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March 9th, 2012

How I know things

I am on a fixed income. I have never studied political science. I grew up in an apolitical family. I’m a white ethnic. I am outraged about many things. Now, I am highly educated and very leftie, and yet despite that the griping attitude of the left, in which I myself used to engage, makes me tired, unhappy, and wanting to stay home. That’s how I know.

Rubber-glue defenses only make me angrier and want to vote Republican out of spite. I won’t do that, but I can feel the urge.

Things that annoy me

I am really annoyed when software developers complain that the users are dumb. If the users are screwing up, the great majority of the time it’s probably the software developers who are being dumb. If the users are dumb, it’s in thinking the software developers are geniuses. (Viz., Apple users.)

DataHand

Does anyone know anyone who can in any way get these into regular production again!! -- http://datahand.com/

Lunacy

I’m so excited, I’m going to see Lúnasa tonight. I haven’t listened to their latest stuff, either, so some of it’ll be new to me.

Lunacy, Part II

I don’t pay attention, and so did not expect to have Ed Boyd, not long ago left dangling by the demise of Flook, as the new guitar player for Lúnasa. I like it; as one would expect from experience with Flook, Ed makes the group punchier (for want of a better word).

Kevin Crawford gab involved his family a lot this time, and was more or less safe for work.

Launch an Apple

Apple likes dramatic launches, so I’m thinking of starting a ‘Launch an Apple’ program. I’m taking designs for launchers ... trebuchets, catapults, etc.

Probably the devices will work about as well afterwards as they did before, and I do not mean in the sense that my HP-11C still works.

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