Rent-Seeking By Another Name Is?

I have been spending a bit of time looking into the crypto landscape and I feel that of the many things that crypto claims to enable, the point about it being something that reduces financial…

Death Of A Social Presence

I have kept the ‘codelust’ handle online since early 2000. I needed a unique handle at that time, one that nobody without a thick skin would take up on any platform. And, over the years,…


It was not much different to turn that, to be very honest. The novelty of the big ‘4’ is long past, and life continues on its own merry way. But, the year has been hard. Like, really hard. On the other hand, it could have been far worse.

Framing It

Somewhere in the journey of life, if we pause and think about it a bit, the idea that problems are a part of life for everyone, becomes a real one.


It is fairly common for almost everyone to grow up believing they are special, or that they possess at least some special abilities. This was no different in my case either.


There are the embers of a fire that glows a bit fainter from the last glow. The clouds roll in on a whim outside. The night marches on.

Pandemic Notes: November, 2020

It is already November and the world is stumbling through its response to the pandemic. I cannot imagine how it is that we have a global pandemic that has brought the world to its knees and there is no a coordinated response to it.


People, as a rule, don’t like change. I am worse than most people when it comes to that. I like my little routines. I like my people being where they are comfortable. Once I get into a good rhythm, I really dislike something forcing it to change.