On January 20, 2021, Aji Pai’s tenure as the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission finally ended. Pai was easily the worst FCC chairperson in history, so his departure is cause for celebration. Now, I don’t know how much President Joe Biden or his choice for FCC chair will do to mitigate all the damage that Pai did while holding that position, but I have a few ideas.Continue reading “Pai Is Finally out at the FCC. What Does That Mean for Net Neutrality?”
A couple of days ago, I took to this blog to complain about Windows 10 and how I lost a lot of documents because of it. Well, I still lost much of the work I did over the past 2+ years after resetting my operating system, but the good news is that I recovered most of my art projects and images from when I migrated from my old computer to this current one.Continue reading “I Have Some Excellent News (Re: My Documents)”
January 18, 2021
This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.
Today is Martin Luther King Day, and to commemorate this holiday, I would like to revisit another quote from the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. This quote might not be as familiar to most of us as some others, but it is one that is oft-repeated by activists because of what it says about the fight against inequality.Continue reading “Famous Sayings #191 — ‘The Tranquilizing Drug of Gradualism’”
This is somewhat of a blog update, but this is mostly a rant about Windows 10 and why it is a hot, steaming pile of garbage, so I will give you a warning: Yes, I will use curse words in this post. While I censored myself in the title and image, the text of this post will not be censored. If you don’t like that, don’t even bother lecturing about my word usage. Just use the back button. That said …
This month, I had to deal with some computer issues. For some reason, my laptop had issues with its internal hard drive, and I received messages that the hard drive had errors. During auto repair, my stupid laptop would take forever to diagnose the problem and to restart. After days of waiting, I was finally able to log back on, but that’s not where my problems ended.Continue reading “Seriously, F@#K Windows 10. It’s a Hot, Steaming Pile of Garbage.”
January 11, 2021
Fifty people showed up for team tryouts, but only 25 of us made the cut. The entire process will separate the wheat from the chaff.
The expression “separate the wheat from the chaff” is one that has been on my mind for a while, but I never thought too deeply about the phrase’s origin besides its obvious connection to agriculture. This expression can apply to people or objects, but it is more often applied to people.
What Does It Mean to ‘Separate the Wheat from the Chaff’?
When someone “separates the wheat from the chaff,” they are determining which items or individuals in a group are good and valuable and which are of lower quality or worthless (The Free Dictionary). To put it nicely, separating the wheat from the chaff means finding people who are serious about a cause or self-improvement, or those who are better equipped to face adversity.Continue reading “Famous Sayings #190 — ‘Separate the Wheat from the Chaff’”
Friday, January 1, 2021
Usually, when someone makes a New Year’s Resolution, they promise to lose weight or to break bad habits.
Since today is New Year’s Day 2021, I decided to post this tonight.
Man, 2020 was a doozy. I don’t know what this year will hold, but for some reason, I feel that a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Maybe I am happy that the past year is finally over, but we still have a tough road ahead of us, particularly in terms of this pandemic. With that said, let’s get down to business and resume this Famous Sayings series.Continue reading “Famous Sayings #189 — ‘New Year’s Resolution’”