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Robots, not in disguise created by signwavingrobot.com

Robots, not in disguise created by signwavingrobot.com

Do you want robot taxes?  This is how you get robot taxes.

 

http://www.signwavingrobot.com/

 
 

Behold FormsNirvana. The internal-only logo from 1996 at #umn

Behold FormsNirvana.  The internal-only logo from 1996 at #umn

Didn't realize I was doing "ledgers" way back at the University of Minnesota.  As you can see we weren't that excited writing line-of-business apps.  Also funny how Privacy Enhanced Mail never took off.  Pity that.

Here's the executive summary for Forms Nirvana from an old design doc:

This document describes an open-architecture forms routing and approval system suitable for routing requests through a multi-person authorization chain. Once a request has been authorized, the completed request can be automagically submitted to another system (for example, the financial system for posting to the general ledger). While WWW is initially envisioned as the vehicle for user interaction with the system, the request routing logic is separated from user presentation so that other technologies (such as E-mail with digital signatures) can be used as well. Provisions are also made for entities other than human signers to be part of the authorization chain, so consistency checks can be automatically applied to the form's content.

You can read more about Forms Nirvana in this Minnpost article.

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Show Time for Young Scientists

Show Time for Young Scientists

Spotted at Bella Vita in Rockridge, Oakland.

 

git push

git push

Found this geeky license plate in the LinkedIn parking lot.  Question is, what's origin, master and local branches

 

Internet of "Just Janitor Things"

Internet of "Just Janitor Things"

I suspect these are simple bluetooth low energy beacons.  Will find out more on my next visit.  I have to wonder about the cost-benefit of these.  It seems like you should already have a regular schedule for cleaning.  So that leaves out-of-band events.  Seems like a sign with a phone number for call/text would have worked as well...

 

Full Boogie Internet

Full Boogie Internet

Look at that upstream rate from the KMTel's (http://kmtel.com) $45 fiber plan.

... as I sit here with 20% Comcast packet loss on my 30/7 for double the money.

An interesting article about this phenonemom:

http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/tired-of-waiting-for-corporate-high-speed-internet-minnesota-farm-towns-build-their-own-20160803