We love the system when it loves us

The mock surprise and indignation from people, who had long shut their ears to what I call the bleedin’ obvious. That there are others poking around in our data, analysing with tools to pump out results, for variety of objectives. Whether analysis for marketing demographics, sales targeting, or terrorist spotting – we provide enough data publicly, let alone privately, to benefit those with business or national security. One person’s warbling’s on Facebook, may not mean that much, but times it by millions of people, with even more millions of individual pieces of data and with the right algorithms, it can yield useful results. Continue reading

Synchronizing 2 JIRA Instances

The basis for this example is interaction between Helpdesk issues that need escalation to development, and integrating that into some kind of workflow between 2 JIRA’s.

1. On JIRA Helpdesk System create a project, and add workflow step for issue escalation (i.e. an issue that has to progress onto JIRA Project system). This can just be a basic custom field, as a means of filtering for next step…

2. At regular timed intervals Issues escalations (i.e. issues with new status, say “Escalate”) are exported to XML.

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Who is the NHS for again?

How gratifying  – the health system I have contributed to for 20 years, and have hardly used apart from broken thumb, is expecting me to be grateful of a guaranteed full health check every five years now I am over 40.   There was me assuming it was a right anway, but no – i have to wait until its too late to find out if theres a problem.   Then wait too long for treatment, only to end up stuck in a disgusting “exit ward” – and believe me, they are disgusting.  The NHS is largely geared towards people who cannot afford, or are unwilling to contribute to it – the rest of us might as well go private,  than relying on this limping self-serving dinosaur.   Its what they want anyway – contribute for a “public” service, but dont use it – pointless.   Already the plan is being deemed ill-concieved and ill-planned, but it is more rhetoric from government so far out of touch, its tedious.  Time for these parasites to just shut up and leave.  Anarchy is preferable to the joke of a government system at the moment.

Semantic Media Cloud

mediacloudMedia Cloud is a system that lets you see the flow of the media. The Internet is fundamentally altering the way that news is produced and distributed, but there are few comprehensive approaches to understanding the nature of these changes. Media Cloud automatically builds an archive of news stories and blog posts from the web, applies language processing, and gives you ways to analyze and visualize the data.

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