Monthly Archives: March 2015

Avoid avoid avoid

By | March 31, 2015

If you’re planning on using CentOS 7 with mdadm RAID, please do avoid. I never did identify the specific problem but it’s as buggy as a 10-day-old corpse. Had ridiculous and unsolvable problems with this config creating a simple RAID 5 set with four drives. Should be very easy. Instead I’ve wasted loads of time… Read More »

The mental matters

By | March 31, 2015

I think one of the reasons I was successful in my weight loss is the mental model I had and have of it. Most FA types seem to see a diet as a punishment. But one of the problems is that they are on a “diet.” I never went on a diet and never saw… Read More »

Trailer park

By | March 30, 2015

I’ve got no patience for anyone who makes fun of trailer park residents or trailer parks in general. Trailer parks are affordable housing — probably the only remaining affordable housing in America — though they are disappearing. I started my life in a trailer park. Where else was my family going to live? It’s all… Read More »

Hey Now

By | March 28, 2015

Let’s watch Hanna Reid and her great voice. Well, you can’t watch her voice. Not unless you’ve done quite a bit of LSD. But it’s infinitely more fun than ranting about anti-evidential buttnuggets. I don’t even like the song all that much, but I fucking love her voice.

User punishment

By | March 28, 2015

I have another post in store about phenomena related to these ideas, but let’s talk about when the Gnome3/Windows 8/SystemD braindead contingent claim that, “Well, people hated Windows 95 when it came out, too!” Or Windows XP. To bolster the fuckwit idea that “people just hate change” for making products so terrible that people won’t… Read More »

Income around

By | March 28, 2015

My family was poor, especially when I was 0-7. Poor enough that I thought getting a piece of white bread was a treat. So it’s weird and humbling to think that this year our household will be in the top 5% of US earners. How did that even happen? I think inflation-adjusted I’ll make this… Read More »

Lard lord

By | March 27, 2015

“Thin privilege” is one of the biggest piles of bullshit this side of a cattle ranch. But this says it best. Yeah, yeah, there are more imortant things to do than fighting against the FA/Celebration morons, but they are so much fun to bait and they are a complete embodiment *cough* of the ridiculous and… Read More »

A mil

By | March 27, 2015

No human being is worth paying more than a million dollars a year. Not a single one. And the ones who possibly might be — like Steve Jobs and a very few others — would do what they do anyway without billions of dollars being thrown at them. If anyone makes more than a million… Read More »


By | March 26, 2015

Movie references are fun. The “HAL” in “HAL 9000” is also only one letter off from IBM. This is more evidence of a direct reference to IBM. One day I want to write a piece about references in film that are nearly everywhere but harder to quantify — such as how so, so very many… Read More »