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


Clips - lot, bubbles,and vacation time.

Saturday bike ride


The physics of floating screwdrivers


Taking an afternoon off to do stuff


Everyone asking for their money back. Well, there is no stack of cash lying around for people to fight over FIFA is just a big pile of bills. It doesn’t one anything but the name, and that is pretty much mud now.

Oh, shit! I can’t wait for this to happen. I won’t publish this until after this will happen.

I use Libreoffice. Today all the “a” characters were replaced with some kind of bullet character. I was flipping out. It turns out I had redone the font or something. I ended up highlighted all and removing all applied changes. That made the “a” characters show back up.

Remember, you won the battle people of Baltimore. How is life without 100% police support so far?

Science failure. Just how easy is it to get a bunch of journalists to repeat your bullshit story?

Get rid of local police so people want national police. Then you get rid of the only law enforcement entity that knows the people they police and can make judgement calls in favor of the locals. The county sharif.

GoPro drone. It better be dumbed down for people like me.

Surely, this is just the next step in the ad wars. Illegal things that recognize cops and automatically alter their behavior upon seeing the police.




Bad science. Science has become politicized. I’ve said it before. Science has become a religion. People use reports from science to prove a point. When science moves on to new numbers, the old science becomes “settled” or “unquestionable” and people who believe in the point or use the point to prove their belief structure refuse to update their beliefs. It becomes dogma and untouchable.
The whole concept of science requires questioning everything, documenting everything (even the stuff that is wrong). Even the laws of science are suspect when prof of something new comes along.

This just sounds bad. “Hey, you know that old POS choppers you have sitting over there ...?”

Good news everyone. Surveillance blimps. You know, like out of Batman comics.

The book I’m reading has a short story at the end of the book that is unrelated, but uses the same characters for the most part. I wonder if the author put this in to befuddle people who read the end first and then start at the beginning of the book.

Do you know how much raising kids costs and in currency other than money? People are strapped with debt for decades after university. They want to travel while they are still young.

This way, union labor will be cheaper than non-union labor. There is an old saying. If you can’t compete with someone, Get them banned.

Go Texas. I don’t really like the trade agreement, but I like that it will help Texas.

So, I’m in a meeting and this really annoying guy keeps looking over my shoulder. (Just kidding. This would have been funny though.)

Failed keyboard repaire.

Muvh better



Bad Science. Does this mean they will actually look in to climate issues with a scientific sceptical eye? I’ll not hold my breath.

Not sure what to think about Hot Topic buying ThinkGeek. It is a clashing of worlds. It has the potential of being very cool. I like the South Park episode where the goth kids burn the Hot Topic down.

I have cameras watching me do my job. Welcome to the new normal.

No security, no pay out from your insurance company after you get nicked. I’ve heard of insurers not paying when someone didn’t set the alarm properly before a burglary. I suppose this is similar to someone not installing burglar bars or something.

Names matter. I remember a judge who was talking about dog bite cases. She said the first thing she asked was the name of the dog.

One look at how a robot run economy may look in our life times. I will never live in a world where I’m paid for doing nothing. That is just not how my life works.

If you don’t have land in an area you want to control, just make some.

Surprise! Russia is getting ready to fully invade Ukraine. Russia, China North Korea and Iran are all going to flip their shit at once. It will overwhelm the West. It is what I would do. If you are just any podunk who wants something from the U. S., pay attention. Your time is near.

How the world has changed since WWI. Very cool look at technology changes since that era.

Woops. I have a friend who wrecked his very expensive care because he turned off traction control.

Things are heating up in the Far East. China is just making shit up in order to take over the world. Well, they are building islands and calling it sovereign territory. This is not going to end well. I wonder if this is Taiwan envy.

First they implement civil law. Next thing you know, you have to have five witnesses corroborate you were raped before anyone will even listen to you. Oh, and women only count for half a witness.

Some of the coworkers were talking about video games today. We don’t really take breaks so it works out that people take a minute to talk about video games for a couple minutes in the afternoon. It reminded me of the couple times I played games. I used to play all the time. I really only played with cheat codes. I rarely did the honest thing all the way through. Our discussion made me want to play again. I might have a laptop I can play on soon. It will be Linux so nothing cutting edge. I hear you can play quite a few Steam games even with equipment that is not near the cutting edge.

