JAVA IN SPAAACE: NASA’s Standards [pdf]
The NASA Jet Propulsion Lab's coding standards, available for all. You can't debug in the gulf between the stars.
How to Hire Me (Or Any Other Programmer)
A look at hiring from someone with experience on both sides of the desk.
E-mail Should Be Protected Like Regular Mail
A California state senator wants the privacy protections that apply to US post -- no ransacking by law enforcement without a warrant -- to apply to email as well.
AWS to Help CIA Build its Own Cloud Infrastructure
Alternate headline: "Immeasurably powerful organization that secretly runs the world to do business with CIA."
Ubuntu is the new national OS of China
Elsewhere in tech/nation-state relations...
HUMOR/COOL STUFFPi in the Cloud
Pinode provides Raspberry Pi as a cloud platform as a service, letting users fool around with Pi software without the setup. So, try before you buy, I guess? The best part of the Pinode site, though, is this bit of FAQ:
Aren't you kind of missing the point of the Raspberry Pi?
I'm sorry, I don't understand. The point? Um, cloud... platform-as-a-service... Big Data... mobile-first... responsive... non-skeuomorphic flat interfaces... lightweight virtualization... Ember.js... crowdfunding... something...