Monthly Archives: June 2015


By | June 20, 2015

Television News Covers Women’s Sports Less Today Than It Did 25 Years Ago. Which is too bad. I generally prefer when I watch sports to watch women play as men try to dominate with solely raw power, while women’s sports tend to be more about finesse and strategy. For this reason years ago I used… Read More »


By | June 18, 2015

This is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever read. No, no, trans fat was banned because it’s fucking terrible for you. If these FA types spent even half as much time actually trying to lose weight as they do writing such specious BS they’d probably lose a hell of a lot of weight. A… Read More »


By | June 18, 2015

I’m sure I’ll be accused of being a huge troglodyte, but I can’t say I really understand the difference between people like Caitlyn Jenner who claim to be* transsexual and people like Rachel Dolezal who claim to be transracial. Is there any substantive difference? If so, what is it? What rhetorical, philosophical and sociological knots… Read More »

Extinction of reason

By | June 17, 2015

Good grief, this is depressing. Some 41 percent of people around the world get their news from Facebook each week, a number that towers over Twitter (at 11 percent) despite the media’s obsession with the Twitterverse. I’m not surprised, really, but I feel a way for which there is no word in English. Like when… Read More »


By | June 16, 2015

Found another mugshot of a family member on one of those mugshot sites. First cousin this time. Last time I saw him, I think he was three or four years old. And another brother of a close friend from that time. I look not to make fun of those people. It’s to remind myself that… Read More »

MBAs and IT

By | June 13, 2015

Having MBAs in charge of IT at every level is one of the stupidest business decisions that can be made, yet it’s consistently done. It doesn’t rein in costs, which is the intent. It probably raises them. Yet it’s the default. IT obviously needs business oversight. But the way it’s done it hurts the business… Read More »

But it’s impossible!

By | June 13, 2015

Actual ACA increases by large insurers. Looks like so far it’s all double digits. This was predictable. Despite the penalties, those most likely to sign up for Obamacare are those already sick or unhealthy. This means it’ll have a terrible risk pool. Basically the ACA did nothing to fix the health care system, but instead… Read More »


By | June 12, 2015

By the way, still possible to get pictures of cute female corpses at Reddit. Why? Cute female corpses don’t complain! Ain’t writing no letters. Aren’t throwing their weight around. They can’t. They’re dead. Fuck I hate Ellen Pao. And all capitalists, really. But particularly her at the moment.

The letters

By | June 12, 2015

Well now I can add some more letters after my name. Got a new cert yesterday. Here’s the ones I currently hold: RHCE, MCSE, VCP-DCV (4&5), CCNP, ITIL Foundation ITIL Foundation is the new one. I have many, many other certs that are intermediate, but those are my “terminal” highest-level ones.