Things are busy at the Mack's, too. A move, a wife recovering from surgery, homeschool for the kids, two daughters getting ready for college, and Amy's world debut of her first orchestral score on Saturday. Her score will be performed by the GBC Praise Symphony Orchestra this weekend along with the West Coast Premier of Dan Goeller's presentation of The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. I'm excited about all of these.
If you are in Santa Clarita on Saturday and want to attend the concert, let me know. If you use Lotus Notes and want to learn about eProductivity and the new free Essentials version, please check out the new site. If you want to tweet about either, I'd appreciate that, too.
Anyway, there's an update. I do plan to get back to the social side of things soon.
Opening up the refrigerator to find a plate of freshly iced cookies from my daughter.
Thanks Kelly, you made daddy's day.
The last time I blogged about 3D printing was in 2004 when I visited my friend Bill Griffin invited me to have a look at The Ultimate PC Accessory, a Stratasys Fused Deposition Machining (FDM) system.
Unfortunately, I can probably list 100,000 rea$on$ why I would not be getting one any time soon.
Six years later, a 10-year-old 3D printer hacker who goes by the name DocProfSky shows us how you can build your own 3D printer for about a thousand dollars.
Before you get caught up in how cool the technology is, watch the presentation skills of this young man at the Ignite Phoenix event.
MakerBot is an affordable, open source 3D printer. It makes almost anything up to 4"x4"x6". Build your own MakerBot and it makes things for you.
I haven't built one of these yet, but it's definitely on my Someday/Maybe list.
It's been a long time since I have used my soldering iron to build circuits but I found this inspiring, technically and musically. This guy built a MIDI controller that drives teh stepper motors in 4 flopy disc drives to make music. Be sure to watch to the 2:30 mark for a special surprise.
Here's how I currently define the argument for Ethics in KM
- Knowledge Management is about sharing of knowledge, information, and experiences - an exchange of information and ideas . (We often call this learning.)
- This exchange cannot occur without effective communication.
- For communication to be truly effective, transparency must exist. Transparent communication is built on trust
- Any unethical behavior undermines trust which ultimately impairs communication which leads to the loss of sharing and the loss (or distortion) of information and knowledge .
The bottom line is that ethics is important to KM because of trust.
I'm hoping that some of you who took photos of my presentation would be willing to share these with me.
Did you attend Lotusphere 2011 in Orlando last week? Did you happen to attend my session: INV208 V=KMT: The Formula for Creating Value with Lotus Software? If so, I'd like to hear from you.
Please comment. Thanks.
Several weeks ago, my team and I set out on a mission to better understand how satisfied people are with Lotus Notes as a tool for productive work. So we did what many companies do - we set up a survey. We put together a long list of questions designed to help us better understand who our customers are, how and why they buy and what value they get from using our product. We signed up for a SurveyMonkey account and sent out invites.
A survey like that is generally not remarkable, but I think the answers to two of the questions are...
Link: User Satisfaction with Lotus Notes Mail & Tasks