Monthly Archives: March 2017

Waddle

By | March 31, 2017

Duck eggs are quite a bit different in taste and consistency as compared to chicken eggs — and larger, too. I think in many ways I prefer the ova of the cluckier fowl, but I’m glad I didn’t duck out on dabbling in this new (to me) cuisine. Their shells, though, are much harder to… Read More »

XRDP

By | March 31, 2017

Hey ya’ll, xrdp is pretty brilliant. I use it with Xubuntu (thus, XFCE) and a guide for that can be found here. If you want a GUI for remote Linux boxes and are tired of goofing around with VNC and its tendency to break from release to release, this is your ticket. It also supports… Read More »

If you build it

By | March 30, 2017

When Cleopatra was queen of Egypt, the Great Pyramid at Giza was already older than all of the surviving iconic Roman monuments extant today. To Cleopatra, the Giza pyramids were literally ancient history. The sheer scope of time that pharaonic Egypt survived is astounding — nearly 3,000 years. We will likely never see such an… Read More »

Befriended

By | March 30, 2017

Look at this goofy assclown. Yes I'm a straight, normal, married man so I don't go out making friends with women, nor do I have any desire to https://t.co/7DUHEAeXj2 — Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 30, 2017 I’m not married, but I’ve been with my (female) partner for 11 years now — and I am so… Read More »

The maze from above

By | March 30, 2017

I don’t have a good name for this concept yet, but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about mental “glitch traps.” I’ll illustrate by exposition. Ran into one at work yesterday with someone I was attempting to explain something quite easy to. But because it didn’t fit into their worldview, they just could not comprehend… Read More »

Chronologies of setting

By | March 29, 2017

I really have very little in common with people my age. I mean, I never have much in common with anyone at all but people my age — fuck, I don’t give a crap about your golf score, your mortgage, your kids or their antics, your investment “advice,” how the 70s or the 80s was… Read More »

Places

By | March 29, 2017

Every place a person stands is its own country, with an inhabitant of but one. There is no other way to be in this world. Your eyes saccade over the contours of the known yet this process is not reversible: a grace and a curse. There can be no ascertaining the arrangement of any other… Read More »

Single player

By | March 29, 2017

If Bernie Sanders manages to kick into gear a real drive for single payer, he’ll have helped save more lives and bettered the lot of more people than nearly anyone who ever lived — all without drone-bombing anyone to freedom. Bernie was always better as not-president. Admittedly, though, nearly anything is better than Trump.

Skills

By | March 28, 2017

It’s nice to have skills people want. I raised my consulting rate yesterday by 35% and the company I consult for part-time (my second job) just said, “Ok.” I’ve been doing much more work for them and much harder work, so it was justified. But, cool, a raise.