/> TechnoSocial: Jul 6, 2019 -- Jul 17, 2019

Jul 6, 2019 -- Jul 17, 2019

The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death.... I was from Connecticut, whose Constitution declares "that all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their benefit; and that they have at all times an undeniable and indefeasible right to alter their form of government in such a manner as they may think expedient."... That he may be the only one who thinks he sees this decay, does not excuse him; it is his duty to agitate anyway, and it is the duty of the others to vote him down if they do not see the matter as he does.
There's been a lot of flak over this tweet about recognizing the mythical "10x engineer"β€”the engineer that is so good that it doesn't matter if they reduce the productivity of everyone around them. But tearing down someone's list is easy. What we need is a set of rules that recognizes what the right person looks like. Here's my point-by-point rewrite.
I gradually stopped updating this blog at it's old location, but with the demise of G+, and my increasing concern at the direction the world is taking both technically and socially, it's time to bring it back. This was one of the my goals when I decided to take a month off from work and re-focus on the things that really matter to me. I will gradually be importing any old posts I find relevant, including a limited (!) selection of the 20+K posts I made on G+. I'll leave this pinned until I have at least the basic categories filled in. Expect posts on technology and social issues obviously, but also history and archaeology, science, travel, and photos. And perhaps a bit of humor as well; we all need it. β€”Kee Hinckley. July 6th, 2019. East N West Cafe in Yangon, Myanmar.