Sep 17

Like a Vandal

Get yourself a Schoeps CMC64 Set Modular Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Cardioid Capsule.

Good general-purpose and the cardiod capsule suppresses noise from other directions besides (mostly) right in front of the mic. What, you don’t have a spare $1700 lying around to spend on such a mic? Buddy, that’s your problem, not mine. 😉

Sep 16


When the pandemic ends, wearing a damn mask will continue as a liberal virtue signal. I hate the fucking mask, so this is terrible for me. But I know this is going to be true.

You hate to see it.

Sep 16

Act and Eff

Yeah, it’s total horseshit. The left believes in the infinite power of words, as if Cartman is some sort of 12th Century magician-alchemist.

The economic and political environment explain 99% of the rise of fascism and fascism-lite, though. If South Park had anything to do with it at all, it was extremely negligible. Actions and effects in the real world are vastly more powerful than what some cartoon character screams about on some TV show.

Sep 16


The Myth of ‘I’m Bad at Math.’ Basic ability in the subject isn’t the product of good genes, but hard work.

Almost certainly wrong for most people. Unfortunately, contra liberal comfort beliefs “hard work” is not enough for many people — though it’s not all genetics, of course. Development environment, brain injuries (including from lead), and other factors mean that not everyone is endowed with enough ability to perform well in math.

There is certainly nothing more I could’ve done to be any better at this and there are many people like me out there. The “hard work” myth is a pervasive one, though. But there is only so much time in the day, and only so much ability people have. That’s a hard truth, but the way it is.

Sep 16


Being strong and relatively agile is so superior to being weak and fat.

How do people live like that? Suppose you get used to anything. I did.

Sep 16

Bad Decision


Most people remember nothing from even a few months before and don’t study history. It’ll be forgotten and interred in the eternal now. Yes, it’s a bad decision, but no one will remember it. Most people will barely even notice it as it’s happening.