Watch “Cop pulls over off duty cop for reckless driving 134 mph” on YouTube

https://youtube.com/shorts/7KGgL1q_IDQ?feature=share

Most police officers are good people trying to uphold the law.

I injured my knee three years ago and watched hundreds of police shooting videos while laying in the hospital for two weeks, and I don’t think I saw one where I would not have shot prior to the police officer.

Sure, there are some bad apples that are protected by police unions and should be fired, but the majority are doing their best.

As Afghanistan Forces Crumble, an Air of Unreality Grips the Capital – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/02/world/asia/afghanistan-withdrawal-taliban.html

America’s policy in Afghanistan is absolutely horrifying. Invading them, then occupying and setting up a government, then abandoning it is a foolish waste of trillions of dollars. It is incredibly inhumane to all of the Afghanis who supported us and to all of the regular citizenry there. Remember all of those schools for girls and things like that?… read more “As Afghanistan Forces Crumble, an Air of Unreality Grips the Capital – The New York Times”

Patent trolls are evil

https://www.sparkfun.com/news/3917

Patent trolls are pure evil.

The solution is to dismantle the system scummy patent attorneys built and use to steal from good companies.

The entire patent system only serves to prevent competition through a government enforced monopoly. Why is there only one big aircraft manufacturer (Boeing) left in the US? Patents. Why is there only one major DB maker (Oracle)?… read more “Patent trolls are evil”

Non-Screen Projects

Many days, I spend all day looking at screens. I work on my laptop hooked up to a second monitor, I mess around with my phone, and I read my Kindle Paperwhite.

I noticed that my vision has deteriorated because of this. My eyes stay fixed forward and don’t focus as well as they used to on anything that is not within 1-3 feet of my face.… read more “Non-Screen Projects”

Bad Apple* – The Pull Request

https://www.thepullrequest.com/p/bad-apple

I enjoyed reading this article by a man who was canceled in social media and fired from his job. People had a knee-jerk reaction to a book he wrote in a goofy childish style to try to get laughs. They did not take into account the actual context of his book, they simply took a few lines out of it out of context and generated a whole bunch of Twitter rage.… read more “Bad Apple* – The Pull Request”

15 Universities Have Formed A Company That Looks A Lot Like A Patent Troll | Electronic Frontier Foundation

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/15-universities-have-formed-company-looks-lot-patent-troll

Utterly horrifying.

Patents MUST be banned. They cause massive harm and limit innovation and competition.

Marketing channel effectiveness review for 2021

Marketing channel effectiveness in my current opinion:
  1. SEO – targeted when someone wants you, but much more competitive. Used to be #1 far and away in terms of ROI, now it is pretty close to email and influencers.
  2. Email – Targeted but hard to get in an inbox without being filtered.
  3. Influencer marketing / Youtube – pretty good mass market reach
  4. PPC – very expensive, hard to ROI, but gets in front of those who need you
  5. Social – not as valuable unless you are a true influencer and even then people prefer channels like youtube.
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