Monthly Archives: December 2012

Obama voters

By | December 31, 2012

Here’s what you voted for when you voted for Obama. I know, Romney was no better. But this is the sentence that really stood out to me the most. Everywhere the social gains of the twentieth century are either being eroded, or destroyed. Yes. I’ve long suspected that in the long sweep of human history,… Read More »


By | December 30, 2012

Most people hate fantasy. I understand this – I don’t like much of it myself. I am not sure exactly why I don’t like much of it, but I think for most people it is because it serves to painfully highlight the shortcomings and failures of their own lives. But as I read review after… Read More »


By | December 30, 2012

I only like maybe 1/10 of Tegan and Sara’s music (but what I do like, I like very much). However, it’s to their benefit that they often look like futuristic android Blade Runner women. I can roll with that.

Jaron Lanidiot

By | December 29, 2012

I’ve always thought Jaron Lanier was an irritating douchebag, and here he goes again demonstrating just why. “I’d had a career as a professional musician and what I started to see is that once we made information free, it wasn’t that we consigned all the big stars to the bread lines.” (They still had mega-concert… Read More »


By | December 28, 2012

I rail against Windows 8 and similar OSes frequently only because I often need to get real work done on my machine and an OS like that strongly prevents it. It’s not that I don’t like change; I’ve been changing OSes and GUIs, as I’ve pointed out previously, before most people had any idea what… Read More »


By | December 28, 2012

A photo of a tiny spider I took in our bathroom with a 100mm Canon Macro (L glass, which stands for “Lawd, that shit expensive!”). The spider was 2-3mm across.

Both hands off your gat

By | December 26, 2012

Guns will never be banned in the US. It’s not going to happen. But there is much that can be done. What sane people should be fighting for is something like this: If you really think you do need a gun, yearly training is required – at least two full days of training. If you… Read More »


By | December 26, 2012

If you can, avoid gasoline with ethanol in it altogether. If you can’t, definitely do not use E15 as it has an even higher chance of damaging your car.


By | December 25, 2012

One of the best things I’ve done to my computer setup is add bias lighting. It reduces eye strain and makes your monitor appear to look better. Used to be very expensive and difficult, and now it’s trivially easy. Took me about $60 and 10 minutes work. For the ROI, it’s so very much worth… Read More »