1. Russia-Ukraine conflict crypto grifting - 2022 March 02

    There's definitely unscrupulous people out there who live by the notion of "never let a crisis go to waste" who are using the recent war as a means to grift and scam. Some of these people are using crypto currencies to run these scams.


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  2. Bastiat on legal systems and morality - 2022 February 28

    Came across a highly relevant quote from Bastiat today


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  3. End of another aviation era - the Antonov 225 - 2022 February 28

    The Antonov 225 was once the largest aircraft in the world in terms of lifting capacity and sadly it has been destroyed by war.


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  4. Debugging an issue with Pelican - 2022 February 21

    I ran into a slightly weird issue with Pelican, here's how I debugged it.


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  5. Hot takes for clearing the Ambassador bridge - 2022 February 20

    I noticed a particularly disturbing trend when the Ambassador bridge was blockaded, many people came out with ideas for clearing the blockade that were outrageously detached from reality to be met with thunderous applause by an audience ignorant of the constraints of the laws of the natural world. A certain class of commentators were using arguments with language that referenced engineering that on the surface might have sounded like ideas that could be feasible but really were obviously entirely impossible if you'd spent any amount of time looking at actual engineering principles. Nothing good comes from these sorts of ideologically driven comments that attempt to build their prestige from reference words that sounds like they are based in science and engineering but yet are in reality so contrary from it.


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  6. My bank workshop experience - 2022 February 17

    Just as the Covid pandemic was starting I ran a workshop that was easily the worst one I've run in my career. Despite things going poorly there was a huge learning opportunity that I'm glad I had. The banking industry has changed dramatically and I wasn't prepared for it.


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  7. That annoying Matt Damon crypto advertisement - 2022 January 24

    That especially annoying crypto TV advertisement has successfully reminded me of why I don't watch much TV.


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  8. Rapid antigen test profiteering - 2022 January 13

    Rapid antigen tests are out of stock in most places in Australia now that the Omicron wave has spread. Some people are already profiteering off this.


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  9. Omicrons extreme transmissibility combined with far milder symptoms is forcing policy changes - 2022 January 11

    Omicrons extreme transmissibility combined with vastly lower hospitalization and death rates is forcing policy changes worldwide.


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  10. Transitory inflation means permanent purchasing power reduction - 2022 January 05

    Transitory inflation means permanent purchasing power reduction


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