Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bill Nye and Venus

Bill Nye the science guy said we should look to Venus as a model for global warming on Earth. I have a problem with the comparison. Venus has often been referred to as our sister planet but there are two … Continue reading

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Who needs a balanced budget amendment?

Section 7 of Public Law 95-435 declares, “Beginning with fiscal year 1981, the total budget outlays of the Federal Government shall not exceed its receipts.”

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Programming Standards

I recently was working as a contractor for an insurance company that had stringent but outdated standards for programming. Their standards had grown from guidelines for proper development into barriers to innovation. I am a firm believer in standards. Coding … Continue reading

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Mark Halperin, MSNBC and Expression

Mark Halperin referred to our president as being “kind of a dick”. The White House apparently called MSNBC and complained and Halperin was suspended indefinitely. I think it was within the rights of the White House to call MSNBC just … Continue reading

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