern computers and networks are drastically cheaper, but they're still hard to maintain. As networks have become faster, it is again easier to have someone else do the hard work. Computing has become more of a utility; users...
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Tomboy web synchronization, Conboy and Midgard

Some very interesting developments in desktop wiki land: Tomboy, the popular note-taking application for GNOME and OS X now supports web synchronization. The developers of Tomboy have launched Snowy, a web service that allows you to synchronize and access your notes online. As the API is documented, I decided to add support for it in Midgard too. This way the...

IKS assembly and requirements workshop

This week is the Interactive Knowledge project general assembly and requirements gathering workshop in Salzburg, Austria. My notes from the meeting days can be found on Qaiku: Day 1: general situation, tasks and requirements Day 2: tools, persistent storage, meeting the community As things are happening, it is also possible to follow progress on the #iks-project Qaiku channel or the...
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Wolfram Alpha

Need I say more? ...indeed I do. Next Monday is the Universal Towel Day. Therefore: How about Babylon 5? Technorati Tags: montypython, wolframalpha