I agree with Allen B. West

FTA: “Here’s the deal, the progressive socialist left has been building this tinderbox and it was just set afire. They’ve been stoking this potential wildfire and our worst fears suddenly came to fruition. They’ve allowed people to march and chant “What do we want, dead cops, when do we want them, now” and “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon.” There have been countless rushes to judgment — namely Ferguson, Missouri — along with the incessant castigations of racism, and this is where it ends.

Source: I was with the Dallas Police Dept tonight, and here’s what I think… – Allen B. West – AllenBWest.com

This is where identity politics, as practiced by the progressive socialist left, leads: to violent conflict and the collapse of civilized society. Thanks to Obama, Clinton, and the Soros-funded “professional protesters” they direct, things may well get much uglier before they get better.

These are testing times: an extremely well-written opinion piece

Though this short Tech Crunch essay is primarily about the current state of software engineering, it applies to life in general. Full of delightful zingers such as “the universe is composed largely of condensed mockery of one’s previous assumptions”, this is a great read even if one doesn’t care a whit about coding.


One of my earliest engineering jobs, before I fled hardware in favor of the (relative) ease and lucre of software, was in chip design. I remember being shocked when I learned just how much of the…

Source: These are testing times: mavericks vs. ice people | TechCrunch