Monthly Archives: June 2017

Gilmore no more

By | June 30, 2017

About The Handmaid’s Tale, Elisabeth Moss does a really good job. I can’t imagine anyone better to play the part. However, Alexis Bledel is just great as Ofglen. I didn’t know she had a role like that in her. Good fucking work making the viewer feel so much in so little screen time.

Time travel

By | June 29, 2017

I’m not a millennial and I don’t agree with all of this post, but I am glad someone remembers what it was really like. The 90’s were so positive, and it seemed like anything and everything was possible for me and humanity. It doesn’t matter if any of that hope and promise was true. I’ll… Read More »

User focus

By | June 28, 2017

I used to ask about removing user control from software, “How do companies benefit from making their users’ experiences worse?” But then I realized that it’s the wrong question. It’s not about the users — not really. Does anyone really believe that Mozilla is attempting to please users by making their software worse, for instance?… Read More »

Dub dub

By | June 28, 2017

My brain is fried from being sick and studying for cert tests, so I need something light to watch for a break. So I tried Kong: Skull Island. Holy crap, it has the worst overdubbing of any big budget movie I’ve ever seen. Just terrible sound localization, syncing, and verisimilitude. I could not even watch… Read More »


By | June 27, 2017

The surest sign that I wrote a good joke is when a bunch of men show up in my mentions explaining it to me, as if I put it there by accident — Eliza Skinner (@elizaskinner) June 19, 2017


By | June 27, 2017

This is really linguistically and semiotically interesting, but I’m too tired to write about that. It’s also a few years old. Luckily, it’s also hella funny: “Tinkle outside the binkle.” Indeed.

Physics envy and vice versa

By | June 26, 2017

New Model of Evolution Finally Reveals How Cooperation Evolves. No. I haven’t read the paper — don’t have time — but this sounds like another “physicists solve biology” claim. Not saying the result is invalid, but this is a common theme with physicists who barge into other fields, “solve” them and then depart, triumphant —… Read More »

Shifts and rifts

By | June 25, 2017

This is an observant comment in a pretty insightful thread overall. The problem is that video games were at one point an escape from mundane reality. And now mundane reality is so bereft of opportunity that people are pretending to have mundane, banal jobs for fun. The guys who regularly sink hours into Truck Simulator… Read More »