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Tim O'Reilly has been at 4 events

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Kevin Kelly545,877Sign up to hangout on air with us: http://goo.gl/TR7xI7Tim O'Reilly and Kevin Kelly on Makers and Cool Tools2014-02-24 23:00:00107  
Reinventors Network827,732Here's a really hard problem that Larry Lessig is not sure how to solve: "Let's assume we've got a fundamentally corrupt government, in the precise sense that the dependence upon "funders" corrupts the intended dependence upon "the people alone," and that too many within that system are too deeply connected to it to push for its change. That means any effective movement for change has got to come from the outside. How would a grassroots movement in the Internet Age create the pressure such a change would require? How would the people who brought the Internet to scale tackle this problem?" Joining Larry in his effort is a veritable who's who of internet know-how, the folks who have built & scaled networks for change: internet pioneer Tim O'Reilly, Change.org Founder Ben Rattray, Moveon.org Executive Director Anna Galland, VC Brad Burnham, Executive Producer of TED Media June Cohen, Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent, and Markos Moulitsas, Founder of Daily Kos. Reinvent Money in Politics2013-07-11 20:00:00191  
Reinventors Network827,732Tim O'Reilly has some big ideas about how to dramatically modernize government regulation, from "algorithmic regulation" that harnesses computer power much like top tech companies in Silicon Valley to peer-to-peer self-regulation, where citizens increasingly take over from government bureaucrats, like relying more on Yelp-like reviews to keep an eye on restaurants. For more on the frame of the conversation in this virtual roundtable as well as who will be participating, check out the dedicated page linked below.  Reinventors is a series of virtual roundtables done over the new medium of group video about how to fundamentally reinvent many of our 20th-century systems to work in the new realities of our 21st-century world. Each week we take on a new topic in our inaugural project to Reinvent America. Check out www.reinventors.net to learn more.Reinvent Regulation with Tim O'Reilly2013-04-23 20:00:00132  
Vic Gundotra6,961,075Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold. If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002648  

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2015-05-27 17:46:25 (51 comments, 20 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

Brilliant and important! 

"What we have, uniquely in America, is a political class, and an entire political party, devoted to the idea that any money spent on public goods is money misplaced, not because the state goods might not be good but because they would distract us from the larger principle that no ultimate good can be found in the state. Ride a fast train to Washington today and you’ll start thinking about national health insurance tomorrow."

Most reshares: 69

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2015-03-03 05:20:45 (3 comments, 69 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

What a great read!  @neilhimself explains why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. I love the bit about China! And I am horrified by the bit about prisons.

Most plusones: 218

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2015-04-03 20:45:37 (43 comments, 43 reshares, 218 +1s)Open 

Drought in California - my home

The picture shows snow in the mountains of California, 2013 and 2014.  Snow usually provides 30% of California's water, so that was bad news.  But 2015 was much worse.

"We're not only setting a new low; we're completely obliterating the previous record," said the chief of the California Department of Water Resources.  There's now only 5% as much snow as the average over the last century!

California has been hit by new weather pattern: the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge.  It's a patch of high atmospheric pressure that sits over the far northeastern Pacific Ocean and stops winter storms from reaching California.  It's been sitting there most of the time for the last 3 winters. 

We did get 2 big storms this winter.  But the water fell mainly as rain rather than snow, because ofrecord... more »

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2015-07-06 12:51:53 (16 comments, 32 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

Fabulous read from Thomas Piketty on Germany's own history of debt relief, vs its current stance towards Greece:

"We need to look ahead. Europe was founded on debt forgiveness and investment in the future. Not on the idea of endless penance."

Fabulous read from Thomas Piketty on Germany's own history of debt relief, vs its current stance towards Greece:

"We need to look ahead. Europe was founded on debt forgiveness and investment in the future. Not on the idea of endless penance."___

2015-07-05 20:50:59 (45 comments, 14 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

Wondering who designed, and who tested, the "improved" Google contacts interface (as displayed  in Chrome on a Mac). It is a disgrace. I get to see all my recent conversations with someone - cool - but what if I want to do something basic, like look up their address? Oh, wait, it's in a popup that isn't wide enough to show the whole address field if I have a lot of data in the record, and the only way to see it all is with a mouseover, but to copy it, you have to go into edit mode. (Clicking on the field opens a map.  Whoopee! 

