October 27, 2008
I just set up Alfresco's community edition last night and am finding it an interesting breath of fresh air in my never-ending battle with sloth and disorganization. Watch out, SharePoint.
October 02, 2008
The Citizenship Channel
After reading this report of an actual Obama channel I got to thinking of using this sort of thing for a good purpose. Producing how tos of citizenship and patriotism and starting off with youtube, once enough programming gets produced, you'd have the content for a citizenship channel.
Hmmm... now where's that video camera?
October 01, 2008
How not to run a 911 system
Me: "Hello, 911, my wife just called me. She just got rear ended by a drunk driver on I-80."
ESO-1: "Sorry, that's not us, where on I-80?"
Me: "Headed towards I-355"
ESO-1: "That could be more than one state trooper command. Let me give you a number that might be it. I can't transfer there"
Dial another emergency number
Me: "Hello, my wife got hit by a drunk driver on I-80"
ESO-2: "Which way was she going"
ESO-2: "What's the nearest exit"
Me: "Right be I-355"
ESO-2: "Sorry, that's a different command. Let me give you the number of the other command. I can't transfer there."
Me: "Hello, my wife got hit by a drunk driver on I-80 heading westbound right by I-355."
ESO-3: "I'll get a trooper on the way to take your wife's report"
Edited down to take out the inanities that's what just happened. It took about 5 extra minutes at which point said drunk driver had traveled an extra 5 miles of random mayhem assuming he hadn't been speeding.
This is no way to run a 911 system.
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