NeoCon Deux

I think I can safely say that, so far, the “winners” of the 2016 elections in the U.S.A. were the NeoCons. Trump supporters have elected someone not in their image and those against Trump are fighting fascists, who will have no power in a Trump administration. Trump is a businessman not a fascist, who knew his customers, but has no idea how the real political world works.

So it is the NeoCons (masters of political power) who are in the position, through the likes of Mike Pence, to bring democracy to the U.S.A., much like they did for Iraq under the guise of Dick Cheney.

Both the Congress and the White House has been “Trumped” by the new V.P. elect Mike Pence. Once Trump starts electing Supreme Court Justices the influence the NeoCons have on America’s power will be almost total. I think it is also safe to say that Trump is not going to nominate any Supreme Court Justice that the NeoCons won’t like.

So lookout world, you are either with us or against us (GWB policy), and there will be many against us, as the fascist take control of our culture, in much of the same way the NeoCons will take control of our structure.

Diseases of Orientation, II; A Comment

I think living systems are open systems, as Boyd wrote, and closed systems, systems that are isolated, are non-living systems. Orientations are living systems because they have feedforwad and feedback coming into the system in the form of information as well as data. This is, I think the difference between the two forms of isolation that I believed are represented in your article.

A living system that orients itself to the environment observed (information coming back and forward) takes this information and does one of two things. The culture of the orientation either enforces conformity within or generates diversity outward. An orientation is a position, so the living systems either stays in one position or changes position. The third thing it can do is, like Boyd suggest, neither option. If those at Google, who the Google employee talks about, can’t find a tipping point, when it shows up, will, as Boyd lays out, die.

Whether they find the tipping point and make the correct decision to either enforce conformity or generate diversity (two points from Howard Bloom’s book, Global Brain), depend on the entropy in the system.

Excluding an outside entity, the entropy of the system comes from the capabilities of the organization. Finding the entropy of the organization depends on it’s culture’s ability to adapt resources to a changing environment, the structures ability to contain and control friction in the culture’s use of resources, the organizations ability to maintain the process (OODA) in which those resources are being used, and the want and needs of the living system being maintained by the assets of the organization.

If the living system can maintain its capabilities there is no need to generate diversity. If it can’t maintain its capabilities, then it will need to change its position, because what it is doing isn’t working. If the living system has all it needs, but wants more, then it has the option of either conforming or diversifying, which is the power behind a consumer economy, i.e. perpetual want.

The culture at Google, like the USA itself, is built on the advantage of a consumer economy. The people at Google have all they need, but want more.

That then gets back to what I have said. before: all war is about economic considerations and fought by people with little economic considerations.

Diseases of Orientation, II | Slightly East of New.

Changing the Orientation

Orientation starts in the workspace.Workspace

 

 

 

 

I am sure there is a place in your mind that is considered a workspace. A place where all of your thought are put together to form some kind of a prospective (Observation).

This place in your mind is not unlike the space you work and observe in everyday.

As a worker, you come to work seeking an area of space and a point in that area (Orientation) that represents an advantage in your life.

What happens, as a worker, the job you accomplish gives you a force and the distance in time that your employer gives you represents a force at a distance, or energy.

You then go to work to increase that advantage, either by “doing” something or by “being” something .

Hopefully, if you actually get to do something or be something at work, you can bring that advantage home and, together with being or doing something at home, find some satisfaction and good feelings in life.

Because it is really at home (home is where the heart is) that you want satisfaction and good feelings, but everything needs to harmonize with the good feelings of performing work, and a work that satisfies.

As I said many years ago,  but in different ways: there are only two reasons for getting out of bed–it makes you feel good or there is some sort of satisfaction in the Act #OODA

As I have no work, I am lucky to have both good feelings and satifaction at home. I am not so sure my wife is as lucky.

Now, after she has retired from work, she spends much more time in bed, than when she worked.

She says sleeping-in feels good, but, from what she says about her dreams, I am not sure how much satisfaction she is getting.

From her stories she remembers, from her dreams, the workspace in her brain is sure busy as she sleeps.

While it can feel good being busy, and stretching all those muscles, there is a small window of opportunity when “busy” can be satisfying.

That window can close when moving is painful, which is kinda the position my wife is at a disadvantage now.

In all cases in life, pain is a position of no advantage, because we all get older, so death becomes the advantage.

The Smell Test.

CMS is the backbone of a website and can have a huge impact on the results of any Internet marketing campaign. A slow and / or [to Act] CMS can be a cumbersome load on the web site administrator, therefore, as a result could slow the growth of web content, evolution and readers end up frustrated by long periods of load, which often brings results result in the loss of traffic and loss of income.Conversely, if you use a quick and easy CMS can reduce the administrative burden that keeps the website, actually accelerate the growth and evolution of content, while providing readers with quick loading of pages, ultimately resulting in high web traffic and the maximum retention of readers. 

Via: <http://mercadee.com/sistema-de-gestion-de-contenidos/&gt;

True enough, but my site, like this quote is powered by WordPress:

A wide range of content management systems available for web content publishers today, and some of the best are free. At the time of writing (October 2011) the best CMS for almost any case is WordPress. Free, fast, very efficient and very easy to use, WordPress just makes your life easier! Written in PHP and MYSQL, WordPress is built entirely on open source technology. It is not perfect for each case, but is perfect for most. This website is powered by WordPress. 

And my CMS almost let this link go undetected by me. This link isn’t spam, but obviously sent by a friend.

A friend would give me a Search Engine Friendly URL, such as my CMS does, instead of an unfriendly one like: http://zenpundit.com/?p=10300.

Built in SEO

Perhaps the most important feature of WordPress and MediaWiki both is that they are search engine optimizers from the moment they are taken out of the box. WordPress, a developer only needs to activate the search engine friendly URLs and configure to your liking. Other content management systems like Joomla 1.5, the application have friendly URLs has been the worst nightmare for developers. WordPress and MediaWiki have implemented this feature effortlessly. 

So not only, like Howard Rheingold says in his book Net Smart, do you need your “Crap Detector” on, you also need to know when something smells OK.  It took me awhile to apply the “smell” test, to this link, but I, like any SEO, should think that the time spent conducting a Smell Test, was a time well worth it.

The G (+?)-Train

Blogging is dead; long live the blog.

At least blogging is dead as I know it, having myself gotten into blogging at the start. There is no real reason for anyone to blog anymore, but it is very important for everyone to have a blog.

When I started blogging, blogs were memes—self-duplicating sources of wealth, much like genes. While I never managed to grab a hold of the money-train like many that started when I did, did. My wealth consists of the distance I have covered globally and the people I have meet there and here.

Now blogs are sources of wealth, but non-duplicating. Perhaps it would be better to call them “circles” of wealth, as Google’s + train take hold.

Get your blogs now, or miss-out on the G-train “G” as in Generational, as the next train (next generation of bloggers) is a coming.