The organization I work for, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, launched a new design for its web presence in October of 2013. Four months in, I dig into our analytics and see what sort of changes our end-users are exhibiting. Any significant improvements in usage and cool charts ahead. [more]
Marvel Meets Mexican Cartels?
Mexico legalizes vigilantism, leading to the capture of a cartel (the Knights Templar). As great as that sounds, there is a lot to consider in this legal vigilantism.
As u/Tapionski points out via Reddit:
- Vigilantes will have to register their names to the defense department
- They will be allowed to keep their weapons as long as they register them with the army
With a historically corrupt government such as the Mexican one, the likelihood of this list of registered vigilantes sound like it will eventually backfire. Officials will likely leak the list to cartels, resulting in an enormous trap.
In it, the US government proposes the ‘Superhuman Registration Act’, legislation that would require registration of any person with superpowers (read: registered vigilantes). What results is a fascinating political plotline and a bloodbath of superheros, civilians, and more.
The analogy may not be perfect, but something to consider as the Mexican government moves into the grey area of legal vigilantism. Is this for the greater good? And if vigilantism does eventually win out amongst the cartels, what will be built in its ashes?
HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 4 Google Calendar
I got sick of constantly referring to the Game of Thrones Wikipedia page for information on the current season, so last year I decided to make a public Google Calendar to keep track. Since it was such a huge success last year I updated it for the fourth season. It will include the name of the episode, director, and writer. I have included as much information as I currently have.
Let me know if I missed anything in the comments.