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Adding Public to a Wave

At MinneBar, at least two people were trying to set up collaborative waves on Google Wave, but didn't know how to add Public so anyone could access them. As the UI for doing so is quite poor and text instructions ended up with me being added and then adding Public myself, I thought I'd throw up a couple screen shots.

First step is to choose the + to add a contact, and type The system will report "User does not have a Google Wave account."

Entering as a contact
on Google Wave

Public on a Google Wave contact listIgnore the lack of active buttons, and just press Enter on your keyboard (while the text cursor is still in the Address box). Public should now appear on your Contacts list and can be added to waves as desired. Note that it is only retained in your Contacts list until the current wave window is closed, so this procedure unfortunately needs to be repeated for each session in which you want to make a wave public.

A wave can be shared by just copying the URL as you view it, and sharing it with anyone who has access, which in the case of a public wave is currently anyone with a Google Wave account.


MinneBar 2008: State of the State: Technology in Minnesota

At MinneBar on May 10, a major event was a panel titled State of the State: Technology in Minnesota. The panel included Douglas Olson, Jamie Thinglestad, Michael Gorman, Robert Stephens, Dan Grigsby, and Matthew Dornquast. This is a recording of that session.

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MinneBar 2008: Screw You LAMP. Plus Virtualization

At MinneBar on May 10, Dan Grigsby presented a session titled Screw You LAMP. Plus Virtualization. This is a recording of that session.

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MinneBar 2008: Farmsourcing Rails

At MinneBar on May 10, Matt Bauer of Mosquito Mole Multiworks presented a session titled Farmsourcing Rails: or How I Stopped Worrying and Love the Enterprise. This is a recording of that session.

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MinneBar this Saturday

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Somehow I've managed to not tell some people about this, so I'm going to attempt to cover my bases by posting it here. MinneBar 2008 is this Saturday at Coffman Union at UMN. For those who have never heard about it, it's an "unconference" where attendees present on their interests rather than pushing a corporate agenda. For more info, see the MinneBar site and the BarCamp site.

Surprisingly it came up today in conversation with a complete stranger, and we had a nice discussion about some of the philosophies behind it. Getting a bunch of tech people together, not caring about all the typical corporate limitations, but instead just sharing knowledge and talking tech. It seems every discussion just makes me look forward to it more. If you're at all interested and are not already committed to something else this Saturday, you should sign up and join us!

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