Just saw a few articles pop up on the Twitter radar this morning regarding the Nexus 10 tablet. Since the tablet has become my main computing device for most tasks – with the exception of programming and application testing – it is always interesting to see what it is [...]
Recently, my Department at Los Angeles County initiated a reorganization plan. This involved the removal of one entire “bureau” in order to streamline processes and encourage savings. At the time, one executive manager planned to retire. The decision was made to not replace her position. This move is expected to reduce costs. It also provided [...]
The Google Nexus 10 was released to much fanfare back in November 2012. It was a successor to the wildly popular Nexus 7. Many wondered if it could be the tablet which finally was a competitor to the Apple iPad. I purchased a Nexus 10 tablet by Google back in November 2012. I expected the [...]
The evaluation of employees’ performance is well-regarded as vital to ensuring each staff member is accurately placed in his or her work environment. The same goes for managers and executive staff. However, no one method of review has been found to be optimal in all situations. Recently, my department initiated a trial of a 360 [...]
This April, I purchased a new tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7” model. Though a fantastic tablet, I very soon recognized it was too small for many of the tasks I wanted to accomplish. I began waiting for a decent 10” tablet. Not being an Apple user, I was not interested in [...]
As I write this post, the 2012 Presidential race is drawing to a close. I’m listening to President Obama and Governor Romney formally debate for the third and final time before election day.
I’m reminded of how a friend recently asked me if his absentee ballot would actually be counted [...]
I love working for such a wonderful staff.
Today, we released the newest version of our JEDI (Joint Application Development Infrastructure) system. The JEDI system encompasses the property records, vital records customer copies, business filings and related financial for the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. This release contains over 200 new enhancements, multiple bug fixes and [...]
In 1999, I managed to convince my beautiful young wife that I needed a a Palm III to help manage my time at work.
All I had from my work was a small three-line pager (remember those?) and a cell phone. Having brought the device in to work, I tried my best to [...]
Recently, I wrote a post about the benefits and downsides of cloud computing. In that post, I argued that cloud computing had some serious pitfalls. Especially with the lack of control over the data.
In the past two weeks, we’ve seen numerous examples of high-profile data center outages. Amazon,
Back in 2002, I was a software developer / project leader with a County agency in Southern California. I had just been tasked with implementing a county-wide document management infrastructure based on the software, FileNet. At the time, FileNet was an independent company involved in the capture, storage, and retrieval of documents and other records. [...]