On DEVONthink

And now, a word about DEVONthink. They describe it as a "smart information assistant", although you could think of it as a sort of MyResearchBits.

More lifebits: recording everything makes other people uncomfortable

Here's another attempt at attempt at a MyLifeBits project. He only does it for a week, but he includes his daily conversations as well. He doesn't seem to offer many new insights into the issues surrounding capturing every possible ounce of digital data.

PIM Pays Off Big Time - $27 Million

Wall Street Journal, 4 November 2009

"In Tax Case, 4 Days Save Robertson $27 Million"

This article might not be available to you if you aren't a subscriber (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125729222815826639.html#mod=todays_us_mo...) so I'll summarize it.

Who is Potus?

202 in the Whitehouse:  a selection from Obama's recent email communications from guardian.co.uk on 10/26:

Quoted Text --------------------------------------------

To: VPOTUS <joe.biden@whitehouse.gov>

Re: Fwd: "Jonas Bros music never been used in torture, except maybe here in the White House" Hilarious stuff!!!

Yeah, I've read it Joe. I'm the one who sent it to you. You see the thing at the top where it says "Fr: POTUS"? That means me. Barack

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What's Your Worst "Trashing" Story?

In the spirit of David Kirsch's take on trashing strategies: What's your most painful trashing experience? Put another way, what information did you knowingly toss, then realize much later that you really, really wanted it back? I'll get it started with a couple of slightly embarrassing stories ...

"Spaces" Desktop Organization in OS X and Ubuntu

The subject of task-specific workspaces came up today in class - both OS X (since Leopard) and Ubuntu Linux have a relevant feature that allows you to have multiple desktops with different applications open (unlike in the reading, the icons on the desktop stay the same in OS X).

This blog post provides a quick overview of the concept of virtual desktops, their history, and a thoroguh look at how OS X handles the problem (OS X specific info is on page 3).

My PIM solution

I dump every important electronic document I want to store into this open source app.  It indexes them and makes them available wherever I am.


MyLifebits - Memento

This movie is about a man who is searching for his wife's killer -- only he can't remember what has just happened.

It takes on a different context given our discussion of PIM and MyLifeBits


Personal contacts restored to Sidekick users



In the spirit of today's lecture topic.

Last week, a T-mobile spokesperson said:

"personal information stored on your devices – such as contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists or photos – that is no longer on your Sidekick almost certainly been has lost as a result of a server failure at Microsoft/Danger." Nonetheless, "our teams continue to work around-the-clock in hopes of discovering some way to recover this information."


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