Policing vs Guidelines

I regularly get asked one particular question when I talk about social software in the workplace: “How do you police it?” The answer, which might surprise you, is that you don’t, You can’t. You physically can’t monitor, review and approve everything all your employees are doing. Instead, you need to use trust. IBM recently published […]

Doorbell update

Quick update to last week’s post about the doorbell project. I’ve now squeezed in into an Altoids tin (surely everybody’s favourite project box), complete with a little hole for the radio antenna. It’s now permanently connected to the Mac Mini in the living room, meaning roo_house on Twitter now makes an update (“There’s somebody at […]

“Where do you find the time?” Clay Shirky and the Cognitive Surplus

Clay Shirky and the Cognitive Surplus might be a good name for a band. I found this video of Clay Shirky at the recent Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco via Warren Ellis. It is 15 minutes long, and the territory covered includes… The critical technology for the early phase of the industrial revolution was […]

In search of the perfect blogging tool

I’ve been hunting for a Mac equivalent to Windows Live Writer. Here’s my personal checklist/wishlist of what an offline blogging tool should do. .urgh {border-spacing:0px; border:solid 1px black; margin:0px; padding:0px; border-collapse:collapse; } Ecto (Mac & Windows) MarsEdit (Mac only) Qumana (Mac and Windows) Windows Live Writer (Windows only) Easy (mouse-free) way to add links by […]

Links for 2008-05-12

Acrylic | Times – “Times is a new type of newsreader for Mac OS X Leopard.” Beautiful. Could do with more customisation options, but it’s already very nice. [via:Jason Ellis] cityofsound: The Personal Well-Tempered Environment – “Essentially, the idea is for a system that makes previously invisible aspects of people’s behaviour visible, in order to […]