Note to developers: once you have basic features working, don't break them when you add new, "cool" features.

This interface is a huge step backwards.  Something that used to be accomplished with one click now takes three or four. 

And exiting from a single card is also incredibly awkward!

Wondering who designed, and who tested, the "improved" Google contacts interface (as displayed  in Chrome on a Mac). It is a disgrace. I get to see all my recent conversations with someone - cool - but what if I want to do something basic, like look up their address? Oh, wait, it's in a popup that isn't wide enough to show the whole address field if I have a lot of data in the record, and the only way to see it all is with a mouseover, but to copy it, you have to go into edit mode. (Clicking on the field opens a map.  Whoopee! 

Note to developers: once you have basic features working, don't break them when you add new, "cool" features.

This interface is a huge step backwards.  Something that used to be accomplished with one click now takes three or four. 

And exiting from a single card is also incredibly awkward!___

2015-07-03 18:10:49 (17 comments, 26 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Just discovered (via Laszlo Bock's Work Rules) a fabulous essay by Henry Ford explaining why it's important for businesses to pay employees well. He writes:

"Paying good wages is not charity at all it is the best kind of business.

"The man who comes to the day's feeling that no matter how much he give it will not yield him enough of a to keep him beyond the margin of want not in shape to do his day's work. He is anxious and worried and it all reacts to detriment of his work. But if a man feels that his day's work not only supplying his basic .need but also giving him a margin of comfort enabling him to give his boys and girls opportunity and his wife some pleasure life then his job looks good to him and he free to give it his very best.

"This is a good thing for him and a thing for the business The man who not get a certain satisfaction out... more »

Just discovered (via Laszlo Bock's Work Rules) a fabulous essay by Henry Ford explaining why it's important for businesses to pay employees well. He writes:

"Paying good wages is not charity at all it is the best kind of business.

"The man who comes to the day's feeling that no matter how much he give it will not yield him enough of a to keep him beyond the margin of want not in shape to do his day's work. He is anxious and worried and it all reacts to detriment of his work. But if a man feels that his day's work not only supplying his basic .need but also giving him a margin of comfort enabling him to give his boys and girls opportunity and his wife some pleasure life then his job looks good to him and he free to give it his very best.

"This is a good thing for him and a thing for the business The man who not get a certain satisfaction out of his work is losing the best part of his pay."___

2015-06-29 02:12:46 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

A very good piece by +Sean Parker about "Hacker Philanthropy."  How the tech generation can and should approach the challenge of using their wealth to make a better world. Congrats to Sean on the rollout of the Parker Foundation.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/sean-parker-philanthropy-for-hackers-1435345787

A very good piece by +Sean Parker about "Hacker Philanthropy."  How the tech generation can and should approach the challenge of using their wealth to make a better world. Congrats to Sean on the rollout of the Parker Foundation.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/sean-parker-philanthropy-for-hackers-1435345787___

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2015-06-26 18:04:06 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Does Pope Francis look gloomy to you?

This is a brilliant, funny takedown of the conservative Catholic pundits' and politicians' critique of Pope Francis' climate change encyclical.

Does Pope Francis look gloomy to you?

This is a brilliant, funny takedown of the conservative Catholic pundits' and politicians' critique of Pope Francis' climate change encyclical.___

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2015-06-23 17:40:50 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

I'm proud to be a judge for the new +Code for America tech awards. If you are doing something remarkable with government technology, either as a vendor or as a government customer, let us know. We want to celebrate you, and help others to follow in your footsteps.  Applications for the awards are due by July 13, at the URL below.

I'm proud to be a judge for the new +Code for America tech awards. If you are doing something remarkable with government technology, either as a vendor or as a government customer, let us know. We want to celebrate you, and help others to follow in your footsteps.  Applications for the awards are due by July 13, at the URL below.___

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2015-06-10 00:40:39 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to @dalepd, @gbrockway and the whole @make Team on the new financing. And welcome aboard, @rafe!

Congratulations to @dalepd, @gbrockway and the whole @make Team on the new financing. And welcome aboard, @rafe!___

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2015-06-05 00:50:54 (6 comments, 25 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Brilliant post by @JonBruner on why the new hardware movement is way bigger than the #IoT. A must-read, IMO!

