Posts by Blake L

Breaking News

Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.

The Supreme Court will hear an important case on students’ off campus free speech today. The case, which originated in Pennsylvania, brings into question whether or not schools have the jurisdiction to censor or punish speech that takes place off campus and detached from school connected or endorsed events or property.

Wed Apr 28 12:00:00 2021 Blake L

Personal and Venting

Seeking Advice: Girl Problems, Again

Like for many of us, March 2020 was a horrible time. Everything that I was looking forward to was canceled. In particular, an event on the weekend of the Lockdown was canceled, which is where my story today starts.

Wed Feb 3 23:50:00 2021 Blake L

Tech Eds

Month in Tech (January 2021)

Welcome to 2021's first Month in Tech, a roughly once-a-month column on Misintelligence featuring dahliaOS, IPFS, Matrix, the Fediverse, and other major developments in the technology and Internet world.

Thu Jan 28 07:00:00 2021 Blake L

News Commentary

Yes, 'Slept' is Trending on Twitter

It appears Joe Biden is actually fulfilling his most overlooked campaign promise, the nickname Trump gave him: Sleepy Joe.

Thu Jan 21 12:00:00 2021 Blake L

News Commentary

A President, Inciting Violence

On Wednesday, January 6, 2020, supporters of Donald Trump gathered in an initially peaceful protest of the election results on Capitol Hill. By 3 PM Eastern that afternoon, hundreds of his adherents had breached the Capitol Building.

Wed Jan 13 07:00:00 2021 Blake L

Tech Eds

Month in Tech (December 2020)

Hello, and welcome to Misintelligence's first Month in Tech. It'll be a roughly once-a-month (not *monthly*) column on Misintelligence featuring dahliaOS, IPFS, Matrix, the Fediverse, and other major developments in the technology and Internet world.

Sun Dec 20 07:00:00 2020 Blake L

Misintelligence Meta

Misintelligence Updates

There have been a number of updates to Misintelligence recently, so here’s a quick recap, and some additional information.

Tue Nov 10 12:00:00 2020

Elections 2020

Fact-Checking Donald Trump's Most Dishonest Press Conference

I’ve heard quite some horrifying things about incumbent President Donald Trump’s press conference, from an unfinished election he and his followers claim is “rigged.” Today, I took a look at the claims he made in the press conference to determine how much truth there was to his claims.

Fri Nov 6 17:00:00 2020 Blake L

 Elections 2020

US Presidential Election of 2020

The Presidential Election of 2020 was rigorously challenged by the incumbent President Donald Trump, who was ultimately defeated by his opponent, President-Elect Joe Biden. The final blow was delivered on the morning of January 7th, 2021, and Trump conceded the election that evening.

Sun Nov 1 2020 Blake L

Our latest updates to transparency tools

At XYZCO, we strongly believe in trust. We trust our users to do the right things with our products. Our users trust us to produce these products and improve them over time. Central to our trust is transparency; we’ve always been transparent with our products, and our users are always transparent with us about their uses of our products.

Thu Oct 29 2020

Elections 2020

November Will Be Chaos

No matter who’s elected, November 2020 will unravel quickly into potentially the worst chaos of the year. Here are some of my thoughts on how this could turn out.

Wed Oct 28 14:00:00 2020 Blake L

Reflecting on 9/11 in 2020

The attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 will be forever remembered. It will be in history books (already are in some). It is probably the largest terrorist attack ever executed, and we all hope and pray that such a tragic atrocity never happens again. However, what if I told you it has?

Sun Sep 13 02:20:54 2020 Blake L

The Man Upstairs

Revelation in 2020 (Part 2)

In the last part, I explored the possibilities for what events can categorize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the events described when the Fifth Seal was opened. Now I'll explore more of the potential candidates that could be signs, and part of the end.

Sun Aug 9 20:00:00 2020 Blake L

Extras

An Ages Old Gaming Quote

"If you're encountering enemies, you're going the right way." If you've been on the Internet enough, you will have heard this phrase. It's a tip to players of role-playing games (RPGs). But have you ever thought about how this is a metaphor for life?

Tue Jul 14 22:00:00 2020 Blake L

The Man Upstairs

Revelation in 2020 (Part 1)

I'm actually quite glad I finally got around to writing more about the Bible, but in today's post I'll sound like a conspiracy theorist. Because the truth is, all we can do right now is guess. There's nothing definitive, but here are a few theories for how 2020 could spell out the end of the world.

Sun Jul 12 20:00:00 2020 Blake L

News

Independence is a Lie

Why do you celebrate on the fourth of July? Is it because of America's independence from the tyranny of the King? Is it because you have freedom of religion, or speech, or expression? Or do you just love to celebrate, no matter what the season? But where is the independence in America?

