Blog Posts for 2020

Blog Posts

Leading Up to Shadowlands

Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

The Shadowlands expansion for World of Warcraft comes out next month. A lot of things seem to be happening in October this year. I’m opting to focus my gaming time on WoW, given the new expansion. A month ago, I was playing a lot of WoW. The new expansion offers a lot of opportunities for starting new characters, and I wanted to unlock the Vulpera allied race to try something new.

On Blogging Versus Social Media

Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

I read Rubenerd’s post about seriousness, and it got me to thinking. Most people these days are content to post on social media. Very few have their own blogs, let alone a dedicated personal website. But that’s not the web I grew up with. I’ve had many blogs over the years. They’ve been powered by different services or software, and had different focuses. But taken as a whole, they’ve painted a picture remarkably similar to modern social media posts - snapshots of my life at the time.

On right action and American politics

Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

We try to do what’s right in the best way we can. This is a statement that generally guides human behavior. You can summarize this as “right action.” What defines right action differs from person to person, however. In looking at the approaches of Americans to the problem of politics and national leadership, we can observe two primary examples. The first defines the quality of being right as the degree of perceived adherence to one’s world view.

Minimal CSS

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

After years of using a CSS framework for my site, I’ve now dropped it entirely. Inspired by the movement to reduce the filesize and cruft of websites that have no need for graphics or heavy JavaScript, I decided to cut out as much as possible. This started a few months ago with removing my web fonts and replacing them with system fonts. Today, I removed Bulma from my site. I opted instead for the most basic CSS I could.

Predictions for 2030

Posted: Friday, January 3, 2020

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

This post is inspired by a thread from Hacker News. I posted a comment there with ten predictions for 2030. This is an extrapolation of that. Global Trends and Events Populism reaches a crescendo globally. Nascent populist governments become more entrenched, especially in North and South America. China supersedes the United States as the preeminent global superpower. A conflict between Russia and China comes seemingly out of nowhere, but is resolved quickly.