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Why does he still have his job?

Before writing anything else let me be clear this is not a political post but simply a brief thought about leadership and responsibility.

How can a leader still be left standing and in their position after so many failings?

Ajit Pai the, very controversial, chairman of the FCC just came out and officially announced that yes Russia has meddled with the Net Neutrality comment period.

The crux of the entire story is that during the comment period there was a surprisingly high number of issues ranging from the site being unavailable, according to the FCC “under DDoS attack”, something that was quickly proven to be a lie but also extended to a suspicious comment behavior that were telltale of Bots being used to flood the comments with fake comments (a vast majority of which were for the repeal of Net Neutrality.)
At the time Mr Pai had denied any allegations on both counts but after the evidence became overwhelming he threw the FCC’s CIO, David Bray, under the bus claiming to have received incorrect information. This was not done to protect the FCC but to protect himself, we’ll get back to this a bit later.

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Latin History for Everyone. EVERYONE!


I had heard that John Leguizamo was touring with a new show and I obviously got very interested. The show: “Latin History For Morons”

Cutting it down to it’s core component, this show should be required viewing for all teenagers (can’t say kids, this show is definitely not G)

I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for this comedian who baring a few missteps in the movie business has always been an underrated comedian.

I got hooked 20 years ago by his one man show Freak.¬†¬†Directed by Spike Lee this show is in my opinion on par with Whoopi Goldberg’s masterpiece Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway. Clearly a different tone but just as incredible a performance, in your face and thought provoking. Both will make you laugh and think.

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WordPress Jetpack is a huge pile of …

So in an effort to improve my posting I decided to try out WordPress’ Jetpack plugin and oh my what a piece of crap that is.

Sure it has very cool features, sure it supposedly helps you post and view stats.

On the other hand

Sure it slows the site down, sure it can (and likely will) break your admin dashboard and then take your site down with it.

let’s not forget that the mobile app is now worse then it was pre-jetpack.

Will I give it another shot… probably.

Do I recommend it to anyone… NO.

At least I have access to the backend CPanel since it’s my host, if I didn’t have that, no clue how I would have gotten back into my site.

PS: I ended up ssh’ing and moving the jetpack folder out of the plugins folder (wp-content/plugins) and bam everything was working again and going at a good speed.

It occurs to me..

As I sit on my deck, in the sun, in a very peaceful neighborhood that as angry as I get about some news, some corporation nasty dealings, some government corruption or the insanity we’ve now reached that those who should be the angriest just don’t seem to understand that they should be angry.

I’ve been lucky in life, some by birth and some by efforts or hard work. I need to make sure that I do my part in improving this world. I also need to make sure I pass this on to my kids.

So the question is what should I be doing, talk/tweet doesn’t do much.

I need to figure that out soon.