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Unite our nation by changing how we vote

on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 17:13

(Originally published on Medium.com)

Pundits are nearly unanimous in saying that the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the USA proves we are a “divided nation”. The campaigns demonstrated how candidates fanned extremist flames on all sides, making us believe the “other guys” will be absolutely terrible. That same extremism is reflected in the inability of the US Congress to function effectively, which in-turn fueled extremism among change-seeking voters.

But under it all, we are the same citizens who more-or-less got along until someone told us the other guys were evil.

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catalyst: boom

on Tue, 11/15/2016 - 01:42

Recorded live at Dogglounge Internet Radio on 2016 Nov 13.

I filled-in today for the other DJ that shares the Sunday afternoon time slot with me, as she had a milestone celebration to attend.

I felt a BIG pull to spin some nu-disco, so put on your disco shoes and break out the mirror ball for the middle 1/2 or more of this. (I LOVE NU-DISCO!)

catalyst: Night Light

on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 16:13

Recorded live at Dogglounge.com on 2016 Nov 6.

catalyst: short

on Sat, 10/29/2016 - 18:10

Recorded live at Dogglounge on 2016 Oct 29.

This was an impromptu set. It was Saturday morning, and I had nothing to do, and felt musical. So I jumped on before Neonlogic played, which meant my set could only be one hour.

PS – and yes, I know the name of this podcast is super-similar to my one named Shorty. But I didn’t remember this until after I’d done the artwork & the MP3 mastering, and didn’t want to re-work it all. So, there ya go.

Beyond Internet Gaga

on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 12:53

For a time in the mid-1990’s I was an analyst at Forrester Research, in its Network Strategy Service. Last week's Distributed Denial of Service attack waged against Dyn recalls a report I wrote that I still consider groundbreaking.

I asked George Colony, CEO/Founder of Forrester, if I could reproduce it here because I believe the technique I used — called scenario building — is a credible way for businesses from startup to global to generate useful insights about risk, and opportunity.

I wrote this in early 1995. It is easy to forget how rudimentary your technology life was then compared to

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