Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ortho kills thought dead

By | June 29, 2015

Just as there is no gender without humans, there is no economics without people. The best trick our would-be and de facto masters ever played on us is pretending that the “laws” of economics are embedded in the universe just like the value of the electron’s charge or the ineluctable consequences of the Chandrasekhar Limit.… Read More »


By | June 29, 2015

Malcolm Gladwell is the worst thing to ever happen to non-fiction. At least since the McCarthy era. Of course there is a market for his crappy pap or it wouldn’t sell. And if someone threw that kind of money at me I’d also write about how this one simple trick can make you smarter than… Read More »

The invisible war

By | June 28, 2015

It is a good thing, but the only reason that gay marriage came about is that it’s not detrimental — and is marginally beneficial — to the whole neoliberal project of economic subjugation and upward redistribution. Promoting a stable society of worker drones is assisted by gay marriage, to some extent. It is a victory,… Read More »


By | June 26, 2015

Because of “designers” and their related pharisees, myrmidons and sycophants jacking around with frameworks and 10MB javascript libraries that load afresh every two seconds, web pages are now as slow as they were back in 1996 when I was still using dial-up and every so-called web master in existence thought it was totally neato to… Read More »

I can’t understand

By | June 26, 2015

Why do FA types think there is such a thing as naturally skinny? Ain’t nobody naturally skinny. Just like no one is naturally fat. How does this myth develop? Chris Hemsworth and his wife are skinny because they worked hard to get and stay that way. Since I lost weight, I’ve been called “naturally skinny”… Read More »

Paging a good word processor

By | June 26, 2015

OMG I’ve been using Pages on my iMac and it’s so vastly better than Word I’m kind of chagrined that I hadn’t used it much before. What I want it to do is just there — what I don’t want it to do (basically everything Word does) just doesn’t happen. Pages is how software should… Read More »

Solar us

By | June 25, 2015

Solar Prices to Reach $1 per Watt Target 3 Years Early. About a decade ago, many scientists were saying that it was impossible (for technical not political reasons) to transition to renewable energy. They were operating in good faith I think but really underestimated what can happen when you throw a whole lot of money… Read More »

Mobile is fucking everything up

By | June 24, 2015

I have a virtual machine on which an old version of Firefox is still installed. It’s shocking how much better Firefox looks and works compared to new versions. Mobile is destroying everything good. And morons. Always the morons. The problem with designing everything for morons is then only morons can use it.


By | June 23, 2015

All the fat people complain that former overweight and obese people are the worst for “shaming” them. Fuckin’ A. We remember very well how miserable and uncomfortable it was to be fat.

Google Craps

By | June 23, 2015

The new Google Maps is so terrible you just have to wonder what happened. What sort of MBA decrees and 10-hour-long business meetings resulted in such an atrocity to common sense. The most useful feature was the ability to find a location and search for things around it. This was what made Google Maps the… Read More »