Boats in rural Holland

December 31, 2007
Boats in rural Holland, originally uploaded by Jeroen_De_Miranda.

 


Wedding in progress…..

December 29, 2007

 

The car seems to be waiting for the wedded couple coming out of the wedding ceremony in the town hall.

What is your impression?


Facebook presentation by Mark Zuckerberg (CEO)

December 29, 2007

video_photo_01.jpg

Facebook.com is the largest Social Networking site; with some 58+ million active users.

This is a very interesting interview video with Mark Zuckerberg (CEO) at the web 2.0 Summit 2007; with good explanations of the ‘Social Graph‘ concept that is central to Facebook (and to LinkedIn, MySpace, etc).

It is one of the most important new platforms, which may well be able to compete to large platforms such as Amazon and Google.

http://developers.facebook.com/videos.php

Great video with Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) explaining the newest developments at Facebook.com.

He talks about further opening up the platform to third party developers and how to make money on his platform. He is speaking for some 800 developers at the f8 Keynote in San Francisco. Currently there are more than 10000 Facebook applications.

Read the rest of this entry »


Mashup Matrix

December 29, 2007

logo2.png

Web 2.0 is closely related to the idea of ‘Mashups‘: ‘

In technology, a mashup is a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool; an example is the use of cartographic data from Google Maps to add location information to real-estate data from Craigslist, thereby creating a new and distinct web service that was not originally provided by either source.’ (from: Wikipedia.org)

The ProgrammableWeb Mashup Matrix (beta) lets you visualize the web mashup ecosystem.

This Matrix offers a quick way to see how many Mashups are composed (i.e. from which original Web2.0 websites)

This is a list of all Mashups built around the photo site ‘www.flickr.com’.


Happy Coffee Bean !

December 29, 2007
Coffee bean …, always good to have my camera with me! Seen in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, near the harbour.

Windmill appearing over the Dike!

December 28, 2007

 


GTD – Getting Things Done!

December 27, 2007

4104n6me70l_bo2204203200_pisitb-dp-500-arrowtopright45-64_ou01_aa240_sh20_.jpg

GTD means : Getting Things Done

This is the title of a book written by David Allen. He describes effective Time management/ Priority management methods.

I have read several book on Time management in the past; but there is always room for improvement! It seems this is the most highly recommended book on this topic.

This is my own very positive experience with GTD!

From an Amazon.com review:

  • ‘The essence of the process is that you write down a note about everything when you take on a new responsibility, make a new commitment, or have a useful thought. All of this ends up in some kind of “in” box.
  • You then go through your “in” box and decide what needs to be done next for each item.
  • For simple issues, this includes identifying the action you should take first and when to take it.
  • For tougher issues, you schedule an appropriate time to work the problem in more detail.
  • You organize the results of this thinking, and review your options for what you should be doing weekly.

Then you take what you choose to do, and act. Think of this process as the following five steps:

  1. collect
  2. process
  3. organize
  4. decide
  5. act

From another summary:

After processing:

‘ Once everything is complied (the first time is is a one-to two day chore) you place it in a container:

  1. Trash
  2. Someday Maybe
  3. Actionable

If it is ACTIONABLE. Decide which the next category:

  1. Do it (if requires less than 2 minutes).
  2. Delegate it.
  3. Defer it (by calendar item or Next Action).
  4. If it takes multi actions it goes into a Projects.

Recommendations:

This is the website of the author David Allen. On this site (after registering), you can down some pretty good stuff, e.g.:

  • additional articles on GTD
  • mindmap giving an overview of GTD

This is a great video of David Allen at a Google conference explaining GTD! :

Video


Bookmark and Share