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Message 00640: Re: vivek

>> they all seem overwhelmed at the moment. no tech staff yet.
> i know.  the thing they don't realize is they're probably not going to get
> any.  :)

why not? i've been thinking of joining up, thus the question about vivek.

> i told you i've offered to donate bulk.resource.org to them to kick start
> data.gov?  In theory, meeting on Tuesday about that.  Paul Vixie said he
> would personally do the install for them.

heh, that would be fun.

>  We also, in theory, have a deal
> cooking with gpo which would have us create an API for their stuff as a
> joint venture between public.resource and gpo.gov.  In both cases, I'll
> believe it when I see it.

did the gpo start a twitter feed to compete with you? nice effects of pushing...

> In the meantime,. I will be giving tech talks next week to the smithsonian
> webmasters, the senate sysadmins, and the house new media staffers.  Also
> meeting with the appropriations clerks for both judicial and legislative to
> discuss financial issues ("is it proper for the courts to be hoarding $150m
> in this time of economic crisis?").  And, meeting with the union president,
> c-span, librarians.  Should be a very interesting week.

awesome. I hope you twitter it!

> If you're on high-bandwidth, can show you the first proof on my nomination
> book ... first 191 pages (final is about 350 pages).

yup, i'd love to see it