A General Update
May 23rd, 2021
I don't mean to jump on a "Let's bash 2020" bandwagon but man last year fucking sucked. I didn't have especially
high expectations, but I was also tentatively hoping for a small rebound after 2019 was the worst year of my life. Two
back-to-back years of soul-crushing suck have been exhausting. It feels like everything in my life has suffered, not the
least of which is...
March 10th, 2019
My mother has recently been diagnosed with terminal metastatic cancer of the liver. Over the past 3 weeks I have been
doing everything within my power to make her remaining time on this earth as comfortable as possible. I gradually
identified the highest priority aspects of her care and started improving them. The hardest aspect to improve is
something that I take...
Fighting against surveillance capitalism
February 17th, 2019
I have long been aware of the fact that in exchange for free online services consumers are subject to advertisements; it is a huge business that powers most of the Internet unless you're explicitly paying for the service. Part of that trade-off includes "targeted advertisements" where marketing firms collect a massive amount of data detailing everything you do online....