Here at TSI, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to improve our strategy. We recently published a [strategy document](http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dck5q6sr_12cqrdxrf2) and a [vision timeline](http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dck5q6sr_11fcftn966), but these are only the beginning, covering things at a very high level.
We also want results sooner. Our current timeline & strategy describe modest achievements — a prototype seastead built, a successful ocean-based business operating — by the end of 2010. We’ve been thinking in recent weeks that we can, and want to, do better.
The [ClubStead](http://www.seasteading.org/strategic-areas/engineering/clubstead) page has been significantly expanded as the executive summary has been replaced by a series of 7 reports covering a variety of engineering topics.
The [basesteading](http://wiki.www.seasteading.org/index.php/User:DanB/BaseStead_Strategy)/[outpost](http://wiki.www.seasteading.org/index.php/User:Patri/SeasteadingOutposts) project that [I blogged about earlier](http://www.seasteading.org/stay-in-touch/blog/3/2009/05/04/basesteading-belize) now has a [wiki page](http://wiki.www.seasteading.org/index.php/User:Pastor_Jason/Seastead_Outpost:_Belize).
August 2003, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. [An unclassified report](http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports/seabasing.pdf), which begins:
> The geography of the United States, as an island power with the need to project military power across two great oceans, has made amphibious warfare a core competence in the American way of war – one that will continue to be critical in protecting U.S. national interests.
> Future warfighting concepts of operations call for light, rapidly deployable, maneuver forces supported by remote fires.
Cute parody post from Sadly, No!, a “liberal/progressive humor site”:
> I’ve had enough. [Dr. Helen is right](http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2008/10/going-john-galt.html). The Chrysler debacle was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Unless it was the Dijon mustard. Whatever. I’m not going to play along anymore. I will no longer be blogging just to enrich Google or BlogAds or somebody else who just siphons our money and redirects it towards a usurper who wants to destroy capitalism. Blogging is not a suicide pact.
> I quit.
While I don’t agree with his evaluation of seasteading, Mencius Moldbug is one of the major bloggers advocating for a world of competing private governments, so it is great to see him [engage with our ideas](http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/05/democraphobia-goes-slightly-viral.html) (as well as wielding his characteristic wit against democrophilia).
> There are many ideas of a better world floating around the globe.
### April Highlights:
#### Birthday, Annual Report and New Membership Program.
On April 15th, 2009 was a big day here at TSI. The Seasteading Institute has released its [Annual Report](http://www.seasteading.org/mission/annual-report) and announced a new and improved [Membership Program](http://www.www.seasteading.org/contribute/membership).
* The [Annual Report](http://www.seasteading.org/mission/annual-report) is an examination of the past year and a peek into our future, along with information on our financial status from an independent accounting firm.
41 designs were submitted as part of our [design contest](http://www.seasteading.org/community/contests), including many outstanding entries. Go check out the gallery to view the entries and vote on your favorite for the $250 Community Choice award. Check back to see the winners on May 15th!
Two articles. The site is kinda spammy but the articles are good:
* [Smart Buyer’s Guide to Residential Cruise Ships](http://ezinearticles.com/?Smart-Buyers-Guide-to-Residential-Cruise-Ships&id=721770)
* [The Frugal Shopper’s Guide to Luxury Living Onboard a Residential Cruise Ship](http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Frugal-Shoppers-Guide-to-Luxury-Living-Onboard-a-Residential-Cruise-Ship&id=704840)