I watched the video of Vladimir Putin addressing how the war on Ukraine came to be. Here is my brain dump after watching it …

He missed one fundamental question … why does nobody trust Russia?

I feel this is a self-answering question. Russia has a track record of invading countries, which has been ironically proven by them invading Ukraine. They should have taken the opportunity to spend 30 years or so building trust. Instead, they decided to act like A-grade arseholes, and now we have war in Ukraine. I don’t doubt the western powers made critical mistakes; they’re most definitely prone to epic stupidity, arrogance and arseholery. But nobody is interested in invading Russia. Everyone is interested in them becoming part of the global community. Russia chose to set themselves apart as the evil empire, and they and the rest of the world are paying a high price for it.

Note: I’m not a geopolitical expert. I’m just some random guy sharing his thoughts.


Egg fried rice

I last tried cooking this back around the year 2000. Fast forward 22 years, and there’s a lot better resources available online for cooking food like this, and my first attempt was a complete failure … so I didn’t take a picture of it. This is my second attempt and I’m super happy with it. Rice grains are all separated. Egg is all spread throughout the rice and it’s flavoured adequately. Excellent πŸ˜€


Racism will always exist. Humans fear that which is not the same as what they’re used to. But things can improve, and I’m sure they will.

Many of the children of today attack the adults of today if they speak poorly of someone due to their race. Those same children would have been given a clip around the ears for such behaviour when I was growing up. I don’t think those children are significantly changing the views of the adults, but they don’t need to; those adults will eventually die out and be replaced by their much better behaved children. Some of those children will end up as racist bigoted arseholes too, but from what I am seeing, it looks like there will be a lot less of them. Rinse and repeat for a few thousands years, and I think the world will be in a much better place.

Hopefully 1000 years in the future, the effects of horrendous behaviour in our recent past will be a distant memory rather than a stark reminder of why people ended up behaving so poorly in the current day.

I think the key to improvement is people continuing to push for improvement. Thank you to those who do their part in improving the world long into the future.