It wasn't me. You can't prove anything.



The whole politically correct thing breaks down a bit when you minorities killing each other and competing for the same resources. I mean, if no one is white, how do you know who the bad guy is?
But it wasn’t working. That was the problem. All the free market shitheads don’t get that because they don’t use the internet for the things that the companies wanted to charge extra for. The companies want very desperately to charge for traffic coming and going. Then, they want to use their existing position to extort rates from people who have to have an internet connection. It has gotten to the point Child Protective Services is going to show up at your house asking questions if you don’t have an internet connection. It already happens if you don’t have electricity or water service.

I like Lenovo. They are actually innovating laptops and tablets. If this announcement is true, I may have found my brand.

That’s not a head transplant. It is a full body transplant. Good luck. Where are we going to get the donor bodies?

I want this on my smart phone. I want it to record everything and force unregistered texters to have a second form of bounce id before I even know they exist.


How long does it take the earth to pass through her own diameter?

I had to do this math this afternoon. It was stuck in my head for a while.

Diameter of earth12 756 km
How many seconds in an actual yearA year is 365.24 days. Or 8,765 hours, or 526,000 minutes, or 31.6 million seconds.
940,000,000 km / 31,600,000 seconds = 29.7 km/s
12,756 km / 29.7 m/s = 429.5 seconds
429.5 seconds is 7 minutes 9 seconds


I may have found out what happened to the sugar in the break room. When you ask the lady about sugar, she points at the Splenda. I’m like “That isn’t sugar.”

There is a blood drive today at work. I don’t give blood any more because I pass out or come close to it when I give blood. I wish I could give half a pint every month or so. I would give more often. I really wish there were a good way to give blood without needles. Everyone would do it if you pulled that one out of your hat..

I’m glad these folks have not right to express their opinion by participating in war.

Baltimore has an issue with people getting flooded basements every time it rains heavily. They flood with sewage. Everyone says it is going to take a miracle to get it fixed. No, it will take a law that says every time someone’s basement floods due to a city fault, the contents of the flood are taken to the mayor’s and councilmembers’ houses and deposited in their basements. Every time. That might make some movement on the matter.

It is much easier to pass a law telling the sun to come up an hour earlier than it is to enforce it.



Some days I want to write poetry. Then I remember that I’m terrible at writing poetry. Then I remember that no one will read it and that I should write it anyway. Then I remember that I should write for the sake of writing and not worry about people and what they think. Then life.

Citizens should be allowed to video police in order to collect evidence of potential wrongdoing by the police. The police video the citizenry in order to gather evidence of potential wrongdoing. This is why they call the exorcising of one’s rights a “fight”.

I am 226 lb. Until I’m 185, I’m not going  to eat anything that tastes good. I may attempt to do the whole skip a day thing where you pick one day a week and only eat about 500 calories.

Oops. Where are all the feminists?

Lunch Conversation

I wasn’t supposed to go to lunch. I was supposed to start a diet today. Until the my weight drops below 185 lb, I am not aloud to eat anything that tastes good. But they went to Seafood Shop. I love that place. It had to be that place. Hours after I swear to lose 40+ lb, I fall. Well, here is to getting right back up again.

It isn’t even the food so much as the companionship. It is so nice to sit around and speak to people who are active social people. They play games and find reasons to hang out with each other. They do tend toward fried food. I need to find some skinnier lunch companions I’m afraid.

  • Kids
    • Having a bunch
      • After 4, what difference does it make?
    • Education
      • Teacher Parent communication issues in Austin
  • Texas
    • Texas vs Louisiana politics
    • Austin vs houston politics
    • Partying in different cities in Texas
  • Work
  • Cars

Evernote 5.8.x on Ubuntu 14.04 using Wine 1.7

  • Ubuntu 14.04 as provided by employer (basically stock)
  • Wine comparability db entry I didn’t have an issue with the clippy.exe thing on this page.
  • Using Wine 1.7 and Evernote 5.8.x downloaded from C-Net
  • Had to remove other versions of wine first and reboot before installing from the ppa
  • Make sure to remove .wine folder from home before install
    • If you don't do this, the Evernote install says "file not found" because it can't find a font.
  • I had to leave the winecfg running after I left. No idea how long it ran before popping the window up properly.
    • Windows 8 compatibility and all defaults.
  • Installed Evernote 5.8.x at this point with no outright errors.

