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2004-07-14 18:38:56.810845+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Had a chat last night with Jared from regardé, and it was especially interesting from a "how has this plan evolved" standpoint. I don't want to give away business secrets, but from when I turned down doing development work with them a few months ago to now they've made some dramatic shifts in very interesting directions, and it's got me further thinking about projects and businesses and what I want to be doing.

So I sent my résumé off to two people this morning, and some personal issues have thrown off my planned work schedule for these two days here, but I'm thinking more and more that the world needs a personal knowledge management system along the lines of what I've been exploring with my snippet manager[Wiki] coupled with some of my photo album ideas, and it's becoming important to me to spend some good hours fleshing out the browsing in what I've got working, but more importantly documenting my ideas about how security and peer-to-peer sharing should work.

Sorry the posting's been so thin, but being unemployed is hard work, hopefully in a few days I'll have a chance to slack a bit and catch up with life.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-07-14 19:34:00.435979+00 by: meuon

So you are unemployed NOW? Wow, not much notice. Regarde's main home page seems to make me think you could play Bingo at meetings, I hope I'm wrong.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-07-14 19:45:37.104117+00 by: aiworks

The peer-to-peer and security comment made me wonder... are you thinking something like Groove (http://www.groove.net)?

It could fall into the category of personal knowledge management. And, since Ray Ozzie is involved, it is doomed to failure.

-Mark, Certified Lotus Professional

#Comment Re: made: 2004-07-14 22:37:34.028113+00 by: TheSHAD0W

You know, if you want to talk P2P, I'm always willing to chat... (http://bittornado.com)

-John, Certifiable

#Comment Re: made: 2004-07-14 22:50:51.954759+00 by: Dan Lyke

Meuon, meeting was called for 9:30, got together a little late, I left the office at 1:30 with a box of the pictures off my wall and assorted booty (which I'd traded a $25 FedEx bill for), a stub for the direct deposity of my outstanding pay, a check for my vacation days, and a check for 5 weeks pay (with appropriate withholdings) in return for me signing a paper that says I won't slander the company or sue for age discrimination.

And, yes, Regardé's website is a prime example of buzzword bingo, and that lack of specifics was what made me turn 'em down a few months ago. I still don't regret that decision, but now they have some specific applications which actually have some marketing partners and chances to share costs with non-consumers. It's cool to see that evolution happening.

Mark, Groove might be that direction, but there are actually several protocols which handle the computer-to-computer connection and I think that's so easy it can get punted 'til later. It's the organization that matters, and I think it's about the organization of personal data rather than business files which has the real opening in the market.

Shadow, I need a week of playing with ideas and writing code and app notes, but maybe at the end of that we can see if there's synergy.