Bringing metadata back into RSS with subject taxonomies. I hope to be able to spend time experimenting with XML again after a few projects I'm working on settle down. First on my plate will be to read more about how to bring subject-headings/topics into RSS. Specifically, I think XTM for Topic Maps, the RSS taxonomy… Continue reading Bringing metadata back into RSS with subject taxonomies
Hey, thanks. I keep getting success stories from companies that are using UserLand's Manila (usually with some light consulting time) to implement projects. They opted for Manila instead of expensive solutions from Vignette, Interwoven, and Microsoft due to price and performance factors. Reports are that their sites have handled millions of visits without a glitch, took a small fraction of the time estimated to build them, and… Continue reading Manila
A small change in the way we work could shave 45 minutes off of the average workday. That small change is to use a news aggregator to get news instead of gathering it by hand. Applied across a 200 person company, that 45 minutes of savings could be worth $1,650,000 a year. The wild part… Continue reading $8,000
Cross-references For Blog Posts!. Wow – check out Matt Mower's blog Curiouser and Curiouser. He's hacked Radio to add a keywords field for posts. On his blog, the keywords appear at the end of each item and they link to related posts in an outline format that uses Marc Barrot's activeRenderer tool! I L-O-V-E this!… Continue reading Cross-references For Blog Posts!
Lay Leader Vows Justice Calling the Catholic Church's handling of clergy sex abuse ''intolerable,'' Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, a tough-talking former prosecutor recently appointed to head a national board that will help oversee child-protection plans in dioceses nationwide, held out the possibility that top church officials could face criminal charges for their involvement in the… Continue reading Lay Leader Vows Justice
'Reinventing the Bazaar': Designing Markets. John McMillan, an economist, has high praise for both free markets and government regulations. By Barry Gewen. [New York Times: Books]
'Tuxedo Park': Basement Science Project. Jennet Conant's book explains how a wealthy inventor financed research that aided the Allied effort. By Alex Beam. [New York Times: Books]
How to build an RSS digital dashboard using Manila and Radio (a low tech approach). The concept is simple. In addition to getting new posts from news sites and other weblogs, RSS feeds can contain data from corporate systems. Sales data, financial data, supply data, data from partner systems, etc. Using this method, employees could get… Continue reading How to build an RSS digital dashboard using Manila and Radio (a low tech approach). The concept is simple. In addition to getting new posts from news sites and other weblogs, RSS feeds can contain data from corporate systems. Sales data, financial data, supply data, data from partner systems, etc. Using this method, employees could get up to the minute data from multiple applications on a single webpage — a personal digital dashboard.
So, for example, I could be a sales manager at a Fortune 500 company. I want to track information available to me from multiple corporate applications, and I don't want to run the client software for each app on my desktop. I only want the data. So, in order to offer employees better access to data, the IT department is convinced to spend a couple of days to create granular RSS feeds for the main corporate apps (CRM, ERP, financial, etc.). Here is what the feed could look like:
Sale: Customer name: Proctor and Gamble, Date: June 12, 2002, Amount: $2.3 m, Made by: Tom Durst, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
KnowledgeFarm. Bottoms up knowledge management. K-Logs…. >>>Knowledge management has been, up to now, largely a top-down enterprise. Driven by a concern that corporate knowledge repositories would quickly fill up with inaccurate, useless junk without rigid quality review, organizations have created small priesthoods of knowledge administrators responsible for virtually all authoring. Unfortunately, the result often has… Continue reading KnowledgeFarm