Monthly Archives: October 2012

Faster I will be

By | October 30, 2012

Another few things about the shittiness of Windows 8. When I or anyone else complains about the Start menu being removed and replaced with a screen-spanning monstrosity, the Microsoft apologist response is, "It works just the same as the Start menu, it’s just larger!" And then when I point out that, no, the Windows 7… Read More »

Ruining all software

By | October 30, 2012

Looks like Mozilla is about to ruin bookmarks, too. It’s weird to me how when you say that you don’t like the Windows 8 interface, or hate Unity, or hate features being taken away that you use every few minutes, that it’s just because you “hate change.” Look, motherfuckers, I’ve used more UIs (graphical and… Read More »

Nexus -10

By | October 29, 2012

I was excited about the Google/Samsung Nexus 10 tablet that was released today, as it was alleged to have a 2560×1600 screen. Rumor is, though, that the screen uses PenTile technology, which is a way of faking resolution. To state it eloquently, fuck that shit. I know that would hurt my eyes, so I am… Read More »

Hurry cane

By | October 29, 2012

And there’s no global climate change, right? I’m a native Floridian. We live and breathe hurricanes. As the most hurricane-vulnerable state in the nation, and one of the most hurricane-vulnerable land masses in the world, it’s a yearly ritual to watch hurricanes develop and hopefully to pass us by. One of my very first memories… Read More »

Worship

By | October 28, 2012

Reading this article, this line struck me: “It seems our profound fascination with serial killers is matched by an equally profound lack of interest in their victims.” In America, where serial killer fascination seems most prevalent, we worship power above all else. And serial killers hold the power of life and death –  perhaps the… Read More »

Parker

By | October 25, 2012

This was my response to a woman at work asking me via email if I planned on coming to my company’s trivia night: “At first I looked at the invitation quizzically as I usually don’t concern myself with trivial pursuits, but so as not to put my reputation in Jeopardy, I then asked myself the… Read More »

Ain’t no way

By | October 24, 2012

Every time I feel the temptation to break my new eating habits, even a little, I remember how unpleasant it was to be fat. Pretty easy then to say no to that eggnog in the fridge.

Simulacrum

By | October 24, 2012

Most things we’d see now as advances won’t be needed when it becomes easier to transport reality around. There are two paths to shaping the universe. One is to go out and seize it, and bend it to the will of intelligence. The other is to create a universe and then live there. We’ll do… Read More »

Kissed

By | October 24, 2012

I don’t really give a shit about two women kissing either way, but the expression on the faces of the anti-gay protesters in the background is great and makes the photo. Perhaps it’s just projection, but many of them look disgusted and envious at the same time. Also, the two kissing have enormous bags.

Harping on it

By | October 24, 2012

Why didn’t someone tell me before that there were electric harps? Very cool, but I’d rather see them when they are actually playing the piece, not just miming playing something they’ve already recorded. (I mean, they are really playing it even in the video, obviously, but we are only hearing the audio they’ve already recorded… Read More »