Friday, October 12, 2018

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Stephen Decatur...


...lived kind of a badass life, which is probably why there are over twenty places named after him in the United States. Also a couple of warships. 

He was killed at the age of 41 by James Barron, in a duel. The picture of James Barron on Wikipedia makes him look like a seasoned alcoholic. But since he killed an American hero I'm going to say it makes him look like a drunken sot. 

Anyway, this part about dueling in those days is fascinating:

Barron's challenge to Decatur occurred during a period when duels between officers were so common that it was creating a shortage of experienced officers, forcing the War Department to threaten to discharge those who attempted to pursue the practice.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur



Monday, October 01, 2018

Well actually...


...most of us in Taichung prefer the term 'foreigner' or 'expat' or 歪國人.




Saturday, September 29, 2018

U.S. Politics



"Human beings cannot only live in a reasoned propensity  of remembrance! They also need a future unto which they can project themselves! Furthermore, 'will not to will' doesn't make a damn bit of sense. If Heidegger were here right now, I'd slap that damn fool silly, even though he was probably right about a lot of the Nazi stuff."



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

It's not a party,


Until someone gets shot in the genitals





Fast Trax


Inspired by the diss track war between Eminem and MGK, I am penning a mighty diss upon the nefarious Michael Turton.




Um... What words rhyme with "polemic?"




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Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Sears last year. 

Sears now:



Someone please explain to Eddie Lampert, a.k.a. Bonehead Dumbfuck,  the concept of bulk purchasing power. You can't get out of this cycle by closing unprofitable stores. All you are doing is raising the costs for all your other stores. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Legal giggles


https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/judge-allows-temporary-ban-on-3d-printed-gun-files-to-continue/



"It is not clear how available the nine files are: the possibility that a cybernaut with a BitTorrent protocol will be able to find a file in the dark or remote recesses of the Internet does not make the posting to Defense Distributed’s site harmless,"
Hmmm.

"Cybernaut with a BitTorrent protocol" I remember him. He battled Biotron while zooming around on his Photon Sled.



Thursday, August 23, 2018

Only 32 more days...


...Until Mid-Autumn Festival. Get your pomelo hats ready. And prepare the necessary ingredients for barbecue: little plastic stools, squid, tofu, corn, and the cheapest beer you can find.


Monday, August 20, 2018



Why yes, there *is* a reason why all my ties look like they were bought 15 years ago. The simplest explanation is usually the correct one, my earnest young colleague

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hey


I think I'll go to YouTube and check out some music. It's a good way to check to see if you've gotten old already.

Holy shit.

OK then, I guess I'm old.

Thursday, August 09, 2018