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Not everyone loves a good proxy war

posted: July 2, 2022

tl;dr: I’ve nearly given up hope of ever living in a United States that is at peace...

Keeping a bike upright while stopping

posted: June 25, 2022

tl;dr: Some tips on how to avoid the most common type of fall from a bicycle or motorcycle...

A bad omen for a risky journey

posted: June 18, 2022

tl;dr: Fortunately, I don’t believe in omens...

Jerome Powell: junk bond salesperson of the decade

posted: June 11, 2022

tl;dr: Jerome Powell’s primary job is to inflate away debt by creating negative-real-interest-rate bonds...

The “You are a winner!” scam

posted: June 4, 2022

tl;dr: Why cybercriminals love NameCheap and ICANN...

AWS Glue: the not-so-good stuff

posted: May 28, 2022

tl;dr: These are the aspects of AWS Glue that could use some improvement...

AWS Glue: the good stuff

posted: May 22, 2022

tl;dr: These are the aspects of AWS Glue that I like...

Doing the wave

posted: May 14, 2022

tl;dr: Why I’m always waving at my fellow vehicular operators...

Reality is more accurate than a model of reality

posted: May 7, 2022

tl;dr: As a pragmatic realist, I have good reasons to doubt all models of reality...

The easiest black trail at Steamboat

posted: April 30, 2022

tl;dr: The article I wish I had read before I tried my first black trail at Steamboat...