Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Wednesday, 2020.04.08
We often confuse democracy with freedom.  The greatest good of government is
freedom - that is what our Declaration of Independence emphatically states. 
Simply implementing the "Will of the People" is no more noble, true, or decent
than the will of a kind and wise autocrat:  democracy has no value at all,
except to help keep us free.

		Bruce Walker

2006.10.20

Blalock’s Conflict Model

Looking back over the past few days, I’ve the impression the Spirit of Rosanna Rosannadanna has been haunting me – “It’s always something.” It’s been a convergence of deadlines, personal tasks it’s just time to get completed, music lessons (voice, cello), health, things breaking down and cool things arriving in the mail.

One of the interesting projects I’ve been working on since the first of the year (and one of this week’s deadlines) has been helping a fellow DU student with her Masters thesis. Elizabeth Twomey approached me to write an application which would facilitate the use of Blalock’s general model for understanding conflict. We made the decision to create this as a web application and the prototype/proof of concept is posted on one of my big boxes. You can explore the results on the web site I built for Liz to demonstrate this part of her thesis.


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