Yarn, Tar Balls and Reindeer

I had a dream, nightmare really.  One of those compulsive things, like the Face Peeling scene from Poltergeist, where you know you should stop but whatever you're doing is more important than the risk you're taking.

State Software is [not] dead!



For some of you, this blog post will be in the "TL;DR" category (Too Long; Didn't Read). For you, here's a summary of the key points:

  • State Software is Not Dead
  • The Current software is still a good value and serving districts well
  • The Redesign projects:
    • Are taking longer than hoped
    • Are making signficant progress
    • Will have some remarkable capabilities

Keep reading if you want the details.

My name is Roy, but I want to be Norm when I grow up.

For the last 10 years, when I've presented on State Software Migration Plan and the status of the USAS and USPS Redesign projects, I invariably encoun

EMIS Aggregations Wake @nwoca

As mentioned in my previous blog, the SSDT hosted a wake for the EMIS Aggregations.  The wake was in the form of free pizza (or subs for the East office) for NWOCA staff. I chose not to subject them to a speech...

End of an(other) Era: EMIS Aggregation Subsystem

For the first time in twenty years, the SSDT has not produced a version of the EMIS system on OpenVMS. In particular, we have not produced a version of the "EMIS Aggs" (formally, EMIS Aggregation Subsystem).  Tomorrow, the SSDT will be holding a wake for the system at NWOCA.

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