I wonder if maybe we could use the prize process to get a solution to some of our problems? Decide how much its worth and offer the money to whomever solves the problem. Right now we hire consultants. The X-Prize uses this model. Are there others?
Mom had not planned on having an operation. So she drove to the Atlanta airport last Monday. Her car is in long term parking up there. Plan for getting Mom home from the plane tomorrow… 7:45am Arrive @ William’s house. 8:00am Leave for Atlanta. 11:00am Arrive @ Hartsfield-Jackson airport. 11:10am Park in Short Term parking.… Continue reading MLK Plan
Chancellor Eroll B. Davis Jr told the Georgia Board of Regents, “We grew essentially by a large university.” The USG gained 10,077 students (my alma mater has ~11,000) in a year. They calculate these fall term to fall term. In the same fall term to fall term time period, in the same same university system,… Continue reading Dumbfounded By The Numbers
Chris Hambly is asking for thoughts and reflections on Blackboard. I deal with Blackboard nearly daily. We have one of the largest implementations of Vista. A choice to migrate to something else would affect around 180,000 people. So that choice will be very carefully maide. Of course, the longer we stay, the larger we grow… Continue reading Step Back and Take a Deep Breath
I didn’t have any interest in this book (or the His Dark Materials trilogy books of which TGC is the first book) or the movie. Then I heard about Vatican objection to the movie despite the references to the Church being removed. This kind of objection made me curious. Does being an atheist make Phillip… Continue reading The Golden Compass
What is the American fascination with Tutankhamun? Personally, I favor Ramses II. Actually, Ramses II was one of my first obsessions. I knew everything there was to know about him at seven years old. Decades later, I’ve forgotten most of what I knew. We share the phoneme “Ra”. Ra was an Egyptian sun god probably… Continue reading From Dead and Buried to Reaching the Stars
Satires are an appropriate use of web2.0. What is the theme of web3.0? tag: bubble, web 2.0, blogging, millionaires, Facebook, crash, venture capital, blue shirts UPDATE: Boo! Video has been pulled. New version to appease the photographer.
Mom dropped me a note last night. She ran across the word melungeon while doing some genealogy research. It describes someone who is of European, African, and Native American descent. It was popular in the Appalachian Mountains and similar in use to Mulatto in being a negative term. I haven’t talked about this much on… Continue reading Melungeon
Much of what I might write in these posts about Vista is knowledge accumulated from the efforts of my coworkers. This is part two in a series of blog posts on our presentation at BbWorld ’07, on the behalf of the Georgia VIEW project, Maintaining Large Vista Installations (2MB PPT). Part one covered automation of… Continue reading BbWorld Presentation Redux Part II – Monitoring
. A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, com a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer,… Continue reading Generalization