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Risk Taking versus Risk Aversion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandy Ressler Dec 5, 2008. 8 Replies

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Sandy Ressler commented on Pat Fiorenza's blog post 'Have You Seen the Top 5 Esri Story Maps?'
"These look really cool...can anyone create these? For free? Do you need an ESRI account of some type. Looking at their web site it appears that you just download and host the content on your own web site, but it's unclear to me about needing…"
Dec 13, 2013
Sandy Ressler commented on Kathryn David's blog post 'Could Congress Pass A Budget in Bitcoins?'
"Concerning your "Disadvantage: Potential for Fraud" there is no more or less potential for fraud with bitcoins versus cash. The association of bitcoin with illegal activity is mostly a historical artifact due to it's use via the now…"
Dec 12, 2013
Sandy Ressler commented on Pam Broviak's blog post '3D ADA Toolkit for Local Government in Unity 3D'
"This looks REALLY cool and a great way to explain stuff. You might be interested in a short video: http://youtu.be/IUUNOYM_WnM of work I was involved in about 10 years ago to help visualize one small part of the ADA (bathroom regulations) ... a…"
Oct 21, 2013
Sandy Ressler posted a blog post

A much-maligned engine of innovation

Gee the public center has value ...who'd a thunk!Review of Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths By Mariana MazzucatoBook review in the Financial Times (free registration required...worth a look see)http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/32ba9b92-efd4-11e2-a237-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2b2Q4KzJNSandySee More
Aug 4, 2013
A blog post by Sandy Ressler was featured

Top Ten Ways Feds Can Help With the Sequester

Top Ten Ways Feds Can Help With the Sequester10. As building maintenance is curtailed, chip in and bring in some cleaning products from home9. Bathroom duty8. Sell snacks to the people waiting for hours at the new TSA security lines7. Offer to be a plane spotter to help the short handed air traffic controllers6. Find the nearest Navy Yard and start welding5. Visit a National Park in your riding lawnmower and start cutting4. Recruit professors, out of work from grant cuts, to educate kids home…See More
Feb 22, 2013
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Feb 22, 2013
Sandy Ressler posted a blog post

Top Ten Ways Feds Can Help With the Sequester

Top Ten Ways Feds Can Help With the Sequester10. As building maintenance is curtailed, chip in and bring in some cleaning products from home9. Bathroom duty8. Sell snacks to the people waiting for hours at the new TSA security lines7. Offer to be a plane spotter to help the short handed air traffic controllers6. Find the nearest Navy Yard and start welding5. Visit a National Park in your riding lawnmower and start cutting4. Recruit professors, out of work from grant cuts, to educate kids home…See More
Feb 22, 2013
Sandy Ressler liked Gabe Gabrielsen's blog post 'Incredible Time Management Tools'
Jan 3, 2013
Sandy Ressler commented on Sandy Ressler's blog post 'Hey Apple What Are We .gov Folks Chopped Livah?'
"Appropriately annoyed I thought...but I can do hostile if you like!  ;-)"
May 17, 2012
Dannielle Blumenthal commented on Sandy Ressler's blog post 'Hey Apple What Are We .gov Folks Chopped Livah?'
"Maybe a little hostile?"
May 16, 2012
Corey McCarren commented on Sandy Ressler's blog post 'Hey Apple What Are We .gov Folks Chopped Livah?'
"Things like this drive me crazy. I've noticed a similar problem elsewhere though I don't recall exactly what it was. I'm surprised this isn't a Windows Phone issue, I noticed they like to leave out the obvious. As Chris said,…"
May 16, 2012
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May 16, 2012
Chris Cairns commented on Sandy Ressler's blog post 'Hey Apple What Are We .gov Folks Chopped Livah?'
"Good catch on this. Those domain shortcuts are pretty useful."
May 16, 2012
A blog post by Sandy Ressler was featured

Hey Apple What Are We .gov Folks Chopped Livah?

Dear Apple,The iPad is a great device, BUT that virtual keyboard has a glaring omission. The ".com" key, when held, pops up a very cool short cut for other top level domains: .net .org .com .us .edu  but hey no .gov!! Totally annoying and doesn't help people when trying to find useful .gov websites. Would really appreciate if you fix this short coming. Thanks!SandySee More
May 16, 2012
Sandy Ressler posted a blog post

Hey Apple What Are We .gov Folks Chopped Livah?

