Robert Brodrecht

A Crown

When I was little, I had a deer antler. I don’t remember where I got it from. One day, I decided to cut a piece off. I don’t remember why. It may have been to make a necklace or something. What I do remember is the thick smoke and acrid smell as the blade cut through.

How to Avoid CAPTCHA

CAPTCHA, short for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, has become user-hostile.

Remembering the Birth of my Daughter

Today, September 4th, 2012, at 3:58 PM, my daughter, Mia Kathryn, was born. We were very lucky to have an easy delivery. I don’t think we could have asked for better.

Morality as a Product of Evolution

I was sitting in church last Sunday pondering a theory of ethics (rules of right and wrong). Or, really, where does our morality (our innate sense of right and wrong) come from, but it’s related to a theory of ethics.

Twitter and the End of Web 2.0

Twitters recent API updates are accepted by most as hostile toward third-party client developers, and thereby hostile toward the users of those clients, the ones who likely helped create and popularize at-replies and hash tags.

Requiem For A Lost Love

The thing about Communism (in the Marxist sense) is that it is utopian on paper, but shoddy in practice. Men coming together in harmonic balance is ruined by the scum that collects on the outside, and it wears away at the collective until the commune falls apart.

Questions on Gay Marriage

I support gay marriage. Some people don’t. I’m curious if there is a way to reconcile opposing views without requiring one side to completely compromise their position.