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How do your users work with SAP data? Exclusively through SAPGUI or with other    desktop apps too? If it’s the latter, read on. Dashboard is an intriguing project    headed up by Nat Friedman. The    concept is of a sidebar style window pane that is automatically populated on    an ongoing basis with information related to whatever you’re doing, giving you    extra context information that you can glance at while at work. Neat.

I wrote    about it after seeing Nat and Miguel (de Icaza) demonstrate it at their    keynote at OSCON    this year. I even hacked together a Dashboard backend that populated the dashboard    with thumbnail pictures of books (from Amazon) when ISBNs were mentioned in    conversations. It was my first C# project too – fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. I’m geting more and more interested in these type of applications that aggregate micro content, especially from related resources out in the ether. Couldn’t be my interest in PCA’s? Nah…

    At any rate the fact that this one uses foaf data (judjing from the screen shots) has me particularly interested. I’ll have to just dust off my Linux skills before trying it out. How does it go? Oh yeah, ./configure, make, make install, repeat. Now I’m ready.


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