Monthly Archives: February 2016

Never quite goes away

By | February 29, 2016

This post resonates with me. Some of it, though, was different for me. I’ve always had absurd amounts of confidence, nearly unflappable no matter what depredations others subjected me to do. This is both bad and good. But when I was young it helped me to survive. No one ever could and never did convince… Read More »

Corporations are very dumb

By | February 28, 2016

How much of a pay cut would you take to have a private office rather than having to work in an open floor plan? Hmm, I actually do like my teammates so it’s not as important as it would be at other places I’ve been — but I’d still get vastly more done with my… Read More »


By | February 27, 2016

People are really surprised about this? Of course many white Sanders fans are going to vote for Trump if Sanders isn’t nominated and Trump is. I’m bad at political analysis, but anyone who didn’t realize this is missing so much that should be utterly obvious. Trump and Sanders have positioned themselves and many see them… Read More »

Cashless society

By | February 26, 2016

You might have been wondering why you’ve seen so many articles lately about how the $100 bill should be eliminated because it aids terrorists, and also propaganda concerning the magisterial wonders of a cashless society. There are two reasons for this. One is that cash transactions are one of the last bastions of anonymity and… Read More »


By | February 24, 2016

A recommendation I made at work — and which others fought vehemently against for ideological reasons — increased performance on an extremely important, critical system by 600% in one part and 900% in another. And also took it I might add from non-functional to working perfectly. There were no additional costs and resources are better… Read More »

Or something like it

By | February 24, 2016

Many of the problems that modern humans experience — especially in the richer Western world — are because we are supremely maladapted to our own civilization. Our autonomic nervous system interprets many issues as life or death that are merely inconveniences. This acute stress response to small slights was once very adaptive indeed as exile… Read More »

GoT Aleppo

By | February 23, 2016

It’s strange that people can complain about the supposed excessive violence in Game of Thrones while in the actual world that we live in, Aleppo exists (sort of, these days). I don’t understand. But I guess when your life is excessively privileged, there are no consequences for believing all sorts of exceedingly ridiculous bullshit. The… Read More »

C v E

By | February 23, 2016

One thing that bothers me about the social justice warriors is that almost none of them can recognize when a work is a critique or an endorsement. Happens over and over again. I think this is deliberate. It’s sort of the Orwellian belief that completely eliminating a syntactic and thematic structure of something can eliminate… Read More »