October 18, 2011

OFWIM presentation notes

Filed under: Uncategorized — kirk @ 9:04 am

I’ll be modifying this post over the next day or so as a resource to my presentation on social media at the 2011 OFWIM conference.

October 2, 2009

We’re hiring another UI designer!!

Filed under: Government, accessibility, UI design — kirk @ 9:19 am

Alright, let me first say that my employer, the Missouri Department of Conservation, doesn’t have a position called, “UI Designer”. That’s not how jobs are typically named in government. However, we’ve been luck enough to have a team of folks who are UI designers. They just also often have other tasks on their plates as well — updating content on the web, for example. But now we’re filling a new position for UI designer and that’s pretty much their whole job.

For those of you who want to cut to the chase, the job applications close Oct. 15th and here’s the link:

There are clear reasons why you’d want a UI designer. The first and main one is this: You just can’t easily build applications in an iterative fashion, incorporate user feedback on usability and keep your timeline unless you follow a strategy of splitting out your content from your presentation via XHTML/CSS. To do that effectively, you have to have a UI designer.

I’m not going to waste space explaining all the details on this. The main reason being that many people have already done so. Take a moment to read these blogs regarding good Web design:

Pass this blog post to anyone you know looking for a job who really gets web UI design and the role of CSS in it. I’ll even be happy to answer a few questions via email,


July 22, 2009

Useful links for the Minnesota Digital Summit

Filed under: Government, social networking — kirk @ 10:03 pm

Here, in one place, are the many links I will reference in tomorrow’s talk. If I think of others that would be relevant, I’ll add those later.

Show on map

July 20, 2009

Making everyone in your agency a communicator

Filed under: Government, social networking — kirk @ 9:17 pm

imageThe week is going by pretty fast as I prepare for the GovTech Minnesota Digital Government Summit.

As I’m getting ready to co-present on the use of social media in government, I’ve realized the possibly the best example of how government should engage social media can be found with the Air Force.

Take a look at their publication, New Media and the Air Force. For one thing, the publication is a great primer on many of the terms used in social media. However, the following three observations made in the publication strike me as important when it comes to social media:

  1. The Air Force encourages Airmen to use it.
  2. All Airmen (not just PR folks) are communicators.
  3. If the Air Force doesn’t tell its story, someone else will.

This isn’t just lip service. As David Meerman Scott pointed out in a blog post in 2008, the Air Force is actively engaging and training their staff to use social media. Capt. David Faggard, Chief of Emerging Technology for the Air Force, has even created a handy little flowchart that anyone could use to guide staff on how to engage social media.

One of the big issues government agencies make for not using social media is that they have no available staff. However, look at what the Air Force is doing. They’ve realized that social media depends on individuals with different social networks. Social media is often a personal exchange of information. This means you have to use everyone in your agency.

The key is training them on what social media is and how they can use it. Then empower them to use it.

Why isn’t government on Youtube?

Filed under: Government, social networking — kirk @ 8:21 am

Actually, many government agencies are. This week I’ll share what I know about government agencies using social media such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter as I finish preparations for the upcoming GovTech Minnesota Digital Government Summit.

As I’m preparing, however, you might be able to help. If you’re in government and you don’t think you’re using social media as much as you might……why? What are the main hurdles standing in your way?

Hurdles I’ve heard include:

  • We don’t have staff who we can dedicate to it.
  • It’s too expensive to develop.
  • It’s a security risk.
  • We don’t want our agency to get into social media (because we don’t know alot about it, can’t control it, etc.)
  • Our Internet use policies won’t allow us.

Drop me a line or add a comment if you have additional ones or if you think one of the above is particularly significant.

Show on map

June 17, 2009

David Allen Tweets?

Filed under: twitter — kirk @ 11:09 pm

imageYou might be surprised to learn that the guru of getting things done, David Allen, uses twitter. However, of the various social media out there, it sounds as if Twitter is the one tool David might use the most, according to this recent podcast.

The main take away points of the podcast? That you should view Twitter as going to a cocktail party. Ask yourself why you’re going. If it’s to keep yourself networked and out there, going to a party (or using Twitter) might be one of the easiest ways to do so.

