Random Thoughts


SpaceX moving quickly, Bezos leaving Amazon to focus more on Blue Origin in a few months, NASA's Artemis missions, space programs coming out of the East, and so much more mean that this new era of space innovation is 100% happening now.April 2, 2021
In the wee hours of this morning, I updated this blog to the second version of the UI for non-post pages. It's my first significant UI update to any type of page since I've started this custom blog in late 2019. I made this change not only for a more refreshing UI, but also to help welcome more forms of content, like videos! Here's to v2.0.March 26, 2021
This is the best birthday I've had in a long time. Here's to 22 years.March 25, 2021
Software engineers could learn a lot from conventional engineering branches. In practice, though, because in theory we already have similar workflows.March 20, 2021
I might start sticking close to game dev. It’s so interdisciplinary.February 21, 2021
Used a flame graph for the first time today. It felt like hard core engineering / debugging. I used it to debug a game I was making that started to jitter on each frame. The entire time I thought the physics stepping was slowing it down but turns out it was the rendering that was taking forever each frame. Thank God for profiling. Happy Valentine's Day!February 15, 2021
All roads in digital innovation eventually lead back to gaming.February 14, 2021
The interesting thing about web games is that you can make them such that you take advantage of the accessibility features that browsers already have.February 14, 2021

The move from centralized platforms to decentralized ones will never happen under normal conditions. It'll only happen in black swan events where people are frightened by the lack of control their current solutions gave them.

With this being said, the move from fiat currency and CBDCs will likely occur after a near failure of the financial system. And, the move of apps from mobile back to the web will occur when app store owners become to strict for companies to deal with.

January 30, 2021
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Infinite Warfare told the future to the masses. I'm convinced.January 17, 2021
Bay Area tech types keep talking about leaving the Bay for Austin and Miami when the reality is that they’ll be colonizing every big city below the Mason-Dixon with enough time.
Lots of southern cities have been positioning themselves as some kind of “Silicon Valley of the South” for more than a decade now and would be happy finally to bring those types to their city. Austin and Miami are just the beginning.
I’ll even go so far as to say that Austin and Miami are first. Atlanta and Raleigh are next. Birmingham, Louisville, and Nashville or Memphis will follow.January 17, 2021
Negative partisanship works so well, because it's easier to make fun of the other side than it is to justify why you're on your side. As a result, political polarization increases.January 11, 2021
The next tech revolution will be tiny: biotech, nanotech, and future/smart materials. Of course we’ll see lots of digital tech innovation along the way, but I think the next explosion will be in those fields.January 9, 2021
I need to start writing and taking pics when I’m out enjoying experiences. I reject materialism to enhance my experiences with the world, but it’s hard to enjoy the experiences if I have to remember everything by myself. Pics and words will help me relive them.December 20, 2020
First FireEye, then SolarWinds, and now the NNSA? Even some city governments were hit. These attacks are hitting incredibly hard and fast.
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I think we’re in the uncanny valley between not quantifying the value of a person’s time at all and having time being as easy to value as the dollar in your pocket. Being at one of the extremes feels more natural than the state we're in now.December 12, 2020
Once the US Military moves to its next gen standard issue rifle, I wonder what will happen to domestic AR-15 sales.November 27, 2020
I'm suspicious that the delayed/lasting effects of COVID-19 will make a lot of us say "I told you so" to non-believer's in the future.December 7, 2020
Learning signal processing makes me feel like an electrical engineer.November 27, 2020
Effective cryptography is the last ubiquitous weapon people have against authoritarianism today.October 29, 2020
When an innocent person has their life taken by the government, it concerns me when people justify their innocence by saying they're unarmed. I legally and responsibly carry my weapon, and exercising my right to do so shouldn't be a reason for me to lose my life.October 25, 2020
Balance is rarely constant. It's achieved through the continuous shift between all possible states.October 15, 2020
Thinking in pursuit of a quote yields a bad quote, ironically enough.September 4, 2020
Trying new experiences always brings some excitement.August 17, 2020
I find so much joy in challenging myself. It's addicting. Constantly pushing the frontier of knowledge and skill is so fulfilling, even if the original goal isn't achieved.August 17, 2020
The good thing about today's increased political polarization is that it's a result of increased consciousness of the current state of affairs. The bad thing is that the far right believes certain groups of people are the problem and the far left believes that the system is the problem.July 30, 2020
I wonder which countries wish they could export culture as well as Japan exports anime and manga.July 29, 2020
Is HAM radio the only alternative to the Internet for instant long distance communication?July 28, 2020
Twitter isn't good for my mental health and I don't know how long Mastodon will survive, so I decided to put some thoughts on here.July 27, 2020
TikTok does so well because of its huge middle class. They give a LOT of creators occasional tastes of virality so they keep creating content. The upper class is the verified crowd, who don't make content as high of quality as the middle class but reap all the benefits of TikTok's popularity. The lower class is the group that just consume the content but are still the backbone of TikTok's popularity (read: economy).July 27, 2020