Category : thoughts

The meaning behind the blog name.

For my post for NaBloPoMo today, I’m going to explain the meaning behind my blog’s name. You might think it’s actually simple, and well it kind of is, and kind of isn’t. I blog under a pseudonym, “Hope” is not my real name. I do this mostly because I can’t stand my legal, given name.

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Thoughts from last night.

Last night was President Trump’s first State of the Union address. I used to have a habit of watching them in the past, but stopped around 2011 or so. I really didn’t enjoy former President Obama’s speaking style. I thought I wouldn’t enjoy President Trump’s delivery style either. He usually does a lot of wandering

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Thoughts on online authenticity.

Today I was watching Senate committee hearings with Facebook, Twitter, and Google. They were testifying about russian ads/propaganda during and after the 2016 election. During the hearing, the point of transparency was emphasized. In other words, we need to know where an ad or story came from, (what country,) and who paid for the ad.

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Why we don’t need web standards.

Just the title is controversial, I know, I know. I’m probably going to get myself in trouble with well… everyone I follow on Twitter with my personal account, except for maybe a couple web developers. When I found out the W3C approved a DRM spec for HTML 5, I was thinking who could make such

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Thoughts from today.

I decided I’d post a couple things that have been on my mind today. I probably won’t make a list, as I don’t think there are enough of them. First, I’d like to wish anyone reading this a happy Fourth of July! As I was listening to the ACB convention today, someone said, “we live

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A new blog for my new adventures!

As you all know, I’ve been using “Hope” online for the past few months or so. As a result, I’ve decided to create hopesthoughts.blog, both because I wanted a .blog domain, and because I wanted something fairly broad. People are undoubtedly going to ask me, “why are you using a different name online?” Well, there’s

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Lessons and reflections over the past couple weeks or so.

I’m going to backdate this post for Saturday, because I skipped that day. However, it’s completely updated. “Productive and funfilled days, peaceful, restful nights.” I know, I know, it’s almost the same as “idol hands do the devil’s work.” Sometimes, when you have an extremely bad headache though, you can’t do a whole lot. I

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Thoughts after the election.

Let’s just say, I can’t believe what happened last night! I was up until 1 in the morning, because Trump didn’t make his speech until 12, and I didn’t really want to go to bed after that. I think I was just in shock. No one expected this, and that’s stating the obvious! I’m relieved

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