The FTC just appointed Ed Felten as its Chief Technologist. That’s holy-shit awesome. This is the Princeton CS professor Ed Felten. The guy who helped show SDMI was useless, discovered flaws in voting machines and analyzed the Sony rootkit. Hey may give Ray LaHood a run for his money as my favourite administration appointment.
I just noticed this today, but it happened a couple of months ago. There’s no more “Apple ignited the personal computer revolution,” which had been there since at least 1998. Here’s the new boilerplate, which first appeared on June 28, 2010 in iPhone 4 Sales Top 1.7 Million: Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers […]
Here’s how to install the Ruby Java Bridge (rjb) gem on Ubuntu Linux and Mac OS X: Ubuntu Linux (10.10) # aptitude install openjdk-6-jre-headless openjdk-6-jdk # JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk gem install rjb Mac OS X 10.6.4 # JAVA_HOME=/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Home gem install rjb Note: rjb 1.3.2 requires the Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3 Developer Package. If […]
Or “how I tried to save Apple $11,000,000”: Avoids $1,000 in costs versus waiting until your customers catch the bug in the field, causing the team to remedy the problems, rush out a patch release, and/or go to heroic lengths to manage a PR problem.
Here is how to set up MediaWiki on a subdomain and use pretty/short URLs. This was tested on July 1, 2010 with MediaWiki 1.15.4, PHP 5.2.8, MySQL 5.0.90 and Apache 2.2.11. This assumes you are in a shared hosting situation, and do not have root access and cannot edit the Apache configuration files directly. Your […]
find . -name .svn -type d -print0 | xargs -0 /bin/rm -fr
A customer is someone who buys software. A user is someone who uses software. When it comes to enterprise software, these stop being the same person. This is why enterprise software is so bad.
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The New Organizing Institute Education Fund, in conjunction with the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation released the 2nd Annual Survey of Civic Engagement Technology. The report is full of interesting information on how nonprofits (mis)(ab)use technology to manage their organizations. APIs Page 9 of the report discusses data integration: Data Integration Many of the data […]
The closing plenary of the Personal Democracy Forum — an hour long — was a great discussion between Cory Booker, Arianna Huffington, RNC tech chair Saul Anuzis, PDF founder Andrew Rasiej, NYT Times tech writer Nick Bilton and Tim O’Reilly. Cory Booker was by far the highlight. This man is inspiring. “The biggest thing we’re […]