Post-holiday-party link roundup Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:37:46 CST David-Braverman Chicago, Politics, Work, Weather, Travel (0) The trouble with holiday parties on Wednesday is that you have to function on Thursday. So, to spare my brain from having to do anything other than the work-related things its already got to do, here are things I will read later: Dick Cheney is a monster. Police subterfuge is a security problem, and can have very bad unintended consequences. There are some new improvements in Microsoft Azure automation. Our policy on Cuba, which the president just ended, was colossally stupid. Chicago's winter may not be mild after all. The Economist has noticed American's $2bn investment. All for now.