Technorati Tags:



March 7, 2009

Use Twitter to create a straw poll

Filed under: Government, social networking, twitter — kirk @ 9:53 am

poll Twitter is now getting enough traction that people are finding some pretty good uses for it.

One contender is to run an informal straw poll.

One site that can help you do this is

The system interfaces with the Twitter api so that you an create a poll and send folks to that poll via Twitter. The poll not only keeps track of the breakdown of your poll but also provides for comments as each person responds.

Here is a sample poll I built in less than a minute.

March 6, 2009

Missouri pops up in Google’s Moderator

Filed under: Government, social networking — kirk @ 8:08 pm

Back in Sept. of 2008, Google launched the Google Moderator. What does Google Moderator do? When Google has tech talks or company-wide meetings, it lets anyone ask a question and then people can vote up the questions that they’d like answered.

The launch in September opened that to a larger audience and, thus, larger set of questions. Anyone can submit questions to be voted on. It also appears that you can target locations (like the state of Missouri, example) for viewers.

moderator So, I open Moderator and see that the second question listed is, “How Can We Eliminate Wasteful Spending?” I click there and find Senator Claire McCaskill. Senator McCaskill’s question has gotten voted high enough that it’s showing up (at least on this Missourian’s page) at one of the top 5 questions.

I’m still learning about Moderator myself, but it seems that it certainly has potential to help government officials and agencies learn what questions interest the public.


March 2, 2009

Two great online tools for government

Filed under: Government, Productivity — kirk @ 10:14 pm

Ok, these aren’t just for government. They’re for anyone forced to work without a budget and limited staff.

One of these are for online collaboration with staff. The other is a great tool for quickly building slick online applications (and you don’t even have to much about how to build applications). All of them are free (although some provide more features for a fee).


Mind mapping at

This site gives you a great tool for building mind maps. If you’re not familiar with how mind mapping is done, check out this video on YouTube.

Even if you don’t use the site, it’s interesting to view various mind maps that other users have published to get ideas on how to more effectively use mind maps.

Zoho Creator

zoho Zoho, of course, provides a whole suite of office productivity tools that are freely available. The Creator, however, allows you to build or use prebuilt web applications that can collect and manage data for you. Again, YouTube provides a video overview of what you can do with this tool.

March 1, 2009

Applying GTD to your computer desktop

Filed under: Productivity — kirk @ 10:19 pm

Like many people, I circle the flame that is GTD (Getting Things Done) as a productivity practice. I do it awhile, get lax, and come back…each time getting a little better at the practice.

desktop This time around, I realized that GTD provides a common framework that you can apply to many areas in your life. In other words, once you’ve settled on your basic categories you use to organized things, there’s not reason why you can’t apply them to many different places where you process information.

So…this weekend I came across this interesting article at  that discusses how to eliminate the use of the desktop on your computer. Sounds crazy, I know, and yet, I’ve found that even in one day, I’m able to get to everything I need on my computer much faster.

In less than an hour, I had not only cleared my desktop, but also had all Firefox bookmarks organized into 10 handy categories in the toolbar. What made it all go so fast was that I found that I was able to organized the bookmarks and the applications in terms of various roles I play (read GTD to understand what a role is).

Follow up on Windows Live Writer: I’m not sold on the product. Perfect for publishing to my blog.

Next Page »

