Author Archives: Jerome

About Jerome

I am a senior C# developer in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am also a recovering addict, who spent nearly eight years using methamphetamine. I write on my recovery blog about my lessons learned and sometimes give advice to others who have made similar mistakes, often from my viewpoint as an atheist, and I also write some C# programming articles on my programming blog.

Facebook jail is all too common now.

Again, I don’t have much to write. But there is one thing that I keep seeing… Friends returning after a stint in “Facebook jail”. In almost every case, it is the same: They didn’t post anything that could be contrived … Continue reading

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A silly lie that’s caught up with me so I’m forced to repeat it.

Still suffering my writer’s block here, and the more serious post that I have in mind will take a lot of effort, so I’ll leave you with this instead… Back when I cleaned up, I knew somehow that sobriety was … Continue reading

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Gateway drugs may not be a thing, but gateway messages are!

Seriously, this must be one of my most popular statuses ever. Really though, from now on everybody who sends me a “hello” or “hi” or “hii” gets blocked immediately. I have never received such a message on Facebook that wasn’t … Continue reading

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What would you like me to write about?

Commenter James suggested on the About page comments that while I might know more about meth, I am holding back. He might have a point. I write about whatever is on my mind, and lately, the subject of meth and … Continue reading

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Why do atheists say you can’t prove a negative?

I no longer closely follow the debate group I mentioned recently. It does still show up in my feed though, and yesterday I saw two interesting statuses there, one of which interests me enough to write this post. The status … Continue reading

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A couple more things about atheism

Lately I’ve seen several theist debaters argue variants of Pascal’s Wager. I’ve written about it before in 2015, and if you’re interested, you can go ahead and read that old entry. But today I’m taking a different approach. Briefly, Pascal’s … Continue reading

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You have to be prepared for recovery from addiction, especially if you are a critical thinker…

Because it isn’t what you expect… I used to beat myself up about not getting recovery right straight away, but lately I see things differently. When I first tried to clean up, it was the end of 2009. I knew … Continue reading

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