I Solved Hundreds of LeetCode Problems.

I solved hundreds of LeetCode problems (user: dhtmlkitchen). I would solve the daily problem, then create a write up on LeetCode (because if you can’t explain it, you don’t really understand it that well yourself). Next, I would take screenshots of my code, copy the problem description, and post the problem with my screenshots on LinkedIn. 

After several months of doing this, I built up a following of about 155 followers.

LinkedIn Sucks

But LinkedIn groups were full of spam and many low-quality posts. Recruiters aren’t there looking to see who’s the best of the best because it’s all spam and low-quality posts. And for the spam, the only actions LinkedIn Trust & Safety take are against the user who reported, blocking and restricting the reporter and leaving the spam.

Johnson & Johnson & Getting Banned

LinkedIn kept feeding me Johnson and Johnson ads, which is a bit of a sore spot for me. So, I broke my rule of posting only professionally-related things on LinkedIn and posted a comment in the comment box of the J&J ads LinkedIn was targetting me with. 

The comment was to the effect that my mother used Johnson and Johnson shower to shower talc products for the 20 years leading up to her diagnosis with leiomyosarcoma, caused by those products[1].

Johnson and Johnson recently settled a massive lawsuit for these products. However, because leiomyosarcoma is so rare, it was not listed on the lawsuit and I was excluded as a plaintiff.

I was very careful to remain within the guidelines of LinkedIn’s terms.

However, after that, LinkedIn deleted my account.

Interview Prep Matters…

I failed my 2009 Google interview after failing to solve Product of Array Except Self. It’s a challenging dynamic programming problem but once you know how to solve it, it’s not that hard.

…For the Interview

Only a small percentage of technical interview prep has direct practical relevance to the tasks I’ve performed as a Frontend engineer. Some algorithmic problems I’ve had to address as a front end engineer involve n-ary trees, graphs, strings and arrays, which appear on LeetCode. Other algorithms I’ve had to tackle do not. For example, I’ve never seen colorimetry problems on LeetCode.

Other front-end problems involve design patterns, data sanitization strategies, and using strategies to deal with a dynamic deployment environment (web browsers).

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8106926/#T3

Criminal Artistworks, Lying Barry Shrum, OAG, Chinelo Bivens, Jennifer Urban, CCPA/CPRA 1798

In response to “offensive song lyrics”, Artistworks decided to remove me from their website.

In response, I requested my content back from them, including all videos and posts, per CA CC §1798.100.

Artistworks ignored all of my CCPA data portability requests to them.

I then filed a CCPA data portability request violation to the CA Office of the Attorney General (OAG) through the OAG’s website.

The OAG then reached out to Artistworks regarding the allegations I had made in my CCPA data portability request violation claim.

Artistworks responded to the OAG’s inquiry by deleting my data. Under legal representation by Barry Shrum, LLC, they then lied to the OAG, falsely stating that I had requested them to delete my data. I never requested this and it is not what I wanted.

Artistworks went on to further lie to the OAG, making libelous claims about me, a former student, in an attempt to justify their criminal actions.

Artistworks, of course, had no evidence to support their false claim that I had made the alleged request for them to delete my data. Their false claims simply didn’t happen. I had requested clearly, to Artisworks, in writing, they provide to me my data. Here is just one of the emails I sent to Artistworks. This email was addressed to Dawn Mendoza of Artistworks, clearly and lawfully requesting my data, per CCPA.

To: Dawn Mendoza <dawn@artistworks.com>,
Date: Jan 12, 2020.
Subject: CCPA Data Portability Request


California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Right of Access

You are to provide all of my data, including all media, posts, messages, and contacts in a human accessible and machine readable format, free of charge to me as specified by and provisioned for in CCPA SECTION 1. Section 1798.100 of the Civil Code. The data shall be in a readily-useable format that allows the me to transmit this information to another entity without hindrance.

In response, the OAG was supposed to fine them for their criminal activity, however, the OAG did nothing, accepting Artistworks’ defamatory comments as justification for their own inaction.

In follow-up with the OAG board, I asked the board “who holds the board accountable?” and “how does the board decide which cases to enforce and which to ignore?”. The board members, Jennifer Urban, et al, ignored that question.

In a follow-up to being ignored, I issues a FOIA request to the OAG for the video recording of that phone call. That FOIA request went ignored, as unfortunately happens with too many FOIA requests.

CCPA 1798.100.

OAG Public Inquiry Unit (916) 210-6276
Chinelo Bivens

Jennifer Urban
Tel: 510-642-7338

Artistworks lawyer Barry Shrum, Esq (615) 338-5130

YouTube Censors The NIH in Comments

YouTube Censors any links to the NIH website, including NCBI, PubMed, and all others. Any links to the NIH are censored from youtube comments.

To test this feature:

  1. Visit https://youtu.be/b04ty1cWj-E
  2. Add a comment linking to the following article:—
  3. Wait for a minute, then refresh the page

If your comment disappears, then you’ve been effectively prevented from sharing dangerous science.

Amazon Censors Reviews — For Theragun or China?

Without notice or warning, Amazon removed my first and then second reviews of Theragun Pro, 4th Generation.

I still have email confirmation of my censored review.

I initially thought Amazon deleted the review to help Theragun. However, a more sinister and much larger censorship may be underway through the CCP.

The Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, controls Amazon’s ability to do business in China. If the CCP wants Amazon to silence any criticism of the CCP or of China or anything related to China, they can impose such requirements up0n Amazon or any business that operates in China.

Amazon owns half the internet, is a private company, and can censor any content that opposes its Chinese business interests. It appears that Amazon is already censoring the internet on behalf of the CCP.

All Chinese businesses are under the CCP’s iron fist, and now US businesses are, too.

