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Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-11-15

  • In an all day team face to face meeting with the ISN team. @billpearson just showed a really cool video. #
  • We’re doing an unusual (for Intel) but very cool exercise: everyone was to buy (or borrow) a book, then tell us why they chose that book. :) #
  • OH: “We shouldn’t be colliding with another galaxy. That’s just sloppy management. Who’s looking into this?” #
  • OH: “Pompei was destroyed by a volcano. That could NEVER happen here.” :-) #
  • Today is the 3rd birthday of Intelpedia, the Intel-wide internal wiki I created. Celebrations taking place worldwide at Intel sites. :-) #
  • Intelpedia has several “children”, wikis at other companies that I’ve helped people set up. It’s contagious! :-) #
  • I never kept track of what companies I’ve helped with wiki stuff. Am thinking it would be nice to keep track, see how they’re progressing. #
  • @linuxaid is ALREADY posting the videos from Ignite Portland 4 last night. Will do a post on our site soon (I’m in an all day meeting). in reply to linuxaid #
  • @janetleejohnson The wiki platform I recommend and teach is MediaWiki, but it’s not always the best choice. in reply to janetleejohnson #
  • @davekresta The problem of easy wiki for newbies to edit is age old. Can try a WYSIWYG plugin but I say teach people through the curve. in reply to davekresta #
  • @krystlechung In general, I advocate teaching people to be smarter and more capable over dumbing the tools down to lowest common denominator in reply to krystlechung #
  • @jackbaty Ah. “Making it simple” versus “dumbing it down” is a subjective slippery slope. It depends. :-) I’m all for making things simple. in reply to jackbaty #
  • @davekresta It’s a fine line. You want to make it as easy as you can to edit, but they also have to climb the learning curve. in reply to davekresta #
  • It was SO cool to have @rachelbancroft with me at Ignite Portland last night. I loved introducing her to my tweeps. :-) She’s so wonderful! #
  • @matt_mcc Anyone at Intel can edit/contribute to Intelpedia. The info is limited to stuff that it’s OK for the whole company to see. in reply to matt_mcc #
  • Postulate: Building community sells more of your company’s product that traditional marketing efforts. Discuss. Data points or anecdotes? #
  • @krystlechung Interfaces (e.g. blog engines) can make things easy for people, but they will benefit from knowledge of the markup code. in reply to krystlechung #
  • @krystlechung Right. I would never tell someone “You’ll never have to learn ANY HTML. You can always just use the WYSIWYG interface.” :-) in reply to krystlechung #
  • Hmm. Turns out that thinking up ideas that really “push the envelope” is really hard. #
  • @wajiii At the least, people should tag their photos igniteportland or ip4, so they can be found. This is the first I’ve heard of a pool. in reply to wajiii #
  • @wajiii I know. :-) I was just pointing out the “official” photo tagging/sharing tips we’ve been telling people. in reply to wajiii #
  • RT @igniteportland The open thread for IP4 feedback is up. Go and tell us how we can improve Ignite Portland! http://tinyurl.com/6386o4 #
  • RT @ahockley Ignite Portland 4 photoset: http://twurl.cc/7jx #ip4 #
  • @Jmartens Lots of people have asked for a more technical slant to the Ignite talks. Go leave a comment here: http://tinyurl.com/6386o4 in reply to Jmartens #
  • @Jmartens That said, we have to go off of the idea submissions we get for Ignite, so if more people submitted more techy ideas… :-) in reply to Jmartens #
  • @ahockley Stellar photography, friend. Thanks for being there, and all the hard work to make those great photos! :-) in reply to ahockley #
  • @rachelbancroft Pics or it didn’t happen. 😉 in reply to rachelbancroft #
  • I LOVE this photo that @ahockley took of me on stage at Ignite Portland 4 last night: http://tinyurl.com/5k7era #
  • @sumwan I’ve been checking the App store for the Google spoken search app all day long. Will definitely share when I get my hands on it. :-) in reply to sumwan #
  • @sumwan Did you know you can search Google by voice already from ANY phone? http://google.com/goog411/ An app could make it even better, tho in reply to sumwan #
  • So where IS that dang Google voice search iPhone app they keep talking about? Friday’s almost over! #
  • It seems that I’m going to be on the @strangelovelive show tonight, recapping #IP4 with @camikaos and @drnormal. Come join us! #
  • @aweiss LOL I’d even jump through that hoop, I want the Google app so bad. :-) in reply to aweiss #
  • Hey, Portland – get out and see the moon. Full, low on the horizon to the NE. Very cool looking. #
  • I’m going to be on @strangelovelive in about 20 minutes, with @camikaos and @drnormal. Via Skype, sadly, due to by suburban habitat. #
  • @ahockley It was more of a timing issue than anything, had to get the kids home from the sitter after date night with @rachelbancroft. :-) in reply to ahockley #
  • Going, uh, live on @strangelovelive in just a couple of minutes. http://tinyurl.com/5l2e5h #
  • @strangelovelive Was much fun. Thanks for having me! I’ll stick around for after hours. Not sure what to expect. :-) in reply to strangelovelive #
  • @camikaos and @drnormal are staging a shoe/Crocs intervention for me on @strangelovelive. :-) in reply to camikaos #
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