I hate trolls.
So, below you’ll find my final response to a particularly annoying douche. if you want to see the whole exchange, here’s the link. “Okay. I gave you the benefit of a thought out and measured response and once again you came back with arguments that don’t actually address the things I’ve said but rather argue against things you’ve decided I’ve said. At no point, either in my...
You Know That Feeling? Part II: I may have killed...
You know that feeling? If you’re a sports fan (the obsessive kind, not the kind that watches baseball just to avoid people for a few hours) you’ve known that weird, prickly certainty that the success or failure of your team rides entirely on your efforts. If you didn’t do your pre-game ritual and your team loses? Your fault. If you didn’t cheer hard enough and your team...
Dear @ Gizmodo...Suck It.
I posted the following on this article (sans .gif) after Gizmodo’s mods flagged me for spam for daring to share a link in a comment pertaining to the article. It was promptly deleted, I assume for using the word twats, which is what they are. Dear Gizmodo: When posting an article about the scuzzy practices of another website, one should always make sure that one’s own practices...
It was the monkey that killed us... →
YOU KNOW THAT FEELING?
You know that feeling you get? The one that says, “Fuck yeah, I’m awesome!” If you’re a writer, going back and reading your earlier stuff can be like time machine access to the opposite of that feeling. And suddenly, I know what George Lucas feels like. Well, not exactly; I’m not rich, crazy*, or driven to insert Ewoks into everything. But I understand the impulse...
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to...– John Lennon
I’ve discovered tonight why I love Google+ and Tumblr and why, even though most of the time it’s my favorite, I sometimes hate Twitter. Not one person in my + or Tumblr feeds has mentioned the Emmys. Guess what percentage of my Twitter feed is dedicated to them? Le Sigh. Theory: When people use their actual names or they’re on a content sharing service instead of an opinion...
It’s sad, but thanks to last night’s GOP debate, it seems the time has come to remind right leaning Americans that the road to fascism starts with the simplest justifications and exclusions. First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I...
My Flavors.me →
I connected Tumblr to my http://flavors.me page - http://flavors.me/jufinn
The "Print" Reformation: Crumbling Civilizations...
Print is dying. We’ve all seen headlines screaming that message. (There’s irony in those two sentences. Real irony, not the Alanis Morissette kind.) Such and such magazine’s subscriptions are plummeting. It’s horrible; they’re a cultural institution; society is crumbling. Etc. Newspaper X is resurrecting itself as a tablet app. Newspaper X only sold 8...
Adventures in the Cloud...Episode III...The Return...
This is the last of four articles on my journey to complete adoption of cloud computing. The first three can be found at: http://dearthey.tumblr.com/post/9416391468/on-cloud-computing-and-why-i-was-wrong http://dearthey.tumblr.com/post/9487347375/continuing-adventures-in-the-cloud-part-1-ish http://dearthey.tumblr.com/post/9505155470/head-in-the-cloud-an-interlude-and-warning So… ...
Head in the Cloud...An Interlude and Warning
There’s been a lot of stink from the non-Mac community about Steve Jobs’ categorization of the iPad as a “post PC device” at this year’s SDCC. Microsoft, in particular, has been going apoplectic over the phrase. However… What was more interesting to me (after all, the fact that we have one post PC device doesn’t mean the post PC age is upon us) was the...
Continuing Adventures in the Cloud... Part...
So the last couple of days have been something of a steep learning curve for me. While Linux is a joy to work in (especially now that I’ve found the absolute best distro for me. For now), the sheer variety of customization options, distributions and machine specific problems have been a little overwhelming. Ubuntu only lasted a day. I discovered that I liked the Jolicloud app in Google...
On Cloud Computing (and why I was wrong)
I laughed when Chrome OS was announced; A great big hearty mwah ha ha. Why, I pondered (as I choked on the effervescent bubbles of funny rolling up from my belly), would anyone spend hundreds of dollars on a machine with little (or no) storage, just so they could work entirely in a web browser all day? I’m not laughing anymore. When Apple announced the launch of iCloud I was sorely...
A picture of a tree can be beautiful. It can be accurate, interpretive, colorful or grim. It can inspire or depress, provoke thought, calm or confrontation. But it can never drop an acorn and you can never sit beneath its branches. A picture of a tree is not a tree.
Ben sure loves him some Queen!
In Loving Memory...A Little Bit Early. →
Click through for my most personal blog post. Valium may help you. :D
Best Childhood Memories
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” Shel Silverstein- Who made me smile and is sorely missed.
New Blog at Dear They →
I finally got off my ass and wrote something random again. That’s neither 140 characters or 140 words. Woot!
Odes and Rants: A rant against Batman →
odesandrants: In the eternal debate between Superman vs. Batman — who would win, who’s better, who would you rather be, who would you rather sleep with — it’s pretty clear that Batman has won the coolness war theses days, even if Superman would obviously kick his ass, The Dark Knight Returns be damned….
Watchmen Didn't Suck As Bad As You (we) Thought It...
i just rewatched the Watchmen (hah!) for the first time since it came out on DVD. I’ve got to tell ya, it held up way better on this viewing than it did when in theaters. But why? It’s still the same hyper stylized, over wrought and too literal interpretation of it’s source that everyone said it was almost 2 years ago. I think it’s that last “flaw” that...
On The Preponderance of Stupid (Part 2)
Dear Everyone: It has taken me a lifetime but I have finally come to the conclusion that debating people is ultimately pointless. There are no such things as adults, there are just bigger people who still stick their fingers in their ears when they don’t want to hear you. Or occasionally they shoot you. Or legislate you into illegality. If you ignore them, they won’t go away. And so,...
On the preponderance of stupid
@shaitanpyrik Yeah, these are all problems we didn’t have when I was in school. If you owned a laptop you were part of a very specific elite. Also, you were a douche. :D
It makes me sad that this isn’t real :(