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Heres a quick prediction. In the year 2011 North Korea will do somthing bad.

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More as a not to myself than anybody else, Gluster is a Cluster Filesystem. Could be good to model StoreMore on it.

Last post, I gave  quick summary of why NZ’s govt sucks. and began to slowly detail what they should do to kinda help NZ citizens out. I should point out that while this is primarily aimed at NZ there are no reasons why this can’t work in other country’s, of course they should hire their own citizens :).

Now many of you, after reading that will be thinking that adding more staff to an already bloated bureaucratic infrastructure will make things grind to a halt. What we need is a well implemented and designed electronic system (this could be designed and built by a NZ based company) for handling some of the forms and things. The way people would use the system should be similar to the following:

1.  Person gains a smartcard / one time password card from their case worker or whatever when proper identification verification is complete.

2. To fill in forms they authenticate from their own computer or from a goverment owned computer bank, this could include fingerprint verification or other biometric verifation.

3. Forms are electronicly taken to the correct department and added as work items for government staff to process (staff will see this sorted ascending by request age).

Ideally Department head’s would have acess to near real time statistics on number of work items processed per worker and other such things. This would help cut down on staff slacking on the job and would also show who to promote into management, this would avoid idiots getting into positions of power.

By now you are probably wondering how the government will pay for this, well, Based on my quick calculations with the latest NZ statistics Quarterly employment survey data, a flat tax hike of between 50c and $1 a week to people who earn more than 30K per year should be sufficient to cover the prices, of course, with National at the wheel this will never happen.

So, What do you think?

Ok, Is it just me, or are the people ruling this nation a bunch of complete idiots?

In these current hard economic conditions, when people are turning in ever increasing numbers, to services provided by the government. The government are laying of 1000 staff. that’s 1000 jobs. Even before this current period of economic woe, govt services already had massive backlogs of work. these backlogs are only gonna get larger.

Our National led government (BTW: John Key should really change his first name to Don) seems content to do absolutely nothing to help anybody in particular at this present point and time. In fact the major political issue seemly faced by the government is a bit of road work in Auckland. and even that, when / if it gets of the ground will undoubtedly not even start for a couple years.

There are a lot of other stupid actions being undertook by the people we elect to make things better, but that’s a topic for another day.

People are suffering now, not in a couple months, but now, the more we wait, the worse things are gonna get.

While there are a large number of people willing to work, Why don’t we capitalise by temporarily doubling the numbers of government case workers and the like to clear the backlog. Of course make it clear to them that they shouldn’t count on having these jobs in a couple years. when the backlog is cleared we make sure to keep roughly half of the temp workers to continue aiding democracy while reducing bureaucracy.

That brings me to the second part of my plan. that I will post tommorow, but it involves the internet, and a number between five and 100 million

I would like to point out that I might have something wrong, so dont be a troll, be an orgre