Monthly Archive: November 2007

Nov 13

Things to ask your hosting provider

Do they have the HVAC on backup power as well?

Nov 13

Over There, Part V

The next day we had more meetings, fairly short, a visit to a pub, and then a walk through the town of Newbury.  Interestingly, they had Chicken Tikki Masala in the english pub, which my  new friends told me was perfectly normal.  Huh.   Downtown Newbury was as charming as one might imagine, and there was …

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Nov 13

Over There, Part IV

Newbury is a quiet town, about 60 miles west of London, according to our hosts (MySociety.org).  We had dinner the first night at the hotel (more like a B&B, I think), the Carnavon Arms, with a bunch of MySociety people – Tom, Julian, Francis, Angie, Adam, Deborah, Sam, Richard, Matthew, Keith and Rob.  I’m not …

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Nov 13

Over There, Part III

I wasn’t able to get back to the blog for several days – it seems like a week, but it’s only been 3 days. Went on a long walk through the heart of London – Buckingham Palace (again), St. James Park, Parliament and Westminster Abbey (both from the outside) – 10 pounds entry fee – …

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Nov 13

Over There, Part II

Went for a walk in Hyde Park, and ended up getting fairly well soaked by rain. We decided to check out Speaker’s Corner, alas, it was completely empty. No free speech on a rainy day! So John W and I wandered around the park for a bit longer, before we found Ellen (my boss) and …

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Nov 13

Over There

Note: this was written as the events unfolded but will be posted once I return to the States. My first trip to England. Took a redeye from Dulles. The last time I was at Dulles the security screening line took two hour to get through. Egads. This time, it was almost non-existant. The plane was …

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Nov 09

Dating – an economists’ view

A pair of economists did two years of research using speed-dating as a way to measure the weights that men and women use to evaluate each other.

Nov 06

ProgrammableWeb

If you like APIs and mashups, you should check out ProgrammableWeb – it’s a directory/advice/analysis site for all things API-ish. Most recently, they’ve been working on building a subsection for government APIs, which is something that I’m very keen on. They’ve done a terrific job of organizing and structuring the information there. Outstanding work!

Nov 06

2008 Defense Earmarks on Google Earth

This is a lot of fun. Use the Flight Simulator inside Google Earth, and with this Earmark KML file, you can see where all the proposed 2008 spending on defense is going. We live in an amazing world, I tell you what!

Nov 05

Carnival of the Agilists

After a brief hiatus, the Carnival is back, thanks to Mark Levison.

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