This is a blog post, reimagined!

I’m amazed by how many commercials I see in 2018 that still describe their product as “This is _________, reimagined!”. Not only is it overused, it usually just isn’t right. For example, consider a brand of sheets I saw advertised. They make bed sheets or of the same fabric used in athletic garments to help […]

Remember Facebook?

Ever since quitting Facebook, sometimes I forget that Facebook even still exists. I remember signing up for it in the first place because it was the only way to communicate with anyone. Now, nobody ever asks me for my Facebook anymore. I’m not about to declare the death of Facebook, but I think there is […]

Our secret truths

Everyone at any moment has a secret truth. That is, we all have one thing that we implicitly know to be true, and yet we are being held back in life by our failure to admit that truth. It creates a bottleneck in our personal development by keeping us from recognizing our faults. By admitting […]

The world is a butterfly

Today I came across an article in the Washington Post about apps that help you create fake photos of you in exotic locations so you can make your Instagram followers jealous. Apparently you just upload a photo, and it uses some sort of artificial intelligence to create a background that makes it look like you […]

Why I deleted my Facebook account and you should too

Today I deleted my Facebook account. There wasn’t one particular reason, just a lot of small ones and one big final straw. The final straw was the scandal involving Cambride Analytica. They used Facebook to steal data on 50 million people and used that to influence the election. But I’ve been considering deleting my account […]

Use Google Image Search in Firefox

I’m happy to say that I’ve made my first Firefox Add-On. It is simply called FF Image Search. It allows you to easily right click on an image and run it through Google Image Search. I have found it to be especially useful for fact-checking memes on social media. Just right click on the image, […]

Don’t use time to set goals

I’ve been thinking about how to get more done each day, and thought about something I do when I am scheduling tasks. I have a lot of different projects going on, and sometimes I will schedule 1 hour per day to work on Project X, or 4 hours 1 day per week to work on […]

This Is The Year I Embrace Art And Design

Looking back on 2016 and seeing what I accomplished last year, I realize that all of my successes last year were due to challenging assumptions I had about myself. So this year, I’m doing it again. One belief about myself that I am challenging is my long held assumptions about my artistic ability. My whole […]

A Week Without Twitter

I’ve slowly been losing interest in Twitter. It has become a pool of hatred and bigotry, and I find it to be an unfulfilling experience. Even my best tweets ever have given me no more than a shot of dopamine that makes me feel good for a few minutes. But then what? Last year was […]

The Importance Of Owning Your Own Platform

Today Medium announced that they will be laying off 50 people to refocus on their mission. That mission, they say, is to make publishing more accessible to everyone, and to allow the highest quality content to get noticed even if it comes from someone without many followers. I can totally get behind that mission. But […]