I wanted to write a followup to my negative posts about Bitcoin because I have discovered that there is a positive side to cryptocurrency tech, although it took until very recently to evolve and brings risks of its own.

I’m talking about the transition from electricity-wasting Proof-of-Work (PoW) to the…

Bill Gates didn’t get rich by telling anyone who would listen to him to buy Microsoft shares and that anyone who didn’t buy now before it goes up was a dimwitted Luddite who just didn’t “get it” and should “enjoy being poor!”

Neither did any of the other monopolists we…

I haven’t been feeling good about myself or the world for over a year, so I haven’t been in the mood to write.

The “Q Web”, by Dylan Louis Monroe

I’ve been fascinated by conspiracy theories, true and false, and over the years I’ve read quite a number of them. Unfortunately, in these strange times, many people have spent far too much of their time “going down rabbit holes” and sharing unreliable information.

There’s a great French word for the…

I didn’t quit Twitter. In fact, I’ve been more active there than anywhere else. I’m going to write more about my hobbyist Android and NetBSD/vax projects here soon. Stay tuned!

I finally figured out the exact qualities that I dislike about Twitter, and I want to describe how the decision to make my collection of 351,000 tweets private, uninstall the mobile app, and stop using the service on a daily basis, felt so worthwhile and consequential after I did.

I…

Jake Hamby

I'm a software engineer in the Los Angeles area specializing in mobile applications and embedded systems.

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