Powered by WordPress

augmentin prescrizione clopidogrel cirugia cardiaca metformin genericon 1000mg ricetta on line per viagra domande sul viagra cialis e valpression acquistare levitra on line levitra generico chile clomid solo due follicoli gliclazide metformin combination co diovan muadil diltiazem e sinvastatina centro benessere roma cipro femara risultati viagra signification voltaren rote liste lisinopril potenzprobleme provare viagra 20 anni tinidazole emedicine allegra noir remeron impotenza escitalopram chronic fatigue syndrome cymbalta da sono risperdal nevrose obsessionnelle associazione internazionale cavalieri di cipro generico do hyzaar propranolol baisse tension cialis e digestione flagyl sapore metallico generico viagra bula vacanze cipro all inclusive clindamycin clotrimazole suppositories pregnancy nizoral crema 2 prezzo vacanze grecia cipro cipro carpal tunnel syndrome diflucan ricetta o no propecia allergia trazodone groggy dostinex per due giorni pyridium dizziness propecia prescrizione medica condylomata acuminata aldara triamcinolone .01 cream rimedi torcicollo voltaren aciclovir varicela neonatal cipro hc generico voltaren resinat n1 preis periodo refractario viagra molsidomin und viagra depo provera cost australia farmaco seroquel compresse chloramphenicol 10 mg คือ differenza tra benzac 5 e 10 il ventolin effetti collaterali quando prendere il prometrium alimento come viagra voltaren bula infarmed motilium oral suspension dosage serve ricetta per clomid varicella e aciclovir cialis istruzioni per l'uso viagra uomini pilih viagra atau cialis plavix scheda tecnica 2012 lariam dosaggio pediatrico albenza pills generico do trileptal 300mg medtronic lioresal ndc cipro svizzera pronostico voltaren 75 mg 60 tabletten voltaren rapid uses aripiprazole and escitalopram allegra serve para rinite cipro prelievo forzoso banche viagra generico funziona forum risperdal et strattera che effetto ha il viagra sulle donne lotrimin vs lotrisone zovirax generico quanto costa il risperdal metoprolol er succinate pregnancy viagra solo con receta medica triamcinolone for guttate psoriasis amaryl posologia finasteride generico 2013 quanto tempo prima si prende viagra voltaren dispers ldt seroquel disfunzioni sessuali cosa vedere in cipro cipro contain sulfa cosa mangiare a cipro nord aerosol atrovent ventoline augmentin per ascesso dentale differenza tra tegretol e keppra invega et risperdal ho comprato cialis su internet generic viagra belgie levitra pagamento postepay clomid estradiol prochieve success stories inderal mal di testa a cosa servono gli ovuli di prometrium voltaren and cataflam association gentamicine augmentin clomid quando fare il test dente del giudizio antibiotico augmentin fratelli allegra allegra passugger switzerland augmentin bambini eruzioni cutanee avanza effexor alimenti in contrasto con il coumadin perche usare il viagra viagra orosolubile generico levitra orosolubile bayer prezzo voltaren resinat gdzie kupic augmentin pediatrico 400 uso del risperdal voltaren for cold sores la tavola allegra sesto dieta consigliata per coumadin dipendenza da zyprexa voltaren muscle cramps vermox trattamento ossiuri viagra scaduto fa male benzac gel 10 costo voltaren emulgel e gravidanza zoloft e cuore quanti tipi di cialis esistono effet sevrage propranolol medicament elavil effet secondaire serophene e positivo voltaren emulgel 23.2 mg/g aciclovir verruche piane vesicare detrol comparison arava immunosuppression effetti indesiderati del ventolin verschil propranolol en metoprolol domperidone motilium indication provera medicina diovan pronounce trileptal 300 posologia escitalopram cinfa 10 mg sulfa allergy ampicillin effetti collaterali di viagra italia cipro volo scaduto il brevetto del viagra restaurante spazzio allegra viagra vasocostrittore la vedova allegra youtube a quoi sert un viagra voltaren scaduto da un anno aldactone fa dimagrire viagra precio chile risperdal e diabete propranolol bisoprolol equivalent dose lasix porta sonnolenza aereo pisa cipro moneta 20 centesimi cipro tomar viagra una sola vez voltaren resinat generikum voltaren y coltrax dosis acquistare kamagra italia colica biliare e voltaren calcolo del dosaggio del coumadin augmentin pediatrico de 400 dolo voltaren o ibuprofeno anafranil e pillola nitrofurantoin clostridium difficile orlistat venta peru foto pillola viagra risultati propecia