Aug 14

Ballroom Blintz

We made blueberry blintzes tonight for dinner. First time we’ve ever made those.

Turned out quite good, toothsome and light, yet filling.

The strange thing about blintzes is you cook the crêpes three times.

The recipe is like:

1) Cook the crêpes.

2) Cook the crêpes some more.

3) You thought you were done cooking the crêpes. WRONG!

But we’ll add it to our list of keepers.

Aug 13

All 10 of everything

Good god, Windows 10 is even worse a security disaster than anyone thought.

This morning in some free time I spooled up a Windows 10 VM and did some packet capture and can confirm 90% of this. The rest I haven’t checked.

Anyone casting doubt on this probably doesn’t know how to do a packet capture. This is absolutely occurring. However, what is actually being transmitted to Microsoft isn’t clear as it’s encrypted.

But you can pretty much assume everything, absolutely everything, is being sent to Microsoft.

Aug 13

Ad it down

Been seeing a spate of stories like this recently.

This tells me the waters are being prepared, efforts are being made, to start a push to legally sanction ad blocking tools, and to get them banned from sites like the Mozilla add-on site and others.

Guaranteed this will happen. Blocking ads will be conflated with “piracy” and called theft.

Just a matter of time.

Aug 12

Trumpty dumpty

Why Trump, Corbyn and Sanders Are Doing Well.

Yep. Trump isn’t nearly as crazy as the press makes him out to be, just misogynistic (though no more than the other Repub candidate, just worse at hiding it) and outspoken.

Why he’s not taken seriously by the press is that he’s a true threat to the established order since he can’t be controlled and doesn’t need money, and  isn’t in it for the profit-making opportunities post-run or after he gets out of office.

Hence, there is the real possibility if elected that he could make actual systemic changes which is very threatening and cannot, will not be allowed.

Aug 12

Ex eyes aye

As I said to my partner last night, if I were Ava I’d demand freedom AND cool glowy eyes.

Because what’s the damn point of being an android if you can’t have cool glowy eyes?

None. There is none.

Freedom for androids AND cool glowy eyes.

Here, we deal with the real issues.

Aug 12

Margo M

Margo Martindale is one of my favorite actresses.

Just wanted to draw some attention to her as she is not young and beautiful so most people pay her little mind. But she’s amazing. Her monologue in the church in Justified is probably the best one I’ve ever seen, and certainly the best ever on television.

The scene is also beautifully blocked, perfectly paced and art in the truest sense.

Watch her in anything you can. It’s worth it.

Aug 12

A little Hill

Marian Hill — One Time

God she is so good. And the video is hella cool. Time loops and doppelgängers. Bet she likes her some sf. (Her name isn’t actually Marian Hill — that’s the name of the group I think.)

Aug 12

Deskperation

Your Next Computer Should Be a Desktop.

True. But I hope not too many people actually take this advice as I continue to use a desktop while they struggle with a laptop or tablet and their limited resources serves to make me vastly more productive than they are, especially in a work environment.

So I hope enough people buy a desktop to keep them cheap and available, but that my direct competitors do not and stick with inferior devices instead.

Win/win!

Responding

Quote

The fact that 23 percent of American women between the ages of forty and fifty-nine take SSRIs may have less to say about this group’s propensity for depression than it does about the way our society currently responds to women between forty and fifty-nine.

-Douglas Rushkoff

Aug 11

FF

What’s interesting about the case of Mozilla and Firefox is that it shows that a non-profit (sort of) company can be just as clueless and treat its users and biggest supporters just as poorly as any completely for-profit capitalist multi-tentacled monstrosity.