Here is my review of Theragun Pro, 4th Generation:

My previous review mysteriously vanished. Perhaps it fell afoul of “community guidelines”.

It’s louder than my car. I cannot use it in my apartment at night without disturbing my neighbors. Sounds like a motorboat.

It’s advertised at 60lbs stall force, which is more than others, but not very much, really, when you think about it. If a small child were to walk on your hamstring, would it be too much? Obviously not! It’s the strongest massage gun I’ve found, but still stalls easily and overheats.

Theragun Pro is, however, stronger than the Urikar 2. The Urikar 2, in comparison, is advertised with a 55 lbs stall force but stalls out at about 7 lbs of force (standard fare lies of cheap chinese manufacturers).

Theragun Pro’s 60lbs stall force would be sufficient for smaller muscles, such as the back of the hand or the top of the foot, but since it doesn’t have any multi heads, can’t be used on those areas, and since it is insufficient for long muscles, due to the selection of single heads that come with it, that leaves it suitable for everywhere else, which is mostly just some areas of the back (low back) and pecs.

This unit, although advertised with a paltry 60lbs stall force, actually seems to stall under much less resistance, closer to 40lbs. It’s pathetically weak. At least they have a pressure meter on the cheap LCD display so you can see when it is more likely to stall.

The additional battery is a great idea. When one is dead, the other is charging. However, the battery doesn’t last long. One battery lasts me about twenty five to thirty minutes (if I could use it continuously for that long without it overheating). This could be due to the fact that I apply some pressure to it.

It overheats. The shaft leaks some sort of black oil that will leak onto your clothes or skin if you touch it. Also, if you touch it, it will burn you.

Theragun Pro emits a burning oil smell before it shuts itself off for overheating.

The shape is awkward. Try using it on your hamstrings or semimembranosus and you’ll quickly find how ironically unergonomic this therapy device is. There needs to be a way to stabilize it with the head up so that the user can rest the back or front of his thigh or his glutes on it, and it needs to be able to handle that sort of pressure without stalling.

Theragun pro is long-muscle-resistant. There is no dual or triple head attachment. This is needed for muscles like tibialis anterior, quadriceps, biceps femoris, biceps brachii, triceps brachii, brachioradialis, or any other long, thin muscle. Try applying any force to any of these, e.g. tibialis anterior (the muscle that runs down the outside of your shinbone) and experience how the single massage head bounces right off and away.

A triple head, such as on the Urikar (which is crap other than that triple head it has) is useful for massaging deltoids, kneecaps, top of foot, back of hand, along with any of the long muscles suitable for two-head massager. Theragun Pro does not include any double or triple head attachments.

The case foam stinks. It off gasses a VOC’s.

I’m probably going to return this unit. It stalls, overheats, bounces off (with a lousy selection of single heads). It is worth about $120 to me, no more.

Theragun Pro is not designed for self-use. Due to the lack of multi-head attachments, it bounces off and doesn’t work on long muscles.

I’d like to find a massage gun that I can use on myself.

Update, July 25, 2020

I reached out to Therabody and asked if they influence reviews on Amazon, where they sell products.

Therabody customer support confirmed, from management at Therabody, that Therabody has no influence on Amazon reviews. They wrote:—

Hello Garrett,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us today!

I was able to confirm with my team and they informed me that Amazon reviews the comments and takes ownership of those falling under their responsibility. This means we do not influence Amazon’s removal of reviews.

Again, thank you for contacting us, and please be sure to reach back out with any further questions! Should you require immediate service, please feel free to contact us: (866) 221-2185.

Amazon, not Therabody, censored my review. I guess Amazon is protecting their business interests by kissing up on the CCP by censoring any review with anything critical of the CCP. But Amazon won’t say. They hide their censorship agenda.

Facebook Pretends to Allow Appeal


Facebook pretends to allow appeal. When attempting to submit the appeal, a nondescript error message is presented to the user. It looks as if there could be an error in the code or with the network. Yet it is a strategy to disallow appeals, masked to be as vague and non-transparent as possible.

Facebook, the arbiter of truth, keeps me “safe” from the mob of bullies who jumped on my post to ignorantly attack me. By suspending my account, Facebook kept me “safe”.

This is just another example of social media censorship. Why did they censor me and nobody else on the thread? They won’t say!

Fauci Lied

Fauci lied.

NIH has deleted the genomic data on COVID-19, in a massive cover-up to hide the evidence that COVID-19 is engineered.

If we had known that this virus was engineered, we would have had more information to better defend against it.
Fauci covered it all up.

The coverup and lab leak hypothesis has become a partisan issue. This seems to have originated from former president Trump stating that the virus had come from the Wuhan lab and had not originated in China. The reaction from Fauci was that this was wrong, and the left and CNN jumped on that to show that Donald Trump was wrong. Unfortunately, Fauci was wrong and thus, CNN and all who propagated his lies were wrong. COVID-19 seems to have most certainly come from a lab, and the left has maintained their position that Trump was wrong.

How to Respond To “Have You Been Vaccinated for COVID-19?”

How to Respond To “Have You Been Vaccinated for COVID-19?”

Social pressure for SARS Cov-2 vaccination is strong as mask mandates are lifted. When someone asks you your vaccine status, it’s up to you to decide how to answer, including to not tell them about your vaccination status or any other medical condition, including any known or suspected allergies to vaccine adjuvants.


Quora — Banned for Life

Quora bans users for life.

In this case, I was mass reported by I believe two groups users who disagreed with what I had to say. This completely blocks my ability to interact in any way whatsoever. I can’t post or read. If nobody knows I exist, do I?

The goal of cancel culture is to cancel people. The perversity of their end goal is elimination of those who they disagree with. That’s a dangerous prospect. Don’t think they won’t come for you.

There is no right and wrong; only actions and consequences. This is war.