The Act of Voting

I have had two incidents in the past week that have turned me against voting by mail. (Absentee ballots are fine; if you aren’t going to be in town, you contact the county, and they send you a ballot. Fair … Continue reading

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Better to punt than be wrong

Michelle over at the IPMI has penned a very good piece on voting. She rightly comments that is it our civic duty to vote. She then opines that we need to be kind and proceeds to note that it is … Continue reading

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Does your PARCS system really work?

To answer that question one has to understand what ‘work’ means to the questioner. In dealing with PARCS systems, it could mean many things. To wit: When a car approaches the gate and presents a credential or pulls a ticket, … Continue reading

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Can LPR Accurately Identify 100% of the Cars Scanned?

This is one of those situations where you have to know the answers before you ask the questions. Most LPR companies would tell you that they read license plates in the high 90% range. Fair Enough. However that’s of license … Continue reading


Monk, Love Boat, and the rest

I have become so disheartened with the news and other programs on television that I simply cannot continue to watch them. They are so filled with vile, on all sides, that they send me into a fit of depression. So, … Continue reading

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I was feeling rather punk this past week. Nothing serious but a little achy and kinda like I didn’t want to get out of bed. I decided to get a CV-19 test. It no big deal, took five minutes, and … Continue reading

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I am bored out of my mind.

I have been sitting here trying to figure out why. Normally I am bubbling over with ideas to put down on paper, or planning the next interview, or making sure the sails of the good ship PT are properly furled … Continue reading


“Never Let a Serious Crisis go to Waste…”

Over on the IPMI Forum, Casey Jones is holding forth on the famous phrase “Never let a serious crisis go to waste…:’’ It is traditionally attributed to Former Chicago Mayor and Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. He was lambasted … Continue reading

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Have you ever noticed how having a deadline focuses your thinking. We are an organization that lives and dies by deadlines, and I find that my best work is done right before the deadline. There is a craftsman who will … Continue reading

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Back in the Day…

Back in the day, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, to get something past an editor and into a newspaper or on a news program (remember Huntley and Brinkley) you had to have three sources and be able to confirm them … Continue reading

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