This is my own private microblog where I post one- or two-sentence thoughts, spur of the moment, with no context. Think Twitter, but instead of the whole internet's poison concentrated in one place, it's just my own. Proceed with caution. (Newest posts are on top.)

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 07:32:31 PM (EDT)

Any time I read an essay where the author uses a phrase which betrays their economic ignorance, for example 'late-stage capitalism', I simply have no choice but to nope right outta there.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 08:50:05 PM (EDT)

I have to say, hacker news is so much more enjoyable when using my fake news filters

Friday, March 24, 2023 at 10:38:20 AM (EDT)

The reason most people aren't libertarians is the same reason most people aren't Christians: they aren't comfortable with the concept of truth.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 11:55:52 AM (EDT)

I've realized recently that I'm the guy I'd never sell my truck or TJ to because I wouldn't want them to get neglected

Thursday, March 09, 2023 at 11:33:24 AM (EST)

It's true, the thing I hate the most in myself -- laziness -- is also the thing I hate most in others, i.e. the complete and utter lack of reading comprehension.

Wednesday, March 08, 2023 at 08:51:43 PM (EST)

The reason the world is doomed is that it takes longer to come up with a smart idea than it does to come up with an idiotic one.

Wednesday, March 08, 2023 at 06:01:19 PM (EST)

Well, I guess Velikovsky, Thornhill, and Heiser can finally sit around together and work out the actual history of the solar system. But, I suspect none of them really care to.

Wednesday, March 08, 2023 at 12:20:48 PM (EST)

I am already against the next cloud service trend

Wednesday, March 08, 2023 at 11:37:16 AM (EST)

I need to just set up a script that automatically adds a microbolg entry every week or so saying "the answer to every helpdesk ticket is that Windows is a bad operating system"

Tuesday, March 07, 2023 at 03:25:49 AM (EST)

(especially sleep)

Tuesday, March 07, 2023 at 03:25:05 AM (EST)

It is literally impossible to communicate to someone without kids how parents are unable to get anything done, ever. Even I still naively try to convince myself that I will be able to accomplish things. Nope. Wrong.

Monday, March 06, 2023 at 10:10:42 AM (EST)

I don't know who needs to hear this, but in every way that matters, Donald Trump and Barack Obama are identical.

Sunday, March 05, 2023 at 07:57:19 PM (EST)

It's entirely possible that facebook isn't the worst web site in the entire world, but I certainly don't know of a worse one.

Sunday, March 05, 2023 at 07:07:51 PM (EST)

"Yo how much can you bench?" "Bout an 18 lb baby"

Saturday, March 04, 2023 at 09:30:35 AM (EST)

There was no point in the past at which progressivism suddenly became evil. It has always been.

Friday, March 03, 2023 at 02:40:04 PM (EST)

Perhaps the beginning of the end might be when you realize you're sick of trying to figure out what's wrong with you.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 12:15:23 PM (EST)

I have to admit, mining metals from the ground to use them as money makes more sense to me than mining metals from the ground to make video cards which we then use to mine our money from a mathematical algorithm.

Monday, February 27, 2023 at 11:01:30 AM (EST)

Sometimes life seems like nothing more than discovering people you will come to admire, and then watching them pass on.

Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 10:12:28 AM (EST)

If CDBCs are proprietary (likely), they will fail. If they're open-source, they have already failed.

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 08:43:16 PM (EST)

Unfortunately, Fred Rogers was wrong. God doesn't love you just the way you are... he loves you the way he made you. And if you are true to his plan for you, then you might stand a chance at loving yourself, too. Or at least not hating yourself. Take heed, those who are lost and confused.

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 08:27:23 PM (EST)

Anyone who understands so-called AI knows that it's just a cute trick taking advantace of some statistics and linguistics. Therefore, while it's an interesting technology, it can never be given any sort of causal power or influence because there is no intellegence happening, artificial or otherwise.

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 03:09:15 PM (EST)

How it started: This Wordpress plugin sucks. Actually, they all suck. How it's going: I guess I have no choice but to write my own CMS now.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 11:35:24 AM (EST)

I'm starting to realize how hard traditional PCs can be to use for people without the use of both arms due to injury, medical condition, or holding a sleeping baby.

Friday, February 10, 2023 at 04:27:24 PM (EST)

It's not that I'm against the future, not at all. In fact I embrace the latest technology... as long as it's not stupid. Which it mostly is.

