Thursday, December 26, 2013

Amazing Security issue at

This seems inconsistent and insecure.  You go to and during the job application process it sends you to (a private commercial website) and requires your social security number to complete the job application process.  This seems to be a very poor design!

Monday, December 23, 2013

NYC 311 on Google Glass "ok glass, check new york city"

Here's an application that allows New York City 311 information to pop in your mind when you need it.  This is working on Google Glass and it combines the New York City Open 311 API and Google Glass Development Kit.  It gives you access to information online and stores some information for offline viewing.  Anyone with Glass that would like to test it, contact me.  To download the latest application see:

12/26/2013 Update:
  • Added offline support.  If the internet connection is not available, the application will show the most recently available information (if any)
  • One note to start use:  "ok glass, check new york city"

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

United States NAEP Long-Term Trend Mathematics, Age 9


What is NAEP?
  1. naep
    Web definitions
    1. The National Assessment of Educational Progress is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what American students know and can do in core subjects. ...

Monday, December 9, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mean Scale Score NYC Results on the New York State 2013 Math Test (Grades 3-8) - fusion table map

This shows the Mean Scale Score results from NYC Results on the New York State 2013 Math Test (Grades 3-8) on a fusion table map

"We the People" petition demanding that the White House update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)

Please see

I agree with this:

Join tens of thousands of Americans who agree that the stuff you store online deserves the same legal protections as the stuff you keep in your home. 

More than 36,000 people have signed the "We the People" petition demanding that the White House update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to reflect the way people use the Internet now, not the way we used it back in the 1980s when the law was written. 

The White House is only obligated to respond once the petition has reached 100,000 signatures, so today is the day to speak up and let the White House know. 

Take two minutes to sign the petition and tell the government to get a warrant. Add your name now:

To sign the petition, you'll create an account, click a link in the confirmation email, and then click once more to sign that petition. It's just a few clicks to help protect the Fourth Amendment, but they're clicks that will demand a response from the White House. 

More soon, 

Derek Slater
Google Inc.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New York City Real Property Tax Rate Trend


Go to for details.

You can see that tax class 3 has a declining tax rate in 2014


Tax Class: Property in NYC is divided into 4 classes:
Class 1: Most residential property of up to three units (family homes and small stores or offices with one or two apartments attached), and most condominiums that are not more than three stories.
Class 2: All other property that is not in Class 1 and is primarily residential (rentals, cooperatives and condominiums). Class 2 includes:
Sub-Class 2a (4 – 6 unit rental building)
Sub-Class 2b (7 – 10 unit rental building)
Sub-Class 2c (2 – 10 unit cooperative or condominium)
Class 2 (11 units or more).
Class 3: Most utility property.
Class 4: All commercial and industrial properties, such as office, retail, factory buildings and all other properties not included in tax classes 1, 2 or 3.