shamiro: a personal portal

my brother in geekhood, ben, is experimenting with a weblog of his own. his intentions go as far as uniting all his personal data & apps in one portal, like email, personal files, photo gallery, thoughts etc.

i wish him luck with this endeavor, but frankly i think it a) makes no sense because a portal is not a better interface for all these (separate) requirements, b) is a waste of time given that having separate modules works out of the box, and c) is a lot of work if you plan to build what would basically be a PIM-cum-Workspace on the shaky architectural foundations of a weblog that was not designed for any serious user management issues..