Brilliant post by @JonBruner on why the new hardware movement is way bigger than the #IoT. A must-read, IMO!___

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2015-06-02 16:34:33 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs talk all the time about "disruption," and are looking for new markets to tackle.  Well, government (Federal, State, and Local) is almost a third of the US economy.  And as all of us know, there's a lot that could be improved.  But many people either don't know, or don't care to know, just how big an impact their skills can have when applied to some of the hardest, most interesting problems our society has to offer.

The Code for America Fellowship is an annual program, which sends small startup teams to work with cities for a year on interesting and important problems identified by their host cities. After the Fellowship year, Fellows sometimes go on to continue their work inside government, sometimes they create startups to continue their work, or find other ways to keep after the problem they've got their teeth into.  And sometimes, theygo ... more »

Ready to become a fellow? Applications are open and rolling!___Silicon Valley entrepreneurs talk all the time about "disruption," and are looking for new markets to tackle.  Well, government (Federal, State, and Local) is almost a third of the US economy.  And as all of us know, there's a lot that could be improved.  But many people either don't know, or don't care to know, just how big an impact their skills can have when applied to some of the hardest, most interesting problems our society has to offer.

The Code for America Fellowship is an annual program, which sends small startup teams to work with cities for a year on interesting and important problems identified by their host cities. After the Fellowship year, Fellows sometimes go on to continue their work inside government, sometimes they create startups to continue their work, or find other ways to keep after the problem they've got their teeth into.  And sometimes, they go back to work in the commercial world re-energized and more deeply aware of the impact that tech can have on the wider world, and better citizens thereby.

Fellows include programmers, designers, researchers, and project managers - a wide range of skills. Learn more at http://www.codeforamerica.org/about/fellowship/ 

Fellows come from a variety of backgrounds in technology. Some come from large, well-known tech companies or startup environments, while others have experience working in government or social impact organizations. All of our fellows have a creative, entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about the work that they do. All fellows receive a $50K stipend to support their time as a fellow, as well as full benefits and educational loan deferment. 

Here are some of the projects the Fellows have worked on during the past five years:

* "Debugging" SNAP (the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly referred to as Food Stamps) to understand why the application process is so complicated, why so many people fail to complete it, or otherwise fall off the rolls after they apply.

* Building a "Jail Dashboard" to help judges be more aware of overcrowding, and alternatives to incarceration, when sentencing.  We are going deep on how we can improve the criminal justice system.

* Monitoring and measuring blight in cities to help government and citizens figure out what to do to improve their neighborhood.

* Creating new tools for citizen engagement in urban planning.

* Making it easier for cities to respond to public records requests.

The video below gives a quick look at some of the people who've gone through the program before you.

Apply here: codeforamerica.org/apply

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2015-06-01 17:30:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I really like the way +Bryce Roberts explains why he chose the indie.vc companies:

"It’s an experiment. 

"And one rooted in finding, organizing and working with founders who want nothing less than to build large, scalable businesses on their own terms. The diversity of this first group represents fertile soil where we can test and measure for whom this approach works best and for whom what we have to offer doesn’t move the needle."

Very smart.  And having met with the initial group of companies, not just a thoughtful experiment but a really great group of entrepreneurs with interesting businesses!  

It is so important to expand the venture ecosystem beyond the usual suspects and the usual business models. Most of the entrepreneurs in the world, even in tech, don't necessarily fit the overheated Silicon Valley mold.

I really like the way +Bryce Roberts explains why he chose the indie.vc companies:

"It’s an experiment. 

"And one rooted in finding, organizing and working with founders who want nothing less than to build large, scalable businesses on their own terms. The diversity of this first group represents fertile soil where we can test and measure for whom this approach works best and for whom what we have to offer doesn’t move the needle."

Very smart.  And having met with the initial group of companies, not just a thoughtful experiment but a really great group of entrepreneurs with interesting businesses!  

It is so important to expand the venture ecosystem beyond the usual suspects and the usual business models. Most of the entrepreneurs in the world, even in tech, don't necessarily fit the overheated Silicon Valley mold.___

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2015-06-01 17:16:01 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

.@LaBlogga @OReillyMedia book is the definitive primer on the blockchain & its applications http://goo.gl/e5Nm6O

.@LaBlogga @OReillyMedia book is the definitive primer on the blockchain & its applications http://goo.gl/e5Nm6O___

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2015-05-30 18:12:24 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 122 +1s)Open 

Matt Cutts, for so long the most human face of Google, and a wonderful human being. In the halls at Google I/O.

