Posts tagged personal

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...

The Bedpan

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....