Category: Rants

Presidential Alert

Yesterday was the test of the Presidential Alerts, this is an extension of the Emergency Broadcast System that’s been around for as long as I’ve been watching TV in the mid-70s. But we have President Trump in office...

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Brett Kavanaugh

I think, while taking a shower, I got to crystallize my thoughts on this matter. There’s so much piling on to Kavanaugh, and he’s being used as a referendum on all things sexual assault, but missing the point that purely based...

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Serena vs. Osaka

Peeps on the internet (and in real life) backing Serena are, in my opinion, completely nuts. I get that she’s a hero to many. But being a hero isn’t an excuse to act like a douche canoe. I think an interesting corollary to think...

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Facebook

There’s all the news about Facebook and how information was stolen and ads were hyper-targeted to individuals. Like this is news to anyone? Really? What do people think that Facebook is? What product do you think that...

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YouTube updates…

I got an email today from YouTube… apparently, unless you have at least 1000 subscribers you’ll stop getting monetized. I’m at 547 at the moment, so the few bucks I’ve been getting from YouTube are going...

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Complexity

There is a common attribute among generally smart people, the tendency to make things that don’t need to be complex, complex. Making something trickier than it needs to shows everyone else in a very tangible way that...

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Religion

I’m famously annoyed with religion if you know me well enough. I did the heresy week and formally left the Catholic Church almost a decade ago because I was too annoyed with it. Honestly, I feel that religion is something...

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“Smart” Home

I work at Amazon and I have a couple of Echo devices around. I’ve been very hesitant to invest in “smart home” devices in the past because there just seems to be an overall confusing landscape in terms of...

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Domain Name Scam

A couple of days ago I got a letter in the mail… the old-fashioned postal mail. Oh, look. I can spend more money that I’m spending right now with GoDaddy by simply filling out the “not a bill” scam. And...

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