The Case for Angular, from a Hater

I am an Angular hater, although less and less so each day. This article discusses why someone like me would recommend a commercial application be written in Angular. 1. What Was the Problem? Why don’t I like Angular? I looked into it when version 2.x first came out and compared it to alternatives. I consider … Read more The Case for Angular, from a Hater

A Quick Protip When Debugging Node with Chrome Tools

Did you know you can use Chrome tools to debug Node? You can and it’s awesome. But, when you are using the Dev Tools Workspace feature, also normally awesome, an annoying thing can happen: You get duplicated results because it is being read out of the file system and also out of the Workspace sources. … Read more A Quick Protip When Debugging Node with Chrome Tools

Ignorance and Equality

This short article mentions a few important considerations when discussing equality. What sort of equality is justified? Any, none, or somewhere in between? I say somewhere in between, spurred by a friend’s Facebook status as follows: Equality is the enemy of freedom. A striking quote with some truth to it, but let’s see if we … Read more Ignorance and Equality

Node ORM Comparison Table

  This article contains table data for a comparison of NodeJS ORMs. Data can also be viewed on this Google Doc. DB Support Generate Schema and Tables Generate API Webpack Express Performance Syntax Star-to-Issue* Normalized Star-to-Issue Extra Features Maintenence Documentation TOTAL mapper 5 0 0 3 3 8 5 35 2 0 1 5 32 … Read more Node ORM Comparison Table

How Dumb The Liberal Concept of Force Sounds

Sometimes left-libertarians try to espouse a liberal, or widely scoped, concept of force. Mainly, that forms of expression such as speech or dress can be considered coercive. Not only does the “solution” lead naturally to centralized society via censorship, it reveals an immense ignorance of the mechanism of social optimization through free choice. Check out … Read more How Dumb The Liberal Concept of Force Sounds

Why All Existing JS CMS Solutions are Shit

This article explains, in moderate detail, why I am starting to build an open source Node + Express + Angular CMS, called NG Express CMS. The answer is that all existing alternatives are shit, so I need to make one from scratch. 1. Contents Contents Existing Angular Solutions Why Angular CMS is shit Why Butter … Read more Why All Existing JS CMS Solutions are Shit

Are Stereotypes Inherently Problematic?

tldr; no Statistical discrimination is often useful. False stereotypes are problematic, but they are problematic because they are false, not because they are stereotypes. True stereotypes are useful. Below I paste a comment from a video by Epydemic2020. His video criticizes the use of the term ‘mansplaining’: “Stereotypes are inherently problematic” nah. If the stereotype … Read more Are Stereotypes Inherently Problematic?

Mendenhall’s ECON 410 Public Choice Final Exam

The text below is Slade Mendenhall’s ECON 410 Public Choice Final Exam. Check out his course material and website here. Great stuff! Instructions: Below are questions based on the topics that we have covered this semester. They are interpretive in nature, so while you should demonstrate knowledge of what was covered in the course, answers that … Read more Mendenhall’s ECON 410 Public Choice Final Exam