Chris M. Lindsey

Public Administrator, Web Developer

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In addition, I’m also a big fan of the U.S. Digital Services new Playbook for government digital services projects. Plus, it’s on GitHub!

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I’m a big fan of the U.S. Digital Service

Introducing the U.S. Digital Service:

Interacting with the government shouldn’t be a thing that you automatically dread.

-Mikey Dickerson

Every one of us in government, this should be our goal, every day.

While I love what the USDS is doing, I find it a little sad that half the discussion centers around what Mikey wears to work. Who cares? We should be talking about his results and his goals, not dress code.

Bruce Schneier on the overarching problem with the NSA surveillance:

By developing these technologies instead of helping defend against them, the NSA — and GCHQ and CSEC — are contributing to the ongoing insecurity of the Internet.

“My intention is that all code developed using taxpayer dollars within GSA should be in the taxpayer’s domain [open source].”

Sonny Hashmi, Chief Information Officer at the General Services Administration, in an interview with ExecutiveGov.

I killed Facebook and left its body in the woods. Great article from The Verge. I deleted my account just about two years ago, August 23, 2012.

Buzz Aldrin’s reddit AMA:

We in the United States cannot come close to the return to leadership that the United States had 45 years ago, and shortly thereafter.

T-Mobile Test Drive Begins

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Our family’s Verizon contract is about to be up, so we’ve taken advantage of the T-Mobile Test Drive (with the iPhone 5S) to try out their service. It’s a pretty interesting concept, and I’ll post a review when our week is up.

There is nothing more clear than an a unanimous Supreme Court opinion and a statement like this at the end of a decision (pdf file):

Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple — get a warrant.

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