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



So, what the hell happened here? Crossdressing terrorism? How did the NSA piss off crossdressing terrorists?

Is this for real? It says Lesbians earn more than straight women in the U. S.. I don’t believe motherhood explains most of the wage gap. I believe competitiveness contributes as well.

Communist terrorists. They are going after a lawyer. they aren’t all bad. (just kidding, we all love to hate lawyers)

France ain’t stupid. Another delay on the Iranian nuclear talks. What Pew has to say about the American public opinion on the matter.

Some blind people benefit from prosthetics. This is definitely a tool in the box. Lord, let it double in quality every 18 months or there abouts.

VPN woes

I fired up my old laptop last night. I installed PlayOnLinux (a front end for Wine) and got Firefox for windows up and running with Flash on Ubuntu. I’m able to play Xfinity shows. Well, they play as well as my old crappy laptop will play them anyway. They try.

Let me tell you, my family will remember last night. I was swearing and throwing pillows at the TV. It turns out the install for Firefox on PlayOnLinux sucks. It has issues. If you make the mistake of running Firefox before Flash and the other thing install, you have to start all over. This happened several times while I was trying to get different settings to work.

I have been having the hardest time keeping my VPN up and running on Xfinity. I guess they assume you are using it for bad stuff and put some kind of byte count limit on VPN connections. It works better if I do not let very much go across the network. Bastards. The minute I get up the gumption to cut the cord I will.

It is awesome having the option to work from home. I can leave at a reasonable time from work if I have a ride and work the rest of the evening at home. It is a great boon to my psyche and emotional well being. When it  gets interrupted, all the pent up emotion comes out in a rush. That means I blow my top.

It all works just fine tethered off my phone. Who can afford taht?

She's texting me "hi" btw.

Foggy trash day



Russians bailing on Russia. Cracks me up how few hands all the money is in in Russia. Same is happening in the U. S..

Not the end of our world, but you can see it from here. Some Obama policy analysis.

I wish I could draw. I’ve tried to draw all my life and I’m just rubbish at it.

I wish I could write. I’ve tried to write all my life and I’m just rubbish at it.

Today I heard a podcast about how a sedentary lifestyle is killing me. I stopped the podcast and went and walked down all five flights of stairs (to the sixth floor) and back up. It didn’t kill me, but I felt it. I need to do that every time I do not have someone in tow headed up or down. I did this at 15:00 or so and felt amazing after. Got rid of the afternoon gloom.

My little helper


Fog and bugs and stuff.



We got drafted doing doors


The importance of redundance. Or, swapping one risk for another.

Amazon, second to Microsoft who did this earlier. Nat has Amazon Prime and refuses to use half the stuff that buys you.

Live streaming



I feel like bullets today. Style is more of a guideline than a rule round this blog.


Taking a right


I like Ospreys. they remind me of a cross between the Y-Wing and an Imperial Shuttle in Star Wars for some reason. Now they will be landing on aircraft carriers more often. That is almost a battle cruiser. right?

Straight up bribe of the MSM by our current government. Well, not really. Just proof which side they listen to. You know who’s system to game to get your point before our government.

Candy all over the floor

The lady at McDonalds who normally takes my order had a minor catastrophe today. The guy in front of me ordered a snack sized m&m flury, a small fries, and a Big Mack. It was over seven dollars. That is nuts. he is the guy they make money off of. I get two one dollar sandwiches. They have to be losing money on me.

So, she takes the right sized cup and puts it up to the machine that spits out the correct amount of m&m candies for the desert. Only, it spits out about 2 kg of m&m candies all at once. She jabs the cup up to the opening of the dispenser in order to jam it so it will stop coming out. This kind of works. She called for someone to help her. They grabbed a larger cup and put it over the small one to jam it up. i believe she hit a breaker or something on the machine to make it stop pumping out the candy.

The floor had to be swept right away because it was a trip hazard. The first lady was apologetic. No one left. I have to say it was entertaining and worth the wait just to catch the show.

Rebel Scum



Fake but accurate. Fake and highly inaccurate. Check your facts people.

Even the cool aid guzzlers are freaking out over Hillery’s emailgate.

I have to hide from the light to see. I love the light. I don’t mind the dark so much.



Sunni vs Shia. If only we had known that they hate each other more than they hate us. Wait, we did. If only someone had understood that they will gang up on invaders. Oh, wait we did. Why do people refuse to acknowledge who are enemy is?

So, this happened. No, there is no antisemitism in today’s Europe. Is England Europe these days?

Israel warns over trusting Obama. Can you blame them?

