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I’m one sick puppy when it comes to voting in my state of California. I tend to read the bills and watch our legislators bring up new bills in the assembly and senate houses by watching the meetings on calchannel.com. Recently AB 35 introduced in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee deals with renewable energy. Actually it deals with a fee that is put on California’s power bill funds it that apparently expired and this is a way to reintroduce it. For details the bill:
And for reference if you want to see the video:
You can get to video discussion of the bill by Mr Padilla by click on the video progress bar to 9:20 seconds into the video. Now one thing I noticed while Padilla is making an arguement for the bill is he used the term “Public Goods Charge”. What he heck is a public goods charge I keep on thinking to myself. Is this the new name of a “fee” that now requires two thirds vote in the California legislator via Prop 26 now? In any case he seems to be trying to salvage the R+D subsides of this new surcharge you would get on your power bill. But other critics of the bill want it amended to preserve millions of dollars for groups that inform you how to plug in a more energy efficient light bulb. Not only that Padilla would like to make this an urgent piece of legislation to pass for some reason he is reluctant. Also note the tone on how keep this wasteful spending by average Californians that pay their power bill is a suppose to be a good thing until 2020.
I’m I wrong to think that the new definition of “Fee” is now “Public Goods Charge” in order to make it sound more likeable? Look at the bill and the millions of dollars they want to charge you and me. As a California voter you really should see your entertainment dollars at work. If it was a two thirds democratic majority in both houses their would be no entertainment.
Well everyone should be keeping up on the news about SOPA I encourage you to read the real text of the bill. Stop_Online_Piracy_Act Obvious anyone with an understanding of how DNS works with the internet is going to understand this is a total disaster if passed.
But what is the nuclear option everyone is talking about. I have an idea and it maybe related to the creation of the alternet internet. The developers of bind and any other application that resolves internet domain names will just start to force the inclusion of resolving internet domain names that the SOPA bill would define as illegal. The first security bug in bind would force major service providers to upgrade and thus they would become a rouge site themselves. The only way for the government can do to stop this option is write their own DNS resolvers and declare them as the only valid legal ones to use. And that is what we want right, the government to develop the only official legal software we should be using.
I loath Darell Steinberg every time he makes a public appearance. He makes my skin crawl and I never agreed with him on anything he presented. Up until now his last ditch effort before he is termed out he picks on a subject and a bill that I absolutely agree on every point. Well not every point, I can’t believe I’m going to say this but he doesn’t go far enough. He proposes 25m to start up online text books for California’s colleges and universities. Are you kidding. Something like this deserves four times the funding if it’s going to stand up to the lock the publishers have on text book prices. I would be fool enough to agree to half the state budget if he could fix this problem. For those California tax payers take 30/40 minutes of your time and watch his video presentation. If he manages to get this past at least he will be half a man.
California Digital Text Books
I like to stay on the bleeding edge sometimes and compiler my own web applications in order to add in features from the stock supplied versions. I use to compile mysql back in versions 5.0 but started using the 64bit compiled versions from mysql as they seemed to be adequate. So I decided to take a shot at compiling a 64 bit version of the latest beat of mysql 5.6. Sense 5.0 they did change the build environment to cmake and after a while I’ll have to admit it’s much better than the one configure. But I still had some anomalies during the the build.
I’m using Opensolaris build 134 to compile Myslq mysql-5.6.2-m5 with the Solaris Studio compiler suite 12.2.
The build instructions are simple:
cmake . -LH
Which will fail on the resolution of some dtrace prob includes. But there are alternative build environments that work. From the parent directory after you do the ‘cmake . -LH’
and than do:
You will notice it gives you the error during the compile:
“/usr/local/src/databases/mysql-5.6.2-m5/include/my_global.h”, line 1447: Error: rint(double) was previously declared “extern”, not “inline”.
That was strange because I did install all the internal math includes and support packages so it should have detected rint as internal. But looking at the CMakeCache.txt file we find that:
//Have symbol rint
Which can’t be right so changing it to:
And than running make again works. Make sure you do this before you run make agian.
Obvious HAVE_RINT:INTERNAL=NULL failed somewhere along the configuration. It should have detected it automatically. But that isn’t half the problems compiling mysql on solaris in the past so I’m not to complain.
I also like when you do make install it places the build in stage-sfw before you install. That way you can pkg it or move it to your /usr/local/msql directory. The sql-bench tests passed. So for no issues. I still have to test the dtrace probs. The blog post your reading is using the build this build.
of msql 5.6.
