Category: Politics

Now that Bill Cosby’s trial has ended in a mistrial I find myself wondering why Bill Cosby found himself up on charges but Bill Clinton did not. This seems like a vicious miscarriage of justice. When one looks back at what still remains on-line about the Bill Clinton rape of Juanita Broaddrick there seems to be just as much if not more evidence against Bill Clinton yet he never faced charges. Personally I have an immense hatred of people playing the race card at each and every turn and media eating it up for the click-bait it is. While a large part of me is tempted to lean that way on this one a bit more thought has one determining this is simply corruption in action. Bill Clinton didn’t face…

Experience Politics Thank You Sir May I Have Another

Yes, the title of this post may sound odd for an IT professional, but that is just it, I’m a professional, not just someone who gets paid to write code. I run into sooo many people who want everyone to believe “professional” means getting paid for it and nothing could be further from the truth. Professional is defined by the level of architecture one provides in their solution design and the level of security they build into it. Hacking something out to complete an AGILE story within a sprint isn’t professional. Why am I thanking WannaCry? That’s easy. Before WannaCry was unleashed on the completely obsolete Windows platform, I used to get 150-250 spam messages per day. The first day WannaCry was making news headlines, I only got 10. Even…

Experience Information Technology Politics

Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. The above quote is from “The Life of Reason” written by George Santayana and published in 1905. Perhaps more of you remember Winston Churchill’s version of it: Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it. Which was uttered in a 1948 speech to the House of Commons. It really doesn’t matter which version of it you remember. What matters is just how many remember the quote but fail to make it part of their life. A goodly number of such people have now converged on U.C. Berkeley making it the birthplace of The Fourth Reich. I feared this during the 2016 Presidential campaign. You see, history is a pendulum. It swings back and…

Experience Politics

In a few short days the French will cast their ballots to put Marine Le Pen in office. Yes, there are a good many people who wish to believe the investment banker running against her has a shot, they even have polling data to back it up. Just remember how well that “scientific” process worked in America’s 2016 Presidential election. Those same “scientific” methods predicted a landslide victory for Hillary Clinton with pretty much the same group of people wishing to believe the outcome would match the polls. Globalization has been the prettied up name for class warfare. One Percenters and elitists believe they have a divine right to rule. They yearn for the days of Feudal lords to which no laws applied and the unwashed masses they could treat…

Experience Politics

From time to time I just get fed up and do something. This is one of those times. I finally had enough of CEOs getting away with every crime imaginable as long as it was done “in the name of the corporation.” I went over to Change.org and created this petition. If you believe the CEO and board of directors should be held criminally accountable, just like an individual, when a crime is committed “in the name of the corporation” then please view/sign the petition. Please feel free to tweet, snap, snark, whatever, the link to all of your friends. It’s time to see just how effective Change.org really is.

Politics Thank You Sir May I Have Another