amaah + toli + lotus   21

Boycott and The Gospel of Toli
On Magdalene Propositions, the Prime Meridian, voice mail passwords, Big Blue, dark Satanic Mills, dissent, hatchets and cleavers, pleasant pastures, hymns, catacombs, Lotus, loyalty, balking and a boycott. Part 3 of the Boycott Day Trinity
password  absurd  security  people  process  bureaucracy  compliance  communities  Lotus  IBM  dissent  life  adoption  rejection  balking  comprehension  tradition  modernity  strategy  boycott  technology  geology  groups  organization  terraforming  evolution  DarkMatter  SmallThings  gospel  parable  voicemail  satire  toli 
june 2006 by amaah
The France IBM Connection
An allegorical foray wherein I suggest that one of the better analogies for IBM, and particularly its Software Group, is to consider it akin to France. Sacré bleu: a touch of whimsy on Bastille Day. As they say: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
France  IBM  whimsy  technology  history  culture  Lotus  software  satire  parable  patents  BestPractices  development  movies  literature  observation  toli 
july 2005 by amaah
REST - The Web Style
Slides to a talk I gave on Friday to the Lotus Workplace Architecture Board about REST (Representational State Transfer) and the web. An argument about an outlook on technology, on complexity, layering and leverage.
technology  rest  web  design  architecture  software  lotus  ibm  glue  strategy  patterns  adoption  systems  leverage  layering  comprehension  abstractions  simplicity  complexity  humour  neologisms  buzzwords  toli 
june 2005 by amaah
On The Limitations Of Notes On The Web
The question is, why did these web interfaces (of Lotus Notes) not get widely adopted?
technology  software  web  lotus  notes  ibm  history  strategy  organizations  adoption  decisions  iNotes  K-station  websphere  portal  rest  toli 
june 2005 by amaah
Calling Things By Their Names
The identity of a community is to be found in the most unlikely of things. The things that draw people together to form a cohesive whole are not the explicit things that one thinks, it's not warlike territoriality or dedication to some mission "statement"
language  naming  communities  tribes  patterns  BestPractices  software  history  strategy  lotus  quickplace  sametime  notes  ibm  web  conflict  israel  palestine  Ghana  Dagbon  Kokonba  africa  chicken  guineafowl  anthropology  toli  sociology  social-software  socialsoftware  technology 
june 2005 by amaah
REST - The Web Style
Slides to a talk I gave on Friday to the Lotus Workplace Architecture Board about REST (Representational State Transfer) and the web style. An argument about an outlook on technology, on complexity, layering and leverage.
technology  rest  web  design  architecture  software  lotus  ibm  glue  strategy  patterns  adoption  systems  leverage  layering  comprehension  abstractions  simplicity  complexity  humour  neologisms  buzzwords  toli 
june 2005 by amaah
Strange Days
These are strange days: Air Conditioner Season, Billion Dollar Salary, ¿Se Habla Español? Room 419, Voodoo outside Bedroom, Overheard, Aburi Masks, Toy Story & Frosted Flake, Strange Fruit, Strange Books & A Strange Playlist
strange  whimsy  life  odd  music  movies  literature  business  irony  Aburi  Ghana  Cambridge  fruit  ibm  lotus  work  smallthings  ObserversAreWorried  toli 
june 2005 by amaah
PITTs: Naming An Aesthetic
A tongue-twisting tale of linguistic gymnastics On The Plain Old Distributed Computing Aesthetic, PITTs, Good Enoughers, View Sourcerers and TBDs, The Dark Matter of Technology, Polos, A Lotus Diversion, Radical Simplifiers and Anti-Monopulaters, TATs
technology  language  linguistics  systems  design  engineering  architecture  web  rest  british  history  WilliamPitt  politics  humour  neologisms  coinages  pitts  software  buzzwords  anthropology  zingers  lotus  ibm  music  soul  jazz  tennis  tv  toli 
june 2005 by amaah
Deadwood and the Web Application Leap
A spaghetti western in the technology world set in the town of Deadwood, Wild West, USA. 6 million ways to die: choose one.
