I started using Mint in a much simpler time  - it did everything I needed, which wasn't much. Then they were acquired by Intuit and things began changing, the most obvious being the introduction of ads - it didn't make sense to me that an app run by a publicly-traded company …read more
I don't remember if it happened in late 2020 or early 2021, but while I was experiencing the latest episode of the internet catching fire because of a vulnerability in some little-known, widely-used open source project  I decided I wasn't going to be yet another Internet rubbernecker lobbing bombs …read more
I've never been that great about figuring out what gifts to give people, so when my mother said she wanted a new TV it made my Christmas shopping significantly easier - the only problem being I knew I couldn't buy her a smart TV. To my surprise, gifting what should be …read more
It's official - I've wasted my youth. I'm not some young, dumb 20-something anymore.
I remember when I was a bright-eyed 15-year-old attending what I believe was the last NOPI Nationals, seeing drifting for the first time and saying to myself "That's what I'm gonna do; I'm gonna do that". Despite …read more
At the time, I was truly worried I might have lost it.
I had just finished an early dinner before heading to K1 for the monthly league race, and I could feel my stomach squirming as I walked to my car. My first thought was rapid-onset food poisoning, but the …read more
Jim Wang said it best - "Your email address is the center of your digital life". From shopping to social media, cordcutting to crowdfunding, Allstate to OnlyFans - the modern internet collapses without a platform-independent communication hub.
Since email is of such critical importance, it is then fundamental that that we never …read more
For the past couple years, I've been participating in the championship at my local indoor karting track. It's nothing particularly special - you show up one day a month, pay the fee and get a standard race day experience with two time-based qualifying sessions for placement in a position-based final. I'd …read more
One of the most storied rites of passage computer touchers have in their journey to adulthood is the writing of a curmudgeonly, more-than-slightly-condescending article with an incendiary title practically guaranteeing placement on the first page of the Orange Site. The custom began with Dijkstra's foundational Go To Statement Considered Harmful …read more
Before the world fell over and caught fire, I went to PyCon for the first time. Like all work "conferences" it was pretty nice - all expenses paid, saw some interesting talks and got to meet a bunch of new people.
One set of talks I was particularly interested in were …read more
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