MeetBot makes for better meetings.

One of the aspects of Fedora is holding public meetings on IRC. We use Meetbot (courtesy of Debian, thanks!) to help administer meetings. Common commands allow Meetbot to do all the hard work of recording proceedings. The automatic minutes make it possible for people who couldn’t attend to follow what …

Vain hope, no. 36.

OK, I could be wrong about this, because I’m not an encyclopedia of knowledge about groupware. But to the best of my knowledge, throughout 20+ years of group calendaring software I’ve only been allowed to choose to accept a meeting, mark it tentative, or decline. To the best of my …

Truer words, no. 54.

Good article by my buddy John Poelstra with which I vehemently agree. I’ve been doing something similar with email for a couple years now using offlineimap, synchronizing a few times a day rather than keeping an app open all day or making myself the slave of instant notifications about new …

Jiffy Pop meeting minutes.

For some reason this week I feel like blogging about some of my time-saving tools. I’m certainly not a superstar when it comes to eliminating wasted time. But when I was FPL I had to figure out ways to be more effective so I could spend more time on the …

They love a good bandwagon.

It looks like my honorable associate Joe Brockmeier has also discovered the beauty of the offlineimap utility, which is one of my favorite productivity tools as well. If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of using offlineimap in cahoots with the …