The idea behind geektime is to fit the seconds in the day into 4 bytes (65536 geekseconds in a day, instead of 86400 old seconds).
This, initially seems like the musings of a sleep deprived geek, and, it possibly is. The stroke of genius in geektime is that it implies a timezone (UTC).
Days are just marked as an ascending date from Jan 1 (in UTC).
Djangodash is this weekend. It started at 0x0E0 0x3580 and it will end on 0x0E2 0x3580.
There is no longer confusion, or the possibility to skip over the quantifier (UTC -6...actually UTC -5 ...
I've been writing at kellycreativetech.com/blog lately, (ok, once) and this has been largely abandoned.
We're working on some very cool things:
A new version of our killer software Servee on top of the excellent platform Django.
Some excellent volunteer management tools (albeit a bit under wraps for now)
and ShotBlox [blogs for photographers]
Too busy to write here. It's probably going to turn back into a personal site, as I've quit doing individual consulting and contracting in favor of working through KCT.
I have found that I have a strong passion for education. To some of my closest friends that may come as a surprise, because I dropped out of high school and college, expressing a large amount of disdain along the way. I've found that largely my disdain came from school and classroom bureaucracy that gets in the way of learning.
Students need broadband. I firmly believe this. Depriving them of that is crazy. Students don't need facebook or flash games. They need TED talks and Wikipedia.
Please, Please, Please Quit using Versions of Internet Explorer Less than IE 7.
Please send this to all of your friends and relatives, and even the people who you don't like.
Internet Explorer 6 came out in August of 2001. By most business standards, this might not seem like a long time, but by my Industry Standards, that's like driving a car from the 1980's. With IE6, it's not just any old car, it is The Pinto, without the safety kit.
Now, IE 8 has just launched, so if you're using IE 6 ...
I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.