FedFlix: redistributing the government videos to the public

I just watched Carl Malamud discuss his work to open government data and resources to the public domain. One of his projects, FedFlix, takes government tapes from archives, digitizes, adds meta data, and finally releases the content to the public domain. Carl also discussed his work with releasing legal documents to the public domain to… Continue reading FedFlix: redistributing the government videos to the public

Rather Good Goes Salamander Goo

I remember the innocent days of the early internet. Everything was quiet and peaceful until some spongemonkeys burst onto the scene with their love of the moon. Now the guys that opened Pandora’s box have a new creature to celebrate: the Axolatl. My sister had one of these crazy critters and they are almost as… Continue reading Rather Good Goes Salamander Goo

Yelp is dead to me

Yelp is a web site that lets users rate and review local services and businesses. It was a great site when it first launched, especially in the Bay Area. People were passionately entering reviews and made it a great resource. But then things started going bad. Yelp became the landing place for people desperately trying… Continue reading Yelp is dead to me