Twitter is a cool technology tool, but it has a lot of bad things. One of those bad things is the ease with which one can spread misinformation. Twitter should build in source links as a native feature to tweets to help promote better sourcing and reduce the viral spread of fake news. Twitter should … Continue reading #FreeIdeas for Twitter — Build in Sources as a Native Feature for Tweets
1. Computer Science Education 2. Distributed Work 3. Cryptocurrency/Blockchain These are three of the trends I think will continue to really emerge in the next five years. They are already here — but mostly all on the fringes, even if they have received some attention. 1. Computer Science Education We’re all in on this one at CodeHS — the top … Continue reading My Top Three 5–10 Year Trends of 2017
What is Net Neutrality, Why it’s Important, and What Could Happen if it’s Repealed Water, Electricity, Internet It’s time to choose your monthly water bill! Would you like to buy the kitchen sink package? That’s $10/month. The shower package? That’s $15/month. The 3-sink-combo package? That’s $20/month. Luckily that is not how you pay for your water … Continue reading What’s Going on With Net Neutrality?
I’ve been living in the Mission neighborhood in SF for over 4 years now, and people are often visiting or just moving to town or just wanting to explore SF neighborhoods and looking for tips. There’s probably lots of guides and Yelp reviews out there already, but here’s a quick list of my favorite places … Continue reading Jeremy’s Guide to the Mission in San Francisco
I’ve read many blog posts arguing against Trump and they’ve presented a very compelling case. They’ve convinced me. He’s a racist and a sexist and a nativist and a demagogue and unfit to be the president of the US. That’s not the problem: the problem is that the people who we need to convince aren’t … Continue reading Blog Posts Against Trump for People Who Won’t Read Them
I’ve written up my voter guide for the June 7th elections. Read the short version or the long version with more background information. The Short Version Offices Party-Nominated Offices President of the United States: Bernie Sanders Voter-Nominated Offices United States Senator: Kamala Harris United States Representative: Preston Picus State Senator: Scott Weiner Member, State Assembly: … Continue reading Jeremy’s 2016 Voter Guide for the June 7th California Primary and SF Election
What’s the Mission of New York City? What is the Times Square of Chicago? The definitive answers to a definitely subjective question. UPDATE October 2018- built a tool here to allow people to add their own comparisons and aggregate them: http://neighborhood.thekeesh.com/ I’ve had this conversation a handful of times, trying to determine what the equivalent of … Continue reading Neighborhood Comparisons Across Cities
I think if you had asked me a year ago I would have said I don’t like politics. I just found it painstaking to read about it, everything I saw related to government felt deeply broken. It’s just another blip in the news to read about something like a government shutdown. I still find politics … Continue reading Why I’m Voting For Bernie Sanders And You Should Too
Compassionate Community or You’re On Your Own? I believe there are two fundamentally opposing attitudes that are most responsible for shaping the current political discourse. One attitude, which I’ll call the You’re On Your Own Attitude: In America you need to figure it out on your own. No one owes you anything. You need to … Continue reading American Attitudes
Can we count on Medium to be around in 10 years? I’m planning to look at my blog posts then, too. I spent some time this week looking over coding projects I have done over the last 12 years, which is pretty much about when I started experimenting with coding. I realized a few awesome … Continue reading I’m going to write on Medium. And I’m going to keep copying posts over to my blog.