This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about: US Government bitcoins, skeumorphic bitcoins, TSA coin-flips, twitter drops a dime on the US government, OSS payload this Federal IT award season, our $.02 on RHEL 6.5 and Fedora 20.
- Uzoma Nwosu likes Google Reminders and Keep, now part of Google Now on Android. Location-based reminders!
- Will Cordis recommends Flight001 luggage
- Dave suggests that the Housekeeping Olympics add a Traveler category for Gunnar to dominate
- Boston Cops Outraged Over Plans to Watch Their Movements Using GPS
- GovLoop report on the Agency of the Future, featuring open source
- HT Matt Micene: TSA is a coin flip
- Twitter announces perfect forward secrecy
- HT Dave’s wife Melissa: U.S. Agencies to Say Bitcoins Offer Legitimate Benefits
- HT Tony James: Coin
- Gunnar makes annual pilgrimage to Vegas for Gartner Data Center boondoggle, Dec 9-12
- Dave making a guest appearance at Patrick Regan‘s presentation on FreeIPA at the Akron LUG on Dec 5
- Fedora 20 is just around the corner
- RHEL 6.5 is chock-full of public sector goodness including SCAP 1.2, ECC and Suite B crypto, and smart card enabled SSH!
- Brian Harrington’s magnificent beard + OpenShift makes Robin Price think of “Battle Gnome cosplay”
- A partner we like: Autonomic gets DOD FedRAMP approval
- This week in sucking up: Paul Smith wins FedScoop 50 this year
- Fierce Government’s 2013 Fierce 15 honors tons of government open source advocates: Matthew Burton, Michael Byrne, Doug Maughan, Jason Kahn, Keith Trippie
- A customer we like: FCC and their Android App Lets You Test Wireless Broadband Speeds
- Dropbox Buys Supercomputing Startup — And That Makes Perfect Sense
- The Credit Belongs to the Man in the Arena by Teddy Roosevelt
- “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Cutting Room Floor
We Give Thanks