Monthly Archives: July 2018

Fin

By | July 31, 2018

Infinite scroll is some evil and user-hostile garbage.

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Dent

By | July 31, 2018

Though I did not almost die, this reminds me of the last time I went to the dentist. Today, I almost died after getting an epidural in my neck. The medicine paralyzed my entire body, including my diaphragm and lungs. The doctor tried to say it was a panic attack. I had turned blue. FML… Read More »

Parting

By | July 31, 2018

The whole idea of everyone having their own personal pronouns is idiotic. I don’t feel like examining the sociology of it (though that’s fascinating), but like most people I can barely recall other people’s names and associate those with the correct faces most of the time. So me remembering 50 or 100 sets of different… Read More »

Tricksy

By | July 31, 2018

I just found a new trick for giving myself permissions in Windows that I assume is a bug. No, I won’t reveal it here because I want it to keep working. Like the NSA, I need my bag of tricks and exploits to stay functional.

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Means Well

By | July 30, 2018

I know this person means well, but so often people just miss the meta of what is occurring. y'all. what i'm doing today? this is emotional labor (for free!). you'll notice that nowhere in my job description is "educating dudes about why women are people/not sex objects". if this is isn't happening to you-maybe listen… Read More »

Shots

By | July 29, 2018

The Elevator, Silence of the Lambs People forget it, but this is the entirety of the film. Clarice is running scared through a maze of men who couldn't give less of a shit about her skills, her opinions, or even her flesh itself. pic.twitter.com/8mrKL4dSL1 — Gretchen Felker-Martin (@scumbelievable) July 28, 2018 Great scene, and one… Read More »

Cess

By | July 29, 2018

Other than writing and communication abilities, I think one of the reasons I am successful in IT is that I often know half a dozen ways or more to do the same thing. Most IT people know one, maybe two. For instance, I was just trying to copy a directory structure but not the files,… Read More »

The Whole Point

By | July 29, 2018

The problem with the “economist hat” is that it makes otherwise smart people very, very stupid. If I put my economist’s hat on, there is an incentive problem with the basic income plans, unless one is very very careful. And that incentive problem is that for many people the basic income looks better than working… Read More »

Lemonated

By | July 29, 2018

I got some sort of lemon cake flavor ice cream. I don’t think it’s ever seen a real lemon as it tastes like lemon cleaner smells. But I also kind of liked it. I guess that means I like eating lemon cleaner. I will probably eat more of it — the ice cream, not actual… Read More »

Confla-not-so-great

By | July 28, 2018

Greece burning down. California burning down. The UK burning down. Sweden, Siberia…ok, are we allowed to say it’s climate change yet? The world a hundred years from now is going to look nothing like today. Glad I am not young. Sorry, Millennials and those of more recent vintage, but you are pretty much screwed.