A critique of "Yes" by Denise Duhamel

First, let me preface this by saying that I am seeing this in isolation away from the collection of works that this is a part of (The Star Spangled Banner), and that I'm neither a poet nor a trained critic of literature. With that said, I grew up in a

Thoughts around the new Asian Americans PBS series

I'm ecstatic that they've included Filipino-American history in the series. Too often, we're ignored in the greater Asian-American historical record, with one book highlighting this fact in its subtitle (Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans.) However, as noted by E. J. R. David in his article for Psychology Today, there's still not

New blog focus

I'll still talk about tech related topics in this blog, but my main focus will now be commentary around politics and various thoughts around being a person of color in this country. With this new era we are finding ourselves in with COVID-19 looming like a sickle above our heads,

On toxic workplaces

I have suffered at too many workplaces that have either seemed great on the outset and have shown themselves over time as machines that churn through employees, or have had immediate cultural differences that were unable to be resolved via regular means. There's a number of ways to try to

Head first into consulting

I'm going to start consulting on the side for folks. I think I'm at the point in my career where I can help folks out with tech problems from both a high level as well as the nitty gritty details. I've got about ten years or so of experience at

Thoughts on Azure

This is a blog post that's been a long time in the making. There's a lot here to discuss, and I may not be able to get to everything, but this is a review of Azure that needs to be written, which I hope Microsoft will see and learn from,