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Mark Jaeger
Works at Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget
Attended Syracuse University
Lives in Mason, Michigan
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Neat April Fool -- Not in the league of NPR's Portable Zip Codes from last century, but it's still funny.
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Too bad so many folks are still on Windows XP with IE7 or IE8...
In early 2006, I added drop shadows to all the pictures here at ongoing; to do it I had to construct a 500-line Java program. At the time I remarked that CSS should just support drop shadows, and now it does. Here’s how it lo...
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If Xi succeeds, woe unto those of us for whom partisan bickering is the way we operate.
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Sour grapes is one thing. Not taking ownership of your failures and figuring out what you need to change (google the Deming cycle) is pretty much irresponsible. And responsibility is what we should expect from those who would lead us.
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Worth a look, just to see what journalists are missing in the Target Caper.
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Most of us who have survived in the Big Design Up Front world of government systems development have similar (though lower profile) experiences in our portfolio. Tim Bray does fail to mention that the design is probably not quite solving the right problem - giving a quote should not be the same as enrolling in a plan. Somebody forgot to apply the Single Responsibility Principle.
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Not only is it insane, but what insurance company will cover a district which allows folks (who are not sworn law enforcement officers) to shoot anybody in their buildings or on their campuses? Besides that, wrongful death suits are horribly expensive to defend, even when police do the shooting.
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Prophets without honor in their own country? Until politicians acknowledge that science needs attention paid, the public will remain woefully unprepared for the next disaster.
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Mark C-C defines programming a bit more broadly than I would, but I've often wanted to do this rant myself.
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Java Programming
Employment
  • Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget
    Systems Analyst, 2010 - present
  • Baker College
    Instructor, 2004 - present
  • Lansing Community College
    Instructor, 1991 - 2011
  • TekSystems
    JBoss Administrator, 2010 - 2010
  • University of Michigan
    Java Programmer, 2010 - 2010
  • CNSI
    Knowledge Transfer Manager, 2006 - 2009
  • NuTechs, LLC
    Training Specialist, 2005 - 2006
  • XtraNet Training and Services
    Technical Trainer, 2004 - 2005
  • Lansing Community College
    Program Director, 2000 - 2003
  • Michigan Department of Civil Services
    Information Systems Manager, 1992 - 2000
  • Michigan Department of Social Services
    Data Systems Manager, 1984 - 1992
  • Michigan Department of Education
    Systems Analyst, 1982 - 1982
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Mason, Michigan
Previously
Greenfiled, Wisconsin
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State government information systems professional and adjunct faculty member
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Computer Science instructor, systems analyst and dog show judge
Education
  • Syracuse University
  • Michigan State University
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