The state of U.S. – 2014

I generally don’t write about politics on my blog but I wanted to look at some things I found interesting to help me make my my decisions this election season.  I believe finding out what is important what is important to me then looking at how the candidates line up is a good way to select a candidate.  To be honest I’ve gotten tired of all the rhetoric from all the bought and paid for journalists in this country who’s opinions and articles are about as useful to society as the stuff you flush after a good morning poop (I mean… yeah a good poop can make you feel better but it’s still shit).


TLDR(To Long Didn’t Read)

Issues/Attributes in order of Importance to Me

  1. Income inequality
  2. Reducing government spending on federal pensions
  3. Political compromise
  4. Welfare program reform
  5. Make Higher education affordable
  6. Not overly religious
  7. Pro equality (Gender & Marriage & Racial) – with out over compensating
  8. Government corruption
  9. – The economy (Negative points for even mentioning it)

To find out why I’ve organized them like this continue on.   I list links to various statistics then I analyze them below.

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CMS Intergration vs. Replacement

At the onset of a CMS implementation many times developers are faced with an important decision.

“Do I integrate the new system into our current system or replace the old system entirely?”

Whether you are trying to integrate a new CMS into your current static site or are trying to integrate features into your current system by adding another, I would say two words if you are thinking about integrating… USE CATION.  Replacing your current system with another can be a daunting task and there are challenges you will face but thinking that integrating will provide you with a more seamless transition or that your current system is fine the way it is might take you down a road to disaster.  Don’t let pride in your previous work blind you to the potential dangers that integration may cause.

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Selecting a CMS for Enterprise

One of the things I encountered recently during my journey as a Web Developer was the fallout after another developer failed to implement a CMS properly.  I won’t go into detail about the systems attempted but I do want to discuss the takeaways from the failures.

Many times larger companies or institutions will view a Content Management Systems as a end all solution to all of their web problems.  This is the wrong way to let people look at CMS.  CMS (in all of their varying capabilities and architectures) are primarily designed to solve one problem.

Content authors don’t know (or are not good with) code.

It is our job as professionals to correct this view within organizations or when proposing a solution.

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