Sun Jul 5 17:00:00 2020 Blake L

News Commentary

Re: The US Gov't is Fascist

This post is about Antifa, the newest Black Lives Matter protests, and the President's careless response to the situation. It makes me very mad to see everyone misunderstanding.

Thu Jun 4 17:00:00 2020 Blake L

News Commentary

Does Remote Learning Compare?

The Great Quarantine of 2020 has taken a toll on all of us. Groups and institutions, such as schools and churches, have been hurt too. For many, school was moved online for the rest of the semester in March. How does this move to online school affect the education of students?

Sat May 30 01:00:00 2020 Blake L

Technology News

Dahlia OS, the First Fuchsia Fork

If you've been watching the Fuchsia community, you may have noticed another OS thrown around here and there: Dahlia, named after the flower. This raises questions such as, "If it's mature enough to fork, why isn't it mature enough to release?" and, "How come they wanted to fork it?"

Sun May 3 20:00:00 2020 Blake L

Fuchsia Watch

An Exploration in Experiences

Since I last checked up on Fuchsia, Google's experimental new operating system, there has been a notable restructuring of Fuchsia's repositories. The shells, which were previously under the "topaz" layer, have been moved to their own repository: "experiences."

Thu Apr 30 02:48:00 2020 Blake L

News

COVID-19's Effects

Joked about while it was starting in late 2019 as the plague of the 2020s to be akin to the Black Plague and other plagues in decades' 20s, the coronavirus has spread over the last few months to the world, making it no joke. Everyone's in a frenzy about it, but what is it, and why?

Tue Apr 7 04:46:00 2020 Blake L

Reviews

Bad for Games, Good for its Purpose: Oculus Go

Whenever you're watching, say, WWE matches, they advertise that you can watch them in VR. I, then, thought that there was much more to VR than just games. Nevertheless, I had always wanted to play Minecraft in VR. So when I got an Oculus Go for Christmas, I immediately had to try it out.

Fri Mar 13 2020 Blake L

Tech Eds

What does Federation Mean?

I'm not talking about the United Federation of Planets, but instead something that is real today. You've probably heard me talk about this quite a bit already, and I'm going to talk about it again. The problem is Zuckerburg and Twitter, and the solution: Federation.

Thu Jan 30 01:00:00 2020 Blake L

Tech Eds

What software do I use?

A lot of technology people like to share the devices and programs they use. I'm no exception, and I like to spread the word about great technology, so here is a list of some software I recommend you to use.

Sun Jan 26 04:00:00 2020 Blake L

Personal and Venting

Where am I headed?

A rant about the near future and a few years from now.

Wed Dec 18 22:00:00 2019 Blake L

News Commentary

Trump's Impeachment: Crowdstrike and Hillary's Missing Emails

Trump wants to know who has Hillary's missing emails. According to him, Ukraine has the server with Hillary's emails that suddenly went missing in 2016. Is it his job to make sure the server is found? Is it grounds for impeachment?

Sun Nov 24 22:00:00 2019 Blake L

News Commentary

Trump's Impeachment: Hunter Biden

If you've been around the news recently, you've heard that Donald Trump is the target of an impeachment scheme. I've decided to read the transcript for myself and here are some of my thoughts.

Thu Nov 14 01:00:00 2019 Blake L

Tech Eds

What is the Holochain?

What is the blockchain? I had this question myself, so I did a bit of research to find the answer. I was rummaging the Internet for no reason again when I found Holochain.

Tue Nov 5 19:47:39 2019 Blake L

Short Stories

99th Grade Orientation

Another part of the effort to centralize the location of my short stories.

Fri Nov 1 08:00:00 2019 Blake L

Tech Eds

Keybase Is Centralized

I'm sure if you've been around the Internet a time or two, you've heard of Keybase. It's a great little tool that allows you to verify your identity across several websites, encrypt, decrypt, and sign data with your own key online, and even chat and send files. What could go wrong?

Fri Nov 1 2019 Blake L

Tech Eds

Is IPFS a Worthy Web 3.0 Contender?

In an optimal world, everyone will own their data and be fully responsible for it. Several technologies are arising to bring about "Web 3.0," such as IPFS. Is it worth it? Could it be better?

Sun Oct 27 20:00:00 2019 Blake L

Short Stories

The Disappearance

This post was on the old Misintelligence Quotient blog on Quora. I’m posting it again here to unify the location of my short stories.

Thu Jun 6 03:34:00 2019 Blake L

Short Stories

The Green

This post was on the old Misintelligence Quotient blog on Quora.  I’m posting it again here to unify the location of my short stories.

Thu Mar 21 03:40:00 2019 Blake L