Open Government Data – A virtual revolution

There’s a tremendous amount of government data available on the internet today. It’s an open data revolution led by the United States and the United Kingdom. This data ranges from the basic (crime, weather, finances, education) to the obscure (suicide rates, bicycle accidents). Through analysis, data can expose inefficiencies, corruption, geo-distributed social patterns, and successful policies. Data transparency flips the tables and gives citizens the tools to hold government more accountable.

Great job opening for senior web devs

posted: June 19, 2007 If you like to travel, work on many different projects, and make a difference to millions of web viewers… I’ve got the job opening for you. Skills required You’ve worked with web applications before You are solid with HTML, CSS, Semantic Markup, and JavaScript Knowledge of XML, XSL, PHP Ability to […]

Aggregate RSS from all over the web with Yahoo! Pipes

Yahoo! has been thriving on hacks. It’s quarterly Hack Days have given engineers the opportunity to build radical and sometimes silly alterations of existing services. Once in a while, these hacks are truly revolutionary. Enter Yahoo! Pipes. This super cool project started as a Hack and has now become an official project. How cool is […]

Add OpenSearch to your web site

Chris Wilson, the main guy behind IE7 (and older versions) discussed several new features of Internet Explorer 7 at the @media conference in London. One feature in particular that stood out for me was the OpenSearch protocol. Adding this to your site can be easy, it can also be a headache. What is OpenSearch? OpenSearch […]