Matt Cutts, for so long the most human face of Google, and a wonderful human being. In the halls at Google I/O.___

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2015-05-30 17:42:55 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Good summary of my CxO Talk interview last week, highlighting key points. And of course the entire hour long video is there too, if you have the time.

Good summary of my CxO Talk interview last week, highlighting key points. And of course the entire hour long video is there too, if you have the time.___

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2015-05-28 23:05:01 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

This piece by Bill Janeway should be required reading for anyone trying to understand the implications (and the future) of the current Silicon Valley financing bubble. Complex and insightful!

This piece by Bill Janeway should be required reading for anyone trying to understand the implications (and the future) of the current Silicon Valley financing bubble. Complex and insightful!___

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2015-05-27 17:46:25 (51 comments, 20 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

Brilliant and important! 

"What we have, uniquely in America, is a political class, and an entire political party, devoted to the idea that any money spent on public goods is money misplaced, not because the state goods might not be good but because they would distract us from the larger principle that no ultimate good can be found in the state. Ride a fast train to Washington today and you’ll start thinking about national health insurance tomorrow."

Brilliant and important! 

"What we have, uniquely in America, is a political class, and an entire political party, devoted to the idea that any money spent on public goods is money misplaced, not because the state goods might not be good but because they would distract us from the larger principle that no ultimate good can be found in the state. Ride a fast train to Washington today and you’ll start thinking about national health insurance tomorrow."___

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2015-05-25 22:02:10 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

I like how Evan thinks. Smart, and with good values.

I like how Evan thinks. Smart, and with good values.___

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2015-05-25 17:32:05 (7 comments, 17 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

A good example of why you can think of edge.org as TED in text form :-)  It's full of brilliant essays and interviews like this.

BTW, if you find this essay interesting, be sure to check out Yuval Noah Hariri's book Sapiens, which is precisely an attempt at this kind of "big history" of our species.  It covers familiar ground, but makes it new.  I knew I had to read it when I saw a review by +daniel kahnemann where he said he'd read it three times, and I have to say that it doesn't disappoint. You can find that here: http://www.amazon.com/Sapiens-Humankind-Yuval-Noah-Harari/dp/0062316095/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

A good example of why you can think of edge.org as TED in text form :-)  It's full of brilliant essays and interviews like this.

BTW, if you find this essay interesting, be sure to check out Yuval Noah Hariri's book Sapiens, which is precisely an attempt at this kind of "big history" of our species.  It covers familiar ground, but makes it new.  I knew I had to read it when I saw a review by +daniel kahnemann where he said he'd read it three times, and I have to say that it doesn't disappoint. You can find that here: http://www.amazon.com/Sapiens-Humankind-Yuval-Noah-Harari/dp/0062316095/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8___

2015-05-16 00:41:54 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Encourage your local superintendent to get involved!

Encourage your local superintendent to get involved!___

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2015-05-11 18:55:37 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

The Master in the Art of Living

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both."

Lawrence Pearsall Jacks

(Often incorrectly attributed to James Michener)

quoteinvestigator.com/2010/08/27/master/

Thanks so much to Giancarlo Gonzalez, who recited this one to me by heart. I will have to add it to my repertoire!



The Master in the Art of Living

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both."

Lawrence Pearsall Jacks

(Often incorrectly attributed to James Michener)

quoteinvestigator.com/2010/08/27/master/

Thanks so much to Giancarlo Gonzalez, who recited this one to me by heart. I will have to add it to my repertoire!

___

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2015-05-11 17:59:21 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

My post explaining the in-progress redesign of oreilly.com.

My post explaining the in-progress redesign of oreilly.com.___

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2015-05-11 16:05:13 (11 comments, 9 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

Painting by Jeannette Charoy at Pamil Fine Arts. Love this one. Thanks for showing it to us, Giancarlo Gonzalez!

Painting by Jeannette Charoy at Pamil Fine Arts. Love this one. Thanks for showing it to us, Giancarlo Gonzalez!___

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2015-05-09 18:20:45 (10 comments, 12 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Lovely paean to the jobs of book collecting!

