April 6th, 2015

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Still no links

Delicious spent Easter weekend migrating their datacentre.

They got it "working" on Saturday, and then knocked off for the rest of the weekend, as far as I can tell, leaving backups and restores not working.

And also - the RSS feeds which my links posts are generated from.

I'm guessing that they'll come back into work on Tuesday and fix things.

(I'd move to a different link storage site, but the only real alternative site I'm aware of is Pinboard.in, and that doesn't autofill tags using all of your existing tags, just the most popular ones, which is rubbish for me, as I have over 3000 of them.)



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I don't like mandatory voting

I want people to vote. But I loathe the idea of people being forced to vote.

People should vote because they believe it's making a difference, and they're making a positive statement that they believe a particular person/party will do a decent job of representing them.

The IPPR have suggested forcing 18-year-olds to vote. Because voting levels are dropping, and political engagement is a good thing.

To which my reply is - if you want people to vote, give them a clear choice. Give them a vote for a party that they feel represents them - a vote which will actually contribute towards the success of that party (even in a small way).

Because one of the things I learned from the Independence Referendum is that when you give people a clear choice, where their vote makes a difference, turnout hits 85%.

(It's not entirely surprising that countries with some form of PR tend to have higher turnouts than countries with FPTP.)



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