Archive for the ‘ideas’ Category

primary elections should happen at the same time across the country

In Kentucky, this past Tuesday was Primary Day. The day every registered voter, in the appropriate party, could go to the polls and say who we want to run to represent our party in the General Election. While political parties, as such, need to be abolished, and voting is borked, that every state holds its […]

May 21, 2015 · antipaucity · 2 Comments
Posted in: ideas, politics

a simple restructuring of elections

In close follow-up with my desire to see political parties abolished, we also need to rethink how voting is done. In the United States, you can only vote for a single candidate for most positions (town councils are an exception). You do not have the opportunity to say anything more than a binary yes|no to a […]

May 19, 2015 · antipaucity · 4 Comments
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political parties should be abolished

John Adams and George Washington, among many others, both warned of the dangers of political parties. There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be […]

May 16, 2015 · antipaucity · 3 Comments
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vision for lexington

Over the past 5 years, I have witnessed some of the growth Lexington KY has started to undergo. From a population in the city proper of about 260,000 in 2000 to 295,000 in 2010 to an estimated 315,000 in 2015, While there seems to be something of a plan/vision for the downtown area, the majority of […]

May 8, 2015 · antipaucity · No Comments
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steam by andrea sutcliffe

Andrea Sutcliffe’s book Steam: The Untold Story of American’s First Great Invention was a pure joy to read. Being the second review I’m writing with my “new” system, I hope you find this book as interesting as I have. In 1784, James Rumsey designed a boat that could, by purely mechanical means, move its way […]

April 27, 2015 · antipaucity · No Comments
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columnar “email”

There needs to be a better way of handling group conversations. IRC uses the constant scroll mentality. Email has reply-at-top, reply-at-bottom, and reply-inline. Forums, reddit, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and the like have a scroll-like view – every new post is merely sequentially listed after the last. This can all lead to highly confusing digital conversations. […]

January 15, 2015 · antipaucity · 3 Comments
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fix ibm – hire me as your ceo

Robert Cringely has written myriad times on IBM. His most recent post was titled, “How to fix IBM”. His solution is simple and easy: “Go back to customers being a corporate priority.” But IBM, as it stands today, will never get there. And all the “leadership” they’ve brought in over the years has only compounded their […]

January 8, 2015 · antipaucity · 4 Comments
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welcome to laas technologies – purveyors of the latest paas techniques

Are your wigs in need of whitening? Do your dentures need to be dusted? Is your peg leg prematurely languishing? Do I have great news for you! Hello, and let me be the first to welcome you to LaaS Technologies. We are the true PaaS specialists – here to cater to your every whim and […]

September 23, 2014 · antipaucity · One Comment
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7 things employees wish they could tell their boss about salaries

LinkedIn had an interesting article Friday whose title I snagged for this blog post. The 7 items are: We don’t care about pay scales Forget policies. We talk. We think about our pay a lot. We will sometimes let you take advantage. When we have to negotiate … we both lose. No matter how much we earn, […]

August 17, 2014 · antipaucity · No Comments
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apps on the network

{This started as a Disqus reply to Eric’s post. Then I realized blog comments shouldn’t be longer than the original post } The app-on-network concept is fascinating: and one I think I’ve thought about previously, too. Hypothetically, all “social networks” should have the same connections: yet there’s dozens upon dozens (I use at least 4 […]

July 14, 2014 · antipaucity · 3 Comments
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