By Mike Gifford on 03/08/2007
OpenConcept is looking for Beta testers to help them evaluate our new political web service, Make The Change. We need application developers to take a look at the API we've outlined here, and suggest ways that it could be implemented for your projects.
We've provided an example for PHP, but there are lots of great folks out there who use Perl, Python and other neat development languages. We are rolling out tools for Drupal, but Joomla & Plone have big communities of users who could benefit from this technology too.
Like the folks at we believe that governments have a...
By Mike Gifford on 01/06/2007
Steve & I have prepared a short list of things to help prepare your organization when you loose your techie. Many organizations rely heavily on their techies, but don't have a plan in place to replace them when they leave. The following is a list of things that may help ensure that there is as little disruption as possible when a key technical staff person leaves.
Basic server/network access (for local machines, but also also dedicated or virtual servers)
how is user authentication managed?
what are the root and other administrator usernames / passwords.
are there routers, firewalls, or...
By Mike Gifford on 12/09/2006
I was looking for something to celebrate for my 35th Birthday (on Sept 11th), and decided back in July that it would be a bit of an adventure to buy two tickets to the Opera as I had never been before. I really wasn't sure what to expect as I had never seen one before, but since OpenConcept helped launch their site it seemed like a good thing to learn more about.
I was quite surprised at how much fun this production was. I don't go to the theatre all that often, but I found the acting to be good and the humour accessible (even with the sub-titles). The slow motion fight at the end of the...