I had to double check I wasn’t on The Onion when I read this headline.

I have never read the book after watching the movie. Don’t think so anyway. Not unless the book was touted to be much greater than the movie. Sounds like I’m screwed on Game of Thrones.

I’m the last to know. I hadn't heard this until today.

In a hell of a spot. Stuck between the U. S. and Russia. Well, NATO is in there too. That’s just worse.

CNN asks a pertinent question. Excuse me while I get up off the floor.

I upgraded my work system to Ubuntu several months ago. hadn’t had the time or will to make the printer work until this afternoon. I tried several things, but it turns out the automatic selector software written by my company just didn’t select the correct model number. Well, it works. Now, I don’t have to fight so hard to get those 6 pages a year I need to print done.

Lunch conversation today consisted of one of the guys talking about swimming with the dolphins. This was very cool sounding. Then we had a political discussion that deteriorated in to whether President Lincoln was a good president, or just president at the right time. This was not so awesome. I wanted to bail and just sit outside in the nice weather for a minute instead of listening to them.


Trimming the Vandike


Cleaning out the dryer hose

Elle trying to retrieve a rubber band I shot up there





Math homework:



I want to program my phone to play Girl from Ewq Nipa when I get on an elevator. I miss the music.

Personal Surveillance Camera placement
  • Arm - No good, moves too much
  • Belt
    • Side, only get one side of view.
    • Front, I’m too fat. You can see my blubber in the shot.
  • Chest - Will work if I can keep the camera from flopping around.
  • Head - Will work, but I need to perfect the strap setup.

No shit Qatar FIFA World Cup in winter 2022. Don’t worry. We will not notice in the States. It is smack in the middle of NFL season.


Someone said blended whiskies are for mixed drinks.
  • The only whisky I like by themselves are
    • Jameson
    • JD Single Barrel
    • Johnny Walker Black
  • I cannot drink Tequila any more
  • I don’t really like Vodka unless it is in a mixed drink
    • Same with Rum
  • I like red wine most of the time
    • White wine makes me want a Freska
  • I do not like Champaign
  • I do not like beer that much and more often than not it makes me sick.

Not sure what that says about me. I don’t drink because Nat cannot drink and I have gout. Really, I just never picked up the habit. I don’t like getting drunk or high in general. i do not mind a healthy buzz.

Just me and the driver for half rhe ride this morning.



I know some people who honestly believe this signals the end of the world. I just don’t buy it. Israel the country has to be allowed to try to survive in the world. Some people just deny that.

It doesn’t matter how you reward people. They will figure out how to game the system at some point. How to pay teachers.

Just redefine the word “terrorist” and all will be well. Just because we both want the same people dead doesn’t mean we have aligning interests.

The tech jobs sector is the only sector growing in the U. S. I believe. l weSo, lets kill that as fast as we can shal?

I ran to McDonald’s for a quick bite at lunch, but my card got rejected. “Oh, shit.” I think and ran back to the office to call my credit card company. I was sweating another fraud alert. I was running through my recent charges on all my cards. All my online activity. They told me “Card reader error.” The card reader at McD’s was dirty.

There is no degree in having and raising your own kids because of two things.
  1. The concept of school is flawed for teaching anyone anything that matters. When you can judge results easily, education level breaks down compared to experience.
  2. The concept of raising children correctly is flawed because kids basically have to learn everything on their own and you have to provide an environment for them to do so. You can easily screw up kids. You have little effect on the end result otherwise.
Thus, the best education for having and raising kids is to have and raise some kids.


Runn off by the po po

Guess where I am


Putin, still a prick. This guy reminds me of a villain from old movies.

All those videos on YouTube showing drone footage might get taken down.  Even if I don’t tell YouTube I want to make money on footage I put up, YouTube might put ads on it for me and make the money themselves. That is good enough apparently. I’m listening to the rules and I wonder if I could hier a not American citizen to take the footage and upload it outside the U. S.. That might get round these rules. Loophole maybe?

I could have a ride most days. If I could reliably leave at a given time, I could take Metrolift or even a ride from Elle’s grandfather Bill. I have no idea when I’m leaving most days until the work is done. That kind of thing sounds so simple to most people. What time do you get off? My answer is usually I don’t know.

Penn Jillette was in Toy Story. I forget these things. Penn says it was the loudest he has ever tried to be.





Boko Haram and ISIS, Wow! What a combo.

Warby Parker I still prefer Zenni

At some point you have to build the software. Programming would be a lot more fun if there were no need for syntax, or building. Friggin rules.