Daily Archives: April 5, 2012

I want my Gordie, … er … Google Glasses!

Not really. Do people who design social networking systems really think we LIKE push notifications???????? Seriously?

By the way, I’m working at a place these days that seems to produce a correct and incorrect (and inexplicably so) result on Google Maps at about a 50-50 ratio. This means that when I tell people to meet me there I have to work twice as hard, and even with my additional efforts, a certain percentage show up late anyway. A system like that depicted in the video has to be 99.999% perfect, and it has to never change unexpectedly once it is in place. That is not how modern social networking or other information processes have evolved. As we speak my iMac is changing how the menus work on a program I use daily and will now have to relearn.

‘Stand Your Ground’ boycotts having an effect?

From NPR:

Two of America’s best-known companies, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have dropped their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, a low-profile conservative organization behind the national proliferation of “stand your ground” gun laws.

ALEC promotes business-friendly legislation in state capitols and drafts model bills for state legislatures to adopt. They range from little-noticed pro-business bills to more controversial measures, including voter-identification laws and stand your ground laws based on the Florida statute. About two-dozen states now have such laws.