#1. My Favorites from 2006 – January through March

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.

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