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Bob Morris

Bob Morris, the webmaster, is interested in the political ramifications of cleantech, climate change, and the economic crisis as well as leftie, antiwar, and social issues. From 2004-2007 he was active in the antiwar movement in Los Angeles and helped organize demonstrations that drew hundreds of thousands of protesters. From 2001-2003, he was Co-Coordinator of the Green Party of Los Angeles County Council.

Why aging COBOL systems are hard to upgrade.

Hint: Crashing federal and state systems is not the fault of modern COBOL, which is quite robust and runs lots of mission-critical systems just fine. The real problem is for decades management didn’t want to spend money on training or…

Assume we are at war with coronavirus, act accordingly

Brentwood Farmers Market
Being religious won’t keep coronavirus away. Jesus has more important things to do than protect wilfully ignorant knuckleheads from themselves. Really, he does. Also, being a wealthy liberal shopping at the Brentwood farmers market thinking only The Poors get coronavirus,…

Surviving the black swan of coronavirus

Coronavirus is a black swan event, unpredictable and unforeseen with extremely bad, consequences. Oh, some might have thought it could happen, but they were mostly ignored. And the black swan absolutely upsets everything, derailing our normal day-to-day existence. Most of…