Things That Have Caught My Attention

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Tag: Government Digital Service

Episode One Hundred and Seventy Seven: We Will Sell it To You Wholesale 

 0.0 Sitrep 7:07pm on a Sunday, about 10,000 feet above Oregon on the way down to San Francisco again for a few days in the office. I didn’t write on Friday – something that I’m aware of but trying not to beat myself up about. There’s a flaw in my mental machinery that I’ve noticed […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Eight: Continued Careening 

0.0 Sitrep Sat next to Frances Berriman at the Code for America Summit (“Wow, I’m seeing the magic happen!”) on opening day, and already feeling pretty good about the next section. An early morning: a 4:30am wakeup for a 7:25am flight (you can tell I’m paranoid about arriving in time at the airport) that ended […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Six: Unicorns; Six Minus 

0.0 Sitrep 10:15pm. Tired. Assaulted by a woman and a man with sufficiently sharp and metallic equipment to be indistinguishable from a dentist’s office. TILT: I really, really don’t like visiting the dentist, but on the plus side, I have a new front tooth. On the down side, these people are threatening me with root […]

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Six: Solving The Problem

0.0 Station Ident The thread, this time, is a notification from the pharmacy that our pharmacy benefit has been stopped. I pull on it, and the thread leads to our insurance provider’s website, where they happily inform me that coverage stopped over two months ago, which is patently not the case. So I check out […]

Episode One Hundred and Nineteen: Bridj Laziness; Deciding In Public; Terrible Tools

0.0 Station Ident Leaving drinks with ex-colleagues this evening, fitting toddler-escape-prevention bars to windows this afternoon. Where: fries and a Diet Coke at Tilt, melting in the sun. 1.0 Bridj Laziness Outrage of the day came late, courtesy of Bridj[1], a startup based in Boston, Massachusetts, that promises “[b]etter transit. For everyone.” which is strike […]