Friday, February 15, 2019 Lander Compton Blog 3279
Since my web host threatened to charge me for continued PHP 5.6 support, I was forced to upgrade to PHP 7.2. Unfortunately, this also broke hypermodern.org's website. Therefore, instead of investing energy into fixing the issues, I decided to start with a fresh new look. I wanted to update the site's cosmetics anyway and this seemed like a good time to do so. Additionally, since it is a time for...
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Lander Compton Blog 2574
The world, and particularly the west, would be a vastly different place if it were not for its three main religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Often times in history, and even still today, these religions have found themselves at war with each other while shaping the course of history. Easy to forget, with all the friction between them, is that they share common books they consider holy.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Lander Compton Blog 773
Word Division Puzzles is an Android app that generates and checks word division puzzles. The puzzles it generates are long division problems with the numbers turned into letters. The goal is to reverse engineer the problem to find the value for each letter. The process requires algebra, logic, and thought and will not appeal to those who do not enjoy intellectual challenges. If a challenge...
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Lander Compton Blog 155
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/why-does-health-care-cost-so-much-in-america-ask-harvards-david-cutler Why You Deserve Healthcare A doctor made this comment to me regarding people needing, but not able to afford, healthcare:... and surely don't ask every other citizen who works and earns more to have to make up the difference... In the USA, many people seem to just accept his statement. If...
Monday, October 05, 2020 Lander Compton Blog 102
About HYPERMODERN.org I've owned hypermodern.org for well over a decade, soon to be two decades. The name "hypermodern" is from one of the best chess books of all time: "My System," by Aaron Nimzowitsch. It describes a style of play called "hypermodern," that challenged the established classical chess orthodoxy of his time. For quite some time I've struggled with what I wanted hypermodern.org to...
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 Lander Compton Blog 71
I wanted to give anyone reading a practical example of how health insurance in the USA is unaffordable. In my state, if my employer offers a health insurance plan where the premium is below 9% of the employees’ income, that employee is not eligible to get health insurance through healthcare.gov. This 9%, however, is not the true cost of this health insurance. There is also the deductible. In my...