A humble nerd’s perspective on the 2016 election

I’m guessing that I’m not the only one that’s spent a lot of time today thinking about how we got to where we are today.  Let’s just say it’s going to be hard for me to write this post without prolific use of profanity.  You’ve been warned. Despite the pile of burning feces that has been the 2016 election, I love my country. …

Nerdy advice on how to live a better life: argue, disagree, and think

I know, this isn’t a Ghostbusters review.  I really need to write that thing.  For now, please believe Nerdist when they say that it won’t ruin your childhood (though I think I liked it more than they did). Anyway, I’ve been contemplative lately (which means this will likely be a long post).  Specifically, I’ve been pondering the fact that the information …

Privacy vs. Safety – OR – To decrypt or not to decrypt

Fair warning, this will most likely be a controversial post.  While I’m generally in favor of a citizen’s right to privacy, and I support companies that actually go to bat for our civil liberties, I’ve gotta side with law enforcement on this one–well, sorta.  Let me be absolutely clear, this isn’t a question of where my political loyalties lie, but …

Politics are ruining the world, so can we quit it already?

WARNING: What follows is a bit of a political rant, but you should read it anyway. Don’t worry, I threw some humor in there. There are those who would claim that politics are a necessary evil, but I say that’s bullshit–no evil is necessary. Let me explain what I mean . . . Merriam Webster defines “politics” thusly: “activities that …