This is what Milton means in his sublime “Areopagitica,” as necessary now as it was in 1644, when he asserted that “books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.”

Lovely paean to the jobs of book collecting!

This is what Milton means in his sublime “Areopagitica,” as necessary now as it was in 1644, when he asserted that “books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.”___

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2015-05-08 14:28:11 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Morning run at Lake Merritt

Five more reasons to love living in Oakland.

Morning run at Lake Merritt

Five more reasons to love living in Oakland.___

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2015-05-06 18:09:10 (7 comments, 20 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

"You can add up all the yearly visitors to the city's baseball stadiums, its basketball and hockey arenas, all its performing-arts spaces, city-owned museums, gardens and zoos and you'll never get to 37 million, the number of people who used the city's underfunded, overburdened, utterly essential libraries in the last fiscal year."

via +lorcan dempsey 

"You can add up all the yearly visitors to the city's baseball stadiums, its basketball and hockey arenas, all its performing-arts spaces, city-owned museums, gardens and zoos and you'll never get to 37 million, the number of people who used the city's underfunded, overburdened, utterly essential libraries in the last fiscal year."

via +lorcan dempsey ___

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2015-05-04 01:18:56 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 181 +1s)Open 

+Jennifer Pahlka and I share a moment of joy at the top of Warmiwanuska Pass, the highest point on the Inca Trail (just shy of 14,000 feet.) This was followed by 2500 steps down the other side, then a couple of thousand back up to the top of the next pass. But we had a blast!

+Jennifer Pahlka and I share a moment of joy at the top of Warmiwanuska Pass, the highest point on the Inca Trail (just shy of 14,000 feet.) This was followed by 2500 steps down the other side, then a couple of thousand back up to the top of the next pass. But we had a blast!___

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2015-05-03 22:11:35 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 160 +1s)Open 

Zach Bogue - here I am wearing my Founder's Den t-shirt while hiking the Inca Trail!

Zach Bogue - here I am wearing my Founder's Den t-shirt while hiking the Inca Trail!___

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2015-04-27 15:58:31 (13 comments, 6 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

+Jennifer Pahlka has some visitors during lunch on our first day hiking the Inca Trail last week.

+Jennifer Pahlka has some visitors during lunch on our first day hiking the Inca Trail last week.___

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2015-04-16 01:53:51 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 140 +1s)Open 

Utterly magnificent views on the hike up from Urubamba to Maras.

Utterly magnificent views on the hike up from Urubamba to Maras.___

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2015-04-13 13:28:07 (37 comments, 5 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

That's a heck of a collection! Clever idea to display their impounded blades!

That's a heck of a collection! Clever idea to display their impounded blades!___

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2015-04-13 13:25:04 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Texas has nothing on Peru. They like their Coca-Cola big down here!

Texas has nothing on Peru. They like their Coca-Cola big down here!___

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2015-04-04 14:42:49 (34 comments, 63 reshares, 189 +1s)Open 

Brilliant remarks by +Mikey D about what he learned from the healthcare.gov rescue and why he left Google for the White House. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of our country.

Brilliant remarks by +Mikey D about what he learned from the healthcare.gov rescue and why he left Google for the White House. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of our country.___

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2015-04-03 20:45:37 (43 comments, 43 reshares, 218 +1s)Open 

Amazing difference.

Drought in California - my home

The picture shows snow in the mountains of California, 2013 and 2014.  Snow usually provides 30% of California's water, so that was bad news.  But 2015 was much worse.

"We're not only setting a new low; we're completely obliterating the previous record," said the chief of the California Department of Water Resources.  There's now only 5% as much snow as the average over the last century!

California has been hit by new weather pattern: the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge.  It's a patch of high atmospheric pressure that sits over the far northeastern Pacific Ocean and stops winter storms from reaching California.  It's been sitting there most of the time for the last 3 winters. 

We did get 2 big storms this winter.  But the water fell mainly as rain rather than snow, because of record-breaking heat.  It was enough to half fill Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville.  But it didn't help the snow pack, which holds more water.

For the first time, the governor has imposed mandatory water restrictions: a 25% cut in water use in every city and town.   This will save about 1.8 cubic kilometers of water over the next 9 months - nearly as much as Lake Oroville now holds.