whimsy  web  technology  adoption  standards  browser  software  satire  history  BestPractices  wit  parable  deadwood  story  storytelling  programming  programmability  design  patterns  movies  spaghetti  westerns  rest  microsoft  netscape  mozilla  lotus  ibm  strategy  ClintEastwood  toli 
may 2005 by amaah
On Blogging At IBM
There are already far too many emails emanating from corporate accounts with noxious disclaimers, clogging up mailing lists everywhere and causing comprehension problems. They are a public nuisance and there is no reason to add further disclaimers to the
blogging  ibm  policy  corporate  culture  lotus  law  freedom  history  communities  life  rules  risk  politics  economics  business  corporations  ghana  roots  tradition  technology  toli 
may 2005 by amaah
More Glue Layer People
Life in the glue layer is about the outside-in. Pipes and filters are your abstraction of choice, you might dream of Markov chains, the calculus of design heuristics and those old standbys, the rules of thumb, as you attempt to put order and infer structu
technology  glue  software  design  architecture  social-software  socialsoftware  people  processes  process  collaboration  lotus  ibm  gluecode  social  toli 
may 2005 by amaah
On The Significance of Social Software
the fluidity of the communities in this modern life of ours... a notion of social networks with sometimes implicit rather than explicit webs of relationships. The kind of thinking required for networks needs to be flexible in order to deal with the diffus
communities  social-software  socialsoftware  social  networks  groups  software  technology  sociology  Lotus  IBM  Groove  language  metrics  web  internet  toli 
may 2005 by amaah
Beyond the scaling problem
Ed Brill reports questions from the trenches about how one handles the scaling problem. In my 2 cents, I try to change the frame and think of what lies beyond the scaling problem
technology  scaling  performance  database  web  software  lotus  ibm  notes  domino  architecture  design  insight  toli 
april 2005 by amaah
Lights Out
So last night, right around 11:30pm, a big power surge rippled through your mid-Cambridge neighbourhood. Your first thought as the lights went out and computer sessions abruptly ended was that Acts of God, the tsunamis of this world are reminders about th
Cambridge  toli  life  writing  whimsy  Lotus  IBM  aging  electricity  development  Ghana  Africa  fun  drama  Frances  SmallThings 
april 2005 by amaah
On XForms, XPath, CSS, Brevity, Syntax And More
I'm suggesting then that the language acquisition cost and what I'm terming the cognitive impedance in the average human being of of having to type true(), and forward slashes for selectors will determine the adoption rates of XForms
technology  web  xforms  forms  xpath  css  language  design  architecture  comprehension  lotus  ibm  notes  standards  adoption  html  xml  toli  xform  syntax  programming 
april 2005 by amaah
Cultural Sensitivity in Technology
I wrote one of the sprs of which I am most proud titled something like: "Upper Volta should be Burkina Faso"
technology  history  culture  Africa  race  Ghana  web  programming  design  i18n  localization  toli  Lotus  Freelance  Yahoo  Flickr  Photoshop  Adobe  IBM  k-station 
april 2005 by amaah
A REST Intervention
A dissent in 4 parts to "activity-oriented" Web Services and a contribution to the ongoing (never-ending?) debate on REST, web services and SOAP
REST  web  design  software  programming  architecture  Lotus  IBM  WebSphere  SOAP  technology  uri  identification  addressability  url  networks  standards  toli  resource  modeling  resourcemodeling 
march 2005 by amaah
Groove Musings
ground-level musings on Groove's acquistion by Microsoft
software  Groove  Lotus  IBM  Microsoft  folklore  collaboration  social-software  socialsoftware  technology  toli 
march 2005 by amaah
People, Processes and Things
People need to communicate so get out of their way and let them collaborate and exchange. Groups, communities and organizations often embody processes, and when using software in support of them, aim for unobtrusiveness and, leverage this network architec
technology  software  design  architecture  social-software  socialsoftware  people  processes  process  sociology  collaboration  lotus  ibm  social  toli 
february 2005 by amaah
On GMail and DHTML architecture again
GMail's architecture is actually very generic for a DHTML app. Everyone with a clue should be trying to leverage the browser and that, in essence, is all they are doing.
architecture  dhtml  programming  technology  web  javascript  xml  patterns  html  UI  udell  conversation  history  observation  adoption  dom  scripting  xmlhttp  interaction  IBM  Lotus  K-station  oddpost  yahoo  google  gmail  toli  BUDS  BestPractices 
november 2004 by amaah

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