Profile

Scrapbook photo 1
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5
Alexander Jack
Lives in Charlottesville, VA
509 followers|66,129 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos+1'sReviews

Stream

Alexander Jack

Shared publicly  - 
 
Strange, google + adds effects. 
1
2
Alexander Jack's profile photoErika Jack's profile photo
Add a comment...

Alexander Jack

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is great!
1
1
Hugh Geenen's profile photo
Add a comment...

Alexander Jack

Shared publicly  - 
 
Cradle to Cradle used as promo for Google Search in the App Store
1
Cara Kritikos's profile photo
 
nice!
Add a comment...

Alexander Jack

Shared publicly  - 
 
Kevin Kelly originally shared:
 
If you are not listening to Radio Lab you are missing the best thing on radio outside of This American Life. In fact, Ira Glass the host of This American Life, has just written a very long, very detailed, very generous commentary on why Radio Lab is better than This American Life. Ira says, "For my part, I find it comforting that this level of excellence is so labor intensive that they [Radio Lab] only can make ten full shows a year. If they could do an hour of this every week, I think I’d have to quit radio. What would be the point of continuing? How could anyone compete with that?"

The entire essay is wonderful and deeply insightful on WHY Radio Lab is so effective. If you have never heard the show, it might make no sense, though it would be a good commercial for starting to listen. If you have heard the show, Ira Glass, the master radio maker and story teller, will tell you how Robert and Jad do their magic. Even if you have no interest in radio, the insider details of how the stories are put together are worth your while.

Finally, Ira's account is a fantastic rendition of the role of innovation, and the virtues of being authentic. It also moves Ira Glass up two notches in my esteem.

http://transom.org/?p=20139
Intro from Jay Allison. Artists compete. Not head to head like athletes, but in their souls. Within the appreciation of our fellow artists is the tiny wince, “I wish I'd done that.” Ira Glass join...
18 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Alexander Jack

Shared publicly  - 
 
How Mad Max is this! Solar chips ~ $21 per/lb
This is not How to make PV Solar Cells. It is possible to home-make Copper Oxide and other kinds of materials but that is a whole nother story which...
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
482 people
Have him in circles
509 people
Weight Loss Diet Help's profile photo
Joel Franqui's profile photo
weskey jaleiba's profile photo
Ashley Wilson's profile photo
Aaron Vader's profile photo
Ngoc Lan's profile photo
Jose Atienza's profile photo
Ian Robertson's profile photo
‫عمادمحمد السيد‬‎'s profile photo

Alexander Jack

Shared publicly  - 
 
Outsource your job
 
Personal Shadow Outsourcing
For years I've heard apocryphal stories of knowledge workers in Silicon Valley who had permission to work at home, but in fact outsourced their work to cheap Chinese or Indian labor. The digital worker would work only a few hours per day overseeing his help, and goof off the rest. The Asian workers under him were delighted with a real job that paid well for them -- but only a fraction of what the CA guy got. And the CA guy's boss was delighted with the great work he was getting. It was an ingenious racket! Win, win, win for 3 sides; everybody happy. But all this shadow outsourcing was only rumors as far as I could tell.

Now comes some hard evidence from a Verizon security team that at least one person was really pulling off this sweet scam. From this article: http://securityblog.verizonbusiness.com/2013/01/14/case-study-pro-active-log-review-might-be-a-good-idea/

"As it turns out, Bob had simply outsourced his own job to a Chinese consulting firm. Bob spent less that one fifth of his six-figure salary for a Chinese firm to do his job for him. Authentication was no problem, he physically FedExed his RSA token to China so that the third-party contractor could log-in under his credentials during the workday. It would appear that he was working an average 9 to 5 work day. Investigators checked his web browsing history, and that told the whole story.

A typical ‘work day’ for Bob looked like this:

9:00 a.m. – Arrive and surf Reddit for a couple of hours. Watch cat videos

11:30 a.m. – Take lunch

1:00 p.m. – Ebay time.

2:00 – ish p.m Facebook updates – LinkedIn

4:30 p.m. – End of day update e-mail to management.

5:00 p.m. – Go home

Evidence even suggested he had the same scam going across multiple companies in the area. All told, it looked like he earned several hundred thousand dollars a year, and only had to pay the Chinese consulting firm about fifty grand annually. The best part? Investigators had the opportunity to read through his performance reviews while working alongside HR. For the last several years in a row he received excellent remarks. His code was clean, well written, and submitted in a timely fashion. Quarter after quarter, his performance review noted him as the best developer in the building."

