Not So Personal
My Personal Stuff
Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing
A few months ago, the next door place was rented to some guy who might do oil tank installations, or haul junk… or something. Let’s call him, “High Risk Harry" as his junk collection work includes high risk people.
Vikings are the Norse seafarers who populated Scandinavia and made forays into Northern and Central Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries. For all of their reputation as marauding, bloodthirsty hoards, their impact on European culture and that of North America was surprisingly deft. (yep, that's a Buddha).
Three forms of governance: absolute chaos, perpetual tuning, and smart systems. The prospect of expert systems handling the mundane pieces of governance would be fantastic. It would be nearly fair, it could even potentially be easy to administer and easy to access.
In a big town, you can choose who you share your toys with. In a small town, one guy can run the whole toy chest. We have a dearth of options available in many situations. We are then presented with the illusion of choice and urged to choose.
The "X" in XML should stand for excellent. I have three reasons why you should make sure you're using XML.
The content, the visual appeal, the marketing. What about payday? If you content worked out and people like it, you need to monetize that mofo. Take the love and allegiance you have built and convert that into some kind of revenue. Take a bow (collect the cash)-- or is that, tie a bow on it (get the money from the last mile of this exercise).
In general terms populations and their opinions are comparatively static. From one election to the next you can predict the outcome plus or minus a few percentage points. External factors usually change the status quo. Economics, scandal and external factors can nudge those percentage points around to change a politician's fortunes. Another way to change the election map is to put bigger numbers into the formula.