[ Mar 17 2019 ]

Face Blindness

A friend of mine discovered, as an adult, that she’s been face blind her whole life. It was a remarkable and powerful discovery.

[ Apr 10 2018 ]

Beautiful Rant: My Life

Gravis rants about stuff that really does suck. It’s good.

[ Sep 5 2016 ]

A View of Old Akihabara

Akihabara ain’t what it used to be, but what is? Here are some then and now photos.

[ Feb 11 2016 ]

Thinking about Video Games

I’ve never really been comfortable with modern game thinking. A lot of people I know subscribe to this idea that videogames can be more than they are, that they should be more. More emotion, more story. They see this as the way forward, a way to… I don’t know, legitimize the medium they’re invested in. […]

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[ May 21 2015 ]

Things Samsung Should Fix

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It’s a brilliant piece of hardware let down by its software. Samsung does not, it seems, give much of a shit about their software. My guess is they would rather not bother with software at all, but because no fool will buy amazing hardware if it doesn’t […]

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[ May 1 2015 ]

Militarization and Societal Polarization

Talking briefly about what seems to be a concerted effort to shift cultural and societal thought about the veneration of our military services.

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[ Dec 24 2014 ]

I demand to know.

“From the discomfort of truth there is only one refuge: ignorance. I do not need to be comfortable, and I will not take refuge. I demand to know.”

–Richard Morgan, from the novel Black Man.

[ Jul 16 2013 ]

America: Schizophrenic Clusterfuck

If freedom of speech only applies when convenient, it’s not a freedom at all.

[ Jul 9 2013 ]

The machines are getting it wrong.

People make a big deal about machines learning about us to try and sell us stuff. But so far it seems that the machines are getting it wrong.

[ Jul 8 2013 ]

Something interesting is afoot.

A brief look at three events around the world that really clarify, in my mind, why privacy matters. It matters, because if the bastards decide they don’t like you, you’ve given them the ammunition already.

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