I love the analogies in this article about Natural Gas.

Baltimore falling apart. Feels like a failed country all to itself.

The Broken Window Fallacy

Broken Window Fallacy. When someone breaks a window, fixing the window does not really help the economy because that is money you would have spent on other things anyway so it is a net zero (no loss no gain) to the economy. This is the way I heard it anyway.

So, this idiot was trying to make a hole in the above fact. his example was an old laptop that was covered by renter’s insurance. If something happened to the laptop, the replacement would be better and therefore more efficient.

The trouble with that analogy is that insurance companies do not typically pay original cost. They might pay replacement which would be a four or five year old laptop. Basically, that is zero replacement value as far as an insurance company is concerned. If you have been paying a huge premium, you might get a new laptop or original cost reimbursement. However, the difference is in the premium you paid.

You should have been upgrading your laptop to make yourself more efficient and saving money on the premium. You are not creating value by having this situation happen, you are catching up on an inefficiency.

If you make money over the premium you pay, you are getting other people’s money, the people who paid in on premiums and did not make a claim.

First one is up and running. Thank you.

Drone Footage of Houston Flooding - Buffalo Bayou Park



Today I'm 8 same as CC


Getting a bit cluttered on the side table.


Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver

Ferguson Breechloading Flintlock

My new montra


Getting around in Houston

Why Computers Suck At Translation



Losing Iraq. and Syria.

Energy production will keep gas prices lower than normal. Duh.

Construction of an international crisis to use for political gain. More of Hillary's emails please.

Stop calling it the South China Sea I guess.

Boycotting the boycotters. What do you mean we are losing our funding because of our loudly spoken opinions? What happened to the first amendment? Oh, Is that what we were fighting to overturn? Oops.

They don’t want to manipulate the environment. They want to manipulate people and their money.

I almost bought an eighties era Browning 9mm from a friend.

That isn’t enough time to hold a referendum. Iran missile strategies.


Chrome issue

May have found a bug fix I’ve been looking for. Couldn’t install any extensions on my home laptop. I need to update my kernel. This is one my home laptop.
I cannot live without the following extensions.

The internet has moved to a pastel color palette that just doesn’t work for me. I need oils. That high contrast add on has all the correct settings like just turn the colors darker, invert, and yellow on black. The ones for Firefox suck. I can only find things that simply switch off colors and pictures. That is not what i need.

Windows has a real pain in the settings. If you switch on high contrast colors, you only get the windows magnifying glass program. I prefer the full screen method of zooming. It is much more efficient with the way I work. So, I can really only use one or the other. Firefox basically forces you to use the no color setting if you switch on Windows’ high contrast setting. That is doubly annoying.


All lives matter. This is the statement that people forget. This includes the conceived, but not yet born. No matter how incipient their lives make other people’s lives. ...  Whoops. I jumped the fence to another rant.

This book is not about Eugenics. It kind of sounds like what the people who liked Eugenics said. Eugenics is where all those different dog breeds came from. That’s what I heard anyway.

I always thought Portugal’s primary spoken language was French. I was wrong. That is, my text book in middle school was wrong. I remember answering that on a test way back then. English is higher than French as primary language in Portugal. CIA Factbook Wikipedia Dangit. I was prepared to question a native born Frenchmen sitting next to me. I hate that. hence I’m burying it half way through a blog entry that no one reads.

Days of Rage. War on police. War in America. War repeating itself today.

Russia raises middle finger to NATO and the U. S. by cutting off Afghanistan supply chain.

Texas open carry. Well, if all those bikers had seen each other’s guns, they might have thought twice before pulling on one another. I mean, if a guy on a Harley with an AK strapped to his back cuts you off and takes your parking spot. Are you going to a) tip your hat and move along, or b) flip him off and peel out leaving him in a cloud of smelly tire smoke?

Great, just hand them tanks. When are these going to show up on U. S. streets?

More proof that science is just a load of opinionated bullshit. Well Sociology anyway. Always expected this if I’m honest.

Good to know. People are stupid and companies that are made of people (all of them) are group stupid.

Apple isn’t as dumb as some large companies. No TVs because TVs are on the way out. We have wall monitors that just play what is on our tablets bigger and louder.

Out the window, looking for a ride



Live a while without police. Dare to walk down the street. Dare to go through an intersection on a green light.

