The complexities of a Multi-tenant Architecture

A coworker asked for a quote on what I thought about them:

Multi-tenant architecture initially reduces costs by streamlined business processes constraining tenants to make operations more consistent. Friction develops where existing processes shoehorned into something different feel less than ideal or not the way the tenant might have designed it.

The one I prefered:

Reductions in hardware, licensing, and staffing costs initially draw organizations into multi-tenant architectures. Streamlined business processes make operations more consistent to achieve an actual favorable return on investment. Friction develops where existing processes shoehorned into something different feel less than ideal or not how the tenant might have designed it.

He asked because of my experiences running “WebCT/Blackboard Vista” and D2L.

Let’s add more electoral votes

If we don’t want to make states out of the territories, then let’s at least give them non-voting members of Congress and Electoral College votes like the District of Columbia via the 23rd Amendment.

  • DC has a population of about 720,000 people which would make it the 3rd smallest state. It gets 3 electoral votes consistent with Wyoming, Vermont, and Alaska.
  • Puerto Rico has a population of about 2,874,000 people which would make it the 15th smallest state and would get 5 electoral votes similar to New Mexico and Kansas.

Setting up Puerto Rico with 5 electoral votes would make presidents more interested in their affairs. The 45th president told people at a rally Puerto Rico better vote for him. This could make that a reality.

It would be good for Virgin Islands and other places to get one elector.

Counting in counties

The frequency of both words being used in the same sentence the past couple days has me wondering about the relatedness. So, I looked up the etymology of both.

  • count (verb) late 14c., “to enumerate, assign numerals to successively and in order; repeat the numerals in order,” also “to reckon among, include,” from Old French conter “to count, add up,” also “tell a story,” from Latin computare “to count, sum up, reckon together,” from com “with, together” (see com-) + putare “to reckon,” originally “to prune,” from PIE root *pau- (2) “to cut, strike, stamp.”
  • county (noun) mid-14c., “a shire, a definite division of a country or state for political and administrative purposes,” from Anglo-French counte, from Late Latin comitatus “jurisdiction of a count,” from Latin comes (see count (n.1)). It replaced Old English scir “shire.”

So, not at all. Both come from different French and Latin terms. French conter vs counte and Lating computare vs comitatus.

English is weird, yo.