Breaking the Email Addiction

Reading this made me think that my piece about the limitations of email at work is overdue. In Breaking the Email Addiction author Tony Schwartz argues that email distracts people from life (work and everything else) and must be cured as you would cure an addiction. We’re pulled to anything that provides instant gratification, even…

First thing: Love your community

I’m glad that Jorg Janke shared his experience of developing a commercial open source business with Compiere because you learn from failures as well as success. His long piece has some interesting parts, but what caught my attention most is the various experiments in the sales and revenue model. Janke says Compiere certainly did not…

Things I said on 2010-06-27

mancano le firme degli economisti del MIP. Per fortuna, direi. Dovrebbe chiamarsi 'Lettera di alcuni economisti' http://is.gd/cYcfu # adoro i ragazzacci di #nfa gli esponenti della sinistra televisiva parlano a casaccio di concorrenza e di antitrust http://is.gd/d04la # the #Funambol new Cloud API are almost ready to be announced officially. Now it's time to think…

Things I said on 2010-06-20

Vuvuzela are annoying you? Filter that buzz out with GNU/Linux http://is.gd/cOXxF # Join a community, land a great job, like Janet did for #Mozilla Foundation http://is.gd/cP721 # il sindacato difensore dell'indifendibile affossa Pomigliano per difendere gli assenteisti http://is.gd/cPIGT#nFA # Do you like the new sticker from Defective by Design? http://is.gd/cQEMy #dbd # does anybody else…

Do you like the new sticker from Defective by Design?

The campaign to free the digital world from Digital Restrictions Management just got a new sticker. The old one is on my laptop’s screen represents the famous iPod silhouettes with white wires acting as shackles. It was a simple and powerful design. The new one is a the famous 1984 Apple ad, but I’m not…

Join a community, land a great job

Joining a community not only makes you feel better but can land you a great job. Janet Swisher has been contributing to the online community FLOSS Manuals writing documentation for free/libre software. In a message to the community she wrote: I hadn’t been looking for a new job, but I was contacted by someone at…

Things I said on 2010-06-13

I did my first video call in Italy over 7 years ago. I was not impressed then and #iPhone 4 is not impressing me with it either # I giornalisti imparino a fare domande ai politici: “Ma quali premi – dice – io pagherei per vincere il Mondiale” http://is.gd/cHyb6 #nFA # Wife made me watch…

Una splendida sintesi della situazione italiana

Quanta verità in poche parole: Chi sono allora, questi di nFA? Cani sciolti. Schegge impazzite. Variabili non controllabili. Gente difficile da predire, pronta a dar botte a destra e a manca. Ecco, la nostra impressione è che è stata in buona misura questo aspetto a generare diffidenza e limitare la volontà di dibattere con noi.…

Things I said on 2010-06-06

why mobile app markets are dangerous for all users, free/open source included: the gatekeeper abuses of its power http://is.gd/cyx8i # does usage increase once your open source app gets in Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora repository? Looking for evidence: anybody has some? # Giornalisti di #WiredIt "alcuni lavorano con me da 1 anno senza stipendio" non è qualcosa di…