Archive for January, 2014

John Leso is worse for America than any terrorist

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

John Leso, the American psychologist who deliberately and willfully violated the law, and his sworn ethical code, to torture human beings. I would say that he has done far worse damage to America and its ideals, than all the terrorists combined. It is sad to see the American Psychological Association decide to endorse his criminal actions, wether out of cowardice or corruption; the only thing made clear by their statement is that evil people work for the APA, people willing to do far worse than any so called “enemy combatant”.

In a just world, people like John Leso would be tried for treason. How he can look himself in the mirror on any given morning is not clear to me. He obviously doesn’t care about American ideals, nor about his patients, nor about his own soul. If he had any shame at all, he’d have long ago apologized to the American people, for the shame he has brought upon our nation. But cowards like John Leso will never apologize.

Truly a sad world.

Almost seen

Monday, January 27th, 2014

I thought I saw a post on Facebook, to attendees of a Maker-style event, “How many people are planning on making their own soldering iron?”, and thought that was a bit silly, and over-the-top DIY extremism.

Then I read it a second time, and realized it was asking who was planning on “bringing” their own.

OK, that makes sense.

Goodbye LogMeIn, Hello Teamviewer

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Now that LogMeIn has doubled-down on failure, making clear they want to go out of business, and are cancelling the only product they offer that has actual value, it’s time to start looking for alternatives.  Enter TeamViewer, offering all the features I ever used in LogMeIn.  It remains to be seen what kind of company they are, but they can’t be any worse than the team in favor of corporate suicide, that is in charge at LogMeIn.

It’s funny, when less than a year ago, your CEO was pushing the value of having a free tier, and swearing it was essential to your survival and thrive-al.   I suspect I won’t hear much more about them going forward; it sounds like they’ve wasted all their investor cash, buying up good products, shutting them down, and destroying their own brand in the process.  You won’t be missed.

There are stupid questions

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Like asking why the Seahawks aren’t getting sued for OSHA violations due to the noise levels. By the logic displayed by the questioner, you wouldn’t be able to hire people to use an arc welder, because it’s only safe to use with additional protective gear.

One wonders how they think any concert or heavy industry could possibly be staffed.

Spoils of Babylon

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

I’m loving this show, so far.  Great name actors, insane characters, cartoonesque action and plotting, and stylistic homages to everything and nothing.  It’s the kind of show that you watch a single episode, and think you’ll never catch up, only to realize it was the first episode, and you are right where the director wanted you to be, a state of confusion and amusion (oh not a word, eh English? thpt to you).

 

If I (song idea)

Friday, January 17th, 2014
if i had a gun

then you’d be dead

if i had a gun
then you’d be dead

if I had a gun

We’d be toe to toe
and then you’d be done

If I had a gun

Then you’d be dead

If I had a knife
I’d cut your balls off

If I had a knife
I’d cut your balls off

If I had a knife

Then you’d be maimed for life
If I had a knife
I’d cut your balls off

If I had a hammer
I’d smash your head in
If I had a hammer
I’d smash your head in

If I had a hammer
Then I’d make your brains go splatter
If I had a hammer
I’d smash your head in

 

Dirk Gently

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

How did I miss an entire TV series based on Dirk Gently?

The Last Stand (MR)

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

I checked out the post-Governator’s film, and came away entertained.  The plot is silly, poor Forest Whitaker plays the dumbest FBI agent ever, and it was heavy on the gore.  Mr Knoxville plays basically himself, and does OK with that.  Arnold doesn’t ham it up quite as much as the old days, but still pulls off several unrealistically heroic acts of physical strength and endurance.  I’ve seen a lot worse action films.

Not expected

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Bored at home, feeling a little better, I started to check out some ‘videos’ to pass the time.  Came across something that made me laugh.  Picture a middle aged man, naked in the tub, except for a Batman mask, drinking a bottle of wine, and lip-synching Whitney Houston.

It made me laugh.

 

People used up all their crazy I guess

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Checking the Seattle 911 log this morning, and I see surprisingly few calls over night, with not a single assault response.  I guess everybody got all their craziness out on NYE, and are still recovering.