On the phone to a friend in New York from the kitchen of what was my idyllic, Northern California, hilltop farmhouse I said, “I better go. I think I feel an earthquake”. Before I could walk the 3 steps to hang up the phone I was knocked to the floor.
One could say the DC government is bought and paid for by developers.
This started as a post in the DupontForum. You should be worried about the cost effective use of your money. In 2002 we asked for a fence, a double gate, and some pea gravel. Parks and Rec brought in some fancy landscape architect and milked that idea for 7 years. When I was on the…
Entrepreneurial Office Supply Extremism
One of the things about working for and with small businesses is that you have to do almost everything yourself. This morning when I was trying to print out a contract to sign, the ink ran out in my printer right before it printed the signature page. Of course the client needed it signed and…
CM Michael Brown
Councilman Michael Brown graciously called this morning (after seeing my quote here: DC Considers Parking Exemption) to explain that he is working on all sorts of things that I may find important.
Email Address/Logons – I changed my email address recently. A month after sending notification to the people in my address book, more than 95% of my email is coming to the new address. Given that most address books and CRM systems I look at are pretty messed-up looking, I’m pleasantly surprised that such a large percentage…
Where Do People Find the Time…Cognitive Heat Sync
I’m not much for link-blogging but I can’t get Clay Shirky’s speech out of my mind.
Grateful for Crime Law Provision
Councilman Mendelson tells me the new crime law contains what I called the Nathan Johnson Provision in the lobbying I started years ago to keep repeat offenders off the streets longer. Read WP story: Fenty Signs Multipurpose Emergency Crime Bill. There is some coverage of my effort in the City Paper section of my Press page….
Lead-Building on Twitter
I’ve been impressed how several companies have pulled me in after I started “Following” them or after mentioning them on Twitter. For instance, I mentioned a feature of Smartsheets on Twitter, one of their marketing people found that (saved search), and a day later their CEO ended up setting me up a smartsourced task request to help me…
“US Gov Digital Dark Ages Are Over”
This weekend’s TransparencyCamp unconference was a blast…lots of famous geeks and uber-geeks (with surprisingly few Asperger’s Syndrome cases) almost all toting Macs or netbooks and inputting twitter handles into iPhones apps rather than exchanging business cards. (It’s awesome to come back from a [un]conference without any paper. Oft heard phrase, “It’s up on the wiki already.”)…I…
Examiner: Civic activist helps keep Dupont Circle safe
I’m not blind. This old photo the Examiner used just makes me look that way: Civic activist helps keep Dupont Circle safe.