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How Workday Bridges the Gap between Amazon and OpenStack
"“What I will strongly recommend is to build something,” Magana advised. “I keep calling it ‘middleware,’ but something that abstracts the back-end platform, your pipeline system, from the way to deliver your application artifact to production. I strongly recommend that.”

It is nothing like Aporeto’s CEO described it: succumbing to the relentless will of a monopolistic beast with its sights set on world domination. If anything, Workday’s strategy is a do-it-yourself program for making global public cloud deployment viable for an organization that is not, and may not ever be, rooted there to begin with."
case  study  technology  top  stories  amazon  ec2  container  service  web  services  aws  re:invent  2016  chef  continuous  integration  and  deployment  gerrit  jenkins  middleware 
16 hours ago by jonerp
Trump’s Inconvenient Racial Truth - The New York Times
"Liberals quickly lambasted Ryan for those remarks. But far too often, the way Democrats talk to, and about, black Americans is indistinguishable from the way their Republican counterparts do. And President Obama has been as guilty as anyone. A year before Ryan made his remarks, Obama delivered a commencement address at the historically black Morehouse College, where he warned the graduates at the prestigious all-male school that they shouldn’t use racism as an excuse, and to be good fathers.

Politicians regularly deploy this type of shaming when referring to, or even when addressing, black Americans. But it’s hard to fathom a politician, Democrat or Republican, standing before a predominately white crowd in a sagging old coal town, and blaming the community’s economic woes on poor parenting or lack of work ethic or a victim mentality. Those Americans, white Americans, are worthy of government help. Their problems are not of their own making, but systemic, institutional, out of their control. They are never blamed for their lot in life. They have had jobs snatched away by bad federal policy, their opportunities stolen by inept politicians."

"What I am saying is that when Trump claims Democratic governance has failed black people, when he asks “the blacks” what they have to lose, he is asking a poorly stated version of a question that many black Americans have long asked themselves. What dividends, exactly, has their decades-long loyalty to the Democratic ticket paid them? By brushing Trump’s criticism off as merely cynical or clueless rantings, we are missing an opportunity to have a real discussion of the failures of progressivism and Democratic leadership when it comes to black Americans."

"In the intervening years, modern Democrats have been far more likely to support social programs that help the poor, who are disproportionately black, and to support civil rights policies. But since Johnson left office, Democrats have done little to address the systemic issues — housing and school segregation — that keep so many black Americans in economic distress and that make true equality elusive. At the federal level, despite the fact that the National Fair Housing Alliance estimates that black Americans experiences millions of incidents of housing discrimination every year, Democrats, like Republicans, have avoided strong enforcement of federal fair-housing laws that would allow black families to move to opportunity-rich areas. Both Democrats and Republicans have failed to pursue school-integration policies that would ensure black children gain access to the good schools white kids attend. In the 1970s and ’80s, Trump battled housing-discrimination lawsuits, while Senator Clinton was noticeably quiet when Westchester County, N.Y., a county that twice voted decidedly for Obama, fought a court order to integrate its whitest towns, including Chappaqua, the 2-percent-black town she calls home.

Instead of seeking aggressive racial-equality initiatives, Democrats too often have opted for a sort of trickle-down liberalism. If we work to strengthen unions, that will trickle down to you. If we work to strengthen health care, that will trickle down to you. If we work to make all schools better, that will trickle down to you. After decades of Democratic loyalty, too many black Americans are still awaiting that trickle."

"Regardless of how you feel about Trump, on this one thing he is right: The Democratic Party has taken black Americans for granted. The problem is — and this is where Trump’s rhetoric is just that, rhetoric — black people aren’t loyal Democrats because they don’t know any better. They are making an informed decision. As Theodore R. Johnson, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and an expert on black voting behavior, points out in his research, black Americans are an electoral monolith out of necessity. Black people care about the environment and the economy and international issues, and they generally fall across the spectrum on a range of issues, just like all other human beings. But while the Democratic Party might be accused of upholding the racial status quo, the Republican Party has a long track record of working to restrict the remedies available to increase housing and school integration and equal opportunities in employment and college admissions. And most critical, Republicans have passed laws that have made the hallmark of full citizenship — the right to vote — more difficult for black Americans. Since first securing the right to vote, black Americans have had to be single-issue voters — and that single issue is basic citizenship rights. Maintaining these rights will always and forever transcend any other issue. And so black Americans can never jump ship to a party they understand as trying to erode the hard-fought rights black citizens have died to secure."
nikolehannah-jones  2016  donaldtrump  race  racism  us  politics  policy  hillaryclinton  billclinton  democrats  statusquo  theodorejohnson  inequality  housing  republicans  barackobama 
yesterday by robertogreco
chaosmanor - Early Theory
"We've left shore somehow
Become the friends
Of early theory"

Mortensen, Viggo. 2002. "Communion." Coincidence of Memory. California. Perceval Press. 48 – 52.
2016  fandom:lotrips  pairing:viggo/orlando  rating:g  author:chaosmanor  blanket-permission  community:vo_xmas  trope:frienship  trope:hiking  trope:travel  wc:1k-5k  to-read 
yesterday by adistantsun
2016 Mazda CX-9 comes with impressive Kodo design, SkyActiv Turbo engine
2016 Mazda CX-9 comes with impressive Kodo design, SkyActiv Turbo
2016  Mazda  CX-9  SkyActiv  Turbo 
2 days ago by kilroy2
Cap and Trade – The New Inquiry
"Q: Is that why the book is largely set in a forest? So much of the writing about capitalism is located in factories, fields, or counting houses. What can forests help us understand about capitalism?