dopo 6 mesi lamictal e sonnolenza strattera en prozac serophene aumenta o ciclo allegra srl messina 50 mg of voltaren lopressor generic names chloramphenicol et grossesse voltaren y su generico finasteride funziona yahoo viagra sin receta on line come acquistare finasteride quanto costa il celebrex quanto cialis si puo prendere farmacia vaticano viagra seroquel è efficace diovan sintomas viagra fa male al fegato forum dove acquistare il cialis motilium quanto costa immun mot viagra augmentin inizio gravidanza cual nombre generico voltaren viagra generico controindicazioni turisti per caso cipro is voltaren a steroid farmaco antabuse effetti collaterali risperdal consta igne voltaren renal colic il prometrium aiuta a rimanere incinta viagra prezzo pfizer cialis 10 mg tutti i giorni clomid clomifene gravidanza cipro entra nell'unione europea come creare il viagra medicamento generico do allegra triamcinolone classification caratteristiche seroquel metoprolol labetalol convert clomid quanti tentativi prezzo cialis 28cpr riv 5mg comparativa levitra cialis viagra componentes medicamento allegra d aciclovir è un antibiotico farmacia cipro viale degli ammiragli roma siti archeologici cipro compazine administration iv dostinex con ricetta zoloft diverticulitis roma cipro monolocale posologie aldactone chien casa allegra gordola effetti del risperdal strattera lyrica viagra indicazioni e controindicazioni viagra per chi soffre di ipertensione tenormin fiale dosaggio acquistare viagra in contrassegno voltaren gel blood sugar il clomid effetti collaterali arcoxia 90 mg effetti collaterali cloridrato de diltiazem infarmed danni del viagra allegra d vs zyrtec d cipro standard dosage trattamento con il coumadin benzac 5 opinioni controindicazioni per viagra clozaril novartis nz aciclovir endovena scheda tecnica cipro località diovan e diuretico voltaren emulgel ricetta pomata voltaren allattamento mappa mediterraneo cipro anticholinergic atrovent uso del propranolol augmentin suspension pediatrica 12 h prendere augmentin a stomaco vuoto micardis e insufficienza renale voltaren emzirme mal di gola e bactrim augmentin antibiotico orticaria differenza tra bactrim e bactrim forte miglior sito acquisto viagra generico arcoxia farmaco mutuabile posologie crestor 5mg voltaren gocce oftalmiche cialis generico giornaliero cleocin crema come si usa principio ativo voltaren retard voltaren infiammazione tendini motilium farmaco effetti collaterali finasteride molecola prednisolone vente libre augmentin primi giorni gravidanza cartina geografica di cipro diflucan capsule posologia voltaren resinat lek cymbalta disturbi sessuali zoloft e capogiri cialis funziona il giorno dopo plavix al posto della cardioaspirina differenza tra augmentin e rocefin offerte viagra cialis video musica allegra voltaren emulgel per lividi il farmaco zoloft taverna allegra giugliano propranolol vademecum colombia voltaren lasonil fastum gel posologia augmentin in gravidanza levitra tradizionale propranolol interacciones alesse generic cost escitalopram late period cosa non mangiare in terapia con coumadin la botte allegra miglior sito per acquistare viagra effetti collaterali del cardura il tegretol fa male combivent ilaç prospektüsü viagra 100mg generico principio attivo del coumadin acquisto cialis in italia arava costo che cosa serve seroquel trazodone ed erezione cipro spiagge sabbiose renagel medicare part d assistance program conservazione del cialis escitalopram posologie bactrim contra salmonella voltaren gel doses voltaren 50 dispers come assumere augmentin bambini de grisogono allegra bracelet price allegra liquido pediatrico lekovi crestor puricemia allopurinol 300 mg abilify farmaco torrinomedica lamictal e aumento di peso sampon medicinal nizoral voltaren max 50g cena triamcinolone preservative free augmentin gravidanza streptococco seroquel aumento di peso prime settimane metoclopramide in canada viagra generico in italia in farmacia metoprolol succ er 831 prednisolone ac 1 ophthalmic suspension viagra quando scade brevetto doxazosin in renal colic dulcolax medicine dosage prednisolone solone 25mg eccipiente augmentin zovirax sciroppo per bambini haemangioma propranolol protocol clopidogrel potenz cipro infiltration trazodone depersonalization protonix pharmacologic class voltaren supp pediatric dose depo provera generic names antinfiammatorio feldene fast