2 Oct
I’ve written before about guns here, and while I don’t like to repeat myself, this one will be a bit different. In my earlier post, I expressed confusion about why “responsible gun owners” don’t speak up to ensure that everyone...
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A Calculated Risk

30 Aug
I’ve seen these types of things float around on various websites before, so I thought I’d share my own. This was an actual answer I gave for a Calculus exam in 1984. The teacher gave me 2 points – which...
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Missives From Malaysia

29 Aug
Another long hiatus from throwing brain belches onto the blog. I thought it was high time that I gave a little update to friends, family and anyone who stumbles here through a drunken Google search. For once, the long gap...
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Erasing The Past

27 Nov
When I was young, I didn’t play with black kids. I also didn’t play with white kids. I just played with kids. Until I was about 8 years old, I honestly don’t remember noticing any difference, whether it was on...
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The Adventures of MicroMort

13 Nov
The other day, I stumbled onto the concept of micromorts. I’d never heard of them, but I found it a fascinating topic and far more logical than I’d first imagined. While actuarial calculations are generally used to compare and estimate...
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Driven Crazy

3 Nov
Predicting the future is a culturally specific talent. There’s no secret, no need for psychic powers. You learn enough about the world and you can predict what will happen next with a fair amount of accuracy. When I was living...
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