Monthly Archives: August 2014

Adguard

By | August 29, 2014

Adblock Plus, in addition to having sold out to the ad industry, is also now slow and very, very bloated. When I was using it, my Firefox would routinely consume more than 7GB of memory. I have 32GB in my machine so the absolute amount of memory used wasn’t that big a deal, but it… Read More »

Hatred

By | August 29, 2014

Of all the things in the world that I can’t understand, the hatred of women is at the top of the list. No, not every man, yada yada. But it’s common enough that it happens all the time and wide (mostly male, but not exclusively) swaths of the population gleefully participate in it when it… Read More »

The humes

By | August 28, 2014

This essay – in addition to being beautifully written – is a good encapsulation of why the humanities is the most dangerous field of study of all. And why it’s the most often and the first attacked, and why it’s as necessary for life as science and engineering. Yes, science and engineering can build that… Read More »

Jobs

By | August 28, 2014

Yep. In job searches, people frequently look at the listed requirements, see a gap, and move on, fearing rejection and not wanting to waste the employer’s time and their own. They’re making a big mistake, and potentially holding their careers back. I’ve applied to and gotten jobs where I only met 10-20% of the “requirements.”… Read More »

Iggy

By | August 28, 2014

Because I don’t really give a shit about so-called cultural appropriation, I mostly like Iggy Azalea. She’s a legitimately good rapper, even if I don’t care for much of what she raps about. She’s better than many with far more recognition. I like her in this video because she looks like she’s in the world… Read More »

Vade

By | August 28, 2014

Back in April I wrote, “The Russian invasion of Ukraine is inevitable now, and has been for a while.” Today, this happened. Won’t someone get me a cushy and well-compensated pundit job? I am much better than they are, as they use, apparently, their asses as a guide while I use all of history –… Read More »

No Angel

By | August 27, 2014

Had I died at 18, and if the NYT had written an article about me post-mortem the way they chose to write about Mike Brown, these are the facts they’d have had to include: Mike…was no angel, public records and interviews with friends and family revealing both problems and promise in his young life. Suspected… Read More »

Prisms

By | August 27, 2014

There’s so much vapid stupidity associated with every human –ism that even the ones that I am naturally aligned with and for the most part agree with I tend to run from and to disassociate myself from. It’s not rational — for the most part — but due to my upbringing and general contrarian proclivities,… Read More »