Gongol.com Archives: September 2005
Brian Gongol

Socialism Doesn't Work (9.19.2005)
Brute Force Instead of Finesse
Talk of constructing multi-billion-dollar mega-tunnels in southern California to ease traffic problems. Somehow, that brute-force approach seems to lack the finesse of, for instance, not concentrating millions of people in an highly active seismic zone without sufficient supplies of fresh water. No, instead it apparently makes more sense to spend billions of dollars building gigantic bulls-eyes for terrorism. That's not rational thinking; it's big-government thinking.

Computers and the Internet (9.19.2005)
Dependence on Internet Explorer Makes Important Systems Vulnerable
Big bank VP: "Switching browsers isn't a decision we could make lightly. We would have to work with countless vendors to ensure their applications run." And that should be a signal their systems aren't sufficiently robust. If you can't make changes quickly when your information security is in question, that's a signal you are extremely vulnerable to attack and catastrophic failure.