How about if the US government shuts down for lack of a budget, then for that month, no one gets any tax breaks. Also, there are no subsidies. That means mortgage holders lose that month. Corporations actually have to pay their taxes. Farmers and oil drillers don’t get their subsidies. That would shift a lot… Continue reading A solution to US government shutdowns
My first blog post from 21 years ago.
Netflix needs a feature where one can add a note about why you disliked the show or movie. Seeing it was started could mean it was saved to watch with the spouse or it sucked.
I worked a ticket years ago where a student claimed not to have taken an exam. The faculty member asked the school who asked us as the hosting provider for the online class system to check on it. What I was able to see in the logs were sessions with two different IP addresses. One… Continue reading Insecure logins
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:… Continue reading The complexities of a Multi-tenant Architecture
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… Continue reading Let’s add more electoral votes
Georgia Public Broadcasting just concluded their October funding drive. Something I noticed and wondered about is all the matching. They would say, “whatever you donate will be matched dollar for dollar to double [or triple] it.” Then sometimes explain the matching funds came from earlier donations. Something about this feels like a Ponzi scheme. I… Continue reading Donation matching
We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim (post / video) Trial, error and the God complex (post / video) (post / video) (post / video) (post / video)
Illusory Truth Effect : how the frequency of statements influences how accurate we think they are. Puppet Candidates : how candidates claim they create things reserved for Congress. (Bush v Gore) The Enemy’s POV and Ideological Identity : ideology > facts. Even worse, we have arrived where ideology is our identity. Bullshit Curation : “the… Continue reading Election season: My re-reading list mandatory
The primary reason I like Goodreads is for the easy tracking the books I read. The second reason is the friend reviews. Basically, bookstore website reviews are inundated with fake reviews. Maybe the author or publisher buys them or has people who have never read it review it. Maybe people are reviewing it based on… Continue reading To-do: Goodreads friends rating score browser add-on