Jay Little - Software Obsessionist
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Firefox and Presidents: Let's All Stop Being Suckers 2020/8/15 1:00 PM
In this connected world where we are awash in information and have the ability to construct our own echo chambers, one thing has become evident: Each and every one of us is a sucker. Don't beat yourself up. It is inevitable as marketing now trumps truth
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To Ping Or Not To Ping, That Is The Question 2020/8/5 1:18 PM
Over the last few months, I have been having trouble with the stability of my home internet connection. This became evident to me while live streaming to Twitch as my stream would begin dropping a lot of frames in a really short amount of time. For a ti
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End This Nightmare 2020/7/30 8:34 PM
End This Nightmare This motherfucker wants to delay the election, Our rage cannot be modeled with mere inflection, He is the true enemy of this once prosperous state, The leader of stupidity, small mindedness and hate. If he refuses to leave the mob wi
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The Pillars of The Republican Party Platform Are Now: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride 2020/7/16 7:46 PM
I am not in the habit of writing disclaimers for my posts here. However I think given the nature of the content that follows, it would be prudent for me to make this very clear: This is an opinion piece. It reflects my thoughts and feelings on the upcom
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Coronavirus: Anti-Maskers Versus Not-Stupid 2020/7/5 3:55 PM
Never doubt this one simple truth: History repeats. We as humans are doomed to repeat the same vicious cycle over and over again as long as we refuse to learn the lessons imparted by our own history. When it comes to the subject of whether or not people
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Ding Dong: The Internet is Dead 2020/6/24 7:53 PM
In today's world with everything either burning or smoldering, it can be distressing to wake up each day and face the latest developments. Everything that is happening now is happening because, like the Empires of yesteryear, systems rise and they fall.
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Presentation Engine 5.1 Released With React and Docker Support! 2020/6/11 3:47 PM
Today marks an especially great day for me as Presentation Engine, which is the name of the software that makes this website possible, has officially hit its 5.1 release. This marks a huge leap forward for the software from a front end and deployment sta
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Why The World Needs To De-Platform Donald Trump 2020/6/1 5:18 PM
This post represents a softening of an opinion I expressed on this very website less than two years ago. If you haven't read that post, you should go back and read it before reading this one. Back in the wistful days of my youth (before I turned 40 mind
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Coronavirus: The Death Race to Reopen 2020/5/3 1:52 PM
So as I'm sure you all have heard, America is racing towards opening everything back up. As a resident of South Carolina I am simultaneously relieved that we aren't first in line to jump off the bridge but horrified that we are so close to the front of t
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So Long and Thanks For All the Fish 2020/4/17 2:45 PM
This last month has been a wild ride. It's been extremely eye opening as well. Needless to say while I'm still processing a lot of this, I have come to the decision that its time to change the nature of this website. UPDATE 5/3: I have decided to scale
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Coronavirus: Deniers, Civil Liberties and Survival of the Species 2020/4/7 3:42 PM
One debate that keeps rearing its ugly head is the one about just how far society should go to combat the Coronavirus. Practically everybody I know is debating this in some form or another and the debates are often full of vitriol and exceptionally stron
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Mongrels 2020/4/4 12:08 AM
The world outside is dark and gray Even as the sun fuels spring awakening A pandemic forced us indoors to consider Every piece of humanity we have forsaken The downtrodden poor and robber barons All keep playing the worlds zero sum game While the rest of
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Coronavirus: Dark Humor is My Anti-Depressant of Choice 2020/3/25 2:44 PM
So as I'm sure all of my readers realize, these last few weeks have been deeply depressing for everybody. I miss the days where my biggest concern for the day was what video game I was going to play / stream after I finished work. Now out of both sheer
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Coronavirus: Adapt or Die 2020/3/21 8:34 PM
The global pandemic known as the Coronavirus is moving faster than anything you or I have ever seen over the course of our lives. It's devouring every social, government and economic system it touches. By extension it is touching all of us and forcing u
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Coronavirus: Its Time to Get Real And Self Quarantine 2020/3/15 3:58 PM
As I'm sure everybody reading this knows, the Coronavirus is wrecking havoc around the globe. It doesn't matter what country you are in, what political ideology you follow or what economic class you belong to, this is a serious pandemic and it's spreadin
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No Matter How Much You Want To... You Can Never Go Back 2020/3/12 10:37 PM
I haven't posted anything here in over a month but rest assured that isn't because I don't have anything to say. It's been a chaotic, busy and unrewarding month. Ultimately I've decided to hunker down and be grateful for the things I do have at least fo
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Knowing and Living With Your Boundaries 2020/2/2 2:45 PM
Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have boundaries. Part of growing older is being able to identify and knowing how to address our boundaries. Sometimes we find ways to transcend those boundaries and other times we discover, often as part of a p
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Bah Humbug: Keeping it Real on Christmas 2019/12/25 12:57 AM
So here I am sitting in an AirBnb on Christmas Eve in North Augusta on my laptop while Annette is watches Wheel of Fortune as she likes to do on weeknights. Inside I'm trying to mentally prepare myself for a full day of Christmas related events and visits
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Why I Can't STFU And Just Code A Solution To Your Problems 2019/12/12 4:21 PM
So over the years I've had a number of people tell me that I tend to focus on the negative aspects rather than the positive aspects of situations. This feedback has been relayed to me on both professional and personal levels. Let me tell you: That this
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Paradise Reclaimed: Retro Gaming, FPGAs and the MiSTer 2019/11/16 1:49 PM
So in light of the exceptionally serious posts that have graced the front page of this site over the last month I have decided to do something a little different today. Consider this my official attempt to remind you all that I am actually capable of doi
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The Sad Saga of Purism and the Librem 5 : Part 3 2019/10/25 9:20 PM
This post marks the third in my series about the sad saga of Purism and the Librem 5. If you haven't read the first or second posts yet, I highly recommend that you click here and then click here. Give them both at least a quick skim before reading this
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The Sad Saga of Purism and the Librem 5 : Part 2 2019/10/25 9:54 AM
This post marks the second in my series about the sad saga of Purism and the Librem 5. If you haven't read the first post yet, I highly recommend that you click here. Give it at least a good skim before reading this one as it contains important backgrou
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The Sad Saga of Purism and the Librem 5 : Part 1 2019/10/23 6:25 PM
Today I'm going to tell you a sad tale of a device called the Librem 5 and the company behind it, Purism. As of right now, this story does not have a happy ending. I am writing this series of articles as a protest against the behavior of Purism, a compa
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The Modern Web Is A Quagmire, So I Embraced NoScript 2019/8/21 5:38 PM
If you are a regular visitor, you know that I normally I update my site with new content on a monthly basis. However the events of the last 24 hours have compelled me to break with tradition and reach out to the wider world as soon as possible. I already
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The Cloud, The Indoctrinated and Their Shared Folly 2019/8/15 10:20 PM
Over the past few years, I've spent a lot of time speaking to the dangers of our current blind obsession with the cloud and all it has to offer. Professionally I've experienced life on both sides of the fence: I've seen this problem from the perspective
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