Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Potential questions for Guilford County Information Systems Director Barbara Weaver and Brenda Jones Fox

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered.

The point is to discover them.

Galileo Galilei
Censored Astronomer

Was XMG asked to build a "dummy" website
not included in work specified in County purchase orders
on a time line other than what was initially agreed upon
for the purpose of showing Guilford County’s Management and Commissioners?

If…the Ministry of Plenty forecast a surplus
and in reality the result was grossly less,
Winston’s job was to change previous versions
so the old version would agree with the new one.

George Orwell

Why would the Guilford County Information Systems Department
spend taxpayer dollars on what may be a nonfunctioning website carcass?

The great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance
as though they were realities,
and are often more influenced by the things that seem than those that are.

Niccolo Machiavelli

If so, was what could have been a dummy website
considered part of the project
authorized by the second purchase order?

Never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end,
with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality.

Admiral Jim Stockdale

Was the time frame for the work outlined in the second purchase order
limited, reduced or retarded by what may have been a request
for what could be a fake website?

Half the work that is done in this world,
is to make things appear what they are not.

Elias Root Beadle

Should what may be a fake website have been billed for separately,
if not specified in the purchase order,
and was the matter discussed between Mrs. Weaver and Mr. Williams?

Not to transmit an experience
is to betray it.

Elie Wiesel

Why wasn’t the job put out for bid?

Who else in Guilford County Management
was aware of what may be a request to build a fake web site?

Zugzwang is when a chess player at a disadvantage
is forced to choose between two or more moves,
all of which end in a severely weakened position.

Mark Hartzman

Were Guilford County’s Commissioners made aware
that the website shown to them may not have been real?

Everybody sooner or later
sits down to a banquet of consequences.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Why would Calvin Williams Jr.,
who has agreed to take a polygraph,
disclose what may be a request by the Information Systems department
for what may be a fake website,
not documented in Guilford County purchase orders?
George Hartzman


darkmoon said...

These aren't the questions I'd be asking.

George Hartzman said...

What questions would you be asking?

darkmoon said...

Well, in most development work of almost all types, there are always mock-ups done. In application development, that's what the language VB was written for to do on a quick scale before actually writing in efficiencies.

Same with websites and custom interfaces. It could be as simple as a picture, pdf, or jpg file to a low level working site. But they are strictly mock ups to make sure that this was what the customer wanted. It's part of good design work.