When setting up my new backup server I want to see if anyone has workaround for the slow speeds of zfs send/receive issue. Sure enough Alasdair has a great article on it using-mbuffer-to-speed-up-slow-zfs-send-zfs-receive. Downloaded a copy of mbuffer compiled it 64bit fast and tried it with a 60G snapshot. It would have taken 4 to 5 hours was done in 25 min. I was getting a good 50/60Msec on cheap rge cards with ssh. If you have solaris x86 systems I have a compiled binary mbuffer and the manpage mbuffer.1. Try out the example in Alasdair mention in the article.
Well if anything you have to admit Jerry Brown is much more entertaining than Arnold was when in office. And Arnold was the actor. With Browns new budget proposal Calchannel video if you missed it does nothing much to change his basic proposal. The state just found 6 billion new dollars and by law has to apply 50 percent of that to education (prop 98) and the rest he just applied to the current debt to bring it down to 9.6 billion or 10.3 billion depending how your read the tea leaves. Even as Bown speaks from last month a new 2.2 billion dollar debt was found in the prison systems which really was added on the the original 26 billion in debt. But hey whats a billion or two. Just a rounding error.
But there are a couple of disturbing issues with Browns proposals. First the one that bothers me the most is insistence on the vote for new taxes. Why do I say “new” taxes when Brown wants the legislature to extend the existing temporary taxes before they expire in a month? Well that is the issue. If the legislature extends the taxes that is the law. But the election could nullify that new tax law. One of the most ridiculous issues I’ve seen in California politics is the notion that the voters ratify the creation of a law. Ratification of a law is the duty of the legislature. The voters are not elected legislators. As voters if we don’t like a law we petition to change it not make it valid. This could setup a dangerous precedent for the need of voters to ratify new laws the legislator would enact. If this where to prevail all elected officials would look to the voters to approve their responsibilities. I think Mr Brown needs to grow up he has the energy to do that, even though his missing some hair.
Another issue is Brown’s issue with playing games and using gimmicks to solve the state budget problems. It was just last month ago governor Brown signed into law SB 84. SB84 Bill Text a bill which was designed to steal from other funds with no guarantee to repay the funds back after 4 years. You have to admit it takes a good actor to say; Don’t do as I do, Do as I say. And look serious about it.
Take note Mr. Brown you are the next terminator.
First let it be known I’m one of those sick individuals that watch the Calchannel.com website video’s for entertainment. Who was it Otto Bismark that said; Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. Yet all these committee meetings on the budget are about the beautiful tasty sausage that all of us in California are planning to be consumed and enjoyed in the near future, by law.
Now after listening to the first to parts of presentations from the superintendents of K-12 and the higher education presidents testimony how severe the budget cuts will affect education for four hours came some closing statements of the budget committee leader Mark Leno (D San Fransisco). Good grief at least Leno wasn’t educated in California. Lets examine my transcript of his closing statement from:
16:55 into meeting. Until 18:04 You will have to advance the video to start around 16:55.
Mark Leno said.
In November 2002. Grey Davis was elected governor of California. By spring 2003 their where elected individuals in this building who where signing petitions to let voters ‘vote again’ to recall the governor who had elected six months earlier. I don’t see the consistency in denying voters an opportunity in this time of crisis. To be able to revisit. A very, from a very different time. To extend some taxes that are currently paid. That all is the governor is asking. Who was elected on that platform. By a very large majority just a few months ago. It begs the question what are those to deny the voters the right to vote. So we can know what they feel they want the path of California’s future to be.
Stop the press and call back in all the higher education experts from politic science classes and have a basic understanding of what he just said. After all is it Marks confusion of Jerry Browns leadership that he is confused.
The first statement Grey Davis was elected governor (of California, my words) is true. Big deal.
The second statement that elected officials are allowed to sign a petition. Wait I’m not an elected official and yet I’m allowed to sign a petition. Does this mean the basic premise of Jerry Browns let the people vote should have been a petition from the beginning of his campaign? Is Mark claiming Jerry Brown screwed up?
The third statement “denying voters the opportunity” based on a two thirds vote in the legislator vs getting signatures from thousands of voters. Maybe Mark thought the legislatures just voted him into office rather than the voters to begin with.
The statement “A very, from a very different time” At this point the LSD must have kicked in.
The statement “to extend some taxes” Yada, yada they are going to be new taxes soon.
The statement “all this asked by the elected governor” Which Mark Leno wants to get governor Brown to get people to use a petition to get the vote out. Is Mark confused? I’m I confused? Are you confused?
The last and final statement “begs the question of the voters being denied the right to vote” because Mark Leno pointed out that it was a petition signed by the voters that removed Grey Davis from office.
Well after a little while of not doing anything with domain I decided to try and resurrect it from the dead,