Dear Apple,The iPad is a great device, BUT that virtual keyboard has a glaring omission. The ".com" key, when held, pops up a very cool short cut for other top level domains: .net .org .com .us .edu  but hey no .gov!! Totally annoying and doesn't help people when trying to find useful .gov websites. Would really appreciate if you fix this short coming. Thanks!SandySee More
May 15, 2012
Sandy Ressler liked Alan L. Greenberg's blog post 'The Government Man Discusses the GSA Scandal'
Apr 9, 2012
Sandy Ressler replied to Shannon Donelson's discussion 'When did you first hear about the internet?'
"thanks! I think it was mostly video actually...a DEC VT100 I think (just looked that up). I remember teletypes around but we didn't use em much."
Mar 23, 2012
Sandy Ressler replied to Shannon Donelson's discussion 'When did you first hear about the internet?'
"Around 1977 or 78 I found out about the "ARPAnet" while at Rutgers, didn't really understand what it was or use it but some computer science friends were starting to send email (which I sorta new about but didn't have anyone to…"
Mar 19, 2012
Sandy Ressler replied to Subhashini Narra's discussion 'How to present videos (city council, budget etc.) on your website?'
"I just happened across an excellent article on just this issue on LifeHacker...go to: http://lifehacker.com/5893250/whats-the-difference-between-all-these-video-formats-and-which-one-should-i-use good luck..Sandy"
Mar 15, 2012
Sandy Ressler replied to Andrew Krzmarzick's discussion 'How Can We Help Congress Have a Better Perception of Federal Employees?'
"I don't really believe Congress (with the possible exception of all those new tea party types) has such a negative opinion, we are simply very convenient whipping boys (and girls). The administration and all the executive branches in general do…"
Feb 21, 2012

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Current Title:
Computer graphics visualization researcher
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NIST
Educational Background (Degree, School):
Master of Fine Arts (Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers U.)
BA Visual Arts (Rutgers College)
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I work for the government because:
I love the fact that any software, research papers, data collections, I work on goes right into the public domain.
My favorite public servant is:
Barney Frank

Sandy Ressler's Blog

A much-maligned engine of innovation

Posted on August 4, 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Gee the public center has value ...who'd a thunk!

Review of Debunking Public vs Private 
Sector Myths
 
By Mariana Mazzucato

Book review in the Financial Times (free registration required...worth a look see)

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/32ba9b92-efd4-11e2-a237-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2b2Q4KzJN

Sandy

Top Ten Ways Feds Can Help With the Sequester

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 5:27pm 0 Comments

Top Ten Ways Feds Can Help With the Sequester



10. As building maintenance is curtailed, chip in and bring in some cleaning products from home

9. Bathroom duty

8. Sell snacks to the people waiting for hours at the new TSA security…

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Hey Apple What Are We .gov Folks Chopped Livah?

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 7:15pm 4 Comments

Dear Apple,

The iPad is a great device, BUT that virtual keyboard has a glaring omission. The ".com" key, when held, pops up a very cool short cut for other top level domains: .net .org .com .us .edu  but hey no .gov!! Totally annoying and doesn't help people when trying to find useful .gov websites. Would really appreciate if you fix this short coming. Thanks!

Sandy

When did “compromise” turn into a dirty word?

Posted on April 1, 2011 at 7:56pm 2 Comments

I was listening to the radio this morning and heard some of the discussion about the “tea party” rally last Thurs on the Mall. According to the report about a half dozen members of Congress also clamored for microphone and television attention. One member of… Continue

Social Media's Killer App - Revolution

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 9:44pm 2 Comments

I'm not real hot on social media. I don't desire to live my life on a Facebook wall and have no desire to reconnect with people I lost touch with 25 years ago. Generally there was a reason we lost touch ;-)



However it strikes me that perhaps the real "killer-app" for social media is Revolution. The unrest we are currently witnessing in the Arab world is astounding. More striking is the role that social media (and I have to include cell phones) has played. This really hit me when I was… Continue

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At 1:46pm on February 11, 2011, James Ferreira said…
Sandy, Thank you for the comment. I don't know if it is that or just crazy passion for what I do but you are right about standing up and saying it like it is. We have something almost in common, I studied art for two years before switching to communication. Still wish I had time for PS.
At 3:05pm on March 22, 2010, Radiah Givens-Nunez said…
Hello Sandy,
Have a great week:>)
At 1:20pm on November 4, 2008, Leon said…
Thanks. It was halloween costume that seem to fit really well with my personallity. :) Please join NIST web2.0 group.
At 7:18pm on July 19, 2008, GovLoop said…
Thanks for joining Sandy. I'm always excited to see another Ressler.

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