Liveblogging an Online Conference

Christy Tucker, Liveblogging an Online Conference, Apr 17, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

A great question, and an even greater answer. Wendy Wickham asks Christy Tucker, who is live-blogging a conference, "are you using 2 computers (one for blogging, one for the conference), or just one?" Tucker replies, "I am using two computers. I run an open source program called Synergy that lets me share the mouse and keyboard back and forth between the two. It's effectively a virtual KWM switch. This is my usual setup for working. I do a lot of switching back and forth during the day between my laptop and PC." The Synergy site says, "Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It's intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s)." I know, other people probably know all about this - but it's new to me. It would be interesting to know more about the workflow. Tucker does talk about the live-blogging experience: it's pretty intense, she says.
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