Sunday, August 28, 2011

School superintendent gives up $800k in pay

School superintendent gives up $800k in pay

Published: Aug 28, 2011 2:41 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Some people give back to their community. Then there's Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who's really giving back. As in $800,000 - what would have been his compensation for the next three years.

Until his term expires in 2015, Powell will run 325 schools and 35 school districts with 195,000 students, all for less than a starting California teacher earns.

"How much do we need to keep accumulating?" asks Powell, 63. "There's no reason for me to keep stockpiling money."

School superintendent gives up $800k in pay

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Infographic Of The Day: An Animated GIF Of The Music Industry's Death | Co. Design

 This is pretty cool

Monday, August 22, 2011

New data spill shows risk of online health records

A story from AP:

New data spill shows risk of online health records

Published: Aug 21, 2011 4:45 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see.

There were insurance forms, Social Security numbers and doctors' notes. Among the files were summaries that spelled out, in painstaking detail, a trucker's crushed fingers, a maintenance worker's broken ribs and one man's bout with sexual dysfunction.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Go do this right now!

How to Export iPhone Contacts to Gmail

Things You'll Need

  • Personal computer with your iTunes
  • iPhone
  • iPhone USB cord
  • Gmail account


  1. Open your iTunes software on your personal computer.
  2. Power on your iPhone and plug it into the computer using the USB cord that comes standard with all iPhones when purchased.
  3. Click on the iPhone icon in the pane on the left of the main iTunes window.
  4. Click on the "Info" tab, and then select "Google Contacts" from the drop-down menu that appears.
  5. Enter your Gmail user ID and password when prompted, and the software will export your iPhone contact into your Gmail account.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

White House names a new Chief of Information Technology

 The New York Times: Steven VanRoekel, a former Microsoft executive, will become the next chief information officer for the federal government — a bigger, more policy-oriented technology job than any he held at the software giant.

Mr. VanRoekel, 41, who joined the Obama administration from Microsoft in 2009 as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission, will succeed Vivek Kundra, the White House plans to announce on Thursday.