If the Community Colleges of Spokane knew how much being the test case for a new computer system would cost in overtime, blown deadlines and disruption to students, faculty and staff, the schools would not have volunteered for the job, Chancellor Christine Johnson said. “We didn’t expect it would be this troubled (of a) system,” Johnson said recently of the $100 million software system purchased to run most aspects of accounting, finances and student affairs for the state’s network of 34 community colleges. Now an estimated $10 million over budget and SEVERAL YEARS BEHIND SCHEDULE, the system known as ctcLink still isn’t working properly at the two institutions that volunteered to be guinea pigs – the two-school system in Spokane and Tacoma Community College.As usual the new monster was meant to make CENTRAL CONTROL easier so Emperor Inslee could order all heretics silenced with a snap of his/her filthy fingers. Trouble is, Nature doesn't want CENTRAL CONTROL. In software as in all else, Nature has an optimal level of modularity. The college had already reached this optimal level, with separate systems for separate departments. The fagass shiteating copkilling Repooflicans in the alleged "legislature" didn't object to this idiocy, because they're fagass shiteating copkillers. They're too busy doing IMPORTANT THINGS like making malicious false accusations against local police and making malicious false accusations against local police. With no auditing, no checks and balances, poor old overworked Nature had to pick up the slack. So she did. This idiot system will never work. Thanks, Ralph!
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.