Life: Thrower of Curveballs

Gaming, Graphic Arts, Human Behavior, Social Issues, Technology
Life is Strange Episode 3: aka Attack of the Clones

Wow… it took a moment to collect myself. This is one extraordinary adventure and well-deserving of all its accolades. Max Caufield is a modern day Holden Caulfield, which I’m sure is exactly what they were going for, what with that “Catcher in the Rye”-looking poster back there. The scenarios that one experiences in this game […]

Life is Fucked Up

Gaming, Graphic Arts, Human Behavior, Literature, Social Issues, Technology
Life is Strange - Title

Brace yourselves… I have paragraphs to unload. PARAGRAPHS. There may be spoilers within, so reader beware… First of all, I am not kidding: Simply playing this game will make the patriarchy your bitch. SquareEnix, you have out-fucking-done yourself. I really didn’t think they had it in them any more, that FF7 was just a fluke […]

macOS Sierra Hates Web Development

OS X, Sever Administration, Technology

Or so you would think, given the number of hoops one jumps through on El Capitan and up versus, I don’t know, any other OS! The main annoyance, which I first encountered on El Capitan, is how port 80 and 443 are treated very specially. You just simply can’t be trusted with them so OS […]



I invite you to take a look at my new Demos page, where I plan to showcase applications I created that work with technology of much interest and relevance to anyone making modern-day software. The first application I have to share is the final project for Udacity’s JavaScript Design Patterns, which utilizes web APIs from […]

Getting at what Matters

Human Behavior, Politics, Social Issues

The tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri should never be forgotten, especially the circumstances leading up to it. Although it has been said before, there was much more than race involved in that terrible event. These problems strike at the heart of what it is to be human. In such moments, the darkness […]

The Essence of Politics

Graphic Arts, Literature, Politics, Social Issues
An obese woman talks to a friend about unfair medical treatment

I was very privileged to have a brief Twitter conversation with Alli Kirkham, one of the many thoughtful, talented, and concerned contributors at Everyday Feminism. It was my first visit to that site, as I had been informed of the Politically Incorrect Man comic after seeing it reviewed by the Amazing Atheist. Like most things […]

Cloud9 in name only

Sever Administration

So, I decided to finally give Cloud9 a try. All I can say is that it’s not exactly heaven up there, although for a free service with 512MB of RAM and 1 GB of hard drive space, one should not complain too much. Cloud9 does have the individual user in mind in how they provide […]

A Clean Ship

OS X, Personal Computers, Technology

So, I finally found out why my laptop with El Capitan kept crashing. It took me a while to notice consistent references to in the crash report, for which I found a few other online OPs, if you will, in a similar predicament. Although I had already uninstalled my Comcast provided Norton Internet Security, I […]

Filezilla is not adware


I’m surprised that this needs clarification, but imagine my confusion when, as a DevCamp mentor for teens, I inform students about FTP clients like Filezilla, only to receive email from a concerned parent who was very understandably displeased to see their antivirus software throw up red flags for this very familiar program. I eventually found […]