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Why is Scheduling Still So Damn Hard?

Stephen recently wrote What I would love is to be able to offer - selectively or publicly - visibility into my calendar, with ACL based write access that’s easy enough for anyone to use. The sheer amount of time this would save come conference time, when 10’s or 100’s of people are asking for time with us, would be worth its weight in gold. It would allow us to push the burden of scheduling onto those who request our time.

Plazes: Simple Solution to a really difficult problem

Simple Solution to a really difficult problem Checkout : http://beta.plazes.com/home/ Plazes is a grassroots approach to location-aware interaction, using the local network you are connected to as a location reference. Plazes allows you to share your location with the people you know and to discover people and plazes around you. Plaze = Location + Context: A Plaze is a physical location with a local network - private or public, wired or unwired.

Amazon files for Web services patent

This is a crucial patent to their approach in creating a marketplace for web services. Also, tied in with their A9 efforts, one can now not only search for the third party WebServices but also bind dynamically and pay to consume and disconnect. Amazon.com has received a public airing of its patent application for an online marketplace where consumers search and pay for Web services. The patent application, filed last year and published Thursday by the U.

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet

Douglas Adams, from the Hitchhikers fame, wrote this in 1999. Still so relevant. I had a chance to listen to him in the closing keynote at JavaOne in 1999. He is such a good speaker, makes you sit back and think of perspectives, not just on technology. I recommend reading the whole article. Here are some excerpts - I suppose earlier generations had to sit through all this huffing and puffing with the invention of television, the phone, cinema, radio, the car, the bicycle, printing, the wheel and so on, but you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this:

Rich Internet Application Framework from Backbase

Rich apps changing the internet

I just ran across Backbase a well-designed thin script-based U/I development framework. It uses an XML-based User Interface language and leverages XHTML, CSS, and DOM. It requires no install /plugin/java/Flash yet is very powerful. It also seems to work fine in IE and Firefox. They use AJAX patterns heavily and leverage the browser XML namespace support. Some demos included - Shoping - New way to shop Portal - A new way to do responsive Portlets based U/I Google : Totally new way to experience search using Google API and using drag & drop to bookmark Backbase has introduced BXML, a declarative GUI language.