He said:

People should realize we're in a new era. The idea of your nice little green grass getting lots of water every day - that's going to be a thing of the past.

But what about agriculture?   In California, about 50% of water is used by "the environment": rivers, wetlands, parks and the like.  40% is used by agriculture.  10% is left for businesses and residents. 

Brown didn't impose any cuts on agriculture!  That sounds unfair, and people are complaining.   More water is used to grow walnuts than to keep Los Angeles going!

We definitely need to improve agriculture.  But don't forget: for the second year in a row, farmers in California's big Central Valley are getting hit with big water cutbacks.  The ones who get water from the State Water Project will receive only 20% of their usual amount.  

Is all this due to climate change?  I heard a wise answer to that question:  instead of a definite yes or no, just: this is what climate change looks like.  This is the kind of thing we can expect.

And on the Road to Paris, this week the US submitted a plan to cut carbon emissions by 25% by 2030... but that's another story.  Or another part of the same big story.

What California is doing about the drought:

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ag-water-20150403-story.html

Water used by agriculture in California:

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/01/almonds-nuts-crazy-stats-charts

Make your own graphs of the California snowpack:

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cdecapp/snowapp/swcchart.action

There's lots more water data here, too - click items on the menu above.

More on the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge or Triple R by Daniel Swain, the guy who coined the term:

http://www.weatherwest.com/archives/tag/ridiculously-resilient-ridge

In February he wrote:

In this sense, the Triple R of 2014-2015 is notably different from 2013-2014. California has certainly received more precipitation this year on a liquid equivalent basis, though we’re once again falling rapidly behind average as February turns out to be mostly dry. The extreme warmth and low snowpack, however, are very reminiscent of recent winters–as is the occurrence of infrequent but intense warm storms. It’s interesting to note that nearly the entire western United States has been exceptionally warm in recent months, while the eastern part of the country remains locked in a recurring nightmare of extreme Arctic outbreaks and almost inconceivable snow accumulations in parts of New England. This overall setup–with a big Western ridge and a deep Eastern trough–has become known as the “Warm West/Cool East” dipole pattern, and it has been a common feature of recent winters in North America. There are a number of hypotheses currently being investigated regarding the causes of an apparent recent increase in the occurrence of this pattern, though there’s not yet compelling evidence pointing to a singular cause (that’s a topic for a future blog post!).

What is more certain, at least as far as California is concerned, is that our severe long-term drought is unlikely to improve substantially until this newly-invigorated pattern of persistent West Coast high pressure is no longer dominant.___Amazing difference.

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2015-04-01 21:23:45 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

So Amazon fired a warning shot at supermarkets and everyone went April Fool?
By now you'll have heard of Amazon's "Dash" button . Is it an April Fool? Let's hope so if you're a supermarket but in all likelihood ... nope. It's a bell tolling for your future demise (except those who can carve out a specialist niche). So, what's the bi...

So Amazon fired a warning shot at supermarkets and everyone went April Fool?
By now you'll have heard of Amazon's "Dash" button . Is it an April Fool? Let's hope so if you're a supermarket but in all likelihood ... nope. It's a bell tolling for your future demise (except those who can carve out a specialist niche). So, what's the bi...___

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2015-03-31 20:27:57 (4 comments, 12 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Fascinating piece by Larry Summers about educational attainment and income inequality.  Not what you'd expect:

Fascinating piece by Larry Summers about educational attainment and income inequality.  Not what you'd expect:___

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2015-03-31 13:47:21 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

My latest @radar post: #SocialCivics and the architecture of participation. Inspired by @goldman joining @WhiteHouse. He said he was looking for advice, so I gave some. The key message: successful participatory projects, from open source software to wikis to social media, all have small, modular units of participation. Washington generally does not. Change that.

