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 …

Cleveland, the RNC, and peace (a humble nerd’s perspective)

I was all set to write a review of the new Ghostbusters movie (which I saw last night, and will still review), but there’s something a little more important weighing on my mind. Right now, Cleveland (my back yard) is hosting the Republican National Convention (RNC). Most of us locals are not exactly excited about this (no matter which side …

It’s good to be a nerd: Recurring series coming soon!

I am, if you hadn’t noticed, a self-proclaimed nerd. Actually, that’s not entirely accurate because others have also proclaimed my nerdiness to the world. Given the overwhelming evidence, and the corroboration of my peers, friends, and family, I think it’s reasonable to say that the moniker fits. Being a nerd can give one a unique perspective on a lot of …

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 …

Let’s fight for true gender equality, shall we?

I’m going to attempt to write this blog post without sounding like a misogynistic pig, so please attempt to keep an open mind.  To that end, I’ll start off by saying that I’m a firm believer in gender equality. Men and women should have equal rights, and I have never understood how there has ever been debate on this issue.  …

Update on the Net Neutrality debate

Huzzah!  Jessica Rosenworcel, a commissioner of the FCC is asking to delay the vote due to public outcry over Tom Wheeler’s new proposal.  To recap, this new proposal would allow companies like AT&T and Comcast to charge extra money to companies like Netflix and Amazon just to get adequate bandwidth. This would inevitably prevent start-ups with bandwidth-heavy services from competing because they likely …

Fight for net neutrality (important stuff)

If you’re not entirely sure what net neutrality is, I’ll give you a few minutes to check out this article on Wikipedia (you only really need the definition). The FCC wants to let Internet Service Providers (ISPs) charge premiums to content providers like Google, Netflix, Apple, Hulu, and more.  These premiums would consist of extra fees to ensure that the content from a …