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December 7, 2019

RMD review, Dec 2nd-6th, 2019

Filed under: Robinson Dorion — Robinson Dorion @ 7:59 a.m.

To recount the flow of events and how I changed :

With TMSR OS my highest priority this week, focus at the start of the week was aimed at responding to comments in the log and on the Implementing TMSR OS article.

Through conversation, re-reading and thinking, my role as the coherent entry point of the project was clarified. I yet have weight of responsibility to load on my shoulders to carry to manifest this role, but the primarily clarification is the starting point. I've started drafting outlines of articles to express and clarify what this mean in terms of concrete actions and deliverables, which I'll begin to publish next week.

A medium to long term strategy and potential profit center for the project was surfaced.

dorion_road: It occurred to me this morning, this tmsr-os project could be utilized medium to long term in both lifetime support consultancy and the hottest business idea in btc (code review and code insurance) ventures.
dorion_road: I haven't developed it very far past what's in those articles and what we've done to develop JWRD, but seems like there is a medium to long term profit center to establish.
ossabot: Logged on 2019-05-17 19:17:54 trinque: republic is scant of profit centers

This needs a lot more thinking through and development, but I have a suspicion there may be something big here.

The efi/uefi problem was identified as the largest challenge to sane computing and spyked took ownership of mapping the uefi-{1,2} cleavage as a starting point.

My next priority was to reconcile previous plans and execution. I found writing the article and the conversation that followed afterward to be quite instructive. The later providing me a shift in perspective to the upside of a detailed, yet flexible, plan with buffers to accommodate unplanned events and the learning process and where extra time is seen as an unexpected piece of good fortune, not the expected turn of events.

Though I didn't make it through any of my backlog, I think the week was very productive in the sense of getting my bearings and sense of direction for carrying out my TMSR OS responsibilities. There remains a project's worth of ground to cover, and a project manager within myself to grow, but having a compass is key.

Note: This review is published later than I had planned. The reason being the family dog of 17 years was put down Friday afternoon. This was originally scheduled for next Tuesday, but the old boy didn't have the greatest night last night and the family made the decision. Being someone who hasn't yet faced many close deaths, I took the experience seriously for the sake of taking checking in to the reality of life and death1. The deed being done mid afternoon, I planned to publish this evening. However, I fell asleep listening to music after supper and awoke after a few hours to get this published. My plan for tomorrow and the week ahead will be delivered Saturday, 14:00 UTC.

  1. I'll have an article with my thoughts within the next couple weeks []

2 Comments »

  1. There is for sure a lot of potential in there and moreover having the TMSR OS in the first place is simply a prerequisite for being able to do anything like code review&insurance (in 2012 when I first read that article on trilema, my thoughts were precisely - yeah, great idea, except it would take rebuilding the whole environment from ground up because nobody can sanely provide insurance in the swamps). But as everywhere otherwise (and as I'm quite sure you know already), the crucial part is getting in the right people to do this with, on all sides and as it grows.

    Sorry to hear of the death that had to come earlier.

    Comment by Diana Coman — December 7, 2019 @ 8:50 a.m.

  2. There is for sure a lot of potential in there and moreover having the TMSR OS in the first place is simply a prerequisite for being able to do anything like code review&insurance (in 2012 when I first read that article on trilema, my thoughts were precisely - yeah, great idea, except it would take rebuilding the whole environment from ground up because nobody can sanely provide insurance in the swamps)

    Yeah, "drain the swamp" for real, or as MP put it:

    We came to use Bitcoin and we ended up redesigning computing because what the fuck already, why is everything so broken everywhichway anyway!

    But as everywhere otherwise (and as I'm quite sure you know already), the crucial part is getting in the right people to do this with, on all sides and as it grows.

    Agreed.

    Sorry to hear of the death that had to come earlier.

    Thanks. He lived a great dog life and ate better food than most people. I see myself fortunate for being here for it, and now life goes on.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — December 7, 2019 @ 2:01 p.m.

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