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.)
Friday, November 17, 2023 at 11:12:59 AM (EST)
The internet became a lost cause when search engines got too smart for their own good. (Context: Just freakin let me search for a literal string for the love of Pete)
Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 06:38:03 AM (EST)
Convincing people to be libertarian is basically the same thing as convincing them to stop sinning, i.e. completely impossible for most people. The vast majority would rather create hell on earth, which is exactly what they're doing.
Monday, October 30, 2023 at 12:38:53 PM (EDT)
Good art has to be impressive.
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 12:51:21 PM (EDT)
The IT industry seems to be mostly made up of low-quality people who, much like government bureaucrats, couldn't make it in the real world.
Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 05:53:47 AM (EDT)
I realized a while ago that there are only two people in the world who don't judge, belittle, condescend, disrespect, and/or otherwise treat me like garbage... and they're my parents. Now, there is perhaps a third: my son. I wonder if there's any hope of me not messing that up.
Sunday, October 08, 2023 at 04:31:16 AM (EDT)
A good motto for fellow fortysomethings out there: Everything hurts.
Wednesday, October 04, 2023 at 11:01:33 AM (EDT)
A critical corollary to the Unix philosophy (do one thing and do it well) is to speak at least one commonly understood language.
Monday, October 02, 2023 at 01:05:40 PM (EDT)
I suppose you could say I typically procrastinate when it comes to carrying out the evil and/or arbitrary whims of others, which is why I'm filing my taxes late.
Monday, September 25, 2023 at 09:12:17 PM (EDT)
Word of advice to EV manufacturers: do not market your cars as being good for the planet or whatever, no one cares about your climate change mythology nonsense. Instead, tell people they're fast, quiet, powerful, convenient, and safe. If, in fact, they are.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 05:25:06 PM (EDT)
I look forward to the day Pittsylvania declares its independence from Pennsylvania.
Monday, September 04, 2023 at 04:14:11 PM (EDT)
The main drawback to having a contact form on your web site seems to be the fact that people will use it.
Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 08:32:22 AM (EDT)
When you care about the way things are done, it turns out that you're of no use to people who don't.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 11:22:51 PM (EDT)
Any libertarian who is not a Christian just doesn't get it. Any Christian who isn't a libertarian just doean't get it. And any libertarian Christian who believes in intellectual property just doesn't get it.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 11:46:57 AM (EDT)
If you love doing things you hate, turn your hobby into a small business.
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 06:19:48 AM (EDT)
Lately I've fekt like I'm in a cage, dangling over an abyss. Under the cage, goblins are pulling me down, and their names are communism, fascism, feminism, progressivism, satanism, depression, taxes, and other unspeakable evils. The one cord holding up the cage is the Holy Spirit.
Friday, August 18, 2023 at 10:30:30 AM (EDT)
Everyone knows the unforgiveable sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit. The lesser known one, though, is working for Hughesnet.
Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 03:06:18 AM (EDT)
Turns out the road to serfdom is just I-495.
Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 03:00:55 AM (EDT)
Every person who happens to be correct but isn't a Christian will eventually be incorrect because they are correct for the wrong reason. Every person who is incorrect but is a Christian will eventually be correct because in Christ alone can truth be found.
Friday, August 11, 2023 at 12:18:37 AM (EDT)
Teach an AI to sing, and it will sing you a song. Teach an AI to Fourier transform, and it will write you a symphony.
Saturday, August 05, 2023 at 11:06:22 PM (EDT)
We're going down the same road with our cars that we went down with our phones - proprietary garbage loaded with remote code execution exploits. Which means they won't even need to convince us to get on the train, they'll just lock our car doors and drive us off a nearby cliff.
Sunday, July 30, 2023 at 04:42:29 PM (EDT)
Turns out it is not normal to want to save the world.
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 10:46:45 AM (EDT)
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (Also avoid control freaks who don't respect you)
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 04:30:17 PM (EDT)
I'm not saying that society is quite at a tiping point as a result of the mafia's overreach, but it doe seem like they're intentionally pushing us there. When will we say enough is enough?
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 09:42:05 AM (EDT)
Interesting thought experiment: Would we have open-source software if there were no intellectual property laws? And if so, would it be as widely used as it is now?
Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 02:00:09 PM (EDT)
There is only one sustainable technology humans have invented, and it's called "capitalism".
Saturday, July 01, 2023 at 01:54:02 PM (EDT)
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (I firmly believe Christ is referring to people here, especially your children... because they are the only treasures that could possibly survive the eventual destruction of the universe.)
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 02:43:28 PM (EDT)
Much of science is actually more like a mythology... it has plenty of stories but few explanations, and its myths often persist longer than its facts.
Monday, June 26, 2023 at 12:50:35 AM (EDT)
Whichever 3-letter government agency is increasing the tick population, that's the one we abolish first.
Monday, June 26, 2023 at 12:32:00 AM (EDT)
The internet has been a disaster for me personally, not because it has shown me the depths of human depravity, which it has, but because it has given me a false sense of hope by revealing to me that other libertarians exist.
Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 04:53:30 PM (EDT)
It is quite a remarkable and curious fact that the universe can be described by infinite sums yet no actual infinites can exist in the universe.
Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 11:09:20 AM (EDT)
Perhaps so-called "AI", which might be more accurately called "advanced statistical remixing", will finally lead to the end of the fallacy we call intellectual property.
Friday, June 16, 2023 at 07:30:07 PM (EDT)
If I could alter the laws of physics so that one category of drug would have no ill side effects, the category I'd choose would be Little Debbie cakes.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 07:27:27 PM (EDT)
Your position might be relative, but your direction is absolute. How do I know? Geosynchronous orbits.
