A Trace in the Sand
Online Architecture Journal
by Ruth Malan

I also write at:

- Resources for Architects

- Architecture Action Guide

- Trace In the Sand Blog

 

- Other Interests

- Introducing Archman

 

Trace in the Sand
Architecture Journal

Archives

2009

- January

- February
- March

- April

- May

- June

- July

2008
- January
- February
- March
- April

- May
- June
- July
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August
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September
- October
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November
- December

2007
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January

- February
- March
- April
- May
- June
- July
- August

- September
- October
- November

- December

2006
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February
- March

- April
- May
- June
- July
- August
- September

- October
- November
- December
 

Topics

 

 

 

Blogroll

Chief Architects

- Charlie Alfred

- Rob Daigneau

- Donald Ferguson

- Thomas Lee

- Brad Meyer

Chief Scientists

- Grady Booch

- Martin Fowler

Enterprise Architects

- Todd Biske

- Adrian Campbell

- Leo de Sousa

- Paul Homan

- James Hooper

- Nick Malik

- Jim Parnitzke

- Serge Thorn

- Tim Westbrock

Architects and Architecture

- Simon Brown

- Udi Dahan

- Louis Dietvorst

- Kevin Francis

- Sam Gentile

- Adrian Grigoriu

- Simon Guest

- Todd Hoff

- Alan Inglis

- Steve Jones

- Sjaak Laan

- Dave Linthicum

- Anna Liu

- Ruth Malan

- Chirag Mehta

- Gabriel Morgan

- Robert Morschel

- Dan Pritchett

- Chris Potts

- Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz

- Shaji Sethu

- Leo Shuster

- Collin Smith

- Brian Sondergaard

- Michael Stahl

- Daniel Stroe

- Jack van Hoof

- Steve Vinoski

- Mike Walker

- Rodney Willis

Architect Professional Organizations

- CAEAP

- IASA

Agile and Lean

- Scott Ambler

- Elizabeth Keogh

Software Reuse

- Vijay Narayanan

Other Software Thought Leaders

- Jeff Atwood

- Scott Berkun

- Alistair Cockburn

- CapGeminini's CTOblog

- Joel Spolosky

CTOs and CIOs

- Rebecca Parsons

- Werner Vogels (Amazon)

CEOs (Tech)

- Jonathan Schwartz (Sun)

CEOs (Web 2.0)

- Don MacAskill (SmugMug)

Innovate/Tech Watch

- Barry Briggs

- BoingBoing

- Gizmodo

- Dion Hinchcliffe

- Oren Hurvitz

- Diego Rodriguez
- smoothspan

- The Tech Chronicles

- Wired's monkey_bites

 

Social Networking/Web 2.0+ Watch

- bokardo.com

 

Leadership Skills

- Presentation Zen

 

Strategy, BI and Competitive Intelligence

- Freakonomics blog

- Tom Hawes

- Malcom Ryder

 

Um... and these
- Nick Carr

- Tom Peters

 

Green Thinking

- Sylvia Earle, TED

- CNN Money Business of Green videos

- Matter Network








 

 

 

Online Collaboration Tools

I'm gathering a list of free tools, and commercial tools with free scaled down versions for low volume use, to support distributed, online collaboration.

Online Meetings

  • Adobe ConnectNow: Create free meetings online to have video calls, whiteboard and share files

Free conversations

  • VoIP Communicator: VoIP software lets you have free online conversations between PCs
  • FlashPhone: Make free calls worldwide to any phone for up to three minutes

Chat

  • Chattereous: Create groups and invite people
  • Six Groups: Get a code and chat with your website's visitors
  • MeGlobe: Invite foreign-language people in your chat-room, and chat with them in your own language

File sharing

  • PalShare: Upload and share any file up to 250MB with your friends
  • File Qube: File sharing service lets you 2GB create folders with files up to 500MB each
  • Drop.io: Upload and share any type of file  up to 100MB through a personalized URL and optional password
  • Box Lite: free file sharing up to 1GB storage, 5 collaboration folders, with OpenBox services and mobile access
  • Adobe Buzzword: Online word processor lets you create, edit, and share text documents online

Screen sharing

  • SkyFex: Screen sharing and remote control
  • Conferencing Now: GoToMeeting-like features allows you to share your screen

Brainstorming

  • BrainReactions: Online brainstorming rooms: your space to generate and manage ideas

Create group/community and share

  • Zloop: Create online communities to communicate, organize and share files with your team
  • Qlubb: Create groups and invite people to share calendars, pictures and messages in real-time

IM

  • Simkl: Save all of your IM conversations online
  • Gabtastik: Multi-protocol instant messenger for Mac OS X platforms

Collaborative whiteboard tools

Collections:

 

Feedback: If you want to rave about my journal, I can be reached using the obvious traceinthesand.com handle. If you want to rant, its ruth@traceinthesand.ru.cz. Just kidding, I welcome input, discussion and feedback on any of the topics in this Trace in The Sand Journal, my blog, and the Resources for Architects website, or, for that matter, anything relevant to architects, architecting and architecture! I commit to using what you teach me, to convey it as best I can, help your lessons reach as far as I can spread them. I try to do this ethically, giving you credit whenever I can, but protecting confidentiality as a first priority.  
 

Topics from the current month are listed down the sidebar (after the archives and before the blogroll). For those who decry my lack of permalinks because you are desperate to share a quote on your blog or to point colleagues to a particular sectionójust copy the shortcut from the topic link in the sidebar. It's clunky, but it works. I did say the necessary condition was "desperate."

 collaboration, iteration, and throwing some away
 

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Last Modified: October 20, 2011