Archives week 38 of 2007

Sept. 17, 2007 - Sept. 23, 2007

That's usable? (I'm not impressed...)

Building a machine on the side out of the broken laptop for my brother in law, decided to go with Kubuntu (which Soni uses on her laptop) instead of Gentoo, as he doesn't have a connection to the internet, and doesn't have any interest in learning how to administer linux boxes (also, not sure the ...

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Poor day of work (Distractions...)

Only got a few small blocks of maybe an hour in today, rest of the day was spent in little tasks that were so small I often didn't get around to recording them in the time-tracking file. Just so many simultaneous projects going on. On top of that, yesterday's all-day meeting seems to have left ...

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What project managers do we need? (Two suggestions...)

I was asked in email to elaborate on the need for project managers, so I'll write up my thoughts here...

We need people to "own" various cross-cut topics. That is, to monitor the project, advocate for needs, and remind people of those needs during meetings (those are mostly online), in the mailing lists, etc.

In ...

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Generous offer of support (How best to further the project...)

Met with representatives of a group at the U of T this afternoon (they are a group set up primarily to promote commercialization of (medical) technologies, but they have a new mandate surrounding promotion of "social good" and the "triple bottom line" (environmental, social, fiscal), and it was that group that invited me in). Peter ...

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Short presentation this evening (Must remember to ask for managers...)

Did an Ignite presentation down at the DemoCamp tonight (held at the Board of Trade offices). Ignite presentations are done as 20 slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds, with no control for the presenter. Seemed to go reasonably well, I'm not really happy with my timing or delivery, but I didn't have that much time to ...

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