I’ve been thinking about the impeachment of Donald Trump a lot. I’ve changed my mind about how I feel about progressing a number of times, and I think I’ve come to a conclusion I’m satisfied with. I don’t think he should be impeached. It’s not a simple decision, nor is it one I find totally… Continue reading On Impeaching Trump
(This is a repost from Facebook - why did I post it there instead of here? I do not know. But it belongs here, so here it is. It's also a faintly ironic read, considering that after I posted it, Trump has continued to protest his electoral loss.) Bye, Trump! It is with an almost… Continue reading Bye, Trump!
I saw a reference to Donald Trump as the “Divider in Chief” recently, and the comment made me laugh. The context was that of the pandemic and response to it, and how to frame the response: the model most people take is that of motorcycle helmets, and the model the poster preferred was that of… Continue reading Dividers in Chief
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez catapulted herself into the limelight by being a firebrand, a torch-carrier for Democratic Socialism (which, I'm informed, is different than "Socialism," and is definitely different than National Socialism), and an interview in which she offered this gem: I think that there's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and… Continue reading Facts are more important than opinions.
I've gone on a number of (hopefully mild) rants about clickbait in writing: "Seven Reasons Your Wife Will Leave You!", "Trump's Bat-Baby!", and so forth. Today I read with great interest an article on CNN entitled "Why Trump wants you to be afraid of high speed trains." It's... an interesting article, but I came away… Continue reading Deliver what you promise when you write
Things I'm thinking about: The Grammies An article in "Ultimate Classic Rock" was entitled "How the 2019 Grammy Awards Basically Ignored Rock and Metal". I'm... a little bit surprised, considering how rap and hip-hop (are those different?) have been ignored by the Grammy Awards ever since they became significant art forms, and rock - historically… Continue reading The Grammy Awards ignored Rock and Metal!, Gordon Ramsey, Larry Hogan on CNN
Things I'm thinking about, after switching back to a list-based list of thoughts because Gutenberg headers annoy me: Gutenberg headers annoy me. I'm thinking of switching back to my comfortable editing process where I'm not constantly griping about my editor. It's a flow thing.Good article from Medium, paywalled (so if you don't have a Medium… Continue reading Outrage on Social Media articles; State of the Union
Things I'm thinking about: I'm changing the format up today, because one of the entries is longer than usual. Trump and the Patriots It's really annoying that people are mad at the New England Patriots because Trump likes them. I dislike the Patriots myself - I nearly cost myself a job after they lost to… Continue reading Intersections with Politics
Things I have travelled across: github-issues-maven-plugin generates a markdown file with a list of closed issues for a target milestone. Useful for creating release notes.The death of a child is always heart-wrenching. 🙁 Rest in peace, little one, even though I only knew you through friends of friends.Bless social media for bringing people together... except… Continue reading Lorelai, Maven changelog plugin, the government shutdown
Things that are crossing my path lately: Flit, in context of "Python Packages and You." Python packaging is not a strength of mine.I hate to say it, but the Democrats' rejection of Trump's offer to open negotiations about the government now look kinda stupid, based on their oppositions. They're saying that a three year suspension… Continue reading Flit, Trump’s Address on 19 Jan, Elite: Dangerous