Monthly Archives: January 2013

Mini

By | January 31, 2013

The past few weeks, I’ve had minions all over the world doing my bidding. I am mad with the power! Ok, not really, but it is weird running projects you’ve never actually seen.

Delta V

By | January 31, 2013

The only way to play the market right now. Ah, bullshit, though, about being a pro – you don’t need to be one to play this game. You just need to be smart. It’s the game I’m playing, too – just waiting for another panicky crash, and I’ll be all over it.

Slumlord

By | January 30, 2013

What’s the most weird to me about so-called conservatives is that as long as they are the dominant ones, they don’t care if they are wearing a loincloth standing astride the slum where everyone else is naked – as long as the naked ones are poorer and more oppressed than they are. Caring about relative… Read More »

Shootin’

By | January 30, 2013

I have pretty extensive weapons training, both informal and formal – I can hit targets accurately and consistently at 300 meters. I can disassemble and re-assemble a number of weapons very quickly. I can hit moving targets, and I can even fire fairly accurately dual-wielding pistols action movie style (which is very hard, I might… Read More »

Wild about them

By | January 29, 2013

In other music news, Wild Flag is fucking fantastic. I was never a fan of Sleater-Kinney; despite their agreeable politics and Carrie Brownstein being an amazing woman, their music just never grabbed me. No matter how much you agree with someone, when it comes to liking music you just can’t fake the funk. Wild Flag… Read More »

Cannot hear

By | January 29, 2013

Apparently I am very late to to this, but anyone who thinks Beyoncé was lip-syncing the Star-Spangled Banner at the inauguration must be freakin’ deaf. I mean, you can hear the audio from the monitors on the microphone, so it sounds like she’s double-tracked. There’s around a 20-30ms delay. Listen for it; I’m guessing most… Read More »

Memorex

By | January 29, 2013

Every time I see something like this: I go pirate something else expensive. Seriously, fuck the copyright industry.

Deterioration

By | January 28, 2013

Confirmed: It’s not just an urban myth (as I’ve seen some people claim) that burned CDs and DVDs deteriorate after less than a decade. This weekend, I tried to read several hundred files from a DVD I burned seven years ago. Approximately 20% of them were corrupt to various levels. Some were totally unreadable, and… Read More »