Archive for May 2008
The organisers have posted the video from the talk that I gave at the Next08 conference in Hamburg earlier this month. It doesn’t seem to be possible to link directly to the video; you’ll need to scroll down until you find “Jeremy Ruston”:
I was a bit more nervous than usual because I was standing in at short-ish notice for my boss. I added some laconicity, but the material is essentially his, as you can see in this video of JP giving the talk last December at LeWeb 3 in Paris. Osmosoft helped out with the slides, using RippleRap and TiddlyWiki to maintain my strict PowerPoint quarantine.
Happily at least one person liked it.
Me exploring better ways to distribute the special applet TiddlyWiki uses to save on Safari and Opera
“Open Standards enable companies to compete in a structured way. Open Source projects enable people or companies to collaborate in a structured way”. Nice (via psd)
Dave Aitken has done a beautiful integrated a version of the venerable Vi command-line editor with TiddlyWiki
Along with several of my Osmonaught colleagues, I will be attending OpenTech 2008 in London on Saturday July 5th 2008. It’s a very low cost event (£5 to get in!), and is focussed nicely on the hacker community. I went to the last one in 2005 and had a great time.
This time, I’m giving a talk entitled “TiddlyWiki Tales” which will be a round-up the latest TW developments, both from Osmosoft and the wider community. Later on in the day, my colleague Paul Downey is talking about “The Web as Agreement“.
We’re also holding a competition with a TiddlyWiki flavour and some interesting prizes:
The TiddlyWiki OpenTech competition gives you the chance to win a BUG (plus four modules)! The BUG base station and modules use open source software and snap together to create whatever device you want. There’s also a great second prize of a GP2X Linux powered handheld games console. A stack of O’Reilly books will be the third prize.
(See the Osmosoft site for full details).
Paul Downey’s marvellous mashup of Processing.js and TiddlyWiki makes it easy to experiment with animations and visualisations
Denise Olsen’s nicely illustrated introduction to TiddyWiki
Oooh a library for creating clones of Yahoo Pipes and Quartz Composer
A commercial reference to Scrum, delivered on TiddlyWiki. There’s a free demo with a subset of the content, too
Now that this horribly predictable pickle has come to pass, I find it hard to believe that anyone can seriously promote DRM for purchased content (as opposed to rented). Aaargh. Cross.