I’ve noticed
  • The title field while editing a note does not work correctly. It is still usable, but clunkey.
  • Clippy is never going to work properly in Linux without testing by Evernote.
  • Lots of communication errors pop up in the terminal, but it still syncks.

I could not use Nixnote or other Linux clients without a punching bag.



DHS, interesting idea, but I don’t think it will work. Our government is far too worried about stopping a rogue president without actually stopping him. They refuse to fall on their swords and fire the guy. DHS also ranks dead last in employee satisfaction according to APR.

Lunch conversation today consisted of movies and talking about one of the guy’s kids. He is having an issue with a teacher at his school. Things are about to make the news.

40% of imports in to the U. S. come through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach California. The strike that is going on right now is about job security.

Why do lefties exist? I thought it said leftists. I was like Noooo! I’m so sick of political definitions being analyzed ad nauseum.

This is news? Everyone knows this is going on. Well, everyone except the people in charge of preventing it. Iran is going to get nukes. They are going to be a world power. They are going to take over the middle east, or at least try.



It took me 45 minutes to reboot my Linux laptop after it crashed while trying to put it back on the docking station after a meeting this morning. it took every bit of my willpower to not install Windows while I was messing with it.

What they teach their kids. We are worried ours might call someone a faggot or something.

Too PC to be true. Damn shame.



The Attack That Could Disrupt The Whole Internet - Computerphile

This morning's cup

I didn't have to add sugar. That is about the best thing I've had to say about any of the K-cups from this last batch of variety. Sad.

Avoid Crazy Cup coffe

I have to recomend against this brand of coffee. The several blends I tried were just bad. Too little coffee and too much cheap spice flavoring. I'll try to remember to mention if I find one that stands out.


Clip video


Shirt on inside out, all day



Oil Filter Suppressor. This came up in conversation this morning.

We will not negotiate with terrorists. Until it is advantageous for us to do so.

When you have lost Juliany, you may have to turn in your commy card. Another view of the same article.

Child care costs too freaking much. The biggest cost is insurance and potential legislation I bet. Either make sensible laws for liability, or allow unlicensed people to do child care. I was a latchkey kid for my youthy.

How much do I type on a daily basis? Well, yesterday, I had to take my pocket knife and etch the F and J keys with some cross hatching to help me find the home keys. This is because the little bumps on those keys have all but worn off. Hopefully, I don’t wear a hole through the keys. I’ve already noticed my frustration of typing my password every time I sit down has slacked a bit. No idea that was even an issue until it started easing.

Dinner at the Fud




ISIS not a terrorist organization. Awesome article on the current state of who wants to exterminate us and destroy our way of life.

We export every other kind of weapon. (we might even export nukes) With the new FAA rules on flying drones, everyone in the world will have access to these useful tools except American Citizens.

When are people going to catch on that PETA is bullshit?

Environmental extremists are a security threat ... in Canada. Why not in the U. S.? Oh, it is just a ploy to wrench more rights from their citizens. I should have known.

Our government may listen to everything we do, but at least it isn’t this bad yet.

I had to carve rough spots in my “f” and “j” keys. The little bumps were worn off. I didn’t realize how much I depend on those things. I typed to the same person yesterday 5 times in a row off the home keys in a chat window. It was embarrassing.

Pew pew!


Frigging Ubuntu on a laptop on a docking station

Today, I took my Ubuntu laptop off the docking station and went to a meeting. The screen never came up. It stayed black. This has happened to others. As a matter of fact, it happened to one of the other folks in the meeting I was in.

I tried putting it back on the docking station. That didn’t work. I tried hitting a bunch of keys. I got round to escape and something came up. All my desktops were scrambled a  bit, but I was able to get my programs upa enough to take notes for the meeting.

When I got back to my office, however, nothing came back after I put the laptop back on the docking station. I again tried playing with it, but no dice. I had to kill the box and force a reboot.

That’s it!

I will never use this laptop as a laptop again. I took it off wifi and attached it to the docking station. I intend to keep it there and take notes old school with two kinds of dead trees.

