Today is First Monday (somehow), and so I got a pointer in the mail about the last issue of the online magazine by the same name. There’s an interesting story in there about email overload. The abstract is: The productivity of information workers is jeopardized by too much e–mail. A proposed solution to e–mail overload [...]
Archive for April, 2008
Clay Shirky has another great essay out, which I recommend you go read now. Just like Robert Sayre, I find it resonating with me, in a few ways. First, I certainly see the societal possibilities of amplifying what feels like an already existing trend. Second, the writers’ strike was for me a great personal kick [...]
I spent much of last week traveling to Germany — Berlin and Hamburg. Time for an update. I started off with a day-trip to Berlin, which could have been exciting given my complete lack of German, but I spent it instead with Axel Hecht, localization coordinator for Mozilla, which meant that the chances of my [...]
In day 3 of a Calendar meeting face-to-face, we had a few deviations from the core of the main topics (Lightning, Sunbird, Thunderbird integration), with two cool side-trips. First, Marco Zehe came to talk about the state of accessibility in Thunderbird and Calendar. The take-away message to me was that accessibility for “trunk” (Thunderbird 3, [...]
Forgot to mention that I’ll be in Berlin Friday, and Hamburg Saturday-Tuesday, for the Calendar project face-to-face, along with Dan Mosedale, Bryan Clark, Mark Banner, and a bunch of the Calendar contributors. It should be a great meeting where we iron out a lot of the roadmap for Lightning/Thunderbird collaboration and integration.
Would readers of this blog be interested in a Planet Thunderbird aggregator that included all posts explicitly about Thunderbird, not just mine or those of Thunderbird engineers, but whatever other regular bloggers on the topic made sense? Or are all those readers already reading Planet Mozilla and happy to deal with that firehose?
Thunderbird work is all about leaks these days, of various kinds: A study at CMU to test an extension that suggests people you might have forgotten to include in an email, and whether you might be leaking something to people you didn’t intend to include (via Shawn Wilsher), A related post I’ve been meaning to [...]
Mozilla project planning, for those not in the know, happens primarily through bugzilla entries, which include bugs, feature requests, work items, everything. It may not be the best way to organize things that aren’t really software defects, but it’s what we have, and somehow it works out ok. As a case in point, the way [...]
Next Sunday, just before the Open Web conference, we’re organizing a get-together of people who hack on Mozilla-related code. Details from Shane Caraveo: MozCamp Vancouver, Sunday April 13, 12pm to 5pm Location: ActiveState 1700-409 Granville Street Vancouver I am glad to announce Mozcamp, an informal gathering of developers who work on XUL applications and extensions. [...]
I spent yesterday at Think Schools, an all-day gathering of people looking for constructive ways to solve a crisis facing the local school district: given that we need to seismically retrofit the existing school stock, can we do so intelligently, not destroying the vibrant community hubs that many of these old schools have become, but [...]