Random Thoughts


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
Higher fidelity media for entertainment provide better detail at the expense of abstraction. It sounds obvious, but in many cases it has an impact on the quality of storytelling, especially when creators use this fact to their advantage.August 31, 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