Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Blogger Blahs (+NextGen)
I mentioned a while back that Google had changed their blog interface. It's still making me nuts and I have less time than ever to devote to battling over-ambitious programmers. Something will have to change. Soon.
But speaking of over-ambitious programmers....
FAA’s NextGen Program Reaches Critical Period
"One of the biggest critics of ERAM has been the U.S. Transportation Department’s Office of the Inspector General. The OIG for many years has chronicled the problems with ERAM and faulted the FAA’s management of the program.
Even now, the OIG does not believe ERAM is out of the woods. At a congressional hearing in September, Inspector General Calvin Scovel said hundreds of software issues have been revealed during operational trials that still need to be addressed. Scovel concedes that while the FAA is making progress in deployment, “it has not fully resolved critical software-related issues.”"
That's on page three. The more I write about it, the more links I have to put in and...return to top of this page and start over.
You see, the FAA and Google aren't that much different. It's all "new" and "improved" because it looks cool to the folks at the top and they can bleat about all they have accomplished. And in the end, I'm just typing words on a page and you're just putting airplanes on the runways. We all sift through a mountain of mud and when we're lucky enough to stumble upon a gold nugget we tell ourselves we're geniuses because we learned how to swirl water in a shinier pan.
January 16, 2013