I’ve been reading a lot (as I’m sure most people have) about the PRISM leak and the semi-related Verizon leak. While the philosopher and studier of American constitutionalism in me screams that everything being released is so inherently against the heart of what America was built upon, I can’t help but think with my rational mind of today that we’ve done this to ourselves; which is ...Read More
Micah Cohen at FiveThirtyEight
Perhaps more troubling for the White House, the Affordable Care Act is still not well liked or well understood. The Obama administration had hoped that over time, the legislation would gain enough support to help smooth over the rough patches of putting it into practice. Instead, public opinion has remained mostly static: a plurality of Americans still disapprove of the law, and a substantial portion of ...
Today I reached out to Mailbox (if you're not using it for your GMail account, you're crazy) and found it incredibly hard to fit what I wanted to say in Twitter's 140 character limit.
It really got me thinking about the experience of Twitter overall though: it's a spam-tastic, developer hating experience with unnecessarily terse conversations or forced (what I like to call) "dangling tweets" with ...Read More
When I was child I went on a camping trip with my father. One night, the smoke rising from the crackling fire we'd built, my father swallowed a gulp of some blue wine cooler and said, "Son, I'm going to play this song and I want you to think about it." I told him that I would, but ...Read More
I'm sitting in LAX wondering what, exactly, I'm heading back to Chicago for—I'm not pondering this because I fell in love with L.A. (quite the opposite actually, fuck this place). I'm thinking on my return because of my friends here in
hell (I literally typed "hell" while thinking of typing L.A.), and no, it's not because I miss them (fuck ...
If life is a game, are we all on the same team? I'm on your team, you're on my team.
A while ago, while thinking something very similar to Kid President, I had an idea for a project to help recent graduates with student loans. I've been toying with whether or not to put it together because I think, using me as the test pilot ...Read More
So, you just read the title of the post, I know what you're thinking. Yes, dude, this is a New Years resolution post. Suck it.
After writing about the Kyle situation, I really felt like I was going down a path that would get me back on track creatively and take advantage of the time I've been allotted. "Hell, maybe I'll even shake something up," I naively ...Read More
Lots of things have been in flux lately and, consequently, I haven't had the spare time to do a lot of the things I've been hoping to do for a long time—chiefly among them updating this blog with something everyday.
Part of the problem has been work. I've been taking on a lot of new projects, training people and solving problems (but, unfortunately, not solving the ...Read More
The prevalence of post-election racist tweets is not strictly a southern phenomenon as North Dakota (3.5), Utah (3.5) and Missouri (3) have very high LQs. Other states such as West Virginia, Oregon and Minnesota don't score as high but have a relatively higher number of hate tweets than their overall twitter usage would suggest.
It's sad that in 2012 this is still a problem.Read More
Lauren Ashley Bishop:
I just wanted to remind you that every single reason I am voting for Obama, I learned from you. I love you for all of them.
Wonderful letter at just the right time. Seriously, Mom, you're why I'm voting for Obama.Read More