I’ve been blogging all wrong

We humans are entertained by the simplest things. The year 2012 quickly approaches being ‘a decade away’, and that seems significant to me, as if there were something more striking to 3,652 days that 3,287 days just doesn’t have. But what can I say, I am as much a victim to this romanticism as is…

Memory is shit

This blog is mostly just a place for me to dump my thoughts. If at the same time I can get someone to have a laugh, or share something interesting, all the better. But there isn’t really any desire to do what the kids would call ‘original content’. I am not into that at all….

Keto and expertise, part 2.

In my previous post, I rambled on about my previous experiences with the Keto diet. I did this because I am toying with it again. I wrote these all at once, so do read the previous one if you’ve not yet. And now we get to the philosophy part of this blog post. I have…

Keto and expertise

I value expertise. I think that is something that is sorely missing in today’s world, and there many researchers who are studying this very phenomenon. But you don’t need to be any kind of an expert to see this in action. We have flat-earthers, anti-vaxers, and all manners of cults of personalities. For me, that…

On being annoying

Currently, I am hustling. I don’t have much secure work to speak of, and I am doing what I can. Part of that entails being flexible to whatever comes along, no matter how much I dislike it. There is a teaching aspect to what i am doing, and for as much as I am not…

Medical tourism! A comparison.

One of my biggest gripes about the United States was the broken medical system. When I was last living there I was perhaps straddling the poverty line too hard, and I found myself entirely without medical insurance. As always, it is exactly when you don’t have a safety net that you realize just how sharp…

Speedrunning is my Sportsball

I think I have mentioned before that I don’t really get sports. I can’t stress enough how much this is not for a lack of trying. I’ve tried playing sports, I’ve tried watching them, and frankly the biggest question is which of these two activities is more seemingly pointless to me. Thankfully, I have some…

When your principles fail, part 3: a new phone.

Before we get onto the meat and potatoes of this story, let’s time travel very briefly to 2017 when I was still living in China. My phone began to act… wonky. That’s about the best description I have of what it was doing1. I couldn’t explain why, I couldn’t give you specifics as to what…

2020 as an inverse of China

2020 was a hell of a year, wasn’t it? I am sure everyone reading this had about as good a time as I had. We can look at this in a positive light – for the most part (yes, you can think of some exceptions. I know that I can) it was a very equalizing…

Leaving Chalkida

I’ve finally figured it out. For years now I have been saying that I just do not fall prey to nostalgia. I react to the mere mentions of things like high school reunions with a dead, thousand yard stare and a look of utter confusing, expressing my disbelief that anyone could think such an idea…

When your principles fail (sort of), part 2: The Pinebook

This post is a follow up to this one. Not sure it is urgent, but if you feel confused, read that one first. *** In the previous post, I lamented my previous choice of laptop because I found it somewhat limiting and limited. It just wasn’t allowing me to do the things that I needed…

Week 44

(Hello! Normally this post would be a part of my music challenge series. This post is meant to be a part of this one. However, it turned into a massive rant and I decided to give it its own post. Let’s all hope it was worth it.) Week 44 Rage against the Machine – Rage…