It has been quite silent here the last month. I was very busy and blogging had to be suspended for a while. This will change soon – there have been a lot of things going on. Here’s what is up next:

1. Election in US: a very bad decision to re-elect Bush. But it seems Bush is not the problem, but the symptom: I think the religious subtext of the Bush approval is really a challenge and it will be a problem for the next two decades.

2. HIVE University Server project: I am working with some people on a web service based Intranet framework for universities. Yes, we are re-inventing the wheel, because all the wheels I have seen so far are not round enough. It will be open source and there will be SVN access to the development. IT will also be based on Python (Twisted for the Backend and Zope for the Frontend) – and it will define a number of APIs for different modules that make up the system.

3. Online lectures: I am planning to produce online versions of a number of lectures. There are many non-technical issues with this I need to resolve before this can happen. The lectures should be linked to a Wiki space – so there is a lot of content that I need to create.

4. Departmental site redesign: We will do a redesign if our department site. It will be updated to a new corporate design and it is lacking the sophistication I’d like to see there.

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