Monday, September 22, 2008
The basic principle are these
- Files have a number of tags
- The desktop contains a number of searches for a combination of tags
So if you had a number of files tagged "Essay about X" and then a search for the tag "Essay for X" those files shows up in the box. The files themselves are shown as either iconss or small thumbnails.
- A new file type for quick notes, originally called "Note". Basicly it's a mix of a document file and an image file with support for quick squibbles. Can be converted to either document or image once one has decided
- Zoom. Searches can contain sub-searches and the user can zoom out to get a good overview or zoom in to see further sub-sub-searches.
- Concurrency. Multiple people can work on different parts of the same desktop, giving project managers or other leaders quick and easy overview of how it's progressing.
- Color coding of both searches and files. Color coding can be read any way the user wants, one way would be to see color as how close the project or file is to deadline, shifting through green->yellow->red as deadline approaches.
- Opacity. Can be seen as how finished the document is.
- Drag'n'Drop between searches, drag a file to add it to the other. Not sure how the search should be modified though.
- Program files can be tagged by name and version by the installer to easily see which files belong to a program.
- Time related parameters to searches, give you files related to this week and similar things.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Some of the courses actually might have been interesting or even fun if I didn't have to quickly mash something together just to not get left too far behind. And I'm behind in at least two of the courses, spending the weekend studying to not get left behind in the other two as well.
Haven't really partied for about a month now and it'll probably be another month, haven't got the time to have a hangover since i have to spend the weekends studying. Once I get all my points for all four courses registered I'm going to get paleolithic on a bottle of jäger.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
“Could it be,” asked one student, “when you see an animal in the distance and can tell whether it’s a sheep or a dog?”
“No,” replied the Rabbi.
“Could it be,” another asked, “when you look at a tree in the distance and can tell whether it is a fig tree or a peach tree?”
“No,” said the Rabbi again.
“Well then, when is it?” his pupils demanded to know.
“It is when you can look at the face of any man or any woman and see that he is your brother or she is your sister. Because if you cannot do this, then no matter what time it is, it is still night.”