February 17, 2008

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Weekly report – February 17, 2008

It’s been a good week for experiments. I gave a presentation on Web 2.0 and the enterprise to a large financial institution, and I took responsibility for the second half of a Web 2.0 workshop at a publishing company. On a personal note, I tried outsourcing some of my online research to virtualworkdesk.com, ordering gifts (and a suit!) off eBay.ca, and entering data into Geni.

Here’s what my week looked like:

  • Monday: PHP coding, rehearsed and delivered presentation on Web 2.0
  • Tuesday: Continued working on social media guide; back-to-back meetings
  • Wednesday: Worked on PHP modules
  • Thursday: Delivered workshop
  • Friday: Continued working on social media guide; presented guide to internal consulting team
  • Saturday: Marathon shopping trip for pasalubong, little gifts to give to friends and family

My goals for next week are to:

  • prepare articles and presentations for the two next talks on my horizon, which have both hit “urgent” status at the same time
  • finish the audio and video modules
  • turn the social media guide over to internal consultants
  • get an idea of the help I can expect from a virtual assistant

Oh, and it would be nice to sort out Ledger envelope budgeting again… =)

Geni – Your family tree online

Okay, I did find another social network I wanted to join online.  Geni is a family-oriented application, and you can use it to collaboratively build your family tree. I don’t know if it can handle the complexities of the Chua clan (my grandmother led a complicated life! ;) ), but it isn’t a bad way to start. The good thing about it is that it doesn’t rely on everyone opting in, because you can fill in other people’s details. And once you’ve gotten your family tree in place, you can share photos, look up birthdays, send messages, announce events, that sort of thing.

Check it out!