Wednesday, June 29, 2011

North Korea, Resign!

North Korea is going to be leading the UN Conference on Disarmament for a four week period. North Korea "welcomes any sort of constructive proposals that strengthened the work and credibility of the Conference on Disarmament" says So Se Pyong, the North Korean representative. Here is a proposal that would strengthen the credibility of the Conference, resign. Don't let this joke go forward but have the good taste to step down and let a non proliferating state lead.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Inappropriate Units

In this story Sen. McConnell uses time units to describe a monetary increase in the debt ceiling. This is both strange and unhelpful. The point is simple, when you start measuring the debt ceiling in terms of months instead of dollars, you have psychologically embedded the idea that spending is a constant. The entire point of trying to cut entitlements, the major point that the american people made in returning the GOP to power int he House, is that spending is a variable and we need to cut it now.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

new blog

I've started up a single purpose technical blog just to document the journey of getting Pentaho BI server 3.8 up as a virtual machine. It should also have the salutory effect that if somebody else did it and I missed it on the search I did, they'll likely show up and let me know where it is.

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