CEO of America?

I’m getting the feeling President Trump is trying to take a style of managing a company and applying it to the US government. He is seems to have a reductive, if not childish understanding of how law-making works. An oversimplified order to block immigration for 90 days was just rammed into place without thinking about who gets hurt and maybe, just maybe they might catch more in their net than they were aiming for.
I can totally understanding a law that says we don’t just let in anybody from that part of the world that want to come here. But from what I’ve read, we already do that. Sure, let’s tighten security. But we already have the infrastructure in place to vet people entering the country. It almost feels like Trump is testing what he can get away with.
Help us GOP, you’re our only hope. I expected the presidency to possible go republican this time around. Things tend to swing back and forth between the two parties. I think I would have been unhappy with any of the other republican candidates because I don’t have the same worldview or philosophy about business and government. But I doubt any of them would have gone to the extremes we are seeing now.
The GOP definitely wanted a republican president, but not this one. They wanted to start moving America in the direction they wanted and, although they found him distasteful, they hopped on his coattails and hoped for the best. Now they are riding a tiger. They thought they could temper and guide him. But he seems almost impervious to advice. And one thing the last week has taught me, is that he isn’t a deep thinker.


I never thought I would be writing about politics. I couldn’t bring myself to even write about web design and development. I had work to do an didn’t have the spare time and energy to write blog posts. It’s funny that I didn’t even have time design a new theme for my own website. But, I couldn’t find anyone to pay me to make a theme for my own website.
Our new president has me worried. I was depressed for a few days after he won the election. This last weekend with the fallout of the immigration ban I was devastated again. President Trump is a leader because he won, not because he is a nice person. He got the most people to vote, but not most of the population on his side. I think those of us that were pulling for Hillary Clinton were really hoping that what was coming out of President Trump’s campaign speeches were hyperbole. It seems they were not. He’s really doing what he promised, to my horror.
So.. I’ve decided to write about politics for a while. We’ll see how long that lasts. Maybe I won’t feel the need if everything calms down. But I feel like I need to vent somehow. So this website will be my soapbox. I will try to talk and not scream, even though I feel like screaming.
Years ago I wouldn’t have wanted to write about the wrong being done by politicians. I didn’t want to alienate any possible clients. But Trump’s first week as president has been a mess. The possibility of losing a few clients really doesn’t concern me as much as what kind of president my son will grow up with.

Happy Black Friday

I’m finally sitting in a Starbucks on my laptop and doing some writing. Welcome to 2010. Yeah, I’m running a bit behind. I had to fight my way through a line non-existent Holiday-cup protesters. Did anyone other than headline writers really care about that?

What Have I learned already? I’m suffering from trackball withdrawal. I miss a second big monitor, but I’ll live. The wifi here is crazy fast. 55mbps down, 10mbps up! The food and drinks are not as expensive as I was thinking. There are reasonably priced drinks and food on the menu, just don’t go straight for the premium items if you’re going to be hanging out a while. I think it’s good etiquette to buy something occasionally. I think they might frown on bringing a sack lunch.

I trying to learn to live without my Logitech Trackman Marble Trackball. This is not a random recommendation. After I upgraded my computers away from being able to use my U series Wacom tablet(circa 1997) my trackball is the oldest working piece of hardware I’m currently using. I’ll note that it doesn’t look like Logitech has updated that trackball. There is a good reason for that.. I think it’s perfect as it is. I think I should by couple and put them away just in case something happens to the one I have. This is what one looks like after about 10 years. Yes, I wore off the finish!2015-11-02 10.46.52