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  1. The Expensify election email - 2020 November 21

    I got an email from the CEO of Expensify urging me to vote for a particular candidate in the 2020 USA presidential election. Since I couldn't vote in this election this email just didn't sit well with me.


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  2. The USA presidential election process - 2020 November 17

    In the last few weeks I've noticed that a lot of people have a incomplete understanding of the process that selects the president of the United States of America.


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  3. 2020 USA election - 2020 November 04

    I think this will be close.


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  4. Why can't we house the homeless? - 2020 September 16

    There's a huge housing availability problem that has got worse in many places in the world lately, so why is this happening and what can we do about it?


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  5. Could we see geographical divergence in Australian culture? - 2020 August 12

    With the most recent Stage 4 (currently the most severe level) lock downs in Melbourne set to keep going on for a while with entire states like Western Australia mostly operating as usual will we see some cultural divergence as a result?


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  6. The great RPA rebranding - 2020 July 21

    Computers and the IT industry have literally been built directly on top of automation. As such, Robotic Process Automation (often referred to by the acronym RPA) is perhaps one of the most interesting rebranding stories that the IT industry has ever seen.


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  7. The MIT licence is community hostile - 2020 June 02

    The more I think about the MIT licence the more I think it encourages freeloading and other community hostile behavior. It also has very substantial issues with software patents that can, and do, derail projects.


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  8. Common sense - 2020 May 18

    After reflecting on recent events I now think that "common sense" doesn't exist. By this I don't mean to say that it's rare but rather that the concept itself is mostly bogus and causes an enormous amount of harm.


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  9. Maker vs manager schedules - 2020 April 27

    Due to world events lately I've been able to spend a lot more time on the maker schedule as compared to the manager schedule. This has been amazingly good for my ability to do creative work because I work on especially hard problems that take a lot of uninterrupted time to be able to effectively work on.


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