I’ve caught myself taking notes on my phone and emailing them to myself. This might be against company policy. It is just freaking convenient. I need an Android or Linux tablet to take notes on. Something that is approved for the company network yet does not require connection to the docking station. The company provides me with a laptop for this reason. It is supposed to cover all the bases.

The way some of the folks get round this is by using Windows or by not connecting their laptop to a docking station. I’m not sure how well or quickly I could do my job just on the laptop. I’m a special case.

From what I hear the official company policy on this sort of thing is something like “Make sure you can do your job.” That means make it work myself.

It used to be that Linux didn’t work on most laptops. That is, there was no effort to make or test drivers for laptop equipment. Thus, It didn’t work. Sound cards were specifically vulnerable to error on laptops using Linux up to middle of last decade.


Temporary setback for a stupid idea. Obama said that he would rule with an iron pen. By the time everything made its way through courts, everyone would just be used to his plan and not want it to change. Well, the ideas are making their way through the courts. Another point.

MSMBC turns hawkish? Say it ain’t so.

Double sun



There are days I have childphobia. Most of the time I try to think of them all as unique snowflakes. They better not be individuals because their careers will depend on their employer dropping them in to replace an old whatever they are.

Smoking ban that just might stick. This might be the step too far.

I knew the FAA would screw up the drone rules. The only place on Earth you won’t be able to do business with these things is in the country where they were invented.

The UK government is trying to get people to get a receipt every time they do even a small cash transaction. They want to track transactions of course so they can charge tax. People use cash so they won’t have to use cash to get their yard mowed or windows washed. I foresee the near future banning cash in order to track all transactions. This will lead to the barter system. Apparently it is happening in places like Greece and Spain.



Free food



Yee-haw Friday the thirteenth. Not mentioned until the 19th century.

Well, I’ve had donuts in Bill’s car on the ride in this morning. I had a Shipley donut at work first thing. Then someone had brownies. All before 8:00. Good morning.

I’m listening to a podcast about the marijuana industry. They can’t get banking services. They have to run in cash a lot. It is frightening to listen how much of a pain in the ass getting services for something that is considered legal. People have to go to Canada to get infrastructure. “This room is 15% brighter than daylight at the equator.” That was one of the professional pot growers in Canada.

Today at work kind of has a strange feel. We have met a goal. There are still bits that would be great to have in a build. People are kind of afraid to open trackers (tickets, defects). Maybe, they just want to wait until they verify things. Still there is a funny kind of feel to the air. Plus, there is a ton of sugary foods available today for some reason. Maybe there is just sugar floating around.

Berings, hardware store in Houston that likes to sell coffee. I’ve heard of this place all my life and am only now documenting it in my personal notes.



I think Obama will ask other nations to fight our war provide the fodder grunts ground troops for the coming war in ISIS/ISIL/IS.

Any bastard can get lucky.” I don’t remember who that quote came from, maybe Pattin. It means that you cannot completely discount any patrol or squad. You have to understand that one person might just pull the linchpin that blows and entire operation.

Watched this last night. I don’t know why the kid fell down, but the mom whooped some ass. Cops had to pull her off this MF. Raw video.

I am already tired of listening to the Europeans bitch about Greece. Kick them out and get on with life.

Sunser out the window




I don't remember whn this is from.

Because damn the evidence, we need the trillions of dollars to pay to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. Makes it so much easier to declare victory after the funds are secured. We should be spending money on adaptation, not correction.

We declare terrorism defeated here, so we don’t need that pwsky embassy any longer, right?

I have to hook up a windows computer to the work network to get a printer to work. I have a Ubuntu machine as my primary. It thinks it is printing, but the printer ain't havin it.

Well, what do you know? Obama kept a promise.

Presented without comment. I want to comment. I cannot.

Instead of getting pissed off, fix the problem. You can badmouth a company for trying to obey the law and give the best possible return to the investors, but you are not making it easy to do business.

Leaving the Daily Show. Big news for some reason. I heard people talking about this at lunch.
People want you to change to the way they think. That is not arguing that is proselytizing. Facts are the new hate. I love that title.

Not all is rosy at Tesla. I know someone who owns one of these cars. I think they like it.