Edit: This technique does not appear to work in Odoo/OpenERP 8
Being able to show a user a message is a pretty basic, important piece of functionality. It took me a while to figure out how to trigger a user-visible message from the server in OpenERP, but I eventually managed it. Given the answers on Stack Overflow, I figured I should share this valuable finding with the rest of the world.
I recently read Information Doesn’t Want to be Free, by Cory Doctorow. It contained a lot of points and themes for such a slender volume, but I found it enjoyable overall. It can be thought of as a collection of short essays organized by their thematic relation to each of “Doctorow’s Three Laws.”
An Ideological Basis
I like Bitcoin a lot, but I kinda see it as the latest development in our ongoing conversation about what currency should be rather than as the final word in it. One of the problems I see with Bitcoin, aside from the mining centralization problem, is the wealth centralization problem. In particular, capitalism tends toward the accumulation of most of the world’s wealth in the hands of a few.