Happy New Year to everyone!
I thought I might get this done by yesterday, but I want to note a few of my blog entries from 2006 that were either my favorites or special to me in some way. So before we get too far into 2007, here’s a look back at a few things from the the year gone past. I’ll do this by quarter to keep the entry length down to something manageable.
- “Some Open Wishes for 2006”
Friday, January 13th, 2006
This entry showed me how effective directly publishing this sort of general content in a blog could be. I had done wish lists before, but they had always been published in the trade journals. For 2006, I just wrote it, published it, and got on with my life.
- “Getting Organized, Part 3”
Saturday, January 21st, 2006
This is the first entry that talks much about a household project. I was to expand greatly upon this type of discussion later in 2006 when I built a porch outside the back door.
- “Open Standards vs. Open Source, Part 1: Standards”
Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
I thought this would be a longish one part entry on the relationship between standards, open source, and SOA but it turned into a four section serialized blog entry. It took several months longer than I thought to finish, and I still still harbor thoughts of making these part of a book.
- “Dressing for breakfast”
Saturday, February 11th, 2006
I still laugh at my naivety regarding why people were up so early in Oslo.
- “Three words for openness: Transparency, Community, and Certainty”
Sunday, February 26th, 2006
Three good words for 2006, and their importance continues into 2007.
- “Foregoing open standards might be a career limiting activity”
Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
I love this chart, if I do say so myself. I use it in almost every presentation I give.
- “Media on the new ODF Alliance”
Friday, March 3rd, 2006
I would love to say that we knew how big and how fast the ODF Alliance would grow, but we didn’t, although we were certainly pleased by the results.
- “A dozen recommendations for corporate bloggers”
Monday, March 27th, 2006
I remember starting to feel confident enough in what I was doing to be willing to stick my neck out and make some recommendations for other bloggers in the corporate world. I also remember feeling that since anything I said could be completely ignored by others, there was really no risk in doing this.
- “How to dress openly”
Thursday, March 30th, 2006
I thought my posting a photo of myself when I was in high school would start a little movement of other IBM bloggers to do the same, just for fun. Nada. Chickens.
All entries in this series
- January through March. Monthly archives: January, February, March
- April through June. Monthly archives: April, May, June
- July through September. Monthly archives: July, August, September
- October through December. Monthly archives: October, November, December