[politics] An "Independent" Justice Department?

Because it’s been in the news – and not just for our current administration; this comes up a lot – I thought I’d look at the Justice Department, and comment on its “independence.” This came up in a recent conversation with a British friend of mine, who drew some interesting parallels I hadn’t realized. Anyway…

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Interested in a Monthly "IT BYOB Chat?"

OK… so, I’m wondering if there’s room in the world for some kind of monthly “IT BYOB” video chat. I’m going to state some of my assumptions; you can like/dislike to let me know if I’m on-base or off-base. Here we go:

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[Disney] Imagineering Marching Orders

I love little more than Armchair Imagineering. And although I recognize how freaking busy WDI is these days, and how much capital Disney is sinking into their parks worldwide… I have needs.

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"Leading to Learning," Part 5: Advice for Learners

Be sure to read Part 4 (and the preceding parts) if you’re not caught up.

In the last installment, I focused on some takeaways that business leaders can consider for making learning a more “production-like” part of a tech environment. This time, I want to wrap-up with some takeaways for learners.

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The Process of Writing a Traditionally Published Tech Book

On the heels of yesterday’s lament about why writing tech books is so hard, I thought I’d lay out the typical process that an author has to go through to get a book published. Now mind, this is kind of an “archetype” process; I’ve worked with a half-dozen publishers in my career, and they all have slight variations on this.

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"Leading to Learning," Part 4: Advice for Leaders

Catch up with Part 3 (which has back-links to previous installments) if you’re not up to speed.

In the previous installment, I shared some of the common characteristics I’ve seen at companies who are really excellent at making learning one of their ordinary, day-to-day production outcomes. In this article, I want to share some specific “lessons learned” for leaders.

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Why Writing a Tech Book is so Hard

I’ve written a couple of dozen traditionally published IT books. I’m super-proud of like four of them. If you’re considering setting out to write a traditionally published book, know that it’s hard. Here’s why.

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Be a Part of PowerShell History (Please!)

I’ve decided to embark on what will doubtless be a months-long project: a book that covers the history of PowerShell, from its earliest inception to the shell we all know and use today. But I want to do more than just document the dry facts: I want to capture the impact.

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