Category Archives: opinions

The Tyranny of the -1

I’m sure someone else has already written about this far better than me but this has really been bugging me lately. That is, that +1s or Likes or even more specifically -1s seem like they’re squashing discussion.

We should NOT celebrate Columbus Day

Reference: Columbus Day Jill: “TIL Columbus didn’t discover America nor did he or anyone else at the time think the world was flat. He was an awful awful man. He tortured people, raped and sold little girls, and directed the killing of thousands of people.” John: “So?” Jill: “So we should probably stop celebrating Columbus […]

Season 5 of Breaking Bad Sucks

I wasn’t the huge fan of Breaking Bad. I watched but had issues with it. Jessie’s repeated bad luck rubbed me as unbelievable for example. The airplane accident had no point. Tons of things happened because people didn’t talk which is a huge cliché But, overall, it was fun to watch and seemed to make […]

Stockhom Subways

Being from California I don’t have a lot of experience with subways I suppose but I have used Tokyo’s subways for 7 years and so when trying to use the subways in Stockholm it’s obvious I’m going to compare them. Sweden is supposedly known for design but apparently that’s only visual design and not functional […] Needs to Update!!!

I know no one will read this, especially from but… is probably the oldest and claim to be the biggest internet dating service. Whether or not that’s true I don’t know. I’ve been on it since they started. So long I have a free account from when they first offered accounts. (*)

A World with very little Privacy

There’s a lot of interest in the surveillance society. People don’t like it. Or I should probably say some vocal people don’t like it. There might be plenty of people on the “I’ve got nothing to hide so I think it’s good” side of the aisle though I’m not sure I know many. This usually […]

emoji (絵文字) Picture Characters

Emoji (pronounced eh-moh-jee) are iconic characters first introduced in Japanese cell phones in the early 2000s. At first different carriers each made up their own set of icons. NTT started off with a few. Then if I remember correctly J-Phone added many more than NTT to try to entice users to their system. Japanese, especially […]

A World With No Privacy

It annoys the crap out of me when someone tells me I can’t take a picture. Examples: I go into a department store. I want to take a picture of some cool merchandise that I want to show some friends. The clerk comes up and says “no pictures”. I’m at a festival. Someone is selling […]

Being Inconsiderate

Excuse the swearing. I thought about editing this but decided this is how I wanted it. Raw. Just in case you haven’t actually thought about what being “inconsiderate” means it means “to not consider”. I’m going to assume you believe that being inconsiderate is bad, dickish, not cool, something your parents tried to raise you […]