Happy New Year!

My resolution for 2021 is to get organized. There’s many things I hope to accomplish in life, and being organized isn’t one of them really. But being organized allows me to more easily accomplish my other goals, and brings peace and harmony to my life. Specifically, and most importantly, I am mostly referring to my … Read More

Anxiety

Wow. I haven’t felt this much anxiety for quite some time. Two people close to me are exhibiting mild symptoms that could be COVID-19. One of them is older, so that’s more dangerous. The other is much closer to me, so that’s much more worrying. My kids’ school was just cancelled for a month straight. … Read More

Technology Smorgasborg

I’m trying to find the right medium to write on. First I started a blog that I thought was anonymous but it followed me around the web based on my email address. Then I tried to write a career-related post on LinkedIn but it limited me to 700 characters. Screw that. A recent interview of … Read More

Thought Themes

I have noticed that over the past few years, perhaps since we moved to Nevada City, that I have had certain themes in my thought. I think that maybe having a stable place that we are living, in contrast to our vagabond lifestyle in 2012, allows me to be more introspective. One of my favorite … Read More

The Coming Robot Revolution, Part One: Driverless Cars

It is time to start writing on this blog again. All of my blogging energy has gone into stuandmags.net, and now that Mags and I have decided to settle down in Nevada City, California, it is time to do more writing, which is more what this blog is about. Lately, I have been thinking more … Read More

How Your Electronics Are Made

I just listened to a This American Life episode about the working conditions in which all of our electronic crap is made in China. It is really quite eye-opening, and it is amazing yet totally predictable that pieces like this are not more common. Our economic model (capitalism) guarantees that these atrocious working conditions will … Read More

Finding a Home

I have learned a lot over these past few years. And I have also changed. Some of the changes are typical. I got married, so one would expect that I am not as interested in partying or staying up late. This is true. I want my future home to be located in an area with … Read More

Our Plans

A while ago I tweeted that Mags and I would be quitting our jobs in October. Some people were confused as to what was going on, and I promised a full blog post. Here it is! Our last day of work will be October 21. For about two months following that, we will focus on … Read More

The Mysterious Dunk Poster

Seemingly twice a week you’ll hear that someone got “posterized” by a slam dunk. Like the dunk by Taj Gibson on D Wade. “Posterized” means that someone dunked on you, and therefore you’ll be on their poster that will go on the walls of countless twelve-year-old boys across the country. However, a cursory search turns … Read More

Writing Letters to Prisoners

I have been paying more attention to my dreams lately. Last night I dreamt that I was a prisoner of four years, who hadn’t even been charged with anything yet. So today, I will write a letter to a prisoner. Prison is a really, really awful place. From Wikipedia: According to the U.S. Bureau of … Read More