Serendipitied over this while reading EEK’s blog on Networked Tools and the Email Bottleneck.
Since 2000 or so, I regularly use a Hoshin sheet to jumpstart new projects or business.
Hoshin Kanri has its roots in the 1950s when lectures by Dr. Deming and Dr. Juran in Japan taught the Deming Wheel (PDCA Cycle) and the need to focus on management processes for continuous improvement, including both Breakthrough Management and Daily Management.
Hoshin Kanri is an organising framework for strategic management. It is concerned with four primary tasks:
More and more companies recognized its value over the 30 years of refinement. Today, The Toyota Way resonates very well with the practices of Agile Software Development. Joined with holacratic principles, government and practices it grows into a very effective leadership instrument.
Read more on Hoshin Kanri on AardRock’s Wiki.
Gave Erik Venema a call this morning. Still troubles with version incompatibility between PHP, Plesk, and Virtuozzo. Must be fixed to be safe and secure for real VPS.
Again, patience is golden.
Word from Erik Venema from DutchNet:
Well, wish you succes in doing so Erik! Keep me posted please. I’ve been “off-line” for too long now.
Still no fully configured VPS to host my sites on DutchNet. Let’s create a Trouble Ticket to find out about the status…
The complete and total loss of your web host provider (WebHostPlus in my case) does have its advantages: it gives you a clean slate, a void, from where you can start over.
So I did:
All this and more took me the larger part of this week.
That’s a quicky. Found DutchNet to be a friendly, professional and affordable local provider. They’re in Bilthoven, just around the corner of Utrecht, speak Dutch and Linux. Purchased their Reseller 15 product and was up & running again in a jiffy.
Ah, well, email worked and I had some basic pages on my websites. Still waiting for DutchNet to come up with a full-blown Virtuozzo VPS with ssh and root access so I have complete freedom to restore my wiki and blog databases.
Erik Venema from DutchNet expects full VPS to be operational by the end of this week (Friday, May 18). I wish him well.
Seen it comin’ WebHostPlus is finally dead as a doornail. First, they didn’t answer trouble tickets. Next, their website vanished from the web. And now mine as well.
Appears that there’s even a website dedicated to the WebHostPlus lawsuit!
Time to quickly find another, more local, provider and move.
Eindelijk! Klein Duimpje voor je foto’s en de plek waar je ze genomen hebt. Google Maps + foto + GPS = reisverslag.
Interesting new way of distributed collaboration…
TextBender is a system of collaborative writing based on recombinant text,
textbender has these characteristics:
Textbender is currently aimed at creative writing, particularly at short verse. A demonstration is being prepared.
Recombinant text is a medium of collaborative design and composition, with a basis in biological theory. In computer science, it belongs to the subfield of human-based genetic algorithms. In biological terms, it is analogous to population genetic engineering; but with populations that consist of texts.
The texts are Web documents. Intercommunication is by Web protocols, and the result is the collaborative production of Web content. Recombinant text is therefore comparable to a Wiki. But it differs in its distributed architecture and peer-to-peer communication pattern (populations), formalized data units (genes), and semantic labels (loci). These place it in the arena of Web 3.0.
Several design approaches to recombinant text have been investigated to date. The ultimate approach (below top) would rely on a mechanism of gene complexing to transfer variations of plot, character, and other patterns from text to text. This approach would have a range of groupware applications in general design, as well as literary and musical composition. It would also be difficult to realize, and remains a vision for the future.
Digitale LEGO® moeiteloos doorlopend actueel zonder handmatig onderhoud via mashups”’.
Ning.com, OpenKapow.com en Yahoo Pipes vereenvoudigen verder de groei van mashups. Koppel dit aan open source tools zoals MediaWiki (wiki) en WordPress (blog) en je krijgt een uitermate rijke voedingsbodem.
Ideaal voor inititatieven zoals NNN.