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Misrepresentations

2019-08-25

A team of home builders is tasked with constructing a skyscraper for the first time. To keep things simple, they decide to conceptualize…

Another Tragedy

2019-08-04

This has been a rough year for Dayton, Ohio. The news this morning reported that there was a mass shooting in the Oregon District of…

Linux Gaming in the '90s

2019-07-14

You young whipper-snappers with your “App Stores” and your “High-Speed Internets”! You click a couple of links, and wham — you’re instantly…

Gender as Fandom

2019-07-07

Touchdooooooown!!! The Buckeyes Sports Bar erupted into cheers and celebration. Ohio State had just reclaimed the lead in the final minutes…

Gender Pronouns

2019-06-30

Is it just me, or is it weird that we can’t talk about a person without also repeatedly emphasizing their gender/sex? I mean, just read the…

Blog Update!

2019-06-29

Howdy again! Just a quick update from your friendly neighborhood blogger! (Disclaimor: I probably don’t live in your neighborhood) You…

Incomprehensible

2019-06-16

Have you ever noticed that religious books always portray prophets as raving lunatics? These people are always talking to divine beings…

We Will Rebuild

2019-06-08

I woke up on May 28th and discovered the following text messages from my parents: Tornado went through. Mike’s house ok. We had roof damage…

America is Still Strong

2019-05-26

Happy Memorial Day, everybody! I’m feeling especially patriotic this Memorial Day Weekend. I learned that Dayton, Ohio (my hometown…

The Grand FINALLY!!!

2019-05-19

That’s right: in less than 2 hours, Game of Thrones will FINALLY be over! So, I thought I’d record my thoughts before and after viewing…

[poke]

2019-05-15

Stop poking me! I’m still alive! I’ve actually been working on the same blog post for the last 2 weeks or so. But, it’s a touchy subject, so…

Awesome Con!

2019-04-28

I was only at Awesome Con for 5 minutes when I met a celebrity : BOOM! It’s freaking Spider-Man !! Erm… at least it might have…

Happy Easter!

2019-04-22

Happy Easter! I was visiting family in Ohio all weekend, so I didn’t really have much opportunity to work on my blog. BUT: to make up for…

More Neato Instagrams!

2019-04-14

ACK! I seem to have come down w/ a case of writer’s block! Instead of spending half of my day struggling through it, I’m just gonna share…

Amazing Science!!!

2019-04-06

I’m about to drop some truth bombs that will blow your mind… Did you know that cars driving on the left-hand side of the road have a…

Self-Help (Without the Magical Bullshit)

2019-03-31

I try to read a variety of different books, including the occasional “Self-Help” book. While reading The Secret , one thought repeatedly…

Some Neato Instagrams!

2019-03-24

Wow — the weather is really nice today! It’s so nice, in fact, that I probably shouldn’t spend half of the day inside writing a blog post…

Why I Left the Church

2019-03-16

Well, there are actually more reasons for this than I can fit into a single post. But, given the recent tragedy at Christchurch Mosque , I…

A Song for Aunt Chris

2019-03-10

At the end of 2018, my Aunt Chris learned that she already had late-stage cancer. I’m currently on a train heading towards her funeral. Her…

Career-ending Mistakes

2019-03-02

Okay: we can all agree that Jussie Smollett did a dumb. But, should this be a career-ending dumb? LIZARD BRAIN SCREAMS “YES”!!! Okay, but…

It me

2019-02-27

It me

Not ANOTHER tech blog!!!

2019-02-16

“Brian, how could you?” I hear you crying. “You promised us that you wouldn’t let your blog devolve into another technical blog! Don’t you…

Awaiting further reDECORATING

2019-02-09

Phew — we’ve sure been talking about decorators a lot lately! We’ve already covered decorator basics and fancy metaprogramming…

reDECORATING my reDECORATING

2019-01-29

Last week , we all became experts on raw function decoration. Now, we’re able to extract repetitive aspects of our code into decorators…

reDECORATING my Javascript

2019-01-20

Update : I’m writing a library that codifies the ideas in this post: https://github.com/briandamaged/js-redecor8 Have you ever found…

A Million Little Projects...

2019-01-13

If you’re like me, then you probably have a million project ideas that have been on the backburner for ages. Eventually, it gets to the…

The Doggos of 2018

2019-01-06

I’ve been posting a lot of pictures of dogs on my Instagram account lately. So, a couple of my friends recommended that I write a “Dogs…

2018 was a good year

2018-12-31

If you watch the news, then you already know that the entire world is burning, and we’re all doomed. But, if I set all that aside, then I…

Please Avoid Thinking

2018-12-16

Here’s a brilliant comic I just saw online: Duhhh… oh, I get it! It funny ‘cause liberal think they smart for getting clean car, but clean…

How I learned my first 4-letter word

2018-12-09

Back when I was in kindergarten or so, I used to love Super Mario Bros. games. I played the first two games all the time. When I wasn’t…

Words are hard...

2018-12-02

You might have noticed that I haven’t published a post for the last couple of weeks. And, you probably suspected that this was due to…

It's (Board) Gaming Season!

2018-11-12

Yikes — the last couple of posts have been very weighty! Here’s the post that I had intended to publish a few weeks ago before all of the…

Power Struggle

2018-11-04

Last week’s post sparked a number of great conversations! So, I thought I’d take some time to expand my thoughts on this topic a little…

Illusion of Power

2018-10-27

Gun ownership grants the illusion of power to individuals who are struggling to succeed at life. This is the real reason people are…

Recharge

2018-10-19

I decided to take the day off today. It wasn’t because I wanted to relax. In fact, it was for exactly the opposite reason: I wanted to feel…

Status Update

2018-10-14

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post to bring you this important status update . Writer’s Block can strike at any moment, and it…

Ancient Programming Proverbs

2018-10-06

My last few posts have been a bit more weighty; so, let’s lighten it up w/ a few “Ancient Programming Proverbs”! If it ain’t broke, add more…

Beyond Ignorance

2018-09-29

Recently, somebody sent me some fake news about how core components of Linux were going to be revoked due to some kind of “Social Justice…

Work vs Value: Pt. 2

2018-09-23

A very wise man once asserted : You get paid for the amount of value you add, not the amount of work you do. After some consideration…

Feedback(fire) Loop

2018-09-21

“Customers, this is a fully-booked train! I repeat: a fully-booked train! Please remove your belongings from the seats so that other…

Twitter: The Good Parts

2018-09-09

Nowadays, we tend to think of Twitter as an echo chamber for intolerance and hatred. But, is still has plenty of good things to offer as…

The Singularity Already Happened

2018-08-31

That’s right: The Singularity already happened. Or rather, we’ve been in the midst of The Singularity for at least a decade now. If I had…

Work vs Value: Pt. 1

2018-08-19

Let’s just cut to the chase: you get paid for the amount of value you add, not the amount of work you do. (Erm… almost. Check part…

TODID Lists

2018-08-11

Starting a new project can be overwhelming. On a day-to-day basis, it might seem like there is simply no progress being made at all. This…

3D-Printing Changed my Life!!!

2018-08-06

Okay, that title might be a tad overdramatic, but hear me out. I used to live in a 900+ square foot apartment in Falls Church, VA. When I…

TODO: Basically Everything

2018-07-30

It’s been less than a day since I announced the relaunch of this site . For the record, here’s what the site currently looks like: In a…

rm -Rf /

2018-07-29

It’s official: I’ve nuked my old blog. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I actually backed up the server a few weeks ago, and I even migrated…


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