Jason Becker

Hello, “moderate” Republican 👋🏻. Did your party abandon you, or does it turn out your political philosophy, taken to its natural end, arrives at a place you’re uncomfortable with?

Here’s a thought: maybe your political ideology is bad.

This is good weather and a good joke. It’s silly how much I love my weather app.

Currently reading: The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley 📚

Just about nothing is more frustrating in development than a slow cycle time. Taking 20 minutes to see if something worked is excruciating for productivity.

An international lens on anti-gentrification. tl;dr It’s about distrusting outsiders, which is reframed across class, racial, and ethnic lines freely based on context.

We’d do well to allow politicians to explain both their ideals & their plans for practical steps they will take in today’s reality.

You can support a policy that can’t pass, but also believe we have 3 other options that make things better for people that can pass right now.

Horrifying look at Baltimore Police Department IT, which is still running on decades old systems and custom Lotus Notes applications.

New keyboard day, ask me anything.

I set up Ubiquiti equipment at home and I got it working just fine without much hassle and it makes me happy.

Sometimes I try and imagine myself failing up into a cushy, lucrative job.

The fantasy seems nice, but I’m pretty sure I’d get bored and go crazy fast. I think I’m addicted to the stress of really fucking caring and loving what I do.

Got a tetanus shot in the arm today, I am supposed to bench press at 9am tomorrow. How well is this going to go?

While I don’t think concentration camps are the right comparison, I’ve been thinking a lot about the banality of evil lately.

Pretty much nothing goes wrong when you combine mushrooms and butter.

What is the best way to share something with people these days asynchronously? I feel like everyone keeps on their badges and notifications and anything I send in any format will unnecessarily steal attention.

This horrific article is a great example of the banality of evil.

I’ve never read Ulysses, but The Dead was one of the first pieces of literature I ever read that felt worthy of the analysis tools I spent all of high school loathing.

Why does anyone eat anything but BBQ?

I’ve had a tough few weeks personally. I thought getting back to routine would help, but honestly I’m still moody/irritable and just broadly feeling down.

I know it’s normal, but I hate feeling like I’m dragging a weight behind me.

All I ever seem to want to eat is pizza.

One vacation and three deaths in the family in the last two months means I’ve barely been to the gym lately. Going four days this week and terrified my body will rebel.