- Parking the iPad for a few days to give this nexus 7 a good workout. Wish me luck. 09:22:22, 2013-11-21
- @sglassmeyer yes, for science! in reply to sglassmeyer 09:37:16, 2013-11-21
- From my blog: New Drake Law, Iowa State Program Lets Students Complete Undergrad, Law Degrees in 6 Yrs http://t.co/hCajvxDigr 09:56:42, 2013-11-21
- As http://t.co/1JHRVL6N55 fades into sunset in left with a pile of json files to process. Not clear on fate of files attached to projects. 10:36:36, 2013-11-21
- @sglassmeyer I'm pretty sure that question answers itself. If your volcano doesn't light up what good is it. in reply to sglassmeyer 12:58:18, 2013-11-21
- RT @timoreilly: Open source DIY synthesizer from @littlebits and @korg_inc http://t.co/Wif44t3TqT Looks super cool. via @jstogdill 13:08:46, 2013-11-21
- The Wolfram Language and Mathematica on Raspberry Pi, for free | Raspberry Pi http://t.co/UWpUiEzj67 via @raspberry_pi 13:24:10, 2013-11-21
- RT @caliorg: CALI authors are faculty at 117 law schools including 15 of the Top 25. Check out our FREE lessons for #lawschool http://t.co/… 15:19:14, 2013-11-21
- RT @creativecommons: OERs are changing the textbook industry http://t.co/q4udPpNb4E via @DisCo_Project #OER 17:07:59, 2013-11-21
- RT @jaslar: To be a librarian is to ally yourself with curiosity and knowledge in a world rife with ignorance and apathy. 19:12:52, 2013-11-21
- RT @mashable: This epic Doctor Who game is also the largest Google Doodle ever: http://t.co/13xObh5Wq6 22:34:04, 2013-11-21
Successfully architected solutions do two things: First, they rely on existing open standards rather than reinventing the wheel. They rely on some of the internet’s greatest hits, things like OAuth and REST, and store data in formats born in the internet age, formats like GeoJSON and markdown. No licenses, no SDKs, just data. Second, they’re built as a dumb core with a smart edge. Upgrading a standard is a monumental task. Upgrading a tool is trivial. But more importantly, there’s room at the edge for experimentation, and with readily available libraries, amazing vehicles of empowerment like geojson.io, something that nobody knew could exist six months ago, suddenly start appearing over night.
First, go read the article, it’s really good and packed full of interesting points. I’ll wait.
Now imagine the CFR stored as data on GitHub.1» A GitCFR repository would be open to all and exposed to the APIs of GitHub. Besides using GeoJSON to locate fire hydrants in your neighborhood you could use GitCFR to find regulations relevant to the manufacture of those fire hydrants. Any API call would return just a specific piece of the regs that could be displayed as the app builder desires.
Of course any of this would require that the GPO set up a system for loading the CFR to GitHub so we don’t have to worry about issues of authenticity. While anyone can grab the bulk XML of the CFR from the GPO’s FDsys website and load it into GitHub, it really needs to the be done by the GPO so that developers can rely on the authenticity of the data.2»