I’ve been away for a while, it seems. A long while. A few things have changed, but most haven’t. Idiots will be idiots. People who feed off of idiots will always take great amounts of pleasure from feeding off their weaker prey. This is likely how things will be until the day we die.

Here’s a look back at a few things that have happened.

Aaron Swartz took his own life after being handed a ridiculous judgement. No lawyer in the world can protect you when you’re coming up against serious money. He never actually committed any crimes, he only did extraordinary things. The extraordinary things he did earned him a place in the crosshairs of rather rich individuals.

Andrew Auernheimer was sentenced to 41 months for pointing out to AT&T their own shortcomings. “Weev”, as he’s known, was not so idealistic as Swartz and realized early on that the weak - no matter how intelligent they may be - shall always serve as the foot stools of high society.

Bradley Manning is still serving a ridiculous sentence without trial. His 1000 day anniversary passed several moons ago, and from what I hear, all of the government is happily dragging it’s feet on putting him in prison unjustly for the rest of his natural life. Our modern Ellsberg will rot in prison, a sure sign of what’s to come.

Last, but most important of all, the due date of my first son’s birth has come and passed. He was supposed to have shown his face to the world on March 20th, 2013. He has yet to be born, the stubborn little ass. Seven days later, and he’s already proving to be as much a slacker as his father.

That little shit is going to be grounded, provided he’s not too cute to escape a good grounding.