Monthly Archives: February 2013

You can quote me

By | February 28, 2013

I wish I could personally punch in the face whatever fucking idiot at Google made a quoted search such as “fucking idiot” not be a true verbatim search. Way to make your search engine worse, for the users who need that functionality the most.

1/2

By | February 28, 2013

I work really hard in my media consumption to make sure that I find films, books and other artwork that feature or at least include women as fully-realized, self-motivated characters. It’s not easy, and it’s getting harder. I’ve just never seen any reason at all to ignore half the human experience. That’s what I watch… Read More »

Some things

By | February 28, 2013

Some things that are almost certainly true but that almost everyone now highly doubts, and nearly everyone will call you crazy for believing: 1) Humans face a much greater chance of extinction than nearly anyone acknowledges; this lack of acknowledgement is mostly due to hubris. 2) Eating meat from formerly live animals will in less… Read More »

Ano

By | February 26, 2013

Another thing about short-term trading. You only care about the stupid. Don’t listen at all to most of anything. Just prick your ears up when something really, really dumb is happening. That’s where you make your money. For instance during the late 1990s, every schmoe in the universe was piling into Yahoo and Amazon as… Read More »

Sarah

By | February 26, 2013

This song has joined my tally of all-time favorite songs. Ignore the audio problems at the beginning; the sound person fixes them quickly. Kate Miller-Heidke is just awesome. I love when she uses her opera voice (former opera singer). And three percussionists! I’d just assumed before watching this that the waver in her voice that… Read More »

Pol

By | February 25, 2013

I will no longer be doing any blogging of any sort about politics on this (or any other) blog. It just makes me angry and there is nothing I can do at this stage, anyway. Corporations control the media and the government, and that is only increasing. Only a huge crisis, far more calamitous than… Read More »

Zing

By | February 25, 2013

Remember a few posts ago, about trading Zynga? Look at its range today. I would’ve made a lot of money. Easy call. But that’s really the secret, as much as there is one. Make the easy calls, and don’t be emotionally invested. Bail out when you are wrong, and automate the bailout. If I’d been… Read More »

Yo

By | February 24, 2013

Looking out the back door at our new place today, at first I thought I saw a dog, then realized it was a coyote. Very surprised to see one in broad daylight in an urban area. It was quite far away, but here are some photos I managed to take with the NEX-5N.

Day

By | February 24, 2013

I’d be day-trading the crap out of this stock if I were still in the game. High volume, large float, large short interest? Oh hell yeah. That means there’s a lot of stupid people doing a lot of stupid things with that stock. And the stupid is where you make your money. The thing that… Read More »

Where I was

By | February 24, 2013

I didn’t choose the redneck anti-government paranoiac conspiracy-theorist racist North Florida life, the redneck anti-government paranoiac conspiracy-theorist racist North Florida life chose me. Not quite as catchy as the Tupac variant, I know. And I am no longer remotely that guy, and indeed I never really was as I seem to have been born a… Read More »