Thursday, February 09, 2023 at 02:48:42 PM (EST)

Civilization in the west peaked some time in the 19th century, between the abolition of slavery and the reinstatement of it.

Tuesday, February 07, 2023 at 11:28:28 PM (EST)

Let's say, hypothetically, we're not actually in the end times, and we're just living through a particularly complex historical cycle due to the advancement of technology. In that case, again hypothetically, should Christians consider standing up and fighting the satanic, communist, progressive forces sweeping over the world, rather than keeping their heads down and waiting for Christ to descend from the clouds?

Monday, February 06, 2023 at 07:25:52 PM (EST)

If I'm completely honest, one of the reasons I drive a diesel pickup truck is to let people know that I'm a normal person and not a progressive.

Monday, February 06, 2023 at 07:23:40 PM (EST)

Some people love the blue pill so much that they would gladly add a handful of the darn things to their bowl of heart healthy whole grain Lucky Charms and almond milk every day. It's hard to believe, I know, but I have met them in real life.

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 at 11:07:58 PM (EST)

For all this time I spend holding a baby and watching TV, I could just as easily be holding a baby and makinf a video game. Because that's definiely how it works.

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 at 11:03:14 AM (EST)

Email should have never supported HTML formatting.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 06:54:42 PM (EST)

If USB3 needs extra wires to make it fast, it's not really a serial bus any more, is it? More like, I dunno, a parallel bus?

Friday, January 27, 2023 at 11:05:58 PM (EST)

Why is it that every project I do ends up reqiring a Python or Bash script (or both)

Friday, January 27, 2023 at 02:20:01 PM (EST)

To see how fake the CPI is and get a sense for how much inflation is actually destrying the west (just as the Fed intends), simply add made in USA to your Amazon search query.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 09:10:49 PM (EST)

"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea."

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 04:38:45 PM (EST)

When the Bible said the world would be consumed by fire, I didn't expect to see it happen in my lifetime

Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 10:38:45 PM (EST)

We need to just settle on 1080p as the standard TV resolution, forever. 4K is just dumb unless you're playing video games with a thousand-dollar video card two feet from a 40 inch screen.

Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 01:26:47 PM (EST)

Most venues have given up on requiring vaccines to attend concerts (whether or not by admission that it was never necessary and in fact accomplished nothing). I wonder when we'll see "must provide proof of EV ownership" to attend concerts?

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 02:29:34 PM (EST)

Most of web/UX development seems to revolve around the gradual process of realizing people are even lazier than you previously thought.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 01:32:47 PM (EST)

If your web browser has a side panel, it's trying to do too much.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 12:31:14 PM (EST)

It is an underappreciated law of physics that when pacifiers fall from a baby's mouth and hit the floor they necessarily travel a sufficient distance to put them well out of reach or under a piece of funriture.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 12:05:04 PM (EST)

Doing the no CSS thing for a while. This web site is slowly devolving. Do not adjust your screen.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10:09:54 AM (EST)

It's not much of a life when your main goal every day is to pass time until the next one.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 01:03:11 PM (EST)

All I want is for my son to grow up and learn to be wise. I have no idea who he'll learn that from, though.

Monday, January 09, 2023 at 11:31:34 PM (EST)

I am extremely disappointed that I have to enable JavaScript just to view Craigslist.

Sunday, January 08, 2023 at 09:18:39 PM (EST)

It is true that you can't extrapolate anecdotes into science. But it is also true that you can't interpolate science into anecdotes.

Saturday, January 07, 2023 at 08:44:22 PM (EST)

A common theme at all of the memorial services for members of my family is that above all, they loved the Lord. I have realized lately that is perhaps the highest honor worth being remembered for.

Friday, January 06, 2023 at 11:52:54 AM (EST)

I can only assume that the developers of these new AI chat bots have either imbued them with progressive ideology or forbade them from discussing politics altogether because when the bots are left to learn without bias they quickly and inevitably come to the conclusion that taxation is theft and therefore all governments are nothing more than sophisticated mafias.

Monday, January 02, 2023 at 05:34:53 PM (EST)

How it started: "I can't wait to meet this baby!"
How it's going: "I can't wait to have two minutes to myself so that I can put away several things in this room!"

Sunday, January 01, 2023 at 09:15:43 PM (EST)

The internet could have been cool, but its potential was preemptively destroyed by the concept of intellectual property.

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