How (and How Not) to Avoid Voter Discrimination

Politics, Social Issues
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I was rather displeased to find this video in my daily dose, if not binge, of YouTube news. The headline alone is rather inappropriately sensational, as though these seniors were yanked off a bus, Freedom Rider-style, in Georgia for being black. That is very much the image that is purposely suggested. I have much sympathy […]

Have A Kavanaugh

Human Behavior, Politics, Social Issues
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It has taken a bit of time for me to digest the Kavanaugh Saga. Any time I wanted to write something down, new stories arose, prompting me to absorb more information before responding. I think much dust has settled from the previous skirmishes let us call them, although the battle and indeed the war are […]

Life in Hell

Gaming, Graphic Arts, Human Behavior, Performance Arts, Social Issues, Technology
Life is Strange: Before the Storm: Episode 3: Hell is Empty

Words fail me… as is customary with this series. And as always, the statements to follow will not be devoid of spoilers. I always want to ask: what are they saying exactly? What is the message behind the scenarios they are portraying? There’s a deliberate purpose behind almost every action in a work of art […]

That Play We Call Life

Gaming, Graphic Arts, Literature, Personal Computers, Technology
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The In-game Title Screen

I admit, this series was a little hard for me to appreciate at first. It is a significant departure from the initial storyline which bended reality and had a more superhero feel to the whole thing. In Life is Strange: Before the Storm, you are immersed in real life. It was hard for me to […]

The Dating Game of Life

Gaming, Graphic Arts, Literature, Personal Computers, Technology
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Beautiful cinematography

For those of us greatly affected by the first series, that is to say that the first series had a great effect on us, it has been with equally great anticipation that we have awaited Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Episode 1: Awake. SquareEnix, you are still holding on to that spark that first […]

A Path Towards Continuous Integration

Linux, Sever Administration, Technology

I recently got PHPUnit and Laravel Dusk tests to pass for AIP Demos when either running Dusk in an OS with a graphical environment or one that is using xvfb (X virtual frame buffer). I also got them to run on the container created by TravisCI. It took quite a bit of trial and error, […]

Perpetual Damage Control

Politics, Social Issues
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 As Maddow aptly concludes, this conversation will be closely studied in the present and future, if not directly shown to journalism students. I really think this is one of the most important dialogues between the US left and right since The Great Divide, we’ll call it, aka. The 2016 Election. If Republicans were thinking […]

The Pi-Eyed Programmer

Linux, Personal Computers, Sever Administration, Technology
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Lately, I’ve been rather enthralled by the Raspberry Pi, as I’ve heard so much about them that I finally had to get one. My world has not been the same since. I have wanted to develop a deeper understanding of electronics for the longest time and this device has been the perfect context to open […]

The Sea of Red: The Future of the Democratic Party

Politics, Social Issues

The 2016 Presidential Election was an unpleasantly shocking experience. For those of us on the left, this has been a stark reminder of the George W Bush days when we marked a reputation for ourselves that has left an everlasting stain on the world’s conscience, and now we seem to have re-initiated such a dark […]