I’m genuinely worried. First they will declare the areas as not part of the U. S.. Then they will invade, but really they will already be there performing exercises. Then, many people will die.

The goal of ISIS here is not to keep the city. It is to force Iraq in to a wasting game of whack-a-mole.

Bandido biker gang facts. I live in the Bandido territory I believe. I heard the leader lives in Magnolia. Pretty place to live.

Let your enemies kill each other, then march in and clean up the mess.

Getting out of hand. Ounce of prevention worth a ton of cure.

Crime family in action. The Clintons must be related to the Capones.

I like the high contrast addon.  It really works for me. I wish now that Firefox had something equivalent. Firefox just switches off color and calls it high contrast. Chrome allows several options including just darkening the colors and another that turns everything yellow on black.

More on ISIS/ISIL failure.



Marine chopper (Osprey) goes down during training. Hate it when this happens. So much respect. I even like Osprey aircraft.

Bold words from Waco police. Sounds like a challenge to me. I live in Bandito territory I believe. I always thought they were a Mexican gang, but it turns out, they are not really discriminatory. That is what I heard anyway.

Prick has to turn in guns. It gets me when someone has their house robbed at gunpoint then the cops take all the victim’s guns away “for the investigation”. This time, however, I think it was warranted.

Of course we knew. Mr President, Knowing what you know today, would you still blame a YouTube video for Benghazi?

Don’t change the law, redefine the words. It is so much easier than killing millions of Jews again.


Loona lookong out the window

Need a tri.



Slow walking Benghazi probe. Bastards. It is starting to look like Hillary will tank without the help of a scandal. I’ll not hold my breath. I will prey though.

A good start. If it turns out this is something the Israelis put up as a propaganda page, things will get very nasty very quickly. However, if it is a true sentiment, it is wonderful.

This makes so much sense to me. Drug tests for public assistance. Please tell me why you disagree.

There has got to be more to this Iran attacking merchant vessels thing. Another happened yesterday. This just smells like there is more to the story than I’m getting in my sources.

They are so itching for a reason to ban drones. They are just too useful. They have a million uses including a better way to deliver a pie to the face or a grenade to the ... face.

Self healing concrete. Sounds good, but those little bugs are going to build a concrete robot and take over the world.

Unactivated phone 911 access in jeopardy. This is the one nanny state thing I liked.

Image recognition is awesome. Wonder how good it is at unlearning or relearning. Once it has it in its head what something is, how easy is it to decide it was wrong and redefine that concept?

Amazing 3D printing. At some point you will order a car and just stand there while it is printed. Then, get a printed bed spread or something right behind it.

I’m thinking of skipping eating a day or two a week. I’ve done it before. It is not as stressful as you might think. It is easier than many other methods of dieting. I just know I will fall off the waggon. I’ll just have to get back up. I started today. Nat informed me she already started the crock pot for dinner. I’ll eat a bowl. Someone said you should still take in about 500 calories even on days you choose not to eat. This would be enough to keep things moving in the intestines.

Ban everything except what will help me win. Free speech means it is unpopular or even offensive. This country was founded on the right that should be called “Fuck you! I have something to say!”



Fucking China. If you don’t have land in a sea you want to control, make some. At what point will a country park a dingy somewhere and claim it as sovereign territory?

I have 3 meetings today. one is our normal scrum on what is going on in the project I’m mostly part of. One is training for a new repository software. The last is for training for another repository software. I’m not going to get anything done today.

Too funny to keep. Short, go read it.

Wonder why the Saudis bail on the important meetings? Wonder no more.

Government enforced helicopter parenting. At some point only the government will do a good enough job of raising your kids. At that point, the government will be god and family to them. I like calling the Pussification of America.

Sick and tired of being taken advantage of. People need to take care of themselves. It is hard, but the well has run dry.

Russia said no. What is it with this president? You can’t make things the way you want it just by saying so.

Dangit. I liked this guy too. Might still write him in.

I’m offended by people using their eyes. Everyone has to put on blindfolds when I’m around. (sarcasim)

I’m offended by people who do not get sarcasm. Grow a sense of humor dammit.

Shady ain't the word for it. Treasonous about covers it.

This is where leading from behind gets you. With a surprize in your behind.

It is crazy hard to fire a teacher. I remember wanting to punch a wall when I read this story a while ago.