Rhino Species Now Extinct


Sadly, one of four remaining Rhino species is now extinct. The last few generations of humans have been incredibly selfish and have been destroying the place us future generations of humans need to live to make their own lives better in the short term. Those generations will be known for the rest of history for their selfishness.

Army Futures Command


Another guaranteed multi-billion dollar boondoggle. The sheer incompetency of big government bureaucracy is staggering. And Trump wants to throw many billions more into garbage like this. The Founders are rolling in their graves that not only do we have a standing army against their wishes, but that it is the single largest expense of our economy. Putin is laughing at us as his information warfare runs circles around the big clumsy giant.

Life is Good

I think many people let themselves be constantly stressed out or wishing things were different. If you compare even the worst off people’s lives today to the lives of the best off humans of 50,000 years ago, things are enormously better. Most people now have no problem getting food, shelter, water, and the majority have security from physical harms.

Tackling Hard Tasks

I have been working on a seemingly endless list of bugs for my new recruiting application. It seems that every time I finish one, another two pop up.

Often these bugs or features are pretty enormous chunks of work and I sometimes shy away form doing them.

What I have come to realize about hard tasks I don’t want to start is that I usually have either poorly defined the work to be done or need to break it down into a series of smaller tasks.

For example, I have a series of bug testing emails in my To Do list where a team member has provided me a list of all the problems they could find. These are often hard for me to start because I don’t know what I am getting myself into. If I switch that task from “Fix all bugs in this email” to “Break this email down into new to dos”, that is more achievable and clear. Then each of the tasks that I have arising from that are easier to deal with.

Likewise, right now I have a To Do titled “Solve issue with incomplete test statuses”. The problem with this To Do is that it is a big project that I don’t really understand that well and won’t until I start it. What would be better is to alter this task to “Review and diagnose the issue with incomplete test statuses and write a plan for fixing it”. Now that is something I know I can do a half hour or an hour and is reasonable.