About MeI'm Michael Koby, and I love technology. I'm also a programmer, currently doing Ruby on Rails development for a small Houston startup. Here I talk about technology, programming, politics, movies, music, and anything else I feel I need to talk about. If you would like to know more, you can check out the About page.
Category Archives: Politics
A democracy in which the leaders do not fear their constituants (the citizenry) is not a democracy. Continue reading
There was big news today about the Senate voting against the right of concealed weapon license holders being able to carry their weapon across states (essentially turning a CHL into something resembling a driver’s license, in that a license granted in a single state is considered valid in another). While I’m not going to argue the right/wrong of the issue’s outcome, I wanted to point out something that really eerked me in a LA Times article on the subject (article here). Continue reading
Edited 2009-02-24 – A friend advised that I define exactly what I mean by “rich” so I added a note indicating it means anyone who makes more than $250,000/year. I realize that I’m in a fairly small minority when I … Continue reading
Now that Obama has taken office, there is a lot of talk about what he’ll do with his energy policies. One such thing that was said during his campaign (both my him and those that voted for him) is the … Continue reading
While Keith goes to at great lengths to ask “why” someone would vote in favor of Proposition 8 I feel that he misses the point that people can vote however they want. There seems to be this growing sense in America where many people think “you can vote however you want as long as it furthers my point of view and if you fail to do that well than you’re a very mean/stupid/ignorant/raciest person” and to me this pretty much misses the point of voting entirely. Continue reading
I believe quite simply that “if man does not work, he shall not eat” and I do not believe in the idea of entitlement. I don’t believe that anyone is entitled to anything and that if you want to be rich, have more money, or a higher position that you have to work to achieve it. I don’t believe it should just be handed to you. Does that mean that this doesn’t happen? It does. Do I agree with it? Not really. Continue reading