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Feature branches in Midgard development with git

The release synchronicity plan was accepted, and therefore Midgard will be switching from SVN to git, and the concept of feature branches. With feature branches the idea is that each feature or bug fix is being developed in its own branch, and only landed to trunk (master in git terminology) when ready. This keeps the trunk clean and easy to...
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Some notes from aKademy 2008

I'm currently in aKademy, the KDE conference, talking about adding the geographical context into the Linux desktop. GeoClue, our solution to this problem is built to be desktop-agnostic service, and therefore the same talk has been held in both GUADEC and aKademy. Here are some notes from the conference: There was quite a good amount of interest in GeoClue. Both...
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Neutron Protocol: Separating UI from the CMS

At the moment the prevailing wisdom is that each CMS should have its own user interface, and that user interface should be web-based. But there is also another way: separating the user interface from the CMS using a CMS-neutral protocol called Neutron. According to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the earliest web browser was also an editor. And the late 90s Netscape...
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ididwork.com: Simple workstreaming solution

ididwork.com, a simple workstreaming service has launched this week. Workstreaming means utilizing micro-blogging services to keep your colleagues aware of what you're doing. This helps with coordinating geographically dispersed teams of web workers. As part of redesigning our processes, our company has been looking for a workstreaming solution. While private channels support in Jaiku would probably be the best option,...

ETech 2009 CFP: Building the peer-to-peer business network

ETech 2009, the O'Reilly conference on emerging technologies now has a call for papers. Here is my proposal for the "Nomadism & Shedworking" track: The recent direction of business applications has been centralization to web-based systems, easing deployment, upgrades and management of application security. However, at same time centralization provides new risks like the introduction of a single point of...
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Quick review: Sennheiser PXC 300 noise-cancelling headphones

As a frequent traveler, I've been long thinking about getting proper noise-cancelling headphones. Now, en-route to a Haedong Kumdo seminar in Ireland I managed to forget my usual headphones home, and so it was time to take the plunge. Here is a quick review: First impression: wow, quite a lot of cable to carry around. I got used to too...
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Black belt

On Saturday I was in Ballina, Ireland, and a bit nervous: there was a Haedong Kumdo seminar in town, and I was scheduled to test for black belt. Behind this was years of different sword arts, like viking swordfighting, Iaido, Kendo, sabre fencing, and two years of quite intense Haedong Kumdo practice. We tested together with two Swedes who already...
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Midgard and synchronized releases

I've posted about new directions needed for Midgard's release coordination and marketing. After some discussion, I think it is time to vote and make decisions. The proposal is to switch to synchronized releases. This would make development more predictable, marketing efforts clearer and more focused, and align us with the release synchronicity movement implemented in related projects like GNOME and...
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Social networks: personal & professional

It seems many people are struggling with how to classify different contacts in the social networking services you use: is your boss your "friend" on Orkut, and are your drinking buddies valid LinkedIn contacts? To make things easy, let me introduce the beer rule: User needs two social networking services. I use FaceBook to keep in touch with friends, and...

Conferences this fall

Looks like 2008 is forming up to be a quite busy conference year, at least looking at my Dopplr page. Here are the events I'm speaking (or performing as is the case with Haedong Kumdo) in this fall: Aug 2nd: Haedong Kumdo Seminar in Mayo, Ireland: part of the Finnish team Aug 9th - 10th: aKademy in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium: Location-aware...