Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

March 8, 2014 10:51 am
zackvb:

Looks like I’ve beenz beat to it. But at least somebody is making it. Read about it yourself http://www.geekosystem.com/reddit-makine-meowmeowbeenz/


I knew this was going to happen, I give it’s occurrence 3 meowmeowbeanz

zackvb:

Looks like I’ve beenz beat to it. But at least somebody is making it. Read about it yourself http://www.geekosystem.com/reddit-makine-meowmeowbeenz/

I knew this was going to happen, I give it’s occurrence 3 meowmeowbeanz

(via communitythings)

October 29, 2013 11:05 pm October 21, 2013 9:41 pm April 16, 2013 10:36 pm
Data for the Boston Marathon Investigation Will Be Crowdsourced

Paul McRae, a native of New Zealand now living in Jacksonville, takes a photograph of an empty Boylston Avenue near the Boston Marathon finish line, in Boston, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Three people were killed and more than 140 were injured when bombs exploded seconds apart close to the finish line on Monday. McRae finished the race before the explosions.  Photo: Charles Krupa / AP

Data for the Boston Marathon Investigation Will Be Crowdsourced

Paul McRae, a native of New Zealand now living in Jacksonville, takes a photograph of an empty Boylston Avenue near the Boston Marathon finish line, in Boston, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Three people were killed and more than 140 were injured when bombs exploded seconds apart close to the finish line on Monday. McRae finished the race before the explosions. Photo: Charles Krupa / AP

December 10, 2012 8:42 pm
City SDK | Helping cities open their data and giving developers the tools they need

smartercities:

WELCOME TO CITYSDK

CitySDK is creating a toolkit for the development of digital services within cities. The toolkit comprises of open and interoperable digital service interfaces as well as processes, guidelines and usability standards. CitySDK enables a more efficient utlisation of the expertise and know-how of developer communities to be applied in city service development.

The project is working in the areas of participation, mobility and tourism and has 8 cities across Europe as partners: Helsinki, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Manchester, Lamia, Istanbul, Lisbon and Rome.

If you are a city interested in the approach we are taking and would be interested in the interface and toolkit and if you are a developer looking to develop Apps that work in different European cities then get in touch.

This is a good way to improve living conditions in urban environments.  It’s also a great example of crowd-sourcing.  It would be cool to see this project hop the pond to one of our cities.

August 22, 2012 10:53 pm
The New Rise of a Summer Hit: Tweet It Maybe

I’m not really a fan of any of the music spoken of in this article, but it fails to bring up the point that they all have a tendency to embrace social media rather than shun it for it’s piracy.  The future of music involves recorded music being the promotional tool, not the product.

August 2, 2012 1:31 pm
Why James Holmes Has Fans On the Internet

I realize this kind of article could be met with backlash (especially given the involvement on Tumblr), but highlights a very noticeable trend in modern internet activity.  Obviously to compare all fandoms to that of people “supporting” a deranged mass murderer is silly and misleading, but it does seem like this behavior is creating a culture of hero worship and hyperbole.  The idea of fandom certainly isn’t anything new but like everything we believe the internet has created, the constant interconnectedness and almost endless means of self-expression has given us the ability to expose anything on a widescale and whether or not that promotes unhealthy behavior is certainly debatable. 

June 14, 2012 1:11 pm
Obama's chief tech officer: Let's unleash ingenuity of the public - CNN.com

“The president is a hugely enthusiastic proponent of the power of data, technology and innovation to advance national priorities. Probably the highest compliment I can pay him is that his geek quotient is very high.”

June 2, 2012 3:35 pm
Community - Hawkthorne Videogame

One of the last episodes of Community this season took place in a video game. Naturally, the interwebs has chosen to make that game real.

(Source: mathphysics, via communitythings)

May 25, 2012 4:17 pm
Reddit Founder And Activists Aim To Build A 'Bat-Signal For The Internet' - Forbes

On the large scale this seems like a good idea. I don’t know how many sites will be willing to insert code that could possibly change the entire appearance of their site. You never know when you’re going to disagree with this group on something, there should really be a democratic process on deciding when to “turn on the signal” or at least give the site owner the option to choose support or not before it shows up. Since it’s unlikely any big corporations would join in on anything that could be as potentially risky as this I can’t see it really reaching the largely apathetic masses.