A: Not all forests are just groups of trees. Much of the book takes place in the industrial forests of the Pacific Northwest. It was a center of industrial timber in the mid-20th century and is still considered an industrial forest today. Managed forests have become an important model for the industrial plantation. The sugar cane plantation of the New World was the early model for industrialization. Now when you look up the word plantation, tree plantations come up first. For me, writing about forests is a way of getting at industrial discipline.

Of course, the original New World colonial plantation haunts capitalism to this day. It is on the slave plantation that Europeans learn to create assets through the joint disciplining of people and crops. They also invented techniques to shield investors from the environmental and social consequences of the investments that they were making, often over long distances. The mid-20th century managed forest in the U.S. was a model for the intensive crop production of a forest. Weeds were removed through spraying, and the technical monocrop features of the forest were really exaggerated, even in national forests.

Q: In your essay “Gens” you make this statement of purpose along with your co-authors: “Instead of capitalism a priori, as an already determining structure, logic, and trajectory, we ask how its social relations are generated out of divergent life projects.” How did you come to this way of thinking about capitalism?

A: I came to it in part through feminist political economy. In the late 20th century, feminist political economy started asking questions about labor that weren’t getting asked, like why there were women factory workers and why certain industries preferentially hired women, or even certain kinds of women. In order to explain that, one simply couldn’t ignore complicated historical trajectories—colonialism, racism, and the way the state interacted with the family—and the way these histories intertwined to create a particular moment in capitalism. Those basic opening questions turned into fertile theoretical ground for feminist scholarship. Rather than starting from a monolithic structure of capitalism and asking about its effects, feminist scholarship asked how a set of histories congealed together to create a particular kind of economic moment.

Q: Matsutake mushrooms are very small. The mushroom trade is very small. But you convincingly argue that small does not mean unimportant. Scale is an important theme in the book. What can mushrooms help us understand about capitalism and scale?

A: We are seduced by our computers today. Computers have such an easy time making something bigger or smaller on a screen without appearing to distort its characteristics at all. It makes us think that this is how reality works. When reality does actually function this way, it is a whole lot of work to make it scale up and scale down. And it never works perfectly. The plantation chases that ideal. Its goal is to scale up or scale down without changing the manner of production at all. But doing that is an enormous amount of work, and the work is often violent.

Mushrooms turn out to be a good way to think about contradictory and interrupting scales, both in terms of political economy and ecology. In the supply chain, there’s not the same emphasis on maintaining production standards across scale. Instead, there are techniques for translating mushrooms produced in different local realities and scales into a single, uniform commodity. And these techniques never succeed completely. Ecologically, if you don’t have certain small disturbances between particular organisms, you wouldn’t have the effect of the forest at all."

Q: The book flips the geography of the supply chain we are most used to hearing about. The flexible labor is in rural America, and the buyers are overseas, in Japan. Is this a new historical period, economically speaking? How do you situate this in the context of the broader 20th century global economy?

A: I argue that there was a moment in the late 20th century when a particular model of Japanese supply chain became so powerful, it kicked over a big change in the way supply chains worked globally. Production was no longer the organizing force, which had been the case in the U.S. corporate supply chain, the predominant form before that. These changes disentangled the relationships between nation-states and powerful sourcing corporations. This disentanglement allows the rural northwestern U.S.to resemble the global south in certain ways as a sourcing area for global supply chains. But the matsutake supply chain is an unusual case. If you want to find U.S. companies sourcing from other parts of the world, that’s still the dominant form of supply chain.

Q: The book seems hopeful.

A: I’ve been accused both ways.

Q: Well, it has “End of the World” in the main title, and “the Possibilities of Life” in the subtitle.

A: That’s true. We don’t have a choice except to muddle by. So that’s the hopeful part. We have to figure out what we’ve got and what we can do with it. To me, this is practical hopefulness. It is a hard line to pull off. The subtitle is not actually about hope in a traditional Christian sense of redemption. At this particular historical moment, I don’t think that makes much sense. There are plenty of people who want to use a set of philosophies or technologies to get us out of the soup. That’s tough. On the other hand, there’s just getting stuck in a big bundle of apocalyptic thinking.

