This morning I went to Phil Windley’s CTO Breakfast
here in Utah. I guess it’s kind of a variation on a Geek Dinner
that Scoble does. I really have come to enjoy them … there is a
lot of good conversation and thinking. It seems that we just
wander in conversation about technology and it’s social implications
… going from one tangent to the next … sharing the cool stuff that
we’ve stumbled on over the last weeks,
This morning we covered a lot of ground as usual … there were a couple of good things that I took away from the conversation.
- Phil pointed out 43Things.com … a very cool site of collective visualization. It displays the top things that people are saying
they want to do with in their lives. It’ll be interesting to see
how the most popular ones change over time. It might just be a
good indicator of some fo the true aspects of human behavior.
- I brought up my interest in the Windows Peer to Peer Networking
project. I heard about this recently, in depth, at the VSLive!
conference that I attended, and I realize that Microsoft is serious
about getting this out in volume with the next version of
Windows. The Windows Peer to Peer SDK
is out there now to experiment with … and it only going get
bigger. I believe that this is going to revolutionize the way
that people share and access information … it is going to drastically
- We also talked about firewalls, and issues with installation and
configuration of operating systems. Someone commented that there
were few simple tools to allow you to manage iptables … so that an
average human could understand what they are doing. One of the
Ekstroms (Sorry … I remembered the joke about usually having more
Ekstroms there, and I forgot the first name!) suggested looking at KMyFirewall … I’m going to grab a copy and take a look!
- I also asked for suggestions on a GPL blogging application, as an
alternative to MoveableType. I really like MovableType, how I
want “free as in beer.” I think that Phill offered up WordPress,
which is the old B2. Wow … this really looks nice! I
downloaded it and am going to install in on one of my new servers.
- I also told people about my new Utah Forums web site … http://UtahForums.org I am slowly developing a place to aggregate many of the tech and entrepreneurial events going on in Utah.
I keep thinking that Phil is right … we’ve got to turn some of these into a podcast. They are a pretty fun conversation.