I thought about doing a Friday High Five post, but since I'm not sure Angela is back often enough to host, I decided to let it slide for this week. Instead I'll ask the rhetorical question - Do you think there are enough computers on my desk?
Oops, sorry - I forgot that you don't have telescopic x-ray vision. Here is what my desk looks like tonight:
It looks a bit like the computers are mating and multiplying. The two little netbooks on the left are in the process of being prepped and loaded for use by the animal officers in the humane society. (I'm not only the executive director, but also the IT guru of the humane society.) Couple them with some antennas and mounts and misc. electronics added to the vehicles and we will shortly have brought the process into at least the 20th century and maybe even the 21st.
One neat capability will be almost instant load from the cameras to the netbooks to the back-end database and then to the web site so that found and captured animals can be spotted almost immediately by their owners simply by visiting the web site. Likewise, when animals are cleared for adoption, they are then visible on the site as well, hopefully decreasing the time to adoption.
The animal officers are in seventh heaven over the idea of the netbooks and computerized vehicles. We'll have to see how they feel in a few months when they have had time to hit the real warts.
Time to load some more software.
(Did you spot where the five in the title came from? Five monitors on the desk: 2 on netbooks, one on laptop, and two on the desk side server. )