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The past few weeks have been a major reckoning for some, and a missed opportunity for others. The lab leak hypothesis is now out in the open for discussion. And even before we get to its truth or falsehood, some very big questions have been brought into full relief about the media and public discourse. Start with these: How do we know what’s true? Who should decide which ideas are acceptable to discuss, and what…

I created HipHip.app, a website and iPhone app that lets you create surprise celebration videos quickly and easily. The website is written in Angular. Angular is incredibly powerful, but two drawbacks until very recently were first-time download performance and search engine optimization. These are natural consequences of so-called “Single Page Application” (SPA) frameworks like Angular. Rather than render a new page on every request, SPA applications are written in JavaScript, downloaded in bigger chunks of…

I’ve written previously about the Class of 2021, a unique cohort that’s had to adapt the most important moment of their young lives to totally new conditions. They’ve had little normalcy, nor semblances of junior and senior year as most of us know it. I’ve got a son in the high school Class of 2021, and his and his peers’ lives have been upended in so many ways, from leadership and work opportunities to social…