February 28, 2021

Shouldn’t we have treated prisons like we did nursing homes and immediately vaccinate everyone (and with J&J, shouldn’t we vaccinate upon entrance to any kind of detention center)?

I realize the bad history of medical experimentation on prisoners, but they’re dying!

Jason Becker

I’m coming to the end of The Legend of Korra and it feels clear to me there’s plenty of interesting stories to be told in the Avatar universe.

Jason Becker

The expense and complexity of our nation’s social assistance programs for meager benefits is shameful. A system that cared about the conditions of the poor would be so much simpler and kinder.

Our lack of empathy is frightening.

Jason Becker

February 26, 2021

I’ve seen enough. End the filibuster so we can pass proper legislation and not this pained reconciliation crap that just makes our government far more complex and arbitrary.

Jason Becker

February 24, 2021

Some people think that a heuristic must be a fallacy, as though statements that don’t offer direct, primary evidence have no value. These people rarely actually produce direct, primary evidence themselves.

Jason Becker

I started to wake up earlier just this morning in an attempt to get back to pre-pandemic patterns, so naturally I can’t fall asleep tonight.

Jason Becker

February 23, 2021

I’m amazed it took this long, but one of my dogs finally dragged my ass right down in this ice. Slammed my back. I’m sure it’ll feel great tomorrow.

Jason Becker

I don’t understand anyone who doesn’t like SQL. I could write SQL all day, every day. Small, achievable data puzzles are the best.

Jason Becker

February 22, 2021

There’s a lot of power in realizing you can do the unexpected because the consequences are imagined.

Jason Becker

February 21, 2021


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February 19, 2021

This article is 100% correct on the dust up about Slate Star Codex and is very well done.

I am disappointed, however, that it needs to exist, because frankly, it’s just a lucid description of exactly how everyone not stuck in the SSC orbit would understand the situation.

Jason Becker

There’s a very good chance I hate your HR system and your accounting system. I wish this did not make me desperate to rebuild them, but it does.

Hi, my name is Jason. I played too much Mario Bros as a child and now I’m obsessed with your digital shit pipes.

Jason Becker

February 18, 2021

I have once again, eaten something that @jessgartner recommended many years ago and it is delicious.

Don’t sleep on Charles Restaurant Tikka Masala pizza.

Jason Becker

February 17, 2021


February 16, 2021

It’s unclear to me why “bipartisan compromise” in DC is “Let’s tie this thing that’s good to this other thing that is totally disconnected to that and you will certainly hate!”

Jason Becker

February 15, 2021