A comment on Sprint Customer Service

I hear nightmare stories from people all the time on AT+T’s customer service… Yesterday afternoon Julie and I noticed a sudden loss of cell service at home.  We have identical phones (other than color) and we’re both on Sprint.   We’ve been happy Sprint customers for about 6 years now, and issues are rare. I’ve workedContinue reading “A comment on Sprint Customer Service”

The most important question you need to ask yourself: why not?

I’m already planning SpaceUp DC 2.0, but in case you missed how rediculous I’m willing to look in the name of Space Exploration: (Photo credit: Chris Radcliff) Haley Stephenson did a terrific writeup of her experience at SpaceUp DC here. I have two favorite quotes from it: An important aspect of the unconference was theContinue reading “The most important question you need to ask yourself: why not?”

Inspiring kids by thinking big in space

The audio quality is shockingly bad in this video. This was on Feb 18th, at Ignite-DC.  I’d like to do a new spin on this talk soon. This is an Ignite talk. If you’re not familiar with Ignite, the talks are all EXACTLY 5 mins. You get 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds.Continue reading “Inspiring kids by thinking big in space”

Jumping in with both feet: An Open Source NASA Android app

I’ve long been a lover of Open Source.  Both from a philosophical point of view, and a quality of software point of view.  When I got serious about Linux in the 1990’s, I spent a lot of time contributing back to the community.  As time has gone by, I’ve been giving back less and less. In 2010,Continue reading “Jumping in with both feet: An Open Source NASA Android app”

The Launch Pad: Successful NASA Program in Jeopardy!

This afternoon (June 24, 2009) at 2:30pm Eastern Time, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the United States Senate’s Appropriations Committee will be marking up the FY 2010 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. For those of you feeling lost by that sentence, the plain English translation is: this afternoon,Continue reading “The Launch Pad: Successful NASA Program in Jeopardy!”