When you achieve major goals in life, it’s very difficult not to send intensely petty emails to all those who told you that you could never do something, who vehemently pronounced that it just wasn’t possible for someone like you. They’d be along the lines of sending a scan of my offer letter with, “You… Read More »
Something liberals particularly tend not to understand is that regulations, especially as we do them, tend to strengthen the competitive position and market power of large, existing players. Conversely, regs also tend to eviscerate smaller companies who are not well-funded. So when you support greater regulation, essentially you are enshrining the existing players for nearly… Read More »
Authentic experiences become inauthentic the moment you begin to think of them in terms of authenticity or inauthenticity. Thus, it seems as if living authentically is impossible in an age where we’ve conceived of that distinction. Is there a way out of this trap? I’d argue no, there is not, as we have embraced the… Read More »
“The physicalist’s list of properties is not inadequate because everything on the list is physical, but because the essence of some properties cannot be expressed on a list.” –Robert Howell, in “The Knowledge Argument and Objectivity” Pretty good paper that takes a firm stand against the whole edifice of spreadsheet fuckery, among other things.
The sheer number of people who try to gaslight folks who say rational things like “I don’t like certain things about this city and want to move somewhere else” by telling them they’re imagining it is astounding. — ✨Yael Grauer✨ (@yaelwrites) April 27, 2018 Yes. The “wherever you go, there you are” philosophy only extends… Read More »
This is how many queries are blocked even after extensive ad-blocking on local machines in our home network. This is using Pi-Hole. Why yes, we do have 15 clients on a network for only two people. Actually, a lot more than that. Many are just locked down from leaving the local network, so never make… Read More »
I hate mobile everything and all being optimized for smartphones. So much that used to work just does no longer. Puzzlingly, it doesn’t work on the web or on a phone all that well, despite being optimized for that — allegedly. Fuck smartphones.
I’ve never interviewed with Google and I never will, but I’ve had these sort of “technical” interviews before. One I remember is that someone asked me it were possible to reach the internet on a Windows system without a default gateway set. I said, “Of course it is. You can have use a browser like… Read More »
I’m fortunate by chance and training to have enough of the skills required to compete in the capitalist economy, and am also unusually adept at putting myself into places where opportunity not only knocks but jumps up into my arms like an over-eager cat. This time is no exception. Hello, everyone, I’m now a CTO.… Read More »