Posts Tagged Government

 

IBAN length and DESI score

Looking at the formats of European country international bank account number (IBAN) codes, I noticed that the IBAN length didn't seem to be significantly correlated to the country's population. Could it be related to the country's IT maturity? I tested that using as a proxy the EU Digital Economy and Society Index, and the results were stunning.

Continue reading "IBAN length and DESI score"

Measures of Donald Trump's Inaugural Address

Computers allow us to measure objectively the properties of text. I applied some established text and sentiment analysis algorithms on Donald Trump's inaugural address and compared the results with the same metrics of past well-known presidents. Presidential speeches are nowadays typically a team effort. Nevertheless, I thought that the speech writing team's output reflects the president's choices regarding staffing, policy, and style. Moreover, as luck would have it, in this case it was reported that Donald Trump wrote the inaugural address himself. The findings of this exercise surprised me.

Continue reading "Measures of Donald Trump's Inaugural Address"

Manifesto for Agile Government

I'm sure that many readers of this blog have read the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Having worked in government over the past year, I wondered how a similar manifesto for government, created by a group of people who would radically want to improve existing structures, would look like. Here is my take.

Continue reading "Manifesto for Agile Government"

Become a Unix command line wizard
edX MOOC on Unix Tools: Data, Software, and Production Engineering
Debug like a master
Book cover of Effective Debugging
Compute with style
Book cover of The Elements of Computing Style
Syndication
This blog is also available as an RSS feed:

Category Tags
AWS (4)
Android (2)
Apple (9)
C (20)
C++ (16)
COVID-19 (1)
Cloud (1)
Computers (58)
Databases (4)
Debugging (8)
Design (1)
Discussion (6)
Electronics (15)
Environment (1)
FreeBSD (26)
Funny (14)
GSIS (5)
Google (6)
Government (3)
Hacks (26)
Hardware (25)
History (9)
Information systems (1)
Internet (12)
Java (26)
Linux (7)
Machine learning (1)
Management (27)
Microsoft (11)
One Laptop Per Child (3)
Open source (57)
Opinion (28)
Parenting (11)
Perl (13)
Photos (13)
Politics (4)
Programming (108)
Python (2)
R (1)
Raspberry Pi (5)
Risks (6)
Scala (1)
Science (33)
Security (26)
Sights (19)
Smartphones (3)
Software (22)
Software engineering (90)
Standards (7)
System administration (46)
Teaching (9)
Technology (28)
Testing (2)
Tips (43)
Tools of the Trade (52)
Travel (9)
UML (6)
Unix (47)
Web (31)
Windows (15)
Writing (45)
XML (10)
vim (5)
Archive
Complete contents (366)
2020 (12)
2019 (4)
2018 (5)
2017 (20)
2016 (7)
2015 (6)
2014 (5)
2013 (13)
2012 (17)
2011 (14)
2010 (13)
2009 (40)
2008 (40)
2007 (41)
2006 (48)
2005 (44)
2004 (30)
2003 (7)

Last update: Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:26 pm

Creative Commons Licence

Unless otherwise expressly stated, all original material on this page created by Diomidis Spinellis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.