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This website is composed of information connected through taxonomy. It is simultaneously a proof-of-concept and a means to allow Agaric to share and store information both within the collective and the world as part of our open documentation philosophy.

Open source Mac (and Linux) developers: take over SBook5

Great news!

The most amazing address book ever, SBook5 by Simson L. Garfinkle is being released to the community as open source software. I hope someone picks it up, and ports this Mac OS X application to Linux, also. Add a good clip and clipboard recorder to Linux and I am there when my iBook expires. (I hope to see a lot of people taking a path from the wilderness of Windows to the majesty of Mac to the glory of open source...)

Change management: secret project in the works at WorkHabit

WorkHabit provides an update on their Autopilot project to make updating and upgrading and developing for major Drupal sites much more sane.

Agaric will be watching this closely and helping if we can. We've offered to try to work with it now but we probably won't be able to contribute anything until their first release of source code.

Future of interactive media technology

(In an effort to spare people from my e-mail onslaught, I'm blogging about this forward...)

Dan Hakimzadeh wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Subject: Behind the coffee table!

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid271552687/bctid933742930

You're not supposed to do everything live on the server?

set up your web site development environment.

Steps here:

http://drewish.com/node/68

And live help Sunday (rescheduled from last Sunday)

http://drupaldojo.com/

Having a test environment on your computer will completely change the way you work, theme, think, and soon program. At least I'm sure it would if Apache on my computer weren't slower than mud.

A day after learning about Git, SVN gives me trouble

Longest commit message to date, and I hope ever:

User Interface and collaborating with Taxonomy Manager

fago: Another thing, keep in mind that users should be using your interface - not administrators. so usability is much more important.

agaric: yup. I'm hoping to learn/steal quite a lot from Matthias

fago: So we should cooperate with taxonomy manager - e.g. it'll contain a form for the selection of a term in hierarchy. that would be useful for us too!

agaric: exactly!

fago: Another thing, keep in mind that users should be using your interface - not administrators. so usability is much more important.

agaric: yup. I'm hoping to learn/steal quite a lot from Matthias

fago: So we should cooperate with taxonomy manager - e.g. it'll contain a form for the selection of a term in hierarchy. that would be useful for us too!

agaric: exactly!

fago: yeah. just talk to him, so that the code-reuse is working without any hassles
fago: perhaps he could write it as a new form element, that would make reusing it really easy..
fago: another thing, do you plans how to integrate the UI? Where will users see the interface of your module?

One of my mentors last year summer of code project

An aside on flk's Views Scheduler module

Best thing about Summer of Code is connecting you with other Drupal programmers to be mentors.

This has no bearing on CMT but I wanted to post it somewhere!

Moms Rising

Add another to the list of great Drupal sites out there...

MomsRising.org

I'm rating by content/purpose here but the design is fine too!

FUD

Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt is a highly unethical - and effective - marketing technique.

The usual set-up is that the facts argue against the dominant player, so it uses superior marketing power to ignore the facts and spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt about the superior competitor.

Don't be taken in.

FUD in the history of personal computers.

Also effectively used by governments in declaring war on countries that are no threat to their people.

Linus Torvalds on Networks of Trust

This is in no way verbatim [and words in brackets aren't even close]. This is a tangent some 10 minutes into Linus Torvalds' talk on Git:

I only need to trust 5, 10, 15 people

I know they're outstanding.

When Andrew sends me patches -- he doesn't actually use Git, some kind of defect -- [I know they are high quality patches, and can trust his decisions, even if I don't always agree]

And my 5 to 15 people have some other people they trust.