Enough LaTeX for basic logic typesetting

I’m currently taking a (meta)logic class. There are assigned problem sets. A lot of people either don’t know how to type logical symbols or else cannot be bothered to fight with Word. I’m a fan of LaTeX. I like it for several reasons, one of them being easy use of logical symbols. There are a lot of guides to using LaTeX. To my knowledge, none … Continue reading Enough LaTeX for basic logic typesetting

The pirates are ready for more Netflix removals

Well, another batch of popular shows are being removed from Netflix. And quite a few people are ready to just pirate the shows. I’m not quite sure whether the network execs aren’t thinking this sorta thing through or just assume everyone forgot how to acquire things for free. Piracy rates plummeted when Netflix, Spotify, etc. got big because, sure, you could download things one by one … Continue reading The pirates are ready for more Netflix removals

Letting phones live longer is actually kinda nice…

Well, apparently Apple apologized for allegedly sabotaging the phones they make. It’s almost funny since if anything their tactic lengthened the lives of old iPhones. I’ve had beverage containers with taps that stop dispensing before the container is actually empty and also containers that can actually be emptied via the tap, and I prefer the latter. Also I’ve had printers that will keep going regardless … Continue reading Letting phones live longer is actually kinda nice…

Pervasive technological problems don’t get solved by just opting out

Interesting article, if you ignore the stupid headline. The mentioned studies connecting screen-based activities and unhappiness is of note. (Though I wonder how ebooks compare to books.) “As teens have started spending less time together, they have become less likely to kill one another, and more likely to kill themselves.” Is, well. Something. (Reminds me of the meme showing 80s/90s rock screaming “I kill motherfuckers” … Continue reading Pervasive technological problems don’t get solved by just opting out

Reflections on the quick fall of Sarahah

Well, that anonymous platform fad seems to have risen and fallen in record time. (Several months ago.) Thoughts, observations, responses, etc. ~ I would guess the very low lifespan of the fad can be mostly blamed on a lack of interaction. You send something and then it’s sent. That’s totally unsatisfying. Earlier platforms allowed people to publicly post the messages and respond to them. This … Continue reading Reflections on the quick fall of Sarahah

Filling My New Machine With Software Part 1: Web Apps

I recently got a new laptop since my old one broke. How recently? WordPress was the first address I typed into Chrome as I decided I wanted to actually document the software I’m choosing to put on my machine. This thing only has 150 GB of space and Windows alone uses 30 GB. So I need to be somewhat frugal with how I choose to … Continue reading Filling My New Machine With Software Part 1: Web Apps

As This Wave of 3D Ends, Keep In Mind It Will Probably Return

The kinematoscope came in 1855. The patent for 3D movies came in the 1890s, and the first public 3D movie was in 1922. 1928 marked the first 3D television. The patent for color motion pictures came in 1899, after 3D movies, though commercialized faster in 1909, but the color wasn’t actually in the film; it merely was alternating filters in the projector. There’s also the … Continue reading As This Wave of 3D Ends, Keep In Mind It Will Probably Return