Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hunger Strike

Our authors have gone on hunger strike.  If we abruptly stop posting one month from now, this may be why.  Please tell your friends so that we can end this quickly.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Everything you believe is fact. Everything you think they know.

Always carry a gun.  That way, once you figure out the universe actually IS just the way you like it, you can kill yourself quickly before you figure something else out.

Cows may be stupid, but they can be dizzyingly taolike.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

More about Magic numbers

A highly common lucky number is 7.

Like I mentioned in an earlier post, 2 can be a potent magical number.  The reasoning behind this statement is that 2 sets up a pattern.  One may then look for the next occurrence of the pattern, and if it never comes, they are left with a question.

P.S. Why is 7 considered lucky? Can you find any other lucky numbers?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

One way to tell what masonic level somebody has reached is by looking at what numbers they consider to be lucky, and which ones unholy or ill omes.

Somebody is Somebody's Bitch

If you are writing in a Turing-complete language, then from the end user's perspective the program is a black box that can hog system resources.  If you are writing in a non-Turing-complete language, then from the programmer's perspective not all meaningful programs may be written.  Either way, somebody loses.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Politics is what words mean.

The Healthy Specimen

I am Officer Dave Ripley with the Uptown Police Force, how can we help? Well, my family hasn't spoken to me in over a month and I'd like to know if they are okay. First I would like to know you yourself are alright; can you quickly tell me what what street we are on? Yes. What street? Doty. Good, what city are we in? Middleton. Okay - and do you have any feelings of harming yourself or others? Honestly yes, sometimes. Why has your family not been speaking to you? Because of some things I said on Facebook. I see; you seem agitated right now, may we take your blood pressure? Sure. Do you have a job? I work at Pro Pro Health Surance Pro. What do you do? Sales associate. Your blood pressure readings are quite high, we should probably run a blood work, it is almost instant. Go ahead. Any friends at work? No, I just landed the job. How do you like it? It's good. How often do you take sick leave? Almost never. Hmm, these levels are abnormal too; we should go to the hospital for a more thorough test. I really don't want to be poked and prodded at the hospital, I'd like to talk about my family. Well, you called 911 and told us that you want to harm yourself, so we cannot leave you; you should come to the hospital for a more thorough screening. All right, let's go.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

How to Send an Email

Enter into the terminal:

$ sendmail -v [email address]

Then type your message.  When finished, press Ctrl+d for EOF (end of file).

(Ctrl+d must be pressed twice on my system, don't ask me why)

(sendmail is actually in /usr/sbin on my system, don't ask me why)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The only thing I don't like about Vim is how you have to reach all the way over and hit the Esc key.

Best Games

These are the best games of all time, in my opinion.

The Witcher 1/2/3

Tactical fighting games.  Very deep, clearly made by people who have read much.

Morrowind, Oblivion

Story-based RPGs with great modding support.  Skyrim is not listed because the dragons are too small and it's kind of dull.  However these games are fantastic.

Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars

A worthy successor to moo, moo 2, and moo 3.

Red Alert 3

Fast-paced RTS.

The Binding of Isaac

Probably Turing complete, if I had to guess.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This is the worst of all possible worlds.

Pangloss was close, but off the mark.  This is not the best of all possible worlds - it is the worst.  Very few possible worlds support life at all, and almost all of those that do, do so very badly.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Asians for President!

I think they would make a good president.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Reading vs Writing

Older programmers sometimes mention how much they have to read nowadays, just to keep up.  However, this is the case because experienced programmers are so busy not writing code, but refactoring and getting rid of it.  New programmers say "oh goody, a computer" and write a bunch of well-intentioned practice code, sometimes for clients.  Should code that a programmer writes ever get used, heaven forbid, it becomes the onerous task of the older programmers to find out how to get rid of it.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My hobby: making it worse.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Redirecting you to for a copy of hitchikers guide to the galaxy.

Forget about this blog, go read that book. If you are not redirected, click here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017