My latest @radar post: #SocialCivics and the architecture of participation. Inspired by @goldman joining @WhiteHouse. He said he was looking for advice, so I gave some. The key message: successful participatory projects, from open source software to wikis to social media, all have small, modular units of participation. Washington generally does not. Change that.___

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2015-03-27 17:40:30 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

My dear friend Carolyn Shapiro does amazing projects that help communities understand their history, and bring people together by honoring their heritage. Here is her latest, funded by Kickstarter.  I'm a supporter, and I hope you will be too.  She writes:

"The Barre Historical Society in Barre, Vermont is reviving a 1913 bakery built by the Italian granite workers to give the community good wood fired Italian bread.  We have chosen to rename the Union Cooperative Store Bakery, Rise Up Bakery, because the bakery will once again rise up in honor of the Italian granite workers who volunteered to build it and to honor the rising up in their labor history.  The many hands lifting the bread in the logo are appreciation for the cooperative way the granite workers functioned to build the bakery and to help each other in difficult times.  Kickstarter is like that cooperative action!  RiseUp Ba... more »

My dear friend Carolyn Shapiro does amazing projects that help communities understand their history, and bring people together by honoring their heritage. Here is her latest, funded by Kickstarter.  I'm a supporter, and I hope you will be too.  She writes:

"The Barre Historical Society in Barre, Vermont is reviving a 1913 bakery built by the Italian granite workers to give the community good wood fired Italian bread.  We have chosen to rename the Union Cooperative Store Bakery, Rise Up Bakery, because the bakery will once again rise up in honor of the Italian granite workers who volunteered to build it and to honor the rising up in their labor history.  The many hands lifting the bread in the logo are appreciation for the cooperative way the granite workers functioned to build the bakery and to help each other in difficult times.  Kickstarter is like that cooperative action!  Rise Up Bakery will be an educational center and not a commercial bakery.  We will learn to bake with a wood fired oven and learn about Barre's rich labor history.  We hope you will “rise up” and help the Barre Historical Society  realize this wonderful  goal."___

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2015-03-19 02:29:57 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 179 +1s)Open 

It is amazing to see trees in full bloom in Vancouver in March. Many of them are in fact past their peak. I was surprised to see spring so far north, apparently the better part of a month early.

It is amazing to see trees in full bloom in Vancouver in March. Many of them are in fact past their peak. I was surprised to see spring so far north, apparently the better part of a month early.___

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2015-03-06 17:40:43 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

9 days until SXSW Interactive: White House tech wiz Mikey Dickerson joins @pahlkadot on March 16 to talk about How Government Fails and How You Can Fix It.  

It's not just healthcare.gov (which Mikey helped fix). Why do US taxpayers still pay hundreds of millions of dollars for websites that should cost thousands (and often don’t work)? The real reasons may surprise you. For government to work in the 21st century, it must become competent – even great – at digital. The bad news is that no one is going to do that for us. It’s the job of the American people. The good news is that it’s now possible, and the most rewarding work you’ll ever do.

#sxsw #usds

9 days until SXSW Interactive: White House tech wiz Mikey Dickerson joins @pahlkadot on March 16 to talk about How Government Fails and How You Can Fix It.  

It's not just healthcare.gov (which Mikey helped fix). Why do US taxpayers still pay hundreds of millions of dollars for websites that should cost thousands (and often don’t work)? The real reasons may surprise you. For government to work in the 21st century, it must become competent – even great – at digital. The bad news is that no one is going to do that for us. It’s the job of the American people. The good news is that it’s now possible, and the most rewarding work you’ll ever do.

#sxsw #usds___

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2015-03-06 15:08:44 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

I like +Nancy Lublin's pineapple hack. #LeanInTogether

I like +Nancy Lublin's pineapple hack. #LeanInTogether___

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2015-03-05 03:34:06 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

I'll be moderating a great panel at  #sparksummit East in two weeks. Hope to see you there  http://goo.gl/L75OKP  

I'll be moderating a great panel at  #sparksummit East in two weeks. Hope to see you there  http://goo.gl/L75OKP  ___

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2015-03-04 16:03:53 (5 comments, 21 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

There are two kinds of interviews: those that quote you literally, and those that distill the essence of what you said, perfectly. Chris O'Brien's @venturebeat interview with me did the latter, and nailed it.  Just about the only time I can think of a flawless transcript of what was meant rather than just what was said.

There are two kinds of interviews: those that quote you literally, and those that distill the essence of what you said, perfectly. Chris O'Brien's @venturebeat interview with me did the latter, and nailed it.  Just about the only time I can think of a flawless transcript of what was meant rather than just what was said.___

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2015-03-03 05:20:45 (3 comments, 69 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

What a great read!  @neilhimself explains why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. I love the bit about China! And I am horrified by the bit about prisons.

