“Brexit deal in jeopardy,” they say. I think it’s all coming down.

I am still ruminating about my experience with the U.S. Census Bureau. There is a new research journal entry, “Methodological Problems of the American Community Survey.”

I also now have a new blog entry inspired by my latest brush with jury duty, entitled, “Avarice.”


Updates

  1. Originally published, November 18, 12:48 am.
  2. November 18, 4:02 pm:
  3. November 19, 9:45 pm:
    • I have a new blog entry inspired by my latest brush with jury duty, entitled, “Avarice.”
  4. November 20, 9:51 am:
  5. November 20, 12:07 pm:
    • I am migrating my main site to WordPress. I’m doing this for several reasons:
      1. I’m really getting pissed off at Drupal. The current version is 8; I’m running 7, largely because the conversion to 8 is not feasible. There is no explanation or justification for making this difficult or impossible. But at some point, they’ll stop supporting the old version and I don’t want to wait until that day to make needed changes.
      2. At one point, when I was particularly alarmed about my housing situation, I migrated the site to a host where I had to make some sacrifices. These sacrifices are problematic and appear irreversible.
      3. I live in a relatively rural area. As I write this, the Camp Fire in Butte County, which destroyed Paradise and has been licking at Chico, is still burning and we are, something like 100 miles away, still breathing the smoke. The simple fact is that in California, we are having larger fires than when I was a kid, many more of them, and over a longer fire season. It’s probably safe to say that if an area not immediately along the coast has not burned already, it is at considerable risk of doing so. All of my research materials are archived on this site.
      4. The procedure for updating the software is clunky as hell. I had a process for automating this, but it depends on a command-line client that has mysteriously stopped working on my server.

      The new site will be disunitedstates.com. If it’s not too incredibly unreasonable, I’ll set up redirects from parts-unknown.org.

    • Articles I mean to archive:

Brexit

Max Colchester and Jason Douglas, “U.K.’s Brexit Deal in Jeopardy as Senior Ministers Resign,” Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2018, https://www.wsj.com/articles/european-officials-to-meet-to-approve-draft-brexit-deal-1542269504

Tom Rees, “Pound suffers biggest plunge since 2017 election as global stocks slide amid Brexit worries,” Telegraph, November 15, 2018, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/11/15/city-backs-pms-brexit-deal-pound-left-limbo-rebellion/


James Comey

Paul Waldman, “Trump’s battle to destroy the Mueller investigation is officially doomed,” Washington Post, November 16, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/11/16/trumps-battle-to-destroy-the-mueller-investigation-is-officially-doomed/


Words I should probably never use

Clifford Thompson, “Dear white people: Stop using the term ‘Uncle Tom,’” Washington Post, November 16, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/dear-white-people-stop-using-the-term-uncle-tom/2018/11/15/8a68e9c0-e84e-11e8-a939-9469f1166f9d_story.html


  1. [1]Clifford Thompson, “Dear white people: Stop using the term ‘Uncle Tom,’” Washington Post, November 16, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/dear-white-people-stop-using-the-term-uncle-tom/2018/11/15/8a68e9c0-e84e-11e8-a939-9469f1166f9d_story.html
  2. [2]George Monbiot, “Hopeless Realism,” November 19, 2018, https://www.monbiot.com/2018/11/19/hopeless-realism/
  3. [3]David Benfell, “‘We have found the enemy, and he is us’ — and our system of social organization,” March 6, 2013, https://parts-unknown.org/drupal7/journal/2013/03/06/we-have-found-enemy-and-he-us-and-our-system-social-organization

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