government

  • Some good ways to improve ColdFusion application performance. Doing a lot of these already, but picked up a few new coding practices I should follow.
  • Umberto Eco on the features of Eternal Fascism. "In spite of some fuzziness regarding the difference between various historical forms of fascism, I think it is possible to outline a list of features that are typical of what I would like to call Ur-Fascism, or Eternal Fascism." [via MeFi]
  • internal documents from the National Park Service that detail how to develop National Park activities, interpretive media, and "informal" dialogue. [via sterling via IDEA]
    filed under: design, education, government
Update: Removed! I knew I should have mirrored it as soon as I saw it. I guess the National Park system doesn't want to share their methods with other competing park systems? I'd love to know more about how our National Parks are put together, and their methods could probably influence other fields. This decision is disappointing.

Update 2: huh, maybe it's just me. MojoMark was able to grab a copy of the site for me.
  • "The Harvest Moon of 2006 rises on October 6th, and if you pay attention, you may notice a few puzzling things."
    filed under: astronomy
  • Judicial oversight is a security mechanism. It prevents the police from incarcerating the wrong person. The point of habeas corpus is that the police need to present their evidence in front of a neutral third party, and not indefinitely detain or torture
    filed under: government
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