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A round-up of various things in the second week of August, 2022. [Read more] (2022-08-11)

MaraDNS security update

I have made a security update for a fairly minor security problem in MaraDNS. Also, a discussion of dark mode and a chess game from the currently running chess olympiad. [Read more] (2022-08-01)


J. Polgar v. Carlsen 2022

This month, Judit Polgar played reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in a quick casual game of chess. [Read more] (2022-07-15)


Why I’m pro-choice

In this blog I explain that while I am, on a personal level, very deeply pro-life, I am pro-choice at a government level. [Read more] (2022-06-25)

Republicans are dying

In light of the nonsense passed by the Supreme Court today taking away a woman’s right to choose whether to remain pregnant, I will discuss why this Republican nonsense will not last much longer. [Read more] (2022-06-24)


Remembering Vangelis

The legendary electronic musician Vangelis has died. I honor his memory. [Read more] (2022-05-19)

Star Wars

May the 4th be with you! Also, I go over a short chess game. [Read more] (2022-05-04)


Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! This blog is about my current thoughts on Chess variants, and about some free Chess diagram fonts I have made. [Read more] (2022-04-17)


MaraDNS updates & more

I discuss the Ukraine invasion, some minor updates I have been making for MaraDNS, why I don’t like 5G, and Will Smith’s now world-famous slap at the Oscars last night. [Read more] (2022-03-29)


Slackware 15

I discuss Slackware’s new release and finish up going over the top five 1980s songs on You Tube. [Read more] (2022-02-05)


Nexuiz: Beer and pretzels

While there are a number of free and open source first person shooter games out there, Nexuiz is still my favorite one. [Read more] (2022-01-29)

Variable optical size

I list some variable fonts, and discuss the second most popular 1980s song as per the number of YouTube views the song has. [Read more] (2022-01-09)


MaraDNS support update

I discuss a change in MaraDNS’s support policy in this blog. Also, I discuss another of the top 5 1980s songs on YouTube. [Read more] (2021-12-19)


1980s songs: Part two

I continue to talk about the five most popular 1980s songs on YouTube, and discuss changing the time on my car stereo. [Read more] (2021-11-07)


1980s songs: Part one

I talk about 1980s songs on YouTube. This is part one of a series of articles I will publish about the five most popular 1980s songs on YouTube. [Read more] (2021-10-21)



I remember the AIDS pandemic, and compare it to the current COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more] (2021-09-26)

Jerry Pournelle

This blog is written in honor of Jerry Pournelle’s legacy. While there was a lot I disagreed with Jerry Pournelle about, I enjoyed what he had to write. [Read more] (2021-09-14)


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