What a great read!  @neilhimself explains why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. I love the bit about China! And I am horrified by the bit about prisons.___

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2015-03-02 15:46:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

via @joe_hellerstein: Call for Proposals for @TheOfficialACM Symposium on Cloud Computing http://goo.gl/vAlWZM  #acmsocc #socc2015 

via @joe_hellerstein: Call for Proposals for @TheOfficialACM Symposium on Cloud Computing http://goo.gl/vAlWZM  #acmsocc #socc2015 ___

2015-02-28 18:00:39 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Help O'Reilly Media learn more about software architecture roles by completing a short industry survey. You could win a free pass to the new O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in Boston next month. #OReillySACon

Help O'Reilly Media learn more about software architecture roles by completing a short industry survey. You could win a free pass to the new O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in Boston next month. #OReillySACon___

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2015-02-26 20:54:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Just about to go on with Marc Goodman (@futurecrimes) for a discussion of his book Future Crimes starting in about 7 minutes, here: https://plus.google.com/events/c7lf0pdvsn6nb0qj3cibnu6othc  Join us!  It should be a fascinating conversation.

Just about to go on with Marc Goodman (@futurecrimes) for a discussion of his book Future Crimes starting in about 7 minutes, here: https://plus.google.com/events/c7lf0pdvsn6nb0qj3cibnu6othc  Join us!  It should be a fascinating conversation.___

2015-02-26 15:43:35 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I'm going to be interviewing Marc Goodman, author of the amazing book Future Crimes via hangout this afternoon - 4pm Eastern, 1 pm Pacific. Marc takes us into the underworld of the future (happening now), where criminals are early adopters ("Moore's Law and Moore's Outlaws" is the provocative chapter of one title.)  We'll explore the risks and the resilience of the next stage of technology.

Tweet your questions for the chat with the hashtag #FutureCrimesConvo, and start reading Future Crimes now: www.futurecrimes.com

In FUTURE CRIMES, one of the world’s leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman, takes readers deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you—and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined. 

Marc Goodman will be in conversation with Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Media. Since 1978, Tim O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, honing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. His company is publisher of the iconic "animal books" for software developers, creator of the first commercial website (GNN), organizer of the summit meeting that gave the open source software movement its name, and he was a key figure in the "Web 2.0" renaissance after the dot com bust, focusing the industry on the role of data rather than software in driving competitive advantage in the next generation of applications.___I'm going to be interviewing Marc Goodman, author of the amazing book Future Crimes via hangout this afternoon - 4pm Eastern, 1 pm Pacific. Marc takes us into the underworld of the future (happening now), where criminals are early adopters ("Moore's Law and Moore's Outlaws" is the provocative chapter of one title.)  We'll explore the risks and the resilience of the next stage of technology.

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2015-02-24 20:19:31 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

I'm going to be doing a google hangout this Thursday, February 26 at 1 pm Pacific, with Marc Goodman, author of the new book Future Crimes, talking about the remarkable underworld of the internet.

Tweet your questions for the chat with the hashtag #FutureCrimesConvo, and start reading Future Crimes now: www.futurecrimes.com

I'm going to be doing a google hangout this Thursday, February 26 at 1 pm Pacific, with Marc Goodman, author of the new book Future Crimes, talking about the remarkable underworld of the internet.

Tweet your questions for the chat with the hashtag #FutureCrimesConvo, and start reading Future Crimes now: www.futurecrimes.com___

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2015-02-24 16:31:34 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Really great career advice here: "Getting off the “I should learn Python… someday” train and focusing on topics that interest me (rather than an arbitrary skill I thought I should learn) was extremely liberating."

Really great career advice here: "Getting off the “I should learn Python… someday” train and focusing on topics that interest me (rather than an arbitrary skill I thought I should learn) was extremely liberating."___

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2015-02-22 19:16:49 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Neville Chamberlin, Winston Churchill, and climate change. A good reminder to politicians about the importance of thinking about things that are hard to imagine.

Neville Chamberlin, Winston Churchill, and climate change. A good reminder to politicians about the importance of thinking about things that are hard to imagine.___

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2015-02-13 01:38:34 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 160 +1s)Open 

Santa Fe sunset

Santa Fe sunset___

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