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Last week, facebook announced that it had given its website, largely written in a programming language called php, a programming equivalent of a face lift. They also made a splash in the web development industry by releasing a new web programming language called Hack to the open source community. Hack is based on the php, but claims to keep “all the good parts” while removing some of its limitations. Since Facebook has been converting it’s legacy php to hack for some time now, you can trust that hack can stand up to the highest expectations, and that Facebook clearly has a lot of faith in the strength of the language. Continue reading
Vivek Kundra is an Indian American administrator who served as the first chief information officer of the United States from March, 2009 to August, 2011 under President Barack Obama. As CIO of the U.S. Government, Vivek was one of the first to champion the use of cloud technology in the public sector. He believes in high level accountability for every IT project and was passionate about the ability to use government collected data to drive real consumer improvement. I had the opportunity to hear Vivek speak as an Innovator at the World Innovation Forum.
Vivek’s first actions as CIO were centered around restructuring the project portfolio. Many of the Government IT projects were millions of dollars over budget, and still years off schedule. He added three key strategies to focus spending and increase accountability: Continue reading
It’s Time for a Change
I’ve been depressed about my mobile situation. I have the original DROID X, and it is acting like a senior citizen with dementia. It forgets it has a camera, a microphone, and needs to be rebooted twice a day. I have loved my android experience until last month, to be completely honest. I bought the phone in March of 2011, and I have really come to think of my phone as an extension of myself. That said, with carrier concerns, and the degrading performance, it is time for a new phone for me. But what phone to get? Continue reading