Quote of the day: I’m not an economist, but we’ve got five applicants for every single job opening. If you tell me that the best response to that situation is to lay off hundreds of thousands of teachers, I will not accept that this means that you’re smarter and more expert than I am. I…Read More Herbert Hoover, redux
I was hoping for a decent vCloud vs. AWS discussion. Instead we get this piece of self-serving non$en$e from BlueLock: http://bit.ly/dd19Dw # How Rackspace's API compares to Amazon's EC2 – http://bit.ly/apOqSn (via @rackcloud). Self-serving, of course, but not offensively so. # Buyers beware: Security is a relative term now a days. #structureconf (via @krishnan) <…Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-06-27
I arrived at SFO this morning, looked up at the flight information screens, and saw that my flight was shown as “Scheduled 1:20PM, Actual 1:10PM”. Optimism, perhaps, given that departure was still over three hours away. And as it turned out, the cleaners took longer than usual to prepare the 747, and we boarded late.…Read More So here I am again….
I’m heading off again tomorrow – SFO-HKG, then the ferry to Shekou, and a taxi to the Huawei campus in Shenzhen. I’m trying to pack light, with no camera and no books (except for Kindle books on my iPad). No toiletries – I can get them cheaper in Shenzhen. I’ll take my laptop, iPad and…Read More Who would have thought that flying to China would become routine?
Via Michael Cohen, here’s the part of Article 88 of the Uniform Code which deals with insubordination: Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth,…Read More Unambiguous
Long-winded but ultimately persuasive: the Tea Party as disillusioned nihilism: NYTimes: The Very Angry Tea Party http://nyti.ms/chZ2jq # Great lunch and discussion with @adrianco, @geoffarnold, @vdasan (via @RichardMcDougll) <The nucleus of the ex-Sun "Extinguished Engineers" # Booked next Shenzhen trip: June 26-July 3. Unlike my recent RTW, this is on @UnitedAirlines, SFO-HKG. Only middle seats…Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-06-20
Via Andrew, this graph shows the US Incarceration Rate from 1880 to 2008: As the CEPR report cited in the original post points out, the financial cost of this absurd policy is astronomical. “[A] reduction by one-half in the incarceration rate of non-violent offenders” would save U.S. state and local governments at least $14.8B/year, and…Read More Clear evidence of a nation that has gone stark staring mad
On Friday night we drove up to Sacramento for the weekend. My son Chris was being ordained as an Episcopal Deacon on Saturday, and we decided that it would be a great opportunity to explore Sacramento. The ordination went off very well, although unfortunately Chris’s grandparents weren’t well enough to make the journey. I took…Read More A weekend in Sacramento
Celebrating at the Fault Line http://twitpic.com/1v58vt # Powered by Twitter Tools.Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-06-13
On Saturday morning we drove the 382 miles down to Pomona, CA, to take Hannah back to school. When we arrived at our hotel in Pomona, we found the parking lot full of beautifully restored and customized classic cars, sparkling in the sun. I grabbed my camera…. While Hannah and I were busy taking pictures,…Read More Street rods and classic cars in Pomona, CA