The book asks us to pay attention to the imperfect situation in which we live, to recognize both the handholds and the pitfalls. Perhaps looking at this particular mushroom lends hopefulness. I’ve since realized I don’t have to go that direction. Lately I’ve been giving papers on killer fungi, the kind of fungi that grow unintentionally out of the plantation system. These fungi and other pests and diseases represent the plantation system gone wild in ways that negatively affect humans, plants, or animals. Fungus can be terrible too."
scale  scalability  capitalism  sustainability  annalowenhaupttsing  anthropology  anthropocene  2016  themushroomattheendoftheworld  growth  plantations  geography  supplychains  japan  us  forests  trees  mushrooms  nature  multispecies  labor  morethanhuman 
2 days ago by robertogreco
A distributed and coördination-free log management system
logging  assess  tools  distributed  2016 
3 days ago by giorgio_v
Pico Process Overview – Windows Subsystem for Linux
This post discusses pico processes, the foundation of WSL. It explains how pico processes work in Windows and goes into the history of how they came to be, the abstractions we decided to implement and the various use cases beyond WSL that emerged. Armed with this context, the next series of posts will dive into specific areas of how exactly WSL works.
WSL  PicoProcess  Tutorial  blog  2016  NickJudge  Windows 
3 days ago by dlb
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Om onze geschiedenis goed te begrijpen, moeten we terug gaan in de tijd, naar de oorsprong van ons huidig pensioensysteem...
Tot begin jaren “50 waren de Belgische pensioenen gebaseerd op een systeem van kapitalisatie. De werknemers legden individueel een kapitaal aan, meestal bij de Algemene Spaar- en Lijfrentekas (ASLK), met het oog op een toekomstig pensioen.
Vanaf 1954 werd dit nancieringssysteem geleidelijk
aan vervangen door een systeem
van repartitie en solidariteit. Voortaan betaalt de actieve bevolking rechtstreeks een bijdrage ten gunste van de gepensioneerden. Dit noemen we intergenerationele solidariteit. De ASLK werd verantwoordelijk
voor het beheer van de individuele rekening van de werknemers
in de privésector waarop alle
loon- en arbeidstijdgegevens
worden bijgehouden. Doel van
deze individuele rekening? De pensioenrechten van werknemers uit de privésector bepalen en vooral ook een gecentraliseerde archivering ervan op lange termijn verzekeren.
In 1993 werd de ASLK geprivatiseerd. FB Verzekeringen (Fortis Groep)
nam alle activiteiten over, zo ook het bijhouden van de individuele rekening. Deze overheidsopdracht bevindt zich vanaf dat ogenblik paradoxaal genoeg, bij een onderneming in de privésector. Om ervoor te zorgen dat het beheer van de individuele rekeningen terug in handen van de publieke sector kwam, richtten in 2001 de Rijksdienst voor Pensioenen (RVP), de Pensioendienst voor de Overheidssector (PDOS), de RSZ, de KSZ en FB Verzekeringen
de gemengd privaat-publieke vzw CIMIRe op. Deze overgangsstructuur had als doel de continuïteit van de activiteiten te verzekeren, totdat deze taken toevertrouwd konden worden aan instellingen van de sociale zekerheid zelf.
Bij de oprichting van Sigedis in 2006 was onze eerste opdracht de
vervanging van de informaticatool, destijds door de ASLK ontworpen, voor het beheer van de individuele rekening. De opdrachten van CIMIRe worden bij de ingebruikname van deze databank stopgezet. Op 1
januari 2010, bij het stopzetten van
de activiteiten, wordt het werk voor een deel door de Rijksdienst voor Pensioenen overgenomen en voor een ander deel door Sigedis verdergezet.

Met Sigedis zijn we echt de moderne tijd binnengetreden. Toen we startten, waren alle gegevens gearchiveerd in de kelders van Fortis. Er waren 7km archieven, oftewel 22.000 dossierkisten... Vandaag de dag is alles geautomatiseerd. De afgelopen 10 jaar werden de tools gemoderniseerd, maar ook het personeel en de mentaliteit zijn geëvolueerd.
belgium  pension  taxes  history  1954  1993  2001  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  government  government2.0 
3 days ago by WimLeers
Why isn't my SELinux logging anything? - Server Fault
Q: [...] I'm trying to trigger some SELinux log message, because /var/audit/audit.log is empty no matter what I do. I know that SELinux is enforcing things, because rsyslog is setup to send certain logs to /company/var/log/, but those logs do not get written. [...]
apparmor  security  logging  linux  unix  2016  issue  workaround  forumthread  stackexchange  sysadmin 
4 days ago by ezequiel
How to Link MS Access 2016 with Data from Dynamics 365
In this article we look at linking MS Access with Microsoft’s cutting edge Dynamics 365 ERP platform to allow data synchronization.
Dynamics  365  MS  Access  2016  edge  ERP  platform  data  synchronization  repair 
7 days ago by DataNumen

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