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 03:01:12 PM (EDT)
You can either recognize the growth of a person from a pair of microscopic machines for the incredible feat of engineering that it is, or you can pretend there is no Engineer and therefore it's an accident. But beore you make your decision, would you conclude the same thing if we found an advanced LLM running on a GPU farm on the surface of Mars, which is an easier thing for the universe to construct by several orders of magnitude?
Monday, June 05, 2023 at 11:36:57 PM (EDT)
The more I learn about them, the more I think the Amish have everything figured out. Two notable exceptions stand out in my mind: they use our dirty fiat money instead of gold, and they don't use disposable diapers.
Sunday, June 04, 2023 at 03:15:24 PM (EDT)
If you give people the freedom to sin, they will abuse it. But if you give people the ability to punish sin, they will abuse it. What, then, is the solution?
Sunday, June 04, 2023 at 02:01:07 PM (EDT)
You can certainly warn others of the perils of hell without going there yourself. But if you have been there, they're much more likely to listen.
Friday, June 02, 2023 at 09:45:00 AM (EDT)
There is no middle ground between true and false.
Thursday, June 01, 2023 at 11:30:36 AM (EDT)
It's hard to even imagine how prosperous and advanced (and yes, equitable) the world would be if the Democrat party consisted of classical liberals and the Republican party consisted of paleoconservatives.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 03:04:50 PM (EDT)
Messages containing the text can you... or don't forget to... will be subject to a 24 hour waiting period prior to being rejected.
Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 10:39:23 AM (EDT)
Science is just the curiosity wing of engineering.
Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 07:43:19 AM (EDT)
People often ask, where did this country go so wrong? Personally, I blame the generally low quality of worship music.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 06:35:15 PM (EDT)
I wonder how many millions of man hours have been wasted activating licenses-- or failing to -- for garbage proprietary software?
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 02:02:05 PM (EDT)
Even though in every other way I am unqualified for the role, I do have to admit that I have one important dad skill: putting people to sleep.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 09:53:35 AM (EDT)
Why is there not a single chat app in the entire world that works correctly?
Friday, May 19, 2023 at 02:46:46 PM (EDT)
Tuesday, May 09, 2023 at 03:24:50 PM (EDT)
It's bad enough to live through the collapse of a global empire, but we're not even gonna leave behind any cool ruins.
Friday, May 05, 2023 at 04:36:45 AM (EDT)
If the treasury mints a trillion dollar coin, that will be the same thing as defaulting on the debt.
Friday, May 05, 2023 at 04:24:17 AM (EDT)
Jesus didn't die so we could cling to our superstitions, he died to free us from them.
Wednesday, May 03, 2023 at 08:54:45 PM (EDT)
New music, even when it's good and done in a classic style, seems to nonetheless lack the soul of old music. This is something I've thought for a while but couldn't pinpoint just why it might be the case. Now I'm pretty much convinced it's because the whole culture has moved away from God. Even when non-Christians wrote music in the past, God was in the backdrop... but I think these days he is retreating or else we have pushed him out.
Tuesday, May 02, 2023 at 07:35:42 PM (EDT)
One great thing about working for a brewery is that I could become an alcoholic any time I want.
Monday, May 01, 2023 at 11:04:01 PM (EDT)
The secret to using the internet successfully is to never, ever leave a comment or post anything anywhere except on your own personal web site on a vanity domain. Take it from me.
Monday, May 01, 2023 at 08:50:26 AM (EDT)
I wonder how many collective hours of human labor have been wasted trying to get Linux audio to work correctly.
Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 10:48:56 AM (EDT)
I don't know who needs to hear this, but by far the most nutritious part of a typical burger-and-fries fast food combo is the beef.
Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 09:38:44 AM (EDT)
I wonder if the first humans to colonize Mars will be libertarians fleeing the persecution of the World Economic Forum.
Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 09:36:33 AM (EDT)
Which do you think was the founding fathers' greatest mistake, not more explicitly outlawing central banks, or enshrining the concept of intellectual property into law?
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 02:18:12 PM (EDT)
I never would have thought USB-A would be the plug that replaces the old NEMA 5-15 AC oultet format.
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 03:34:01 PM (EDT)
Seeing bits of yourself in your children might be one of the more terrifying parts of being human.
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 12:21:14 PM (EDT)
If you're not explicitly Christian, you are implicitly satanic.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 08:09:13 PM (EDT)
On the list of things that will happen: progressives will realize that EVs pollute too, and outlaw them. Then, the same with horses.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 04:15:06 PM (EDT)
Just stop right now. Put that laptop away. Deny all you want, but it is impossible to accomplish anything while watching a baby.
Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 11:07:52 AM (EDT)
The unloving thing to do is to allow the persistence of falsehoods. Since love and truth are both eternal qualities of God, this conclusion falls out logically.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 09:32:07 AM (EDT)
If 'abortion is healthcare,' then guns are healthcare.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 05:17:27 PM (EDT)
If you pick your DAW based on how it looks, you're kind of doing it wrong.
Saturday, April 08, 2023 at 10:11:20 AM (EDT)
Capitalism will never end, because time -- which is scarce -- will never end.
Thursday, April 06, 2023 at 11:27:31 PM (EDT)
Repeat after me: there is no intelligence in artificial intelligence.
Thursday, April 06, 2023 at 02:36:03 PM (EDT)
True maturity in art comes with the realization that pretentious artsy crap isn't actually good art just because it gives you weird existential thoughts. Much to the chagrin of your high school AP english teacher.
Wednesday, April 05, 2023 at 10:37:16 AM (EDT)
It'll be easy to spot the nephilim when they return. They'll be dressed in drag.
Tuesday, April 04, 2023 at 12:12:30 PM (EDT)
Why do developers think drag-and-drop is a good UI paradigm?
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)
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)
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.