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You Have Been The Victims Of A Terrible Swindle

The bad news is that you have been the victims of a terrible swindle, denied an inheritance you deserve by contract and by your merits. And you aren’t the only ones; victims of this ripoff include the students who were on your left and on your right in high school but didn’t get into Cal, a whole generation stiffed by mine.

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Posted by Carey Miller - August 29, 2010 at 11:22 am

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Putting Our Brains on Hold by Bob Herbert

The world leadership qualities of the United States, once so prevalent, are fading faster than the polar ice caps.

We once set the standard for industrial might, for the advanced state of our physical infrastructure, and for the quality of our citizens’ lives. All are experiencing significant decline.

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Posted by Carey Miller - August 7, 2010 at 8:20 am

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Garbage Collection – A New Peace Corps?

Still, I think that the “spending problem” is not based on agreements with the unions. I believe the spending problem is structural. It has to exist based on the structure of the civil service. I believe a structural change can ease or eliminate the spending issue, while driving immensely greater immediate and long-term value.

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Posted by Carey Miller - July 29, 2010 at 12:03 pm

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From Alex’s Soapbox – Up or Out: Solving the IT Turnover Crisis

If you’ve worked at enough companies in the IT industry, you’ve probably noticed that the most talented software developers tend to not stick around at one place for too long. The least talented folks, on the other hand, entrench themselves deep within the organization, often building beachheads of bad code that no sane developer would dare go near, all the while ensuring their own job security and screwing up just enough times not to get fired.

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Posted by Carey Miller - March 26, 2009 at 9:22 am

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