I’m very fortunate to work at a technology company where we’re able to do everything in house, and feel damn good about the results.
I worked on 3 commercials at Elepath over the last year, but this one has been the most rewarding. A live action commercial I directed, animated & edited starring Reggie Watts.
I hope you like it (or love it), and I hope you make some music with keezy.
“As far as school goes, I’m the only one in this school who both rows and plays polo.”
“And what are you studying?”
“I’m a freshman, so I haven’t declared yet.”
“Are you leaning towards something?”
“I’m leaning towards environmental science. I’m interested in renewable energy, among other things. I grew up on a farm, so I feel pretty connected to nature. I really appreciate just being outside. That’s actually how I got into polo, just because I love horses and animals so much.”
“That’s interesting. Sometimes I think of polo as more of an aristocratic sport.”
“It’s definitely an impression people have of the sport, but it’s not necessarily true. My first coach sold half her furniture to get one horse. It wasn’t even a particularly good horse; she just loved the horse’s personality. She was at a farm and didn’t like how the horses were being treated, so she saved him.”
Federal officials did not fully test the online health insurance marketplace until two weeks before it opened to the public on Oct. 1, contractors told Congress on Thursday.
While individual components of the system were tested earlier, they said, the government did not conduct “end-to-end testing” of the whole system from start to finish until late September.
The disclosure came at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is investigating problems plaguing the federal marketplace, or exchange, a central pillar of Mr. Obama’s health care overhaul.
Cheryl R. Campbell, a senior vice president of CGI Federal, a unit of the CGI Group, the main contractor on the federal exchange, said that end-to-end testing of the full integrated system first occurred “in the last two weeks of September.”
Another witness, Andrew M. Slavitt of UnitedHealth Group, said, “We didn’t see end-to-end testing until a couple days leading up to the launch” of the federal marketplace on Oct. 1.
UnitedHealth, one of the nation’s largest insurers, owns Quality Software Services, which was in charge of “identity management,” including the use of password-protected accounts, in the federal marketplace.
Ms. Campbell and Mr. Slavitt said they would have preferred to have months of testing, as required by industry standards for a project of such immense complexity. The federal exchange must communicate with other contractors and with databases of numerous federal agencies and more than 170 insurance carriers.
The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been tarnished by technical problems that have made it difficult for consumers to shop in the federal marketplace serving 36 states.”
The New York Times, "Bipartisan Dismay Over Health Plan Woes at House Hearing."
A fortnight's worth of testing.
This is a picture of something I did at my school last year. I wrote out 1,986 sticky notes that each said “You’re beautiful” and stuck one to every locker in my entire school. I was so sick of people saying they weren’t beautiful, and I was so sick of people feeling bad about themselves. For one day, I wanted everyone to feel beautiful. So I did it. It took me over 6 hours to write them all, and an hour to stick them all. I never intended for anyone to find out it was me, but when I was found on camera for doing it and called to the deans office, everyone found out. They threatened a three day suspension. The students made a petition with over 600 signatures. It was amazing. For one day, I felt beautiful. And for one day, I managed to make every kid in my school smile. Every locker got one. Everyone is beautiful.
A few days later, I Had someone, a complete stranger approach me. And she told me, “That day, I was planning on killing myself. I had given up completely on society. Because of you I didn’t. You gave me hope. Thank you.”
She is now one of my best friends.
I want nothing more than for all of my followers/ friends to see this. You’re beautiful. Thank you.
I’m doing this.
this is so wonderful.. i’m spechless