I’m finally home. It was a long day at the LeWeb. To be completely honest I went there with a hope to find an answer to a few questions. I didn’t know what to expect and even if I’ll be able to bet anything out of it… At the end it all turned out well but in the least expected way possible.
The whole event was a surprise one after the other for me. It turns out that the “formal events” at the main stage are very much for the managers and decision makers rather then anyone else. Is it good? Well… depends what you need. I was hearing for the whole day all that I already knew. It did reinforced my believes though.
I’ll be adding some more here but right now I have to prepare for the day 2.
The Open Rights Group conference about challenges we are facing today. It has just finished. I’m putting just a link to Lawrence Lessig’s @lessig closing panel. He simply ROCKED the Unconference Continue reading →
I don’t know how it happened but at this point it’s not even important. We all have one way ticket. I’m not sure if this mission will allow us to save the planet or this is merely a try to preserve the species. I’m not sure what tomorrow will bring. Whatever the force is responsible for being recognised as God – take care for us. Lift of in 2d17h43m. God help us all
What would you do in a situation where you don’t have time for anything and you do live in constant frustration? How about going ballistic?
There is this joke I can’t recall entirely… about this Jude that comes to see his rabbi to moan about how busy he is. That his wife doesn’t help him and his kids are not little angels… So the rabbi tells the Jude to invite his mother in-law for two weeks, to buy a goat, a dog, a cat and come back after 12 days. Surprised Jude does as advised. After 12 days he comes back on the brink of nervous breakdown. Rabbi tells him to sell the animals, to buy the mother in-law flowers for the goodbye and come back after a week. After a week Jude comes back to see the rabbi. This time he is the happiest man in the world. He finally have time for everything and hi loves his family so much…
Or something like that There is plenty going on in my live right now and believe me, you don’t want to be in my shoes right now. This project thought me so much about myself. I had to remind to myself how much I am capable of. Continue reading →
Just a quick shout out to everybody who came to my site thanks to the mention on the latest Security Now! I hope you will enjoy tracking the progress of the project and that you will find it inspiring and motivating.
It is a grate honour for me to hear Steve & Leo mentioning SpaceBench on their podcast. I deeply admire what they have achieved and I appreciate their input in our community.
One would imagine that making it all happen is an easy task. It has been two weeks since my last post. During this time I have done some changes to the backbones of the project. I had to set the information distribution channels… I did some more filming too.
When I’ve started, my first choice for the site engine was Joomla. I’ve used it on couple of other occasions on commercial projects. What I like about it is the structure of the CSS and really good code quality. One think that wasn’t my concern till now was the interactivity of the site. It turned out that Joomla is very good in one way communication. Obwiously there are commercial plugins for blogging and commenting systems but at the stage I’m at – I need something more “out of the box”. Therefore I switched to WordPress. I may revisit this decision some time in the future.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a type of a person that just takes out of the packaging. I do enjoy tweaking the bolts and engineering things from scratch, but to get this whole project started some “battery included” type of solutions are required.
For e-mail and office apps who else to go to than the Google? The open interface for Calendar and spam filtering – that’s what I need.
Creating the list of project’s megaphones turned out to be tricky. It’s one of those things that is always alive and newer finished. Yesterday it was MySpace, today it’s Facebook, God only knows what it’s going to be tomorrow. For the most up to date list of channels please visit the Support the project page. I will be connecting to the other walled gardens but only on advertising board basis. Don’t expect me to start publishing just to one platform. My domain – my freedom, my choice, my responsibility, my glory.
There is plenty that still needs to be done for the look an feel of the site. Oooo… plenty. I really want it to have this elegant appeal. I know few good graphic designers. I can already hear the font types discussions and about the superiority of one shade over the other shade of the same color
Slogan for today: “Perfect is the enemy of good” :/
My name is Patrick and I have decided to conquer the matters of space, gravity and human mind. Yea, it I do agree, it sounds catchy but what does it actually mean? Let me explain. Currently I work as a software developer and I’ve been doing it for years. Recently I have started to look back on my very first encounters with technology and, to my surprise, I’ve realised that I have started to specialise too much on a single technology. What I mean is that I used to take a great pleasure out of having to jump between different branches of science to get a result for a project. I want to go back to that joy and taste of wonder. I want to remind myself how it is to light that flame of passion inside of you which will keep you awake till 5 in a morning. Beyond anything I also want to find and expose that amassing drive in other people working on their projects late at night in their garden sheds. I’m hopping that some of that magical dust will fall on my children and make them wonder too.
The task: to proof that rocket science isn’t that hard. My goal is to build a reusable means allowing elevate a payload to the orbit and bring it back in controlled fashion.
At this point in time I don’t know how I’m going to do that. I don’t know what technologies I will consider, the think I’m certain of is that the knowledge required to do that is freely available to all of us. The vast amount of Open Source projects is there for us to learn from. I hope I’ll be contributing to some of them as well. So far I’m establishing the infrastructure for my project and making first connections with people involved in technologies I may need to explore. I hope they will share with me their experiences and give me some guidance.
It is very important to me to document everything along the way and share the information with the rest of the community. I hope this will cover at least a part of my debt to the Open Source community for all the knowledge I gained with their help.
I know I look scared and unsure. Debuts are like that Bare with me…