My name is Josh Ellis. I'm a writer, editor, former newspaper columnist, full stack web designer and developer (with a focus on PHP, JS, Node and the Meteor framework) and musician. I've traveled and lived all over the world, but I currently make my home in Yakima, WA, the "Palm Springs of Washington State".
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If you take a statistical sampling of diet tips from a few dozen people, you will learn that every single possible foodstuff is terrible for you; water may be poisonous in small doses; and that the only “real” way to … Continue reading
America’s greatest national resource is not oil, or crops, or arable land. America’s greatest national resource is hope. And today we have renewed that resource. And we will remember, I hope we will remember, that our hope is not predicated … Continue reading
It’s a terrible thing to watch Nathan Barley and feel all superior to those trendy new media assholes…and then suddenly realize that you’re watching Nathan Barley and feeling all superior to those trendy new media assholes whilst simultaneously editing together … Continue reading
What is the smallest possible yield for a nuclear explosive? In other words, what’s the smallest possible mass required to become critical? Could you build a nuclear bomb with the explosive force of a grenade, for example? I understand generally … Continue reading
Quantum entanglement: it occurred to me today that the only ways quantum entanglement works is if a) space-time is a four-dimensional object that is folded around itself in n-dimensional space (n being a number higher than four), and what appear … Continue reading
So there are constantly people debating whether or not Al Gore is full of shit about global warming. (He’s not, by the way, but I’m not going to argue the point with you. His facts are accurate.) So maybe there … Continue reading
The CNN scroller just pointed out again that Richard Widmark died. But there was a mistype: it said that Widmark “died as his home”. That gives me an idea for a short story.
There is a tendency to use CPU power as a benchmark for technological progress. (“In 1960, a computer had X amount of cycles per second. In 2008, computers have Y amount. Wowee!”) As a blunt tool, this seems effective…but it … Continue reading