Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hacking it

By | July 31, 2015

This CNN article is aimed the right way, but kind of perpetuates the very sexism it’s trying to combat. Quick, name a couple of famous female coders in the vein of Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. Nobody comes to mind, eh? Actually, more than a few come to mind. This is six just off the… Read More »

Customize

By | July 31, 2015

Sweet, just figured out how to do custom key mapping on my keyboard using Karabiner. I got a new keyboard with an integrated number pad and arrow keys, and I want the plus and minus signs on the number pad to also be an enter key (as I only rarely use the number pad and… Read More »

Consequences

By | July 31, 2015

The consequences to Microsoft releasing a free OS is that it steals all your data and sends it to Microsoft, the NSA and advertisers. Great work, Microsoft! Keep it up! But seriously, if I ever use Windows 10 outside of a VM, I’ll be nuking “features” left and right until my install resembles Sing Sing… Read More »

Why hath the universe cursed me?

By | July 30, 2015

Today I learned that one of the people I went to high school with and attended many classes with is a leader of the absurdist art project that is the fat acceptance/fat celebration movement. That’d be Marianne Kirby. But MacBeth said it better concerning how I feel about this: “Accursèd be that tongue that tells… Read More »

Powerful stupid

By | July 30, 2015

Man, these people are powerful stupid. What does this mean? What is this person even talking about? Lifestyle changes are much easier than dieting. I made a lifestyle change, lost a large amount of weight and I don’t spend more than a few minutes a day thinking about food or what to eat. If you… Read More »

All modern

By | July 30, 2015

All modern OSes are terrible and they all annoy me. If I had a billion dollars, I’d pay someone a hundred mill to construct an OS just for me, to do exactly what I need (and that does include the integrated Space Laser and Any Mention of Jerry Seinfeld Anywhere Destructifier features).* *Note: Space Laser… Read More »

Belting

By | July 30, 2015

They are really good. I’m a sucker for music with weird spacey noises and this has plenty of that. Also the blonde singer has really pretty slightly crazy eyes. Like not the kind of crazy eyes where she’d kill you in your sleep, but where she’d figure out who your greatest enemy was and if… Read More »

Systems outlook not enough

By | July 29, 2015

This is a very programmer-y piece to write, because it examines open offices from a completed systemic and mechanistic viewpoint, even though the reason open offices are so prevalent really has nothing to do with any factor cited in the article. First, the notion should be dispelled that companies care primarily about productivity and profit.… Read More »

De-crapifier

By | July 29, 2015

If I get time, I’m going to write a Windows 10 Powershell de-crapifier script that removes all the annoyances, privacy violations and boneheaded decisions of Windows 10. It’ll do this: Remove all metro crapplications. Change firewall to deny/deny and only allow ports 53, 80 and 443 by default, and then only for a web browser.… Read More »

Ejection seat

By | July 29, 2015

I have a strange desire to read Dante’s Divine Comedy again. First read it when I was 12 or so. It infected my brain. In a good way, but made me feel apart from the world. Maybe this time I’ll try it in French, which means I’ll go at 1/10 the speed and won’t understand… Read More »