trying out cozycloud

I’ve been demoing a new beta service called cozycloud as a personal data store. Seems like a pretty cool service so far, though I’d have to admit I’ve only scratched the surface. The code is open source and hosted here on github (not that I can actually do any coding myself!): mycozycloud/cozy-home.

ProjectVRM | Berkman Center

For those of you that might be interested in discoverying some interesting efforts in leveling the playing field for customers, check out ProjectVRM | Berkman Center  

productivity

So, one of the things I’m coping with is the constant urge to be everywhere at once. I don’t mean this in the physical sense, but mostly in the mental aspect. Like many, many people, I stand (or sit) at a desk where I interact with a couple of glowing screens. (I suppose you could ...

iSchool Employer Connections Fair sponsor: BlueKai featuring Alumnus Robert Bale « UW iSchool Office of Student Services Blog

by Isaac Pattis     Name of Company: BlueKai Location: Bellevue, WA Name of Employee: Robert Bale Title: Taxonomist Position description: At BlueKai, the classification team constructs and maintains proprietary taxonomies that are focused on identifying consumer intent in advertising. Our team also works to construct custom taxonomies with clients that are implementing our data ...

[tak-son-uh-mee] | CloudBlue

What is a “taxonomy”? And why is exceptional data classification essential to a smart marketing strategy?   By Robert Bale | Classifier, BlueKai What is a taxonomy? If you’re like me, every now and then you come across a term that sounds more elaborate than it really is. I think the word “taxonomy” is one ...

Try this: Announcing ObscuraCam v1 – Enhance Your Visual Privacy! | The Guardian Project

We’re very happy to announce the beta release of ObscuraCam for Android. This is the first release from the SecureSmartCam project, a partnership with WITNESS, a leading human rights video advocacy and training organization. This is the result of an open-source development cycle, comprised of multiple sprints (and branches), that took place over the last five months. ...

Snippet: BBC News – Can libraries survive in a digital world?

But if all e-books were available to everyone at any time, why would anyone need to buy a book ever again? And why would anyone need to visit a library if it could be downloaded off-site? “It’s important to remember that libraries are not simply bookstores where the price-tag always reads zero,” says Nora Daly, ...

Link: The Locker Project: Why Leave Data Tracking to Others? Do It Yourself: Tech News and Analysis «

With companies looking to follow your data trail online, why not take possession of that information and find innovative uses for it yourself? That’s the question Jeremie Miller — the developer known for building the open-source protocol that powers many Instant Messaging programs — is trying to answer. Miller is building The Locker Project, an open-source ...

Interesting snippet for information folks: Self-Service BI, SaaS, Analytics Will Dominate in 2011

Print Article Close Window From: www.cio.com Self-Service BI, SaaS, Analytics Will Dominate in 2011 – Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld January 03, 2011  Enterprises will increasingly look for opportunities to tap self-service business intelligence systems and SaaS-based BI offerings in 2011, analysts say. Other items that are also likely to be high on the enterprise agenda include ...

Note: Ex-Googler Helps Users Disconnect From the Social Web

Kennish released Facebook Disconnect in October and the extension quickly gained popularity, hitting the top 10 list of Google Chrome extensions. He told us that he quit his job at Google three weeks later so that he could “develop tools that make it trivial for the average user to understand and control the data they ...