Education as a waste of time

I keep encountering people who think the education is a waste of time. These people have this weird divide between their own intelligence and education, a topic I have skirted around in the past, but this is a little bit different. These people think that intelligence is an inherent property of themselves, and not an…

Problems of everyday epistemology, II

This post is a continuation from a previous one, which you can find here. Whenever anyone talks about phones, planned obsolescence comes up. Some people like to think of it as a conspiracy theory, and that is a semantic discussion I would rather not have at this moment. There is a certain amount of evidence…

Problems of everyday epistemology

I get accused of being an arrogant prick a lot. That’s weird, because I largely have no confidence. On my bad days, I feel like I have no idea how to know. I have an absolute over abundance of skepticism which can be a massive problem when it comes to making life choices. This becomes…

Fake Podcasts

People have good ideas. Then, for the most part, companies come along and fuck it all up. Yes, that is me being needlessly mean. I am actually not a person who mindlessly nay-says everything that a large corporation has its hands on. I think that there are many parts of modern society that would never…

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…