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They Say There’s No Room for Immigrants While Desperate Rural Towns Lie Empty All Across the Western World

Here's a thing I keep noticing, and it drives me nuts. In Italy, a ship captain is arrested for bringing immigrants to shore after rescuing from them near death at sea: The number of migrants reaching Italy's shores has drastically diminished - just 2,800 so far this year - and the country is now led… Continue reading They Say There’s No Room for Immigrants While Desperate Rural Towns Lie Empty All Across the Western World

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Why I Downgraded My 2017 MacBook Pro to a 2015 MacBook Pro

For the past 11 months I’ve been using a 13" 2017 MacBook Pro after my old 2014 MacBook Pro was dropped going through airport security by an agent who picked up my bag without realizing the bag wasn’t zipped. The 13” was a workhouse that did well for me, and I’ve been using the model… Continue reading Why I Downgraded My 2017 MacBook Pro to a 2015 MacBook Pro

Life Log, Writing

I Stopped Using QWERTY and Switched to an Entirely Different Key Layout

I'm prone to being into the cult of self-improvement. I keep track of how much I write via spreadsheets and have figured out when in the day I can write more, and when I am more creative. I have kept body weight, body fat, and tape measurements since 2003 (I an not super fit, if… Continue reading I Stopped Using QWERTY and Switched to an Entirely Different Key Layout

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Product Recommendation: Hot and Cold Icepack Wrist Braces

I've been hitting the word mines pretty seriously of late, and my wrists have been less than thrilled. I started to think that maybe there was a better solution than just holding an ice pack to my wrist, maybe there was something I could strap on. Sure enough, I found this on Amazon: Wrist Support… Continue reading Product Recommendation: Hot and Cold Icepack Wrist Braces

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The First Time I Had Pneumonia I Thought I Was a Medical Miracle

This essay came to me while I was feverish and unable to sleep at some point over the last week and a half. I woke up the next morning convinced that I'd written it, as I could remember the outlining, the main points, and the title.Alas, I had not actually written it.But, having remembered writing… Continue reading The First Time I Had Pneumonia I Thought I Was a Medical Miracle

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It’s Highly Probable That ACA Cut Bankruptcies in Half.

Yesterday I posted a link to a Consumer Reports article that suggested that the implementation of ACA likely cut US bankruptcies half. I posted the following tweet: https://twitter.com/tobiasbuckell/status/859490684377735168 That leads to a Consumer Reports article that has this chart of consumer bankruptcies:And the internet blew up for me. At first I was impressed with the… Continue reading It’s Highly Probable That ACA Cut Bankruptcies in Half.