Weekend

It’s almost the weekend, goddammit! WOO! Just today and tomorrow and it’s two days of unabated freedom. WOO! Most importantly, muh baybay also has the weekend off. YUSSSSSSS.

Section 230

This asshole is so bent out of shape about his tweets being tagged as “disinformation” that he’s going to draw the ire of the Pentagon just to get his way on “Section 230”. What an absolute waste of skin. These fucktards completely destroyed Fairness Doctrine and basically greenlit the birth of the abomination known as “Fox News”. Now that they’re discovering that their ideals are not shared by the majority, they want to scale back on it and begin regulating private enterprise as a public carrier.

Hobby

I think I need to get myself going on my hobbies again. Every time I have a moment outside of work to do something of substance I find myself vegetating over a TV show or some brainless youtube videos. In the past I would spend considerable amounts of this free time learning something new about computers or electronics. I haven’t done much of that since overhauling this blog to conform to Hugo.

Thankful

I’m thankful for my kids. They’re awesome little people and I love them. I’m thankful for my family. I’ve both been blessed with family members I’m blood related to as well as dragging people into my inner circle. I’m grateful for Amber, because she’s wonderful and amazing and literally the best. I’m grateful for my career. It has taken me down some really interesting roads in life. I get to be a professional geek.

Big Dick Is Back

It feels really weird to be back in the office. I’ve been working from home for a couple weeks now and I can’t say I’m used to the structured corporate feel anymore. It was kind of a shock to come back to. I am, however, finally able to make some progress on the projects I’ve been assigned. It’s not really possible to install automation equipment that weighs more than two cars in a two bedroom apartment, so I haven’t been as productive as I’d prefer.

The Hollywood Ten

I just ran across Trumbo (2015) on Netflix and I have to say; It’s a pretty damn good film. It’s also strange to me how little things have changed since then. It’s insane to me that not only is McCarthyism emblazoned permanently in historical record, but the fact that we haven’t learned shit from it is duly noted. It’s really unfortunate. Another damned good one is Don Verdean (2015). I think both of those films cover different aspects of confirmation bias and cognitive dissonance that still wreak havoc on society to this very day.

Relief

Things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The people in our lives who make us feel things no one else can. The sigh of relief coming from D.C. with Biden taking office. A Coronavirus vaccine is on the way. Happy and healthy kids. The promise of open borders and traveling once the virus subsides. A future borne from hard work and maximum effort. I think I could go on more, but I’ll just leave this here for now.

Installing a *.Msixbundle File

This is a pain in the ass. My user profile is prevented from accessing the “Windows Store” by my administrator, because they’re dumb I guess. I dunno. It’s really not a clever move if you think about it, because you’re ensuring that people source their software from places other than “vetted distribution sites” such as Windows Store. But, whatever. This is the workaround. All you’re required to do is open powershell and execute the command Add-AppxPackage file.

Election Anxiety

As I write this, Donald Trump is lobbing salvo after salvo of attackis against Democracy in the United States. When people get out and vote in massive numbers, Republicans lose. Trump knows this, and he’s twisting this fact around to make it look like the 47% of racist assholes in the United States are actually a majority, when they clearly are not. Joe Biden pulled record numbers and managed to get black voters to turn out in record numbers.

De-Nazification and Post Trumpism

I figured I’d take a moment and expand on this, as it’s going to determine the next few decades and how we’re able to heal as a nation. If Trump and his associates are not prosecuted, they argue, it might set a devastating precedent. Others worry that the desire to prosecute Trump could amount to no more than “vengeance” that would further erode democratic norms. This vigorous debate on the left asks how we as a nation can get to the bottom of the Trump administration’s criminal behavior, while also ensuring that no future administration can act in such a manner again.

Religion

Using the bible to extract truth from existence is akin to rebuilding a corn cob from kernels found in a pile of feces. Using science to extract truth from existence is like rebuilding a corn cob from a corn field. Your choice here is highly indicative of who you are as a person. All these idiots squawking about the COVID vaccine being “the mark of the beast” are clearly not educated on Revelations.

Peter Thiel is totally gay, people

This post mirrored from https://gawker.com/335894/peter-thiel-is-totally-gay-people. By now, you’ve likely heard how Peter Thiel parlayed a $500,000 investment in Facebook to a stake now worth $750 million. There’s been a crush of coverage on his $220 million Founders Fund, which may well change the way entrepreneurs get paid in the Valley. We know about his mansion (he rents it — clever!), his butler, his early-morning jogs. But what no one ever says out loud: Thiel is gay.

Barry Goldwater

“Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them.” – Barry Goldwater He fucking knew.

Sign This, Kick Trump Out

👉 Sign Here 👈 Kick Trump out of the White House, don’t let that son of a bitch steal our election from us. It’s important now more than ever that fascism not creep into the system. He had four years to flail about like the fascist pig he is, and now it’s time for his fat orange ass to get the boot. We’re not taking it anymore, and no inbred yokel is going to change our minds no matter how much they want to fellate Trump.

The Abyss

In the case of faithless electors, I think it’s time we put together a list of names and addresses of the electoral college at present. They need to know they will be held accountible if they do not vote how we want them to. If anyone knows how to get this list, drop me a line so I can post that sumbitch up here and help ensure that our democracy is preserved without some rich asshole stealing the election from us.

Damn

This sucks. It sucks a ton. FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

8 Passengers

Holy fucking shit. I was literally just made aware of an insane gaggle of assholes behind the YouTube account 8 Passengers. Before I start ranting, watch this absolute TRASH play out. The video is obvious crap. Their production quality is trash and yet it also looks like a lot of effort put into trash. So that aside, this psychotic bitch rolls off with this unwarranted smile and peppy demeanor about “Kevin” testing positive for COVID.

Fuck Trump Dump

Here, have some tasty memes that celebrate the destruction of Trumpism for the next four years.

Treasonous Trump

Now I have an even greater stake in how personal the election is to me. Whatever the long-term effects are of COVID, I’m going to be saddled with that shit. In the interim, it’s a horrible disease to have. I frequently cough to the point of nearly vomiting, the fever and chills are horrendous, and the body aches are otherworldly. Donald J. Trump should be tried in a military tribunal for treason.