It’s a miracle! After the Inauguration, I went to the White House Contact Us page, asked politely to have them add links to CreativeCommons in the White House Copyright page (since it said they use CC-by-3.0, but didn’t display the graphic or have any links), and now it’s done! Wow!
(OK, I admit, there may well be ten thousand other geeks who did the same thing, but still – pretty cool nonetheless.)
As a bonus, check out FOIA memorandum posted, stating “In the face of doubt, openness prevails”. Excellent work. I wonder if I should Contact Us again and ask them to think about a longer term URL structure policy than just …the_press_office/FreedomofInformationAct/ Think they might want to issue another FOIA release at some time in the next four years?
Or rather, their copyright policy notes that third party contributions are CC-By-3.0 – although they don’t actually link to the CC site yet.
Just surprised it hadn’t surfaced on planetapache yet. And yes, Virginia, it is important.
.. until you check if it’s been recalled by the FDA. Actually only King Nut and Parnell’s Pride peanut butter are recalled; but a wide variety of other peanut-paste containing packaged goods are affected.
Change has come to the White House today. Looking forward to better leadership. Hoping President Obama does a good job on moving forward on the themes in his speech, and especially remembers the words of one of our country’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin:
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
P.S. Great change has come to the White House website, too! Sweet having a Director of New Media, and a bunch of RSS feeds ready already. Have any of the news outlets posted fancy detailed word-by-word analysis of the speech yet?
Dieses ist so kühl! Photos of Barack Obama’s inauguration – in legos. Wicked. HT2NDW, who also uses
Now I know we shoveled a few days ago. And I’m pretty sure we shoveled last night. And we did everything else you’re supposed to do, too. I’d already been shopping for milk, bread, and eggs, and made sure the shovels were there, and gotten snow tires on my car. Plus parking my car the right direction to get out if there’s snow. Plus getting everything laid out for perfect french toast.
But there’s still snow on the ground – a lot of it. I really thought we shoveled. And I’m pretty sure we made the french toast: it was delicious, even though I didn’t fully dry out the bread like the recipe says. I couldn’t remember shoveling and eating french toast if I didn’t do them, right?
Oh, no. Oh no oh no, oh no.
You don’t think I’m stuck in one of those time loops, do you?
A temporal causality loop or something, like the Enterprise has been in a half-dozen times or so. Yikes! and it’s almost the holidays, I’d hate to miss Christmas just because I was in loop 15,9727 of this darn snowstorm!
I really am in a loop; I’ve posted the same blog posting twice in the space of a month! Hmmm… must get more lattes and increase my coding speed at work, and increase my creative juices for my blog!
It sure is pretty though. I just hope it stays nice and clean and white, before melting then freezing again. At least the snowflakes were light and fluffy and smaller than the average puppy.
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