Tip to +Wayne Radinsky 
With the New Year having arrived, it's difficult not to reflect back on last year's caseload. While the large-scale data breaches make the headlines and are widely discussed among security professiona...
17 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Alexander Jack

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Alexander Jack

Shared publicly  - 
 
Really cool & convincing futuristic renderings, by @rollerhaus, a Seattle firm that bridges illustration & #design http://t.co/GZkusNuO
1
Add a comment...

Alexander Jack

Shared publicly  - 
 
A $5 billion transmission line backed by Google Inc. and Marubeni Corp. that will distribute power from offshore wind farms planned for the Atlantic coast will proceed with a U.S. Interior Department ...
1
Add a comment...

Alexander Jack

Shared publicly  - 
 
Kicked it.
Help us finish the follow-up to the award-winning documentary HERB & DOROTHY, and share in the couple’s generosity and passion for art!
1
Add a comment...

Alexander Jack

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good tidings.
Chad Hurley originally shared:
For their next big thing, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley are betting on a social site that Yahoo nearly abandoned.
1
Add a comment...

Alexander Jack

Shared publicly  - 
 
Switch - Super excited about this one.
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
482 people
Have him in circles
509 people
Weight Loss Diet Help's profile photo
Joel Franqui's profile photo
weskey jaleiba's profile photo
Ashley Wilson's profile photo
Aaron Vader's profile photo
Ngoc Lan's profile photo
Jose Atienza's profile photo
Ian Robertson's profile photo
‫عمادمحمد السيد‬‎'s profile photo
Work
Occupation
Architect
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Introduction
Architect | Techvangelist | Steampunk Affectionado | Cloudmember 
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Charlottesville, VA
Previously
Omaha, NE - London, UK - Charlottesville, VA - Lincoln, NE
Alexander Jack's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Google Buzz
www.google.com

Start conversations about the things you find interesting. Share updates, photos, videos and more with your friends.

End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google
www.google.com

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills bef

Official Apple Online Store - Buy Mac Computers and Notebooks, iPhone, i...
store.apple.com

Purchase the latest Apple products at the Apple Online Store. Get fast, free shipping on iPad, iPhone, Mac and more direct from Apple, plus

Pinterest
pinterest.com

Pinterest is an online pinboard.

Google Plus Nick
gplus.to

Make short url for google+ profile.

Earthquake Anatomy | Graphic. | Visual.ly
visual.ly

visual.ly - Create, Share, Explore Great Visualizations.

TweetDeck - Your social world
www.tweetdeck.com

TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Faceboo

Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done
lifehacker.com

Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done

Google Calendar
www.google.com

Calendar. Organize your schedule and share events with friends. With Google's free online calendar, it's easy to keep track of life&

Model S | Tesla Motors
www.teslamotors.com

The Tesla Model S - the first premium electric sedan, available 2012. Reserve yours today.

Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Tr...
www.goodreads.com

See what your friends are reading. Keep track of what you've read and organize your books into virtual bookshelves. Join a book club to disc

New York Sun Works
nysunworks.org

The Greenhouse Project. The Greenhouse Project is dedicated to improving environmental science in urban schools. Through our state of the ar

Front Page - The Long Now
www.longnow.org

The Long Now Foundation. Home; About. About; Community; Support; Essays; Press; Jobs; Contact. Projects. Seminars; Special Events; 10000 Yea

Google+Tweet
crossrider.com

A full featured twitter client for Google+! View your timeline, url shortening, photo sharing and more...!

The Google+ Project
www.google.com

The Google+ project makes sharing online more like sharing in real life. Take the interactive tour for a quick look at five of the first key

Google Currents
www.google.com

Favorite publications, tuned for your tablet and smartphone. Download for Android Devices Download for iPad and iPhone. Add your favorite co

Ennead Architects
ennead.com

Projects Partners Studio. Ennead Architects is an award winning New York City design studio that is internationally recognized for powerful

The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia
www.nytimes.com

Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate,

Google Reader
www.google.com

Stay up to date Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. Share with your friends Use Google Reade

Music Beta by Google
music.google.com

Upload your personal music collection and access it instantly on the web or any compatible device without the hassle of wires or syncing.

2 reviews
Map
Map
Map