Category: Opinion

  • Reviewed: Stray

    The most talked-about game release of the summer has been the post-apocalyptic cat-simulator Stray. Seeing all of the chatter about it, not to mention all of the videos of cats watching their slaves play the game, I felt like I couldn’t not pick it up. Here are my thoughts:

  • Weaponizing legal activities

    This isn’t the post I was planning on writing this week, but it’s the one you’re getting. In light of the many, many news cycles this past week which have been taken up by the videos of Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin dancing at a party, I’ve decided to comment on the scandal – or […]

  • State of the Blog 2022

    True to tradition, I’m writing a summer retrospective post. Meant to be the summer counterpart to my end-of-year roundup series, some information will naturally be duplicated across the two series of posts.

  • On Pride

    Update, July 2022:As you may know, Oslo Pride was largely cancelled this year due to a terror attack that was in all likelihood directed at the LGBTQIA+ community. The official parade was cancelled on the advice of the police, as was the memorial that was scheduled to happen two days later. Like so many others, […]

  • Your lack of planning…

    …is not my emergency.

  • Do not let perfection…

    …become the enemy of good.

  • Anything worth doing…

    …is worth doing poorly.

  • Self-hosting revisited

    Back in 2018, I wrote about my reasons for hosting my blog on my own site, rather than having it hosted elsewhere. This domain,, is in fact my second TLD as my first one was poached (but that is a story for another time), and I’ve had it since at least 2008. All of […]

  • Reviewed: Horizon: Forbidden West

    The much-anticipated sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn was released back in February. I picked it up, and have been playing it since. Is it as good as its predecessor? Does it live up to the very high expectations I have of it? Is it, simply put, any good? Here goes:

  • Recruiter or scammer? You decide!

    If you needed – which I doubt – any further proof that many of the job hucksters on LinkedIn don’t even bother checking your profile, here’s another installation in my series Adventures in Recruiterland. The day after the last post in that series was published, Kiran contacted me:

  • Use a password manager

    Like so many other technologies, IT – Information Technology – has the potential to make a substantive difference in our lives. Sometimes it offers something entirely new, something it reinvents something that may or may not need reinventing in the first place, and sometimes it solves an issue created by IT in the first place.