Monthly Archives: October 2017


By | October 31, 2017

Have been reading more academic writing than usual lately. I *hate* it. Academic writing and how academics are required to write if they want their papers to be published is just horrifically bad. Strange how norms develop, and how they are enforced.

Suddenly Billie

By | October 28, 2017

Wow. All of the sudden, I like Green Day. That is very much like something I’d do. I have very low tolerance for men harassing women and if I see it in person, I step up. Fuck yeah Billie Joe. Who knew he was the real deal? Well, now I know.


By | October 28, 2017

About the below, the endpoint of all that — as in, what will actually happen in the real world — is that women will only end up interacting with the worst men, as that sort of social sanction doesn’t have any impact on them. Meanwhile, men with good intentions will follow social conventions and not… Read More »

The path

By | October 28, 2017

In some ways — in many important ways — Americans are more repressed sexually and socially than those in traditional Islamic societies. There, at least there are socially accepted ways to proceed. There is a script that works — yes, for women, it works very poorly indeed but there is a path. In America, however,… Read More »


By | October 28, 2017

I’m not into sentimental photos in general, but if someone did this to me I’d never speak to them again. Even if I were married to them. They’d find the divorce papers in the mail. This might be the most monstrous thing I've read on r/relationships and that is saying A LOT — bras… Read More »

Presence and absence

By | October 27, 2017

Something that non-cinephiles don’t know about movies and TV: In most films and shows, especially if they have any actors with recognizable names in them, if the actor’s face is not actually in the shot there is a very good chance the actor “in” the scene was not on set when it was filmed. The… Read More »

Fuck Windows 10

By | October 27, 2017

Something else that Windows 10 has disabled is pasting passwords into modal password dialog boxes. This makes security worse. I just changed three of my passwords to be less secure since I can no longer paste them. I was forced to reduce their complexity greatly because previously they were all 16 characters or greater and… Read More »


By | October 27, 2017

Unpopular Opinion – The Witch is the Best Horror Film of the Past 10 Years. Not unpopular with me, because The Witch is incredible and marvelous and lovely in its own way. Non-horror fans should definitely watch this movie, even if you think you won’t like it. It’s not all that scary, but it’s extremely… Read More »


By | October 26, 2017

Because of “smart” phones, it is shocking and disheartening how far computing has regressed in only ten years. Functionally, we’re back around 1988 now. Design-wise, we’re closer to 1983 or 1984. So sad and horrible to observe and experience.