Category: Commentary

War on Drugs

Interesting Wall Street Journal article on the War on Drugs: Have We Lost the War on Drugs?. I think that the focus on finding a tactic to solve the drug problem, quantity based offenses for example, is one that will not work. I also think decriminalization will not work. Yes, I believe there would be

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Branded Credit Cards, Milking You For All It’s Worth.

My previous post, The Dreaded Last Minute Sales Pitch, leads nicely into this one… My credit card is pretty boring. All it has on it is my bank’s logo and the visa moniker. I do “get” credit cards with your favorite sports team on it or better yet charitable credit cards for cancer research or

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No-reply. Why?

UPDATE (24 September 2010): There is some interesting discussion on this very topic on Hacker News at: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1723421 about this article No company should ever have a noreply email address by Ryan Waggoner. Joel Spolsky makes a compelling argument in favor of No-reply address here – That no-reply addresses should be used on a case

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Romanticizing War

Went to see The Golden Compass last night and I have to say, the one things that irks me about fantasy stories is the need to romanticize war. There is always this clear division between good and evil in such movies and I find it frustrating. Yes. It is just a movie. A kids movie.

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Coming Up On…

“Coming Up On…” has to be one of the most irritating phrases in reality television. Yes. Let’s waste thirty seconds showing highlights from a scene we are about to see. Program developers are so afraid that our tv-dope-sick mind will wander to another station that they will do anything to keep us watching. Please. We

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