· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · April
· · · · 07 (3 entries)

The Martin Government Is Toast · One the one hand, you’ve got a minority government that’s just been caught laundering a million bucks through corrupt ad agencies back into its own coffers. On the other hand, you’ve got a weak and divided opposition; I for one am unconvinced they’d govern better. Doesn’t matter; when a government acts this badly it just has to be spanked, pour encourager les autres. Go on Stephen, Jack, and Gilles, pull the damn trigger already and let’s have an election and give the Liberals a dose of opposition. It’ll make us all feel better, and our politics are strongly enough centre-loaded that it’ll be hard for the next government to do too much damage. It’ll probably be another minority government anyhow, which is probably a good thing at this stage.
Forest Practices From Above · Via Dave Shea, a visual lesson on modern forestry. I’ve actually visited a clear-cut or two, that’s some real ugliness. You don’t have to be a fanatical green, here in BC, to start having a real attitude problem about forestry companies and their pet politicians. Kind of like the Ents’ attitude towards Saruman’s Orcs. There has to be middle ground; I like living in a wooden house and reading words on paper. But look at those pictures; we can’t go on like this.
The Wrath of Heaven · May it curdle the milk and sour the beer of those who publish an extremely useful-looking API/Framework and when you get there, the intro says “The required platform binaries are listed in .” and the “downloads” link takes you into a maze of twisty little CVS passages. [Ed. note - the package in question is not one I’ve written about here before.]
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