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My Sorrento Plone Sprint Report

by Christian Scholz on March 31, 2008

I am sitting at the Naples airport right now after having a great week in Sorrento, Italy at the Sorrento Sprint. There have been a lot of cool people there and lots of interesting discussions (one of these is recorded (…)

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Die guten und die schlechten Redner

by Christian Scholz on March 31, 2008

After watching a rather boring talk on TV this afternoon I wanted to post two examples of good ones, of course taken from the TED archives. The first one which everybody should have watched is by Sir Ken Robinson and (…)

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Data Portability and MrTopf

by Christian Scholz on March 31, 2008

The DataPortability Group asked for videos explaining why one wants Data Portability and there have been some great videos as a reaction. I also wanted to do one and now that the deadline is very close (12am PST today) here (…)

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My Barcamp Data Portability Presentation and how to defend critics

by Christian Scholz on March 26, 2008

At the last Barcamp in Essen 1.5 weeks ago I did a presentation on Data Portability, basically introducing the idea and how the DataPortability Project is organized. Unfortunately it did not trigger as much discussion as my presentation at the (…)

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Data Portability News: Microsoft, Scoble, Facebook and Labs

by Christian Scholz on March 26, 2008

So here is another one of my very infrequent updates on what’s happening in the Data Portability Project (of course in random order and not complete in any regard): Microsoft releases Contacts API for their Live Platform Chris Saad quotes (…)

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Sorrento Sprint 2008: Introductions (Video)

by Christian Scholz on March 26, 2008

It’s on again, the second Sorrento sprint in South Italy (rainy but nice view nevertheless) is on. 40 Plone programmers meet to bring the Plone project forward again. Here are the introductions of those who are here already; (If you (…)

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Addressbook now without Bluetooth support? (and what to do about it)

by Christian Scholz on March 26, 2008

One of the great features of the Address Book application in Mac OSX has always been the ability to connect it to your mobile phone and send SMS or do calls via Bluetooth. Now I was a bit unpleasently surprised (…)

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TopfShow #7: Die Zukunft der Musikindustrie und 5 Wege, um an Musik für seinen Podcast zu kommen.

by Christian Scholz on March 25, 2008

Episode #7 of my german podcast TopfShow is about the problems the music industry is having right now. Be assured that I will also blog about this in english as it’s an important topic. So stay tuned! [Download mp3, 60:00, (…)

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Ende von Handy-Gesprächen (the end of mobile phone calls)

by Christian Scholz on March 25, 2008

Thorsten Dirks, head of german mobile phone carrier E-Plus makes the bold (ha!) statement that in the future we won’t be using mobile networks for making phone calls but mostly use them for data transfer and will use some VoIP (…)

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TopfShow #6: Barcamp Ruhr Session: Online-Bezahlmodelle (podcast, german)

by Christian Scholz on March 24, 2008

Episode #6 of my german podcast TopfShow has another session recording from Barcamp Ruhr. We discussed what payment models might make sense for web2.0 apps and online music in general. Lots of great points have been raised and I am (…)

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