Monthly Archives: April 2013


By | April 14, 2013

Funny that people at work are very Microsoft-centric and make fun of Linux and Unix as being archaic OSes, but who do they call the moment they run into a problem with a Unix- or Unix-like OS? Yep, me. Oh, what is it, the phone system needs to be in by this week and no… Read More »

Escapism and guilty pleasures

By | April 12, 2013

I’ve always despised the concept of “guilty pleasures.” Perhaps that is just my native contrarian nature coming out, but when someone asks me, sputtering, “But how can someone like you like rap?” I immediately want nothing more to do with them. Not that my choices of music, of books, should never be criticized but at… Read More »


By | April 9, 2013

About “journalists” like Chana Joffe-Walt, do they even bother doing any goddamn research anymore at all, or do they just go ahead and write what their corporate masters tell them straight away? Seems like the latter to me.


By | April 9, 2013

Of the many times I’ve been banned from Pandagon, one of the earliest was for espousing the ideas of Shulamith Firestone, by far my favorite feminist thinker and writer, and probably the most underappreciated. Apparently, in the Pandagonian world of feminism, feminism so radical is itself oppressive to women because they can “never live up… Read More »


By | April 9, 2013

I am still an iPad skeptic, even though I own one and use it frequently. Nearly all I do with mine is to read books with it due to the gorgeous screen. It is exceptionally good at that; however, at everything else, like all tablets, it’s a nearly-total failure. The screen is too small to… Read More »

Yon singer

By | April 3, 2013

For anyone who thinks that Beyonce’s “Star-Spangled Banner” was lip-synced at the inauguration you should really watch this: That’s what a four-octave range sounds like, folks. Notice that even when 10-15 other people are singing in the background she is still easily louder than all of them while still hitting every note. And while sitting… Read More »


By | April 3, 2013

Yesterday I realized how rich people get themselves into trouble by saying stupid things. It’s surprisingly easy to do when your life is much different than others who might hear you. I’m certainly not rich by the American definition, but I don’t spend all that much money and due to certain (legal) things I’ve done… Read More »

Looking glass pass

By | April 1, 2013

It’s not that I’d ever be in a relationship with someone that I find completely unattractive, but I don’t pick potential partners by how beautiful they are; beauty fades, and what remains is what matters. That said, at the end of high school I dated for a while a girl who was extremely physically attractive.… Read More »