BarCamp Philly 2010 Summary - Opendata and beyond

When wrapping up the VIm talk @trevmex mentioned that people share their dotFiles on github. This blew my mind. I can sit in front of anyones desk and start using their eclipse and immediately be productive. The secret to VIm is the years of refactoring the configuration and shortcuts, known as the dotFiles. You probably couldn’t even execute a mapped command on my machine since I map the leader based on my keyboard....

November 17, 2010 · 5 min · Aaron Held

HOA - Case study of failed political systems

I love to rant over how bad HOAs are. There are so many case studies in my life where otherwise happy friendly people become tyrants when given a bit of power. From the band leader that threatened my wedding would be a failure to the people that run the Home Owners Associations. It takes a certain type of fellow to run an HOA. My buck’s county HOA is much better then the one in Manalanapan....

June 15, 2009 · 1 min · Aaron Held

will our perception of civic duties ever be the same?

The vote turnout is really impressive. Its more like a party or superbowl. Actually from the high quality tv spots this election is definitely nearing superbowl quality. Maybe we need to let Fox and CNN bid for exclusive coverage rights…. Anyway after I voted I took the kiddies to vote: [caption id=“attachment_42” align=“alignnone” width=“320” caption=“Ardith voting “][/caption] [caption id=“attachment_43” align=“alignnone” width=“320” caption=“Molly votes in Bucks county kid election”][/caption] The culture is so different now....

November 5, 2008 · 1 min · Aaron Held

best election video so far

The combination of cutting edge on-demand video creation and old school guilt! Watch it here [caption id=“attachment_38” align=“alignnone” width=“300” caption=“election guilt for Aaron Held”][/caption]

November 3, 2008 · 1 min · Aaron Held

public takes action to stop a police beating

I came across this video on a soccer/fan site and would love to know the context. My multilingual friends are encouraged to reply….

November 3, 2008 · 1 min · Aaron Held