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Mindcamp update [Apr. 29th, 2006|10:12 pm]
Artur Bergman
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[Current Location |Seattle, WA, US]
[Current Mood |tiredtired]

First session I went to was a session on search engine optimisation, that was quite interesting and eye opening, enough said.

Second I went to a session on Mobile Social Networks, it was interesting with a cool demo from Microsoft people. To get around the carrier location limits they had gone wardriving around Seattle recording GPS locations and cell phone tower strengths, the same kind of stuff as crschmidt has been doing in Boston. A brief discussion about bluetooth friending resulted in people asking us to allow users to record their own bluetooth ids as part of their profiles. Conclusion of the discussion was that carriers still suck.

Then I went to a RFID talk, with a guy who had two RFIDs implanted in his body, there are quite interesting security implications with RFID today, but I totally want to start tagging/spiming my environment, as soon as I move to the new place I shall start investigating this.

Then there was a session by H B Siegel about scanning, storing, searching and shredding all the paper he has. Kind of similar to what brad has been doing. That together with the paper RFID tags could be totally awesome.

Hallway discussions have been good, met some cool people from Motorola, Bill Monk, Microsoft and Google.

Now I am watching a borg acting in front of a camera.

Soooo tired.
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[User Picture]From: keltickolor
2006-04-30 06:29 am (UTC)
I totally went and Wiki'd Mindcamp2.0, because I had no idea what it was, so I sort of expected a post in another language. But still, I have to ask,..

What the bloody hell are RFIDS?
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[User Picture]From: crschmidt
2006-04-30 11:33 am (UTC)
Radio Frequency Identification tags -- small chips which emit a very small radio signal, used for identififcation. Speedpass, for example, is FID powered, as are most of the cards that people use for opening doors where they just hold the card up to door (used mostly in server rooms, but also at some employers, like my current one.)
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[User Picture]From: keltickolor
2006-04-30 04:58 pm (UTC)
And some guy had them in his body? Was this just because or to open doors or something? It musta been hell to fly all the way to mindcamp, setting off security alarms everywhere. Then again, if my Gramma can get through with her metal hip, Can he with tons of itty bitty electronics?

Also; ow.
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[User Picture]From: crschmidt
2006-04-30 11:31 am (UTC)
Was there a mention of how much carriers suck? I've been trying to contact the marketing departments of these places to find out before Where, because I'm interested in figuring out the cost of doing something like this through the carriers. (I have a feeling it would be gigantic, but I want to make sure.)
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From: dan_erat
2006-04-30 02:43 pm (UTC)
Was the RFID guy Kevin Warwick?
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