Posts Tagged: geeks

Top 5 GovLoop Groups to Join

Groups on GovLoop have become a great resource for govies to communicate with peers and find information on anything from open jobs or free trainings to successful Gov 2.0 technology uses. Here’s a look at the top five groups I think GovLoopers should consider joining: Government 2.0 Club A gathering place for technologists and thinkers… Read more »

Geek Nostalgia – What my geek past has taught me

Its weird when you think back and see how things affect you over time, and how what you know is rooted in the path you take in life. I recently read Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent book “Outliers” that carries this underlying message throughout its narrative. Among many of its messages, I was really intrigued by the… Read more »

LAFD Goes Mobile

Originally posted on the LAFD News and Information Blog Posted 12/1/2010 Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman Los Angeles Fire Department The Los Angeles Fire Department is pleased to unveil LAFDmobile, a free application for iPhone and Android smartphones. Created and funded as a proof-of-concept by a veteran firefighter to support the “LAFD Everywhere” initiative, LAFDmobile… Read more »

iPad pilot – version 1.5 – More thoughts

First, check out some great comments and my responses In response to my previous post Additional Thoughts: Ok, now some additional thoughts regarding the iPad, in fact, regarding barriers to the mobile revolution in general. 1) Access to secure, reliable, continuous Wifi networks: Read this interesting article the other day and it made me think…. Read more »

My thoughts on the BlackBerry Playbook

BlackBerry teased the world with its Playbook offering yesterday and the geek world exploded between hails of “the iPad Killer hath arrived” to “meh”. BlackBerry has made some interesting choices with the Playbook. My personal thought is that in the end, the design by committee approach won over the hard core fanatics within Blackberry. The… Read more »

The Google “Buzz” Kill

If you haven’t already heard (and if you haven’t I assume you live under a rock) Google is going to compete with the likes of Facebook and Twitter with the soon to be released “Google Buzz”. Since Google has yet to activate “Buzz” within my Gmail account, I will save my opinions as it relates… Read more »

Help thy neighbor on the road..tell him when there is free wifi signals around

This one is for all the transport nerds and the War chalking/war driving geeks. Article courtesy of Gizmodo.com: http://gizmodo.com/5460338/wi+fi-detecting-bumper-sticker-helps-out-the-wardriver-behind-you Here’s a neat Instructable for significantly increasing the geek factor in your car’s rear windshield, showing how to modify a Wi-Fi-detecting t-shirt into a Wi-Fi-detecting bumper sticker. At some point in some traffic jam, you’ll make… Read more »

When Social Location Sharing Meets Government Services

[Note: This is a cross post from my blog, the original can be found here.] I had the opportunity to do some thinking about the future of social media and government a month ago in Vancouver with some very smart people. One of the things that came up (mostly due to our geeky familiarity with… Read more »