Category: Networking

Group networked backup

Use Case: Every computer on my network installs a small piece of software called “Safety-net.” Each safety-net computer backs up every other safety-net computer on the same subnet. The backup is 100% automatic. Zero user interface. Zero scheduling. Zero administration. I come in and can throw an entire laptop out the window. I buy a […]

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Anatomy of sharing

There are only so many ways that something can be shared. This is based on four things: Direction – what direction the files go when it’s shared Storage – where the file is stored once it’s shared Relationship – determines if you can send or receive Access – determines who can participate in sharing Notification […]

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A Social Network for Social Networks

There is an obscene amount of social networks and there seems to be no-end to new social networks that are being developed. This is great because it means that developers are thinking about communication as a key feature to the success of an application. The problem with social networks is that users end up spending […]

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Facebook, Myspace and Social Networks don’t Matter

I’ve joined Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn, Friendster, Orkut, Digg, Flickr, Twitter and a bunch of others. The verdict… Social network sites are pretty useless for socializing. Don’t get me wrong these sites are entertaining, voyeuristic and in many cases addicting. The primary function on most of these sites is as the name implies ‘networking.’ I get […]

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TechCrunch50 Roundup

This year I had the pleasure of heading out to San Francisco to join 1700 other tech-startups, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in an event called the TechCrunch50. The event brings together 50 companies that are launching new technologies and another 150 companies that are demoing or showing off their new products.  While I didn’t get […]

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Walk, Run & Sit with Purpose

We do a variety of activities every day and we do them for the wrong reasons. It’s perhaps not that the activities are wrong. We may feel we need to get to work, or go for a jog or even compose an email however the reason why is often wrong. The purpose of our actions […]

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