Posts By Sarah Bourne

Do you love your job?

I sent this link to my son, knowing he would enjoy it: Cactus Flight 1549 Accident Reconstruction (US Airways) “The NTSB released the public docket for Flight 1549 on June 9, 2009. The docket contains a wealth of information that can be utilized in a full 3D reconstruction of the accident. Our work goes deepRead… Read more »

Too hard is the worst excuse

Untold hours are spent by web designers and developers to make sure their creations work in different browsers and platforms. They may curse and mutter and otherwise cast aspersions upon the creators of various browsers – in fact, I think it’s in the job description – but they do it. They research and experiment toRead… Read more »

Don’t let your account tweet without you!

There are so many nifty Twitter tools out there, but my enthusiasm was always dampened for the ones that asked for my Twitter username and password. Why on Earth would I trust them? If they were really that good, I would use them and then immediately change my password. Then Twitter introduced OAuth, named forRead… Read more »

Government, Twitter, and the News

Last Wednesday, a tweet was sent from @rdsahl: Gov Patrick: WashPost blog floats your name for HHS. Are you in the mix? Would you take if offered. Thanks. Fortunately, staff in the Governor’s Office was watching Twitter. They not only look for tweet “replies” directly to @MassGovernor, but also use Twitter Search‘s RSS feature andRead… Read more »

A lifetime of service

A local newspaper has published the inspiring story of Richard Fitzgerald, an employee of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts. His is truly a case of “you do what you can and you do what you have to.” Who is Arlington’s longest-working town employee? – Arlington, MA – The Arlington Advocate “Known as Fitzy to hisRead… Read more »