December 7th, 2004

mad science

Knowledge Management and the Database of Record Problem - Episode IV: A New Insight

I shall be permitted to use as many tools as I like to maintain information, but they must be linked, or they are disallowed. No data is an island. Data synchronization is the new black. Metadata is the sincerest form of flattery.

(Now, I have three problems.)


*mad scientist gleeful cackle*
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    The Crystal Method - (Can't You) Trip Like I Do


So I've put in a procmail recipe that takes any duplicate emails (ones that appear on mupliple lists or are sent to me multiple times), and stores those in a separate folder. (Braver souls just have them deleted, but I'm still new to cooking with procmail.)

Recently I found myself reading that 'duplicates' folder. It's a way to look at only those messages that someone felt were important or of general enough interest to cross-post.
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    The Palace Brothers - Idle Hands Are the Devil's Playthings