It’s a simple list, this one. I’ve read the first two (both of which were excellent), and urgently need to read the other three!
- Here Comes Everybody – Clay Shirky
- Dreaming in Code – Scott Rosenberg
- Tribes – Seth Godin
- Grown Up Digital – Don Tapscott
- Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
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One of my most popular video reviews was the overview of the original Matter Box that I did back in February. The second box finally (!) arrived at the beginning of December, and I’ve made another short video taking a look at the contents. It is embedded below, or you can watch it on my Viddler or YouTube channels.
The advice in today’s blog entry is that there are three things you should do.
Watch this short video:
If you liked that, listen to this podcast.
And if you liked that, go buy the book.
Seriously. Don Tapscott really gets this stuff, and I love these interviews.
For a while now I’ve wanted to be able to check my CurrentCost meter‘s graphs on my iPhone.
Up until now I’ve been hooked up to the “Hursley mothership” and been publishing my data to a central dashboard. Unfortunately, although that draws some pretty graphs, it runs in Java and therefore isn’t supported in Mobile Safari on the phone.
This is still a work in progress, but with a combination of Ubuntu running on a Viglen MPC-L, rrdtool for gathering and graphing the stats, and the iWebKit framework for creating the user interface, I now have a simple iPhone-optimised web application which lets me view the graphs. All that’s happening here is that the data from the serial port is being dropped into rrdtool and graphs generated; and then Apache / PHP is serving up an optimised dashboard for looking at the graphs.
I just mentioned about three different topics I really should blog about in more detail (MPC-L, rrdtool, and iWebKit) but that will all have to wait.