How Social Media Died For Me

When social media first came out (friendster, myspace, orkut, hi5, etc.), I was enthralled and wanted to partake in the space. It was at a time when the only manner of making money on the web was through ecommerce. Social media provided a new mechanism that went beyond the shopping cart as a possibility for employment and ideas. However, over time, I had become disenchanted by the evolution of social media. This blog discusses my disillusionment and general distancing from these platforms.

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Why Tech Companies Should Offer Remote As A Default Option

Although there is a trend for tech companies offering remote working conditions, a great deal do not. This is pretty silly since most tech companies are on a 24/7 environment (especially those operating on the web) and the fact that technologies have caught up to allow for collaborative environments without requiring physical and central locations. Here are my reasons that tech companies should move towards this trend sooner rather than later.

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Avengers Infinity War: How the Good Guys Fucked Up

Avengers Infinity War was an interesting super hero movie in that it left the audience shocked at the end when so many characters had “died.” I’ve read reviews connecting the ending to Empire Strikes Back (although I think they took their oomph from Game of Thrones like virtually every TV show and movie these days). But if you really examine the movie, one thing you need to see is how the ending came about. In reality, it’s a series of fuck ups by the so-called heroes in failing to prevent Thanos from achieving his goals. This post reviews those actions and shows which characters should be accountable for what.

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Path of Exile: Current State of the Game from My Viewpoint

This post will be heavily opinionated based on my recent experience with the Incursion league, the end of Beast League, the very initial foray into the Flashback Incursion league and finally the upcoming Delve League. I might occasionally compare it to Diablo 3, but for the most part this isn’t going to be game XXX is better than YYY type of write up.

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Path of Exile: Delve Starter League Build Thoughts

With Delve coming out tomorrow, I’ve been pondering with the recent patch notes the build I will be choosing. There have been some anguishing nerfs but I expect that is due to the mechanics of Delve that will discourage current league mechanics. Where Incursion league’s meta was “Go-Go-Go!”, Delve’s mechanics seem to be all about caution, tankiness and slowness. How will that influence my choices?

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Path of Exile: Post Incursion League Thoughts

Up until this recent patch/league, I never had much luck getting far in Path of Exile. However, this league marks the first time I managed to get into maps due to mostly having a better computer and some helper gear donated by a friend as well as getting good advice from the same person. Here are my post-league thoughts on this league as well as my journey.

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Work: Paying Higher For Positions and Demanding Smarter People

There’s this problem in the job market where employers want to get away with murder in terms of paying people as low as they can. The end result is that for certain type of jobs, you create a sort of vacuum in terms of intelligence just due to their nature (e.g. airport security, customer service, etc.) The end result in my view is that the quality aspect still remains poor and customers remain resentful. So nothing really improves. What if we change this premise?

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