Monthly Archives: May 2014

Culture

By | May 31, 2014

I’m definitely a geek and a nerd, but I don’t really identify much with geek culture at all. Like most cultures, I never really fit into it even though technically it’s the one most like my proclivities. I guess it’s because I’ve always had a healthy ego, and never subscribed to the “we’re so oppressed… Read More »

When I realized

By | May 31, 2014

The moment I truly realized my life had completed changed from how I grew up wasn’t until I was probably 24 or 25 or so. It was at work, and I’d agreed to sub in for a woman on a bowling league who wasn’t able to show up that night. One of the other guys… Read More »

Sexing it up

By | May 31, 2014

I’m not surprised that most people who are attempting to “rescue” sex workers actually do more harm than good. This includes 99% of Western feminists, too. Ain’t hardly nobody talking about rescuing Wal-Mart workers, or waitresses, or short-order cooks, and believe me some of those people are just as exploited – and probably more so… Read More »

Ammo

By | May 31, 2014

When you see ammo “cooking off*” in movies, it’s portrayed as hugely dangerous, like the bullets are firing as if they were in a gun. But that’s not actually what happens**. The bullet needs something to “push against” to actually fire, and is greatly accelerated by the barrel of the weapon it’s fired from. When… Read More »

AHS

By | May 30, 2014

American Horror Story, despite being too campy for me at times, is much, much better than expected. One of the best things about it is that its stellar cast includes at least 50% women as major characters in every season, and in Season 3, 90% of the cast is female. It’s nice when a show… Read More »

The load

By | May 29, 2014

Stop Buying Load Balancers and Start Controlling Your Traffic Flow with Software. I frickin’ hate hardware load balancers. Every time I’ve used them, they have caused problems. Will have to look into this; looks really useful.

Yes

By | May 29, 2014

Yes, this comment perfectly describes my level of obliviousness from the age of 13-25 or so. Something very near that happened to me, and of course I missed the signs. I was staying over at the house of a girl I used to date, but we’d broken up very amicably about six months before. Her… Read More »

SK

By | May 28, 2014

I see that the ever-awesome Sarah Kendzior feels the same way about the tabletization and dumbing down of every piece of software out there. Go to her main profile page to see what she’s talking about. Twitter is basically unusable now from a content consumption perspective for anyone with an IQ above that of a… Read More »

IF

By | May 27, 2014

If the idiotic fuck-up misogynist Elliott Rodger hadn’t killed a bunch of people, we’d be better off. But that’s not what happened. So at least we got the #yesallwomen movement out of it. Should be required reading in all schools across the land.

Tolkien for granted

By | May 27, 2014

Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf is better than Heaney’s as it is more like the original poem; which is also why people claim that Tolkien is a bad writer. That is to say, that Tolkien mostly wrote even his original works as if they were Old English literature translated as faithfully as possible into modern English.… Read More »