Monthly Archives: May 2013

All my dreams

By | May 31, 2013

Oh my fucking god, I cannot wait. Good fonts, good fonts everywhere! Every time we post a story that mentions a high-PPI notebook, tablet, or smartphone screen, folks chime in about the need for higher pixel densities on the desktop. Well, here you go. Asus has announced a 31.5″ monitor with a “4K Ultra HD”… Read More »


By | May 31, 2013

As a species, I think humans are too stupid due to evolutionary circumstances to not go extinct. There’s a fairly good chance that we will create real AI before our final departure, so we may leave successors. Some humans may also sort of survive – either resurrected from stored DNA or kept as near-pets by… Read More »

Fuck keyboard shortcuts

By | May 30, 2013

About those who think that keyboard shortcuts are the sine qua non of computer use, how about this: fuck you. I use or work on seven differerent OSes regularly or semi-regularly. Yes, that is correct. Seven. I use not-very-regularly seven more. That’s 14 different OSes that I use. Now tell me, how am I supposed… Read More »


By | May 30, 2013

Wow, the the new Gmail sounds even more horrendous than it already was. So very glad that there are still desktop mail clients that do what I want. But like a lot of tools that are increasingly designed for non-power users, it makes the hoi polloi slightly faster, but decreases my competition among smarter people… Read More »


By | May 29, 2013

It is clear that humanity will not be allowed to get in the way of corporate profits. It is also clear that people who believe that corporations are just a collection of humans and only that understand very little about the world. After all, a human is only a collection of single cells – and… Read More »

Official supervision

By | May 24, 2013

I’m a company officer where I work. Have been for close to a year now, I guess. Still is weird to see my name next to the bigwigs in company communications and the like. What it really means mostly is that I can sign expensive contracts and such now that I couldn’t before, that I… Read More »


By | May 23, 2013

I used to paint some or all of my fingernails in high school, because at that time I just did not give a fuck. In rural, very homophobic gender-stereotypical North Florida, too. That I didn’t get beaten into a pulp is a bit miraculous, really. Of course a reputation for not giving a fuck is… Read More »


By | May 23, 2013

Mint 15: Today’s best Linux desktop. Agreed. I run it on our home server. The Cinammon and MATE editions are far, far better than the interface apocalypses that are Unity, Windows 8 and Gnome 3. But as I’ve said before about Windows 8, Gnome 3 and Unity the great thing about those interfaces is that… Read More »

Boxed in

By | May 23, 2013

I don’t give a crap about gaming consoles really, but the new Xbox console even looks terrible to me, and I plan to own not a one of them. Slower? More restricted? About “social” garbage? Indie developers not allowed? Why would anyone buy it?


By | May 23, 2013

Disclaimer first: I am very much for gun control – far too many people in this country have lethal weapons that they should not, and nothing good results therefrom. That said, I do have to quibble with the “can’t fight the army” argument against gun control. No, in a conventional war, a bunch of gun… Read More »