Science and Technology

General Science

  • An Energy Discussion (1218 words) A fictional discussion with a liberal about how we will power the future.
  • Disingenuous Green Power (739 words) Green machines are not really green, if they just move impact elsewhere.
  • Evolution (1661 words) Evolution and Natural Selection: NOT equivalent to filling a bucket with parts and stirring.
  • Analysis of Electronic Voice Phenomena (1140 words) EVP is the belief you can use your TV set or radio as a divination tool. Really?
  • Science vs. Pseudoscience: Essential Differences (1239 words) There are essential differences between science and pseudoscience, which are the reason our world has experienced such a deluge of pseudoscience recently-- and will probably continue to.
  • Alternative Therapies & Imagination (1997 words) Proponents claim alternative therapies such as shiatsu, acupuncture, healing touch, reiki, etc. are scientific in a way that we just don't understand yet. But does this hold up when compared to the physiological effects of a horror movie?
  • Reason, Intuition, and Religious Tolerance (4574 words) Comparing and constrasting reason and intuition, good and bad theories, experience and explanations, logic and reason-- all leading to my conclusion on the 'religious tolerance' that has been demanded of me recently.

Computers & Technology

  • Coding Reflections Stuff I learned while working on pianod (and other software projects).
  • The State of Linux (4681 words) Linux is still troubled. But faced with Apple's direction, is Linux an answer?
  • Y2K: Setting The Record Straight (778 words) Failing to meet dire predictions does not mean Y2K was nothing, or a plot by software engineers to make money.
  • Mourning the loss of Physical Interfaces (1876 words) As screens and touch panels appear on everything from cars to fridges, I find my myself longing for knobs and switches.
  • Dear App Developers (1085 words) Instead of being awkward-to-use hodgepodges of features, Apps should focus on one thing, and do it well.
  • Data Storage Thoughts (3187 words) Thoughts on storing, backups, archiving, and retrieving data..