My cloud life
I used to be really into having a bad-ass, flexible, customized, and sophisticated computing rig. I have this machine I bought over a period of 2 years with decent hardware that would act as a network file share and “Time Capsule” for my MacBook. Served files over 3 protocols and also acted as whatever development environment I needed for work. And then a funny thing happened: I...
A Yuppie Manifesto
Recently I have started having the sorts of problems only a well-off, white American male can have: I have started worrying about the stuff I own. I realized this means I am officially a yuppie, which I’m fine with, but I started thinking about this and I have made what I hope is an interesting analysis. The long-and-short of it: I am too fucking lucky for my own good. Thanks to my winning...
Floating island nation
The guy who revolutionized frustrating online payments and fraud wants to create a floating island nation. This is what you call a Libertarian wet dream. I don’t “hate” (I hate when people overuse that word) Thiel or PayPal; they’re just both aggressively mediocre. PayPal is a fairly mundane - and problem-ridden - service to transfer money online. It was fairly...
Idea: River convenience store
So, I find nothing ethically objectionable about bilking rich lazy people out of their money. Thus, my latest idea is to create a floating convenience store on the lake, not much bigger than one of those party barges. The idea is that it would float around (slowly, or perhaps there could be several), and the rich assholes who have boats on Lake Austin could boat there. I’d offer all the...
You were a poet, a philosopher, and an athlete; you are one of my oldest friends and best confidantes; and you will always be a good dog and an even better person. Goodbye. I will hear you snoring in Heaven.
Point: So, it turns out Labor Czar is a tad stressful. Counterpoint: Xanax.
I used to be 18 … before I was 19.– Shit I’ve heard from the Winners on my porch.
Getting this drunk is like masturbating: you should do it mostly in private.– Cicero
The Whataburger did kind of make me throw up last night, even though it was technically vegetarian. I’ve come a long way; is this what it feels like to be morally superior?
Been pescetarian for over a month; tried to eat a Whataburger without meat. I’m now nauseous and I feel like I have poetically become the tortured patty which never was.
Nothing of value
At the risk of being even more of a complete asshole than I usually am, I have to share something that happened in the library recently. I arrived at the library to study for a summer school final project / essay shitstorm which at the time of this writing I still have yet to complete. My study buddy was already there, and he was talking to a fellow I’ll call M. M was very enthusiastically...
You know what I find funny? When extremely unhealthy people at work make fun of my insistence on there being a vegetarian option at lunch.
Ave Maria” means “fuck me.– Sarah