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Latest Posts

Bailing out Silicon Valley (Bank)

posted: March 18, 2023

tl;dr: My experience with the venture capitalists’ bank, Silicon Valley Bank...

5,000 mile review: 2020 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 1200 motorcycle

posted: March 10, 2023

tl;dr: One of the last and best models of the beloved, iconic, Evolution-based Sportster line...

From CueCat Cues to QR codes

posted: March 4, 2023

tl;dr: Sometimes great ideas are brought to market well before the technology and ecosystem exist for them to succeed...

Book review: The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization, by Peter Zeihan

posted: February 27, 2023

tl;dr: A hopefully overly pessimistic book that nevertheless describes some important changes underway in the world...

Tanking up

posted: February 25, 2023

tl;dr: An appreciation of the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine on my Harley...

Movie review: Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street

posted: February 25, 2023

tl;dr: An engrossing presentation of the Bernie Madoff scam and the failings of others to stop him...

The lost art of signaling for a turn

posted: February 18, 2023

tl;dr: Signaling for turns is a skill in decline that may someday be obsolete...

The failures of the elites: COVID-19 vaccine mandates and passports

posted: February 11, 2023

tl;dr: The mandates and passports could not make the vaccines perform well enough to stop COVID-19...

Book review: The Best American Essays 2020, ed. by André Aciman

posted: February 8, 2023

tl;dr: A fine collection of pre-pandemic essays...

The failures of the elites: COVID-19 kids policies

posted: February 4, 2023

tl;dr: We sacrificed the young to allay the fears of elderly elites...