come usare zovirax labiale nizoral cream success allegra unione borse posologia viagra 25 differin gravidez voltaren 24h gocce di voltaren dieta per pazienti che assumono coumadin quinapril hydrochlorothiazide dosage ho preso il levitra bactrim placche alla gola quanto tempo prima va assunto il cialis voltaren via orale anafranil disfunzioni sessuali medicamento meclizine 25 mg stadio nicosia cipro costa allegra verkauf anafranil bipolare triamcinolone acetonide hand eczema voltaren muscoril ogni quanto metoprolol succinate usp dissolution viagra quanto rimane nel sangue olmesartan medoxomil-hydrochlorothiazide generic harga voltaren emulgel 10 gr aciclovir formulazioni posologie voltaren 50 risperdal bambini effetti collaterali xenical generico preço danazol suppository nimotop frasco ampolla alberghi protaras cipro ampicillin resistant e coli lab augmentin antibiotico bustine bambini triamcinolone acetonide degradation voltaren gel ematoma vivere a cipro nord alimenti compatibili con il coumadin singulair è un cortisone mobic farmaco costo prednisolone et rhinite allergique cymbalta aggressivität seroquel gocce torrino potenzpillen viagra fermata cipro musei vaticani cymbalta e testosterone citalopram czy escitalopram tricor pacific partners la vedova allegra a rimini lasix dove agisce chi può assumere il viagra escitalopram funziona motilium suspension 60ml albuterol proventil nebulizer allegra d nome genérico combinatie viagra poppers augmentin compresse 1 gr prezzo viagra envio a domicilio capital tegretol cr 400 effetti collaterali office pong voltaren cymbalta rigidità muscolare finasteride effetti collaterali reversibili levitra danni collaterali allegra d sun sensitivity cialis e prostata cura propecia capelli caduta ivermectin & albendazole oral suspension viagra che non fa male voltaren posologia compresse allegra è un aggettivo triamcinolone dose in dogs inventore cialis lasix ed ipertensione clomid e periodo fertile bula voltaren rapid viramune fda approval farmaco arava effetti collaterali cipro assistenza sanitaria differin protetor solar i diabetici possono assumere il viagra differenza differin gel e crema prendere viagra a 20 anni cloridrato de diltiazem 60 mg bactrim profilatico posologia viagra 50 mg costo in farmacia ossiuri vivi dopo vermox rocaltrol 0.25 mcg gelatina de viagra propecia farligt golden coast cipro recensioni allegra pitombo comprare viagra in italia augmentin bambini durata cura cialis generique original fr muscoril voltaren sciatica tenormin italiano effetto antabuse definizione flixotide e ventolin insieme si puo usare viagra dopo infarto zetia qual laboratorio orlistat 60 mg farmacia apertura conto corrente a cipro medicament propranolol 40 mg strattera gehirndoping vacanze cipro forum viagra feminino creme remeron effetti da sospensione risperdal ultrafarma voltaren parches plm infiammazione menisco voltaren canzone allegra per video compleanno clopidogrel e dialisi vacanze cipro parte turca rosuvastatin calcium price india viagra per uomini per quanto tempo prendere vermox telefone diovan motilium sciroppo neonati viagra a l'unité religione del cipro video iene cialis frutta allegra sinfonia triamcinolone dental paste uk nolvadex ricetta ripetibile costo de cytotec misoprostol finasteride ed effetti collaterali benzac 5 serve la prescrizione stosa allegra cucina viagra mapuche temuco lioresal et alcoolisme posologie mare più bello di cipro lotrisone betamethasone clotrimazole lasix 25 mg effetti indesiderati prezzo viagra da 100 viagra fine del brevetto tosse e catarro augmentin cialis generico miglior sito contra indicatie van furosemide compare lisinopril to ramipril offerte viaggi last minute cipro augmentin neonato 8 mesi levitra orodispersibile commenti il diflucan a cosa serve metoprolol succinate versus toprol xl differin gel non funziona differenza tra klacid e augmentin costo attuale viagra catalogo settemari cipro alternatives to cipro antibiotic bactrim ci vuole la ricetta propecia cancro prostata thuốc boi voltaren tassazione pensioni cipro lamictal 25 scheda tecnica allegra magenta incidente cialis cura la prostata costo lipitor 10 mg ralovera provera vistaril and risperdal adalat crono 20 in gravidanza danazol and fanconi anemia antibiotico augmentin prezzo zovirax labiale crema in gravidanza trama della vedova allegra nazionale del cipro dove si trova isola di cipro