Senate votes to let military detain Americans... →
I think I’d be more surprised if I were abused of the notion that career politicians know anything useful.
First World Problem
Who is this obscure person who enjoys squishy tofu? And why do so many people cook for him or her exclusively?
Final week of undergraduate education. This is it. The big one. OF COURSE I’M NOT STRESSED
Apparently, a year ago I started a project to let iPhone users connect to a running Adium session and essentially be able to IM from their phones. I had forgotten about it, but it seems useful. I guess a corresponding native client on the phone would be in order so that you could have push notifications. Something like this already exists but it’s not maintained. MY QUESTION: would anyone...
Just so everyone is clear, BarackObamaIsAMuslim.com is open
Christian Science deserves a good look →
With its emphasis on the metaphysical over the physical, the illusory nature of the material world, and the role of the Bible in a pedagogical but not literal sense, Christian Science is actually similar to my (admittedly limited) conceptions of more eastern philosophies. Oh, God is also father and mother. Suck it, patriarchy.
A company is a ship
In my current company, the higher your position the less important stuff you do. From what I hear, many companies work this way: elevated status essentially means you get paid more to do fewer and less important things. I prefer to think of a company as a pirate ship on the high seas. Because I’m 12. On a ship, the Captain is in charge of all the most important operations. The Captain is...
Stop signs are a personal affront to liberty. Streets can be regulated by the...– Ron Paul
We should have just eaten them.– Regretful Native Americans, on white people.
Why do geeks insist on calling paper “dead trees?” That’s what “paper” means already. I’ll go out on a crazy limb here and presume that the purpose is to passively highlight the technological superiority of the speaker. Pssh, dead trees. These are the same people who call reality “meatspace.” This is one of my pet peeves, so I will be the first to...
It’s the little things in life, like when you notice that Gmail’s interface no longer pushes the Talk sidebar down so far that you can’t see your roster without scrolling.
I’m terrible with money. Absolutely dreadful. I’ve decided, therefore, to cut my spending to $30/wk. My rent is prepaid through May and my co-op provides quite a bit of food for me. Yes, despite those things advantages, I hemorrhage money. This will end. But how will I do it? Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday at the Alamo Drafthouse. I must start with the important items. $1...
How to start a co-op →
This is a work-in-progress.
Sea salt no healthier than table salt →
I’m genuinely afraid that lots of people will think this is news.
Boehner is against job growth →
As if the Republican party could be any more despicable.
For all two of you who cared, I’m almost done with Oyster.
As President, I would remain deeply committed to flip-flopping.– Scott Adams, from his presidential bid
PIZZA IS A VEGETABLE →
Police beat students →
No qualifier. Police beat non-violent protesters and told one, “You have no rights.”
Take a minute (literally) to tell your congresscritters to OPPOSE a bill that would effectively dismantle the Free Internet.
Security tools for your Mac. Enables the default Mail.app to send encrypted messages to other PGP-enabled mail clients.
Perl before swine
I’m a relative newcomer to Perl. My professional history has included WordPress customization, Drupal jockeying, middle school cotillion, canoe instruction, and Django development. I cargo-culted some code out of a Perl book a few years ago interning for a state agency, but thankfully that buggy, insecure mess was only a prototype. I hope. At my current job, on which I refuse to comment...
Comic which describes my life at the moment.
Boris and an Introduction to Discrete Math
A friend of mine named Boris posed me with a discrete math question which I think is a very enlightening one. Ultimately it was very simple but the journey to understanding it was fraught with adventure. I would like to share it with you but first, I must start from the beginning. In the math you took in high school, you dealt with continuous sets of things. For example, between 1 and 2 there...
Shave-and-run attacks testing the Amish community.
I don’t think that there’s anything worse than being ordinary.
Unorthodox surgical procedure →
Should make surgery at the base of the skull much easier. Fuck yeah.
Carl Sagan is, and always will be, pimp-nasty gangstalicious. So small and fleeting yet so great.
‘Freed,’ um, is just another word for ‘nothing left.’– Toulouse
Ann Arbor is absolutely gorgeous. Can’t wait to get some pictures up.
Drove all the way to Michigan to eat sushi at a place called Totoro’s.