My overhauled website is live --
If you are interested in electrical engineering in general, and digital signal processing in particular, definitely check it out.
Disclaimer: I'm not an expert! I don't even have my BS yet. But EVERYTHING I learn over the next two years is going up on krisrad.io - #opensource, baby.
My take on what capitalists can do (have to) to beat their toxic addictions and not burn our house down:
Can't stand people calling Trump an idiot or incompetent.
He's a CON MAN. He's making absolute bank for himself and his cronies. He's good at what he does - enriching himself.
His inadequacy as a president is not because he's incapable, but because he doesn't give a rats ass about the duties of the office - only himself.
That's not incompetency. It's evil. It's criminal.
police brutality, racism, murder
Those two Atlanta officers completely deserve the charges for murdering Rayshard Brooks. Dude was running AWAY from you. How is that a threat?? He left his car behind. How could he really get away?? He didn't have to lose his life.
According to the video I saw -- not sure if it was the Fulton County DA talking or a police supervisor, he looked just like the guy who was talking to ex-officer Rolfe in the body cam video --- the officers also kicked Rayshard and stood on his shoulders. What the actual fuck?? Why is medical training for cops such a laughably low priority? They're supposed to be first responders for god's sake.
I've always had a difficult time squaring my vocation with doing good in the world, but now I think I've crossed the line where I can no longer really buy into that.
Technocracy isn't improving the world, especially wrt the biggest problems, and most of the aerospace industry is actively making the world worse (even if my little corner isn't).
But I've spent my whole life training on this electrical engineering and code stuff. Where to go from here? Especially where to go without starving.
I have a loving heart but a critical mind.
The way I engage with people does not work online, where I can't use body language and verbal cues to understand when I approaching a line.
I need to stop talking to people I don't know online like they are old friends who understand my perspective and value the relationship enough to maintain it through thorns and thistle.
Went to a #rally today and handed out BLM & antifa stickers.
Saw a lot of people I know including upperclassmen in my major, so that's rad.
The stickers are much better received when I stick to familiar/recognizable iconography, relevant to the current event/purpose, vs. making my own designs for some half baked affinity group.
My roommate put a #BLM sticker on a police station window!! And she is NOT the type to pull a stunt like that. Radical!
"The satisfactions of manifesting oneself concretely in the world through manual competence have been known to make a person quiet and easy.”
Melg'puguasit, we stand with Wet'suwet'en. Decolonize: "Traditional Ecological Knowledge" (TEK) is the only thing that can help humans as a colonized planet continues to sink deeper into the chaos and destruction of broken, inequitable, and faulty systems that value money over Earth's many forms of life.
We encourage you to join us on a better path as we build and participate in an Ecological Democracy that includes #AllThePeople as envisioned by Mark Charles, a Navajo Nation member running as an Independent candidate for President. #LivingWalls, not border walls. The Earth does not sustain white supremacists.