This election cycle much has been made out of what should be left to families to discuss over “kitchen table” conversations. Should it be racism? Should it be sex education? Should it be New Jersey’s LGBTQ inclusive curriculum? Here are the topics we discuss in my family with our two kids — one in middle school, the other in high school. Continue reading Kitchen table conversations
In 2020 I am endorsing Joe Biden and taking personal steps to ensure the election is fair, orderly, and has a high enough turnout. I volunteered some of my time to increase the voter turnout and to work at the polls on the Election Day. Continue reading This year I endorse Joe Biden for President
I am happy to see Facebook solidify and tighten their advertiser vetting process. The lack of anonymity and identity verification makes it harder to spread fake news and propaganda with impunity. Continue reading Facebook vastly improved their advertiser vetting process
It is worth reiterating that none of the big tech companies owe anybody anything with regards to the type of content they are willing to host. Continue reading A conservative version of Facebook?
In the recent weeks, there have been reports of Twitter and Facebook censoring, blocking, and shadowbanning American Republicans on their platforms. The outrage brings up a few interesting points that are worth discussing. Continue reading On Facebook and Twitter censorship
It’s been awhile since I last wrote. I’ve been experiencing a sort of a writing block since at least six months ago. This post is my attempt to break it. Ever since the election I’ve been deeply concerned about the state of the United States. What used to be collegial disagreements over policy issues between Republicans and Democrats became visceral hatred and mistrust. Typically I … Continue reading When politics and technology intersect
Like many Americans, I’ve been trying to explain and justify the 2016 election cycle. I am not an expert political scientist. I am a software engineer. The question I ask myself is “What role did computer technology play in this election ?” In particular, I want to focus on email. Email is an insecure medium. Period. I once attended an HR orientation session where we … Continue reading Emails, politics, and common sense
I try to keep this blog free of politics. However, the post entitled “Daddy, why didn’t you blog about Trump?” by my friend Scott Aaronson brought up a very valid point: Against those considerations, I recently realized there’s an argument for speaking out, which goes as follows. Suppose Trump actually wins (as of this writing, Predictwise still gives him a frighteningly-high 27% probability). Suppose my … Continue reading In Support Of Gary Johnson