Category Archives: Hacking

Open Source Education

In the world of computing there is a whole class of stuff called “Open Source”. It’s built on the idea that things work out for everyone if stuff is freely available and people can choose what they wish to work … Continue reading

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NAGW 2010 – How to make a Business Case

complete a self assessment & internal needs analysis mind the gap visibilty – does anyone know what you do? self promotion user friendly documentation training recruit the PITA rank requirements based on impact to environment improve cashflow identify potential solutions … Continue reading

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NAGW 2010- CSS Templating with the 960 Grid System

NAGW 2010- 960 Grid Slides NAGW 2010- 960 Grid Handout

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Ada Lovelace Day

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! I would like to highlight the technical accomplishments of two of the most important women in my life. They are my mother, Priscilla Horner; and my wife, Laura Sampson. Their accomplishments,unlauded are many and I will … Continue reading

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How to Make a Bootable USB stick from an ISO on a Mac.

Download the desired .img file Open a Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities Run diskutil list to get the current list of devic Insert your flash media Run diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your flash media (e.g. /dev/disk2) … Continue reading

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Sending SMS to an iPhone via email

Format: {ten digit phone number}@txt.att.net Pros: faster than typing on iphone keyboard Cons: No reply-to address sent.

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Splice USB to power stuff.

I hope my middle boy never sees this. http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/get_your_hack_on

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Session VII: Emergency Management for the Web

Preparedness readyHoustonTX – think Houston hide from the Wind Houstonrecoverynetwork youtube  is targeted toward the Generation Next – why? Because it takes a generation In an emergency how do you communicate: Web Based tools: ESRI i.info WebEOC Digital Sandbox – … Continue reading

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Session VI: YouTube for Citzen Engaement

Citizen Engagement

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Session V: OGDI with Windows Azure

OGDI = Open Government Data Initiative Microsoft’s take on WhiteHouse’s Open Data Initiati Not a competitior to data.gov Pay as you go, no upfront costs.. “be surprised if it cost more than $100 a month” …we’ll see. Will be Open … Continue reading

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