Monthly Archives: April 2015

Love it or

By | April 30, 2015

America. Where being really fit and working hard to get that way is being “ill.” My friends, what a country indeed. I guarantee that if I could control (and I mean fully control 24 hours a day) anyone’s diet and fitness, I could make them thin and in shape. The most valuable lesson I learned… Read More »

The Left left

By | April 30, 2015

This is why I want nothing to do with the conventional left. Five cartoonists had just been killed by a death squad, and many on the left and the right seemed uncertain about which party had committed the greater offense. Completely foul. Especially as the vast vast majority of the people — including most of… Read More »

Customer service so good it kicks

By | April 30, 2015

Working in customer service must be the most depressing, enervating job in all history. I’ve never done so but in life I’ve noticed that the dumbest people also tend to be the loudest and most obnoxious on some sort of logarithmic scale. Don’t know why this tendency is so prevalent in humans but it means… Read More »

Not the laugh kind

By | April 30, 2015

Riots are the language of those who do not have the voice to express the loss of what they rightly know has been taken from them. Are you paying attention to Baltimore now or not? Then the riots worked.

One last time for the nostalgia

By | April 30, 2015

As I’ve seen more skinny shaming over the years, I’ve always wondered why so many people come up with so many excuses for why they are fat? Does it seem to most people like something they have no control over? It never seemed that way to me. It’s not your genetics. It’s not your conditions.… Read More »


By | April 29, 2015

Goddamn I did a lot of IT stuff today. HyperV failover clustering. Started creating a NetApp vfiler. Various VMware tasks. Worked on documentation of said HyperV cluster. Installed a firewall remotely. Created an IPSec VPN tunnel, tested it. Explained how VOIP phone systems work. Prepped a firewall for a site-to-site VPN connection. And probably some… Read More »

Violets is the answer

By | April 28, 2015

It is a true fact (heh) that most of the the men that are “needed” to protect against violence would not be needed if there were no men. I don’t think violence would be utterly absent in an all-female world. But I do wonder how it’d be different. It probably would be, especially at first.… Read More »


By | April 28, 2015

Is this a good test? I couldn’t do this. But when the doctor asked him to count backward from 100, subtracting seven from each number — 100, 93, 86, 79 — a look of confusion washed over his face. I also would count as drunk all the time to most cops as I can’t recite… Read More »

XFCE and upgrading

By | April 27, 2015

Of all the desktop environments out there, I like XFCE the best. It is solid, gets out of the way and doesn’t try to hide absolutely everything. It operates like a desktop environment should and not like some phone interface somehow incongruously grafted onto a desktop machine. I also recently made the mistake of upgrading… Read More »

Getting you to do the dirty work

By | April 26, 2015

Be aware that when people inveigh against and call for Reddit to be shut down that they (and perhaps you) are doing the dirty work of the class of (mostly) corporate types who want all such bastions of relatively free expression and thought to disappear from the internet. This is who really wants Reddit shut… Read More »