Bureaucracy: ”

This is the geek story of the day. At work, we are going to have a giant videoconference (think nationwide) and we need a registration form for all the sites. Simple enough. Well, we axed most of our programmers because the big IT guys for agriculture didn’t like a department having their own programmers. That’s why I was asked to do it.

Problem: The Ag IT guys are in love with Microsoft and only accept ASP code and I tried to plead that I could do it in ten minutes using Rails. They don’t seem interested in that. Long story short, they are doing some time consuming task to get a simple registration form online and ready to go. Just to prove my point, I made my registration form in Rails. It took ten minutes.

I love Rails. I hate bureaucracy.

(Via Carpe Aqua.)

rails looks cool….

Work. This new quarterly magazine from New York lo…

Work. This new quarterly magazine from New York lo…: ”

Work. This new quarterly magazine from New York looks to be an analysis of the USA’s work culture and its influence over the world. Why and how we/they work – from politics to design to health to fashion to travel. The first issue includes online articles about office attire, freelancer unions, and 24-hour retail people.

(Via Creative Generalist.)


this looks like it could be interesting…

Working Draft: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

Working Draft: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0: “2004-11-19: The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group has released an updated Working Draft for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. This draft focuses on guidelines, attempts to apply guidelines to a wider range of technologies, and uses wording that may be understood by a more varied audience. Following WCAG checkpoints makes Web content accessible to people with disabilities and to users of a variety of Web-enabled devices. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative. (News archive)”

(Via World Wide Web Consortium.)


this is something to keep an eye on…..