Monthly Archives: April 2014


By | April 30, 2014

How the pedestrians cross the road here is how you also have to cross in Egypt. Took me a long time to get used to that, but when I got back to the States I almost killed myself by doing something similar in a large road. In the US, they just run you over if… Read More »


By | April 29, 2014

People have always told me it’s a mistake to be a generalist. People are always wrong. Especially in IT, it’s a mistake not being a generalist, as technologies and even basic applications change so fast. Being a generalist means I have a basic understanding of just about everything important, so when the virtualization du jour… Read More »


By | April 29, 2014

I don’t want to put my story on this site, as I think that is a space better used for women’s stories as they receive the principal harm from sexism, but it reminded me of a potluck dinner I attended at a job a few years ago. I’d made lasagna, and the lasagna I make… Read More »


By | April 29, 2014

Instead of bothering to write a completely new and atrocious UI and UX, Mozilla should’ve just gotten rid of most of their developers, used the open source portions of Chrome, and called it good.

FF 29

By | April 29, 2014

If you use Firefox, Firefox 29 is out today. This is the one with the appallingly bad Australis redesign. It, like the Windows 8 “Metro” design, is tailored to three-year-olds and those who don’t need to get any work done. It is aimed at consumption, not power. It is shockingly bad and poorly-designed. This commenter… Read More »


By | April 29, 2014

I was just thinking about some of the crazy ridiculous shit I did in elementary school that would get me expelled or perhaps even arrested if I were in school now. There was this kid – a total snot whose parents were rich – who taunted me and others on the playground constantly. One day… Read More »

Move it

By | April 29, 2014

Why Americans Are Moving Less: New Jobs Aren’t Worth It. You can be poor where you already live. Why move somewhere else to go be poor there?

She’s right

By | April 28, 2014

I thought I’d disagree with this, but actually, she’s right from the most part. Before I started eating less, I probably ate around 3,000 calories a day. And sometimes a lot more than that. Now, I eat around 900 to 1,400 calories a day, probably averaging somewhere around 1,100 I’d guess. Before my change of… Read More »

Literary novels

By | April 27, 2014

I’ve read a lot of literary novels, and I’ve read a lot of sf, and rather less fantasy. I no longer read literary novels for the most part as they are so incredibly boring and all of the characters in them are implausibly similar, which is the same complaint that this blogger seem to have… Read More »


By | April 26, 2014

In a way, it’s nice to see that female physicists are as susceptible to arrogance and engineeritis as male ones. Equality means that women should be allowed to be arrogant pricks just like male ones with the same consequences or lack thereof. For the record, I really hardly feel like even posting this as I… Read More »