Interviewed by the Weekly Dig about Galvin, third parties and real FOIA reform

I was recently interviewed by the Weekly Dig about Secretary of State Galvin’s statement that a vote for a third party is a waste. Obviously I disagree with him. You should read the whole article, but here is a choice quote:

“Massachusetts needs the breath of fresh air that only third parties can provide … We need a government that automatically puts public records on the web, where the public can easily find and review them. We need a government that carries out the people’s business in sunlight, not behind closed doors.”

If you are into modern naval miniatures …

Pictures of 1/2400 modern naval miniatures are not prevalent, even on manufacturer websites.  GHQ and Sea Wulf are the most complete.  Viking Forge is next best.  Pfc. C-in-C and Superior have none, though Odin Arts and Collectables once had pictures of all of Pfc. C-in-C’s range.  The designers on Shapeways at least put up pictures of the rendered model, which is much better than nothing.

I have steadily gathered a cache of pictures that I will eventually post at whenimaginationfails.org using s jolly H4‘s comprehensive list.  Finding pictures of miniatures, painted or not, via searches tends to turn up very few pictures.  The best sources tend to be the few blogs of modern naval miniatures players (av8rmongo being a good one) or people selling them on eBay.  The most prolific purveyor of said painted miniatures is gak8346.

Here is one example of his work: GHQ’s California class CGN which I scooped up:

gak8346_US_CGN_California

He does commissions, so if you find that you don’t have time to paint your naval miniatures, gak8346 is your man.

The musings of Jamie O'Keefe: pirate party activist, geek, father and gamer