Category: Rants

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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Nationalism

The word “nationalism” has gotten a bad rap of late. When I say “nationalism” I don’t mean “white nationalism” in the least bit. Let me take a step back for a second. “White...

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Sharp, Octothorp, Hashtag

The musical sharp symbol, the octothorp, and the hashtag are all very different things. While they all seem to be written similarly, they are different. Ok, so the octothorp and the hashtag symbols are basically the same…...

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Knives In Airports

Now, I’m not advocating making super sharp knives in airports in any way. You really have to ask yourself why the TSA gets their collective panties in a bunch about sharp things when you go through security when you can...

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Useful Idiots

The term “useful idiot” was coined by Vladimir Lenin (a statue of whom we have here in Seattle). Typically this is a term used by those deriding the left who have drunk the Kool Aid a bit too hard. Seattle is full of...

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