Monthly Archives: June 2014


By | June 30, 2014

I’ve seen the stats. I know a lot of people have trouble losing weight. And yet I didn’t. I lost over 25% of my body weight in less than six months. Because I am not that big anyway, I had to buy three new sets of clothes in that time period. That weight has been… Read More »

YA, that’s about it

By | June 29, 2014

I stole this from somewhere, but now I can’t remember where and I can’t find it. But some wag observed – accurately – that the definition of YA had expanded so much that all that being a YA novel now means is that it is a novel people actually want to read. So true.

BS about women and pull-ups

By | June 29, 2014

Women can’t do pull-ups only because they are not trained to do them. I served in an airborne unit in the army. All the women I served with could do quite a few pull-ups, some more than me. In an airborne unit, pull-ups are more necessary than in most other units as you have to… Read More »


By | June 28, 2014

Remember this when ISPs claim that 250GB is enough for anyone, etc. You’ll need 165Mbps internet in just 6 years, study finds.   Bandwidth needs will continue going up at about the same rate for ~20 years or so, if other technologies are any guide (which they are).

PDA too far

By | June 28, 2014

Women being masturbated at in public isn’t as rare as you might think. Who thought it was rare? I personally know two women it’s happened to, and I don’t know many people.

Like a girl

By | June 28, 2014

Yeah, I know it’s a tampon commercial and thus designed to sell things, but it’s also really, really well done. I was on a work softball team a few years ago. We weren’t that good. There was a player there that would sometimes join our team when we needed an extra, who usually was on… Read More »

No animations

By | June 28, 2014

Google is going and making the same old mistakes in GUI design as has been done a million times, but can’t even recognize it because they are the “best and brightest” in their own eyes. It can do things that physical paper can’t, like grow and shrink with animations. Those animations were important to Google,… Read More »

Beat the rap

By | June 28, 2014

This is really good, and shows just how much artistry and language play goes into rap. Eminem, however, in this song is different. He interlinks his rhyme groups, a poetic technique known as “synchysis” in classical poetry like Vergil. This can be represented in the form ABAB. Poetry (…or rap) involving multiple synchyses would be… Read More »