Efforts to understand, improve, or do less harm to the world around me.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Rise of the demagogue in American elections

Vox presents a look at the current Republican political landscape, the media that feeds on itself, and why it may be out of scope with what the founding fathers established.  Note that this was produced before the election and supposes (wrongly) that Trump would lose, making it that much more pointed.

Most crucial is that this is not the last we'll see if this phenomenon where a small minority of the electorate determines course for everyone else.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Windows 10 problems

Windows remains the dominant laptop operating system so it's important to pay attention when the Kapersky folks give a breakdown on a host of serious issues.  Windows will now uninstall apps, nag you about using Microsoft programs, and quietly replace apps with it's own preferred tools.

I greatly dislike the idea of having to wake up to a different computer every day and as a result will probably be avoiding Microsoft products for the foreseeable future.

The world and the US

In what is a very grim and ugly time here in the states, I was please to see this from Denmark and this from Canada.

Thanks to both of them.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Interesting climate change items