Ben Werdmuller

Ben Werdmuller

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553 weeks ago @ Self-published Books - selfpublishedbooks.inf... · 1 reply · +2 points

I think you forgot the "crack" tag.

553 weeks ago @ Ben Werdmuller - Gender differences on ... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's really gratifying to see some positive replies to all this. I wasn't aware of that ReadWriteWeb article - thanks for pointing me to it. I'm about to edit my post to link it up, because it provides some backup for my argument about gender bias in software architecture.

I'll check out your presentation; thanks for pointing me at that too :) And boo to IntenseDebate for screwing with the links. Sorry about that.

553 weeks ago @ Ben Werdmuller - Gender differences on ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks very much for the links, which show that the problem is far from limited to computer technology in the sciences. I certainly didn't mean to imply that it was just sexual discrimination - the "boys' clubs" cliques and the glass ceilings that result from them are a huge problem.

553 weeks ago @ Ben Werdmuller - Bug tracking · 0 replies · +1 points

I've nosed around Redmine a little, but I haven't played with a demo or anything (the official one appears to be permanently offline). I don't have a Rails environment that I can test with, but I assume that the Redmine site itself is running the software - with that in mind it definitely looks like an improvement, if not the user-friendly panacea I'm after.

555 weeks ago @ Ben Werdmuller - Buy from marginalized ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for stopping by :) This kind of thing has the potential to genuinely change the world. I'm really excited to see projects like yours emerging.

555 weeks ago @ Ben Werdmuller - User control on the op... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah, but I get paid to be. :P

555 weeks ago @ Ben Werdmuller - User control on the op... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Jonathan - check out the discussion with Tim above. There will be an upgrade from the classic branch to Elgg 1.x.

555 weeks ago @ Ben Werdmuller - User control on the op... · 1 reply · +1 points

I think it's a markedly different case because Elgg is open source and the data is freely exploitable. The barrier is in terms of coding and time rather than commercial.

Nonetheless, I recognise that it is a barrier. The discontinuation of a software branch does illustrate why import/export formats are important. You'll hopefully be pleased to know that there are upgrade scripts in progress.

559 weeks ago @ Ben Werdmuller - A different angle · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you! I've been loving your Texas photos, by the way. Really beautiful.

569 weeks ago @ Running in parallel - Twitter, the most effe... · 1 reply · +2 points

I think there's a lot to learn from Twitter in terms of representing the way conversation and meeting new people actually works. They didn't do it on purpose, but the discovery of new contacts is a bit like meeting people at a party or a conference floor - through conversation.