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Liberty vs economy: How far can we go?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

Freedom. Economics. The two are interconnected on a basic level. Neither can exist while the other languishes. This is the basic philosophy of libertarianism or “classical liberalism,” as some put it. Supporters of the Libertarian Party and its relations vary in their interpretation of this philosophy. Some - in fact, from what I have seen, a good many - wish for total absence of government in the field of the economy.

Second Life, MMORPGs, and conversation

Monday, November 19, 2007

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

So, I reactivated my old Second Life account to do some building work for my dad at Baker College. He’s started a virtual space for Baker College in Second Life called Baker Island. It’s apparently a research exercise in the vein of human-computer interaction, and I’ve been tasked with building a caf√© for all the virtually-hungry students that come calling. As I wandered around Second Life’s many shops and freebie areas looking for resources to help build the caf√©, I noticed an overwhelming number of people running around….

Stream of consciousness, part one: the Internet

Monday, November 12, 2007

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What follows is a completely unfiltered and unedited post on the subject of the nature of the Internet. This is the first part of an experiment I’m trying on what is popularly called “stream of consciousness” or “free writing.” Perhaps you will find something interesting and comment-worthy; perhaps not. Such is the nature of an experiment. A commentary on programming and the web. Java, JavaScript, AJAX, C++, .NET, ASP, all these things are just different languages that achieve roughly the same end.

Live free. Live open source.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

In today’s digital, global community, many of the old rules no longer apply. One of these is the way in which we get access to and use common everyday information and media. The old way was to do things like buy a CD at a music store, check out a book on writing resumes at the public library, or pay someone $60 an hour to teach you how to play guitar.

Partisanship is vile. What loss to this country...

Monday, October 29, 2007

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Seriously. I see Republicans railing on Democrats and Democrats railing on Republicans. The fighting and partisanship is completely at odds with what our forefathers intended. Benjamin Franklin must be turning in his grave at the extreme partisanship that many Americans today profess. I do not belong to a political party. Neither should you. This is not because I am Right and you are Wrong; rather, it is a simple matter of reason.

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