Feb
01
2015
0

My Patreon has been updated (Patrons-only).

It’s a short story that has been sent to existing Patrons of my Patreon account; it should also be available who sign up now. I should also note that if I hit $60/month at Patreon I’ll be putting up a short story a month here (Patrons will get the story first, mind you). In case that’s an incentive.

Feb
01
2015
2

The Moe Lane February I Wish To Replace This Computer fundraising drive.

Yes, it’s that time again. Basically, I’m putting together existing funds, hopefully coming-in funds from freelance writing, and whatever else I can scrape up here for a replacement computer that possibly doesn’t wheeze all day whenever I ask it to do more than 15 fps.  I figure that $750 or so should more or less do it, but I certainly wouldn’t mind more bells and whistles.

As the below chart shows, I have already made a start to this,

fundraising thermometer

…but what the heck: time to rattle the tip jar.





There’s also an update on my Patreon account: short version is, I put up an original short-short story for Patrons only. That notification will probably get its own post, but you gotta flood the zone on this stuff.

Jan
31
2015
2

‘Uptown Funk.’

Got turned on to this the other day. It’s funkalicious with a side order of groove.

Uptown FunkMark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

Hey! Don’t diss the funk.  DO NOT DISS THE FUNK.

Jan
31
2015
1

The Venn Diagram of Dumb.

Just something that I threw together.  For practice, like.

VENN-DUMB

Jan
31
2015
3

Power Line has a useful suggestion for funding Obama’s community colleges proposal.

Read the whole thing (H/T: Instapundit), but basically: if Barack Obama wants this community college thing so badly, then he can call for a surtax on college endowments above a certain level per student ($1 million was Power Line’s suggestion). Or maybe just lower the deduction on donations to college endowments, again above a certain level. Power Line also suggests – just in case it wasn’t obvious yet that the goal here is to watch the President start chain-smoking again in an affronted fury – that maybe the GOP should just pass the community college proposal… while mandating “that all community college credits be fully transferrable to any four-year college that accepts any federal funding.”

Yes, yes, of course there’s not any chance of the President signing off on any of that. That’s not the point.  The point is to make it clear to whom President Obama feels the most loyalty: which is to say, not students or parents of students. Besides, even the mere threat of any of this would produce all sorts of useful footage of Academics Behaving Badly…

Jan
31
2015
2

Oh. Look at that. All those New York court records, now up in smoke.

Amazing.

Firefighters were battling a stubborn seven-alarm inferno that ripped through a Brooklyn waterfront warehouse Saturday afternoon, fueled by mountains of records from city agencies..

[The facility] also stores records for the Administration for Children’s Services and for New York State courts.

…Oh, I know. It probably really is a coincidence that this is happening right after a key arrest is made that might end up getting half of New York’s state government arrested. In real life people either aren’t this dumb, or are too smart to get caught doing it. But if a) Law & Order was still on and b) didn’t suck so bad as it was sucking by the ending then we’d have our script right there, huh?

Via

Jan
30
2015
1

‘Wet.’

OK, that last post was scraping the barrel. Here, have some Sean Rowe and call me in the morning.

WetSean Rowe

Jan
30
2015
8

Tweet of the Day, Queen Elizabeth II Will Cut You edition.

I know that sounds crazy, but look at the eyes, man.

Those of the eyes of somebody who can go Most of my ancestors were vicious bastards, and we kept all their notes and journals. I dunno. She just gives me a vibe that tells me that I shouldn’t throw a chair at her in a bar fight… what? Look, just because I’ve never been in a bar fight doesn’t mean I didn’t inherit the genes for it, thank you very much…

Jan
29
2015
6

‘Kung Fu Fighting.’

Kung Fu Fighting, Carl Douglas

So.  How many different drugs are there on that stage in that video, do you think?  I’m going to say at least five, although that includes at least one drug that has since been lost and become legend, to the point where not even scholars remember its name.

Jan
29
2015
1

OK, this Poetweet thing is actually kind of neat.

Couldn’t get Poetweet to work earlier – but apparently I needed to tell it to turn my Tweets into indrisos, whatever those are. Behold:

a-splinter

I can see how it’s not actual poetry, but it’s cleverly done.

Jan
29
2015
28

New Computer advice bleg.

Embarrassing, this: I used to have the skills to figure out what computer I’d need to buy – and that’s buy. I’m not building one. I’m not going to spend a month setting it up to get somebody else to build me one, either. I just want to order it and have it sent to me – that met these standards.  Or even approximate them:

Recommended System Requirements
Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz
AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770
AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
RAM 8GB
OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
DirectX 11
HDD Space 40 GB

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