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Database application specialist. Independent scholar. Student of language. My goal is to build better tools for better democracies.

Real Name: Craig Simon

Location: Florida, USA

Occupation: Database Developer

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Twitter: @gitis

Diaries published: 45 (15 days since last diary on Sun May 10, 2015 at 02:14 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 565 (15 days since last comment on Sun May 10, 2015 at 02:39 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 186

Total Comment Ratings: 1203

Most Recommended Diary: My talk with a US naval officer, 27 comments, 42 recommends

People Following Flywheel: 4

Flywheel's Most Recent Diaries:

After watching most of yesterday's "South Carolina Freedom Summit," I was very surprised that one of the comments there got practically no followup. Hunting around this morning turned up only one ...
by Flywheel
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun May 10, 2015 at 02:14 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
My guess/prediction is that President Obama will retain General McChrystal as commander of US forces in Afghanistan. I wouldn’t wager a lot, but here’s the case for betting with me ...
by Flywheel
Comment Count 54 comments on Tue Jun 22, 2010 at 09:14 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
The Web’s creators never made secrets of their goals and dreams. In fact, they’ve been remarkably forthright and even outspoken about what they were doing. The story of hypermedia –
by Flywheel
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 05:49 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
A bold prophecy about the World Wide Web may soon be fulfilled. Many observers have speculated – and some fully expect – that the Web will prove as historically significant as the ...
by Flywheel
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Mar 14, 2010 at 05:55 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
My conjecture is that Palin has a future as a national figure in the GOP, and that she'll find a friendly and financially generous base waiting for her among the interests who tried to sell us Fred ...
by Flywheel
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 11:02 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Rank your top ten preferences for Obama's running mate. This is a self-selected, non-...
by Flywheel
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Aug 17, 2008 at 08:43 AM PDT with 2 Recommends

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