A Simple Solution to Flint’s Water Crisis

In case you haven’t heard over the last few years, Flint, Michigan has been in a water crisis over lead in supply pipes. There has been all kinds of efforts and hand-wringing over what to do, who is to blame, what the government should do to fix it, etc etc. What there has not been […]

Urban Earthships?

I’ve been watching and reading @eco-alex’s phenomenal series on earthships over the past couple weeks: https://steempeak.com/ecotrain/@eco-alex/earthship-biotecture-transcribed-session-2-part-12-power-q-and-a-batteries-options-power-choices I’ve actually seen this seminar a few years ago, but it’s great to review. But I just had a thought. Why not go to a place like Detroit to build a whole bunch of earthships? Detroit is interesting because […]

More People Complaining About Wages

This time it’s wages for millenials: And there’s plenty of people commenting about how this proves that life isn’t fair, capitalism doesn’t work, etc etc. Well, I got bad news for you. This map basically just reflects median wages and the fact the millenials are on the younger side of the work force. The Social […]

This Shit is Awesome

So a couple years ago I had my gallbladder removed. That was the most pain I had ever been in and not an experience I recommend. Since then, I’ve had some digestive issues. Not huge, but enough to be constantly annoying. Without a gallbladder, bile is released into the intestines as a slow drip rather […]

Yesterday was a good day

It’s amazing how much better the day goes when I go to sleep at a reasonable hour, get a full night’s sleep, and then wake up with a plan. Yesterday worked out that way. In addition to restarting my daily grind here, I simplified my to-do down to just a few things that I wanted […]

Back to the Daily Grind

So I’ve decided to reignite my daily blogging habit. This time I’m using my actual blog and auto-crossposting to steem with steempress. I think 25% is too expensive for what steempress does, but I also don’t care all that much at the moment. I’m not placing any requirements on these posts other than to just […]

Podcast Idea

I’ve been listening to a lot of Joe Rogan’s podcast lately. It’s pretty easy to see why it’s one of the most popular podcasts in internet-land. He talks to really interesting people for really long periods of time. Not every episode is with someone who’s developed in an area that I’m particularly interested in, but […]

Sex Dolls and National Security

Over the last few weeks I’ve seen a few articles that combine into what I see as a national security imperative. First, there was an article that the Chinese military is having trouble with recruits being too fat and masturbating too much to enter military service. Then I saw an article about a Chinese start-up […]

Mr Robot, Debt, and Jubilees

I just started watching Mr Robot on my Amazon Prime (Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial) because I wanted something to watch on the plane. If you haven’t seen it, there are going to be some minor spoilers. But the show is a couple years old already, so if spoilers bother you then you need […]

Getting Real About My Health

So the last several years have been… challenging… for my health. My day job keeps me sitting at my computer all day. Kids being born has wreaked havoc on my sleep, although that is finally getting better. Said day job and unhealthy food habits have really packed on the pounds. And I had gall bladder […]