- RT @GACourts: Open Access to the Courts http://t.co/6nRIPYQHxw 14:56:53, 2015-09-29
- My Twitter Digest for 09/28/2015 http://t.co/MlhYksMF9M 15:30:14, 2015-09-29
- Because profit is more important than innovation, high school testing still relies on the TI-83 graphing calculator. http://t.co/A9NmoxR1AX 16:18:14, 2015-09-29
- Video Why Kickstarter Became a Public Benefit Corporation http://t.co/aSSZogCh16 16:32:28, 2015-09-29
- 4 open source chat applications for team collaboration | http://t.co/dPnyw7UCo7 http://t.co/fDUsqwHSjl 17:13:39, 2015-09-29
4 open source chat applications for team collaboration | Opensource.com http://opensource.com/business/15/9/alternatives-slack-team-chat?sc_cid=70160000000x3w9AAA
But this is also a world where high school math students have to shell out $100 for the same TI-83 graphing calculator that their parents used twenty years ago (or one of its descendants, at least)—instead of using a free app that they could simply download to their phone. Why? Mic reports that the main reason is tradition. Texas Instruments has managed to get its calculators written into the standardized tests used by many schools. And inertia being what it is, it’s really hard to change something like that once it gets set down on paper.
This should serve as a reminder that it isn’t just the legal world that drags its feet when it comes to new and obviously better technology. The world is awash in examples of this sort of thing where a powerful incumbency holds back or outright blocks the adoption of new tech simply to preserve some profit margin. Ignoring, disregarding, or suppressing innovation in the name of maintaining profits especially in a near monopoly market is practically a rule of business.
- RT @richards1000: http://t.co/C9srCcLDBo Sheppard: Incomplete Innovation & Premature Disruption of Legal Services. #legaltech #ai #reinvent… 06:57:08, 2015-09-28
- RT @sglassmeyer: At what point has tech world offered enough "proof" and the legal world has duty to educate itself about uses and possible… 06:57:40, 2015-09-28
- RT @wpmudev: 21 Stunning #WordPress Themes for Telling Stories http://t.co/PccWcu5zH5 #WordPressThemes 07:06:10, 2015-09-28
- RT @Xconomy: .@acquia Adds $55M as World Goes Online and Digital | http://t.co/pj0hKe83iA #startups #funding 10:21:49, 2015-09-28
- RT @sglassmeyer: New blog post: Straw Men, Picking a Team and The Future of Legal Practice http://t.co/jAi6q9hrAN 12:06:34, 2015-09-28
- RT @Dries: "He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher … or, as his wife would have it, an idiot." — Douglas Adams 13:45:14, 2015-09-28
- RT @mgsiegler: A few thoughts on our new investment in @Medium /cc @GoogleVentures https://t.co/gWNtbkBXKo 17:21:52, 2015-09-28
Source: PhantomJS | PhantomJS
- RT @drupal: The keenness of a higher ed Drupal devotee http://t.co/iic8Doe2G9 @opensourceway 06:59:28, 2015-09-26
- RT @webmeadow: I wrote a bit about the restorative joy of giving up leadership https://t.co/uTB34sa2kT 07:03:26, 2015-09-26
- RT @pressbooks: Check out the awesome community publishing project, http://t.co/1pF50e4GWe. It's built on Pressbooks. http://t.co/JrK19bgyzv 12:03:13, 2015-09-26
- RT @sglassmeyer: The question is not yes or no to legal tech, but rather "do you think the status quo of the practice of law is unsustainab… 12:05:35, 2015-09-26
- RT @Dries: Goodbye, native mobile apps http://t.co/Sz2ZUCMMhm 12:15:39, 2015-09-26
- My Twitter Digest for 09/25/2015 http://t.co/7BlGYPUjSS 15:30:42, 2015-09-26
- RT @creativecommons: Openly-licensed textbooks can save students hundreds of dollars each year. https://t.co/469hBJqpqG http://t.co/LmMUeFm… 16:11:48, 2015-09-25
- Vagrant may be the most powerful tool for configuring development environments that you’re not using http://t.co/1GANoOkGol 17:12:50, 2015-09-25
- Migrating from VirtualBox to Virt-Manager – Seravo http://t.co/qSWA555gGJ 17:50:04, 2015-09-25
- RT @johnpmayer: Presidential Memorandum — Establishment of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable https://t.co/02qqtkd6kx – post… 18:55:48, 2015-09-25
Migrating from VirtualBox to Virt-Manager – Seravo https://seravo.fi/2012/migrating-from-virtualbox-to-virt-manager
Vagrant is a tool for creating and configuring lightweight, reproducible, and portable development environments. Vagrant provides a unified interface for controlling the life cycle of one or more virtual machines using the command line. Because Vagrant is platform-agnostic, you can share the same Vagrantfile with anyone; it does not matter if they are using Windows, Linux, or Mac.
Vagrant supports a number of virtualization technologies, including VirtualBox and VMware. The pluggable nature of Vagrant has allowed the community to curate support for additional virtualization technologies including Parallels, Amazon Web Services, and libvrt.
The second most common bug lies in the configuration of production systems, specifically the differences in configuration between production systems and development environments. Even with perfect and precision engineering, a difference in the version of a package or operating system can cause disastrous outcomes at deployment time. For this reason, there is often a push between increasing the parity between development and production environments.
I think Vagrant is an under utilized tool in the development and deployment toolbox. I’ve got a good handle on code control using git but we do trip over configuration variations as we bring more boxes online in the cloud. Making sure that Apache and PHP have all the right modules loaded and same config files sounds easy enough but it really is a challenge when each instance gets built from scratch.
Relying on a single Vagrantfile to control virtual machines is a real solution to this but there is a learning curve and we do need to overcome a certain amount of organizational skepticism about using “canned” solutions for the deployment of servers. After all we’re not that far removed from the days of having to order, install, configure, and deploy physical boxes one at a time, but we need to move ahead as we shift to the cloud.
- RT @sglassmeyer: Techie: "I've developed something that will save you time and money and make you more productive!"
Legal world: "Go away." 08:33:00, 2015-09-23
- My Twitter Digest for 09/22/2015 http://t.co/mYIetqyiiE 15:30:13, 2015-09-23
- RT @bjfr: The @MIT Teaching Systems Lab is hiring! Looking for great researchers to work with @bjfr and @eklopfer. Position at http://t.co/… 17:32:57, 2015-09-23