Hi again. Today I had coffee after work with Ola E, who’s blogless, but wants to start “unblogging”. He said something to this effect: “I want to blog, but not with a blog, I want to write down what I’ve done, and what worked, what I misunderstood, and so on. Like a wiki, but not a wiki. Structured, in a way.”
Could a more-structured Tumblelog do it? Lavish your ideas on Ola in the comments section, please.
While sipping coffee (in a so-so coffee shop at St. Knuts Torg, MalmÃ¶) we solved a few of the world’s problems:
Local media needs to celebrate Open Source folks and Web entrepreneurs. Here is a story I would want to read in the paper: area man Karl Wettin recently became a committter of stable search project Apache Lucene and its hot-hot-hot sub-project Apache Mahout project. Both are Apache projects, one of Open Source’s big bazaars of collaboration. Kalle’s hit the big time. What if that were news in our local papers? Publish those stories, please.
Networked data storage for the Mac “prosumer”: Is there a good SAN that works with OS X? Apple’s answer: XSan 2 at $999. Turning the problem around, Ola suggested buying a Bubba server. Then just using existing simple technologies like
rsync to run backups. So, use a NAS instead of a SAN.
The upcoming Hackmeetup needs some marketing. I’m going to make a printable PDF. I called a friend who’s worked at a local university, and he gave some vague pointers as to where I should post such bills. He also promised to introduce me to teachers there, who could let it be known that Hackmeetup exists. Or, perhaps the myth-making is better?