Here's a really nice writeup on the CONNECT Code-a-thon at iHealthBeat. They quote me a lot, which is what makes it really nice.
Using open source software, the US Navy was able to standardize the shipboard systems on its new destroyers, reducing the complexity of the ship's systems and their reliance on proprietary real-time software. Wall Street now uses this same technology to execute orders predictably, without relying on vendor-specific hardware and software. Every ship in the Navy … Continue reading The Navy’s Standardization Problem
If this is the future of computing as a whole, why should U.S. health IT be an exception? Indeed, given the scientific and ethical complexities of medicine, it is hard to think of any other realm where a commitment to transparency and collaboration in information technology is more appropriate. And, in fact, the largest and … Continue reading Washington Monthly on Open Source in Healthcare
Open standards are motherhood and apple pie – they ensure a level playing field in which many implementations can compete against each other, keep the barrier to participation low for newcomers, will outlive any given company, and ensure that systems can communicate with each other with a minimum of fuss. In other words, open standards … Continue reading Open Source and Open Standards
Our Constitution defines the rules that guide our nation. It was drafted by those who looked around the world of the eighteenth century and saw persecution, torture, and other crimes against humanity and believed that America could be better than that.-- Leon Panetta, "No Torture. No exceptions."
So now we're going to try something different. The only way to improve is with practice, and we'd like to get better at being a creative, vital influence on the rest of the world. The day job just isn't cutting it. So every day, we'll be creating something. It might be a photograph, an art project, a mix tape, or even just a considered blog post... but everyday, *every day*, we'll be putting something back into the world. Today, of course, is the redesign of the site.
Living in monospace type will make you a connisseur. Inconsolata is one of the best I've seen. The curves are lovely, and the effect clean and legible. See the attached preview image.
In case there's still any confusion:
usage via importing or subclassing of classes in an lgpl jar DOES NOT create a derivative of the lgpl jar that requires the application/library using the lgpl jar to be released under the LGPL.-- Scott Stark
Bruce Schneier is one of the top computer security researchers in the world. Among many other things, he invented the term "security theater." He interviewed Kip Hawley, the TSA Administrator. It's a fantastic conversation. It's serialized here: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/07/conversation_wi_4.html