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To all Non-Christians: We Won the War on Christmas.

When you think about it, it’s almost comical, because we’re not even aware we won. “But wait,” I hear you cry, “how can you say we won when Christmas is everywhere.. starting from Halloween until .. well, Christmas Day!” That’s exactly the point. Christmas has become a one-day holiday for the vast majority of Americans. […]

Why Steve Jobs does not matter.

Steve Jobs is stepping down from Apple as CEO. He will be continuing on as Chairman. The news media has gone crazy over “OMG, what will happen now?” Very little, in reality.  And it shows just how stupid a lot of people are about how all companies, even Apple, are run. Yes, unlike most CEOs, […]

Party at the 7-Eleven…

What is it about the 7-Eleven stores in Seattle? Okay, an admission.  I probably spend way too much money in 7-Eleven stores in general.  I’m found inside one purchasing snacks, soda, and/or XBOX Points at least four times per week.  Sometimes, more. As a result, I purchase their “X-Treme Gulp” mugs and refill them.  At […]

Why is there famine in my heart when there’s plenty on the table?

Last month, I made a post about the Hunter within me.  How it manifests in thoughts and actions.  And how even in an environment of relative plenty I feel impoverished and hungry.  I made that comment almost as an aside without realizing what was there. I’m beginning to understand why.  The food we’re given is […]

Ham radio…

There was a story on Slashdot about selling off a chunk of radio spectrum that amateur radio uses as “secondary users”. The usual arguments back and forth were had, including somebody trotting out the old standby of ham radio will save us when all else fails!~!. Aside from the fact that even I, somebody who’s […]

As above, so below.

I really don’t have much of a developed opinion over the verbal free-for-all presently going on in the pagan comminity over PantheaCon.  But, I do have this observation. Any group that excludes based upon factors that do not take into account the holistic individual are doomed to exactly this sort of failure.  If, as Z. […]

Privilege Escalation…

I’m noticing an odd trend on Android applications. Increasingly, applications are asking for more and more “privileges”. Today, CBS’ TV.COM application is asking for “audio record” capabilities on the latest upgrade. Um… okay. What? You want me to allow your app to record audio from my phone? How about a no. It isn’t the first […]

Sometimes spam borders on poetry.

To wit, the following comment spam (the URLs attached to the comment were for something completely unrelated): Often the willingness of the Sport utility vechicals into Native american indian is definitely increasing day-to-day. Attempt so much needs to have, Honda is regarded as definitely pouring Native indian clientele using useful Vehicle toy labeled Honda Try. […]

*grunt*

I admire Summertime, my cat. Yesterday, she managed to catch and kill a mouse that I knew had been scurrying about in my apartment.  And, as I was cleaning up the mess of blood and bone on my kitchen floor, I came to a conclusion about my beloved pet.  My sweet, adorable little ball of […]

Creepy Drug Store Privacy (and how I predicted it)

I had this wonderful rant all queued up about how a major drug store chain has crossed the line into “creepy” with their updated rewards card program. And then I realized that I already predicted this would happen over 20 years ago, and how many privacy advocates are closing the barn door after the cows […]