Oct
10
2017
1

Got nothing tonight, sorry.

Some days inspiration simply does not strike.  On the other hand, we got the kids’ Halloween costumes situated and I was able to finish the book I was reading*, so it wasn’t a bad day, either.  That’s how it rolls around here, somewhere.

Moe Lane

*SM Stirling’s The Sea Peoples is not exactly a Cthulhu/Hastur Mythos story; it’s horror as Robert Howard would have liked it, not Robert Chambers.  Also, after reading that one particular passage about that one particular boat I rather want to smash in the King in Yellow’s face so hard that it’ll be excreting pieces of the Pallid Mask for the next month. Some things are simply not done, even by a sleeping god.

Oct
10
2017
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Tweet of the Day, This Is A Nice Deal If You Can Find It edition.

Unfortunately, they’re six bucks a pop on Amazon.  Excuse me: eleven bucks, after shipping and handling.  Better to go haunt the dollar store, if you’ll pardon the pun.

Oct
09
2017
2

Other Tweet of the Day, Danged If Clickhole Didn’t Do Some Art Here edition.

Sorry about the bad word, but this Tweeter’s got a point there. This paragraph does its job. That’s all you can ask for, sometimes.

Oct
09
2017
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Tweet of the Day, I’d Buy A Print Of This edition.

My mom paints and draws, so I know enough about the process to know that this is pretty cool.

Unfortunately, the original’s probably been sold already. At least, I can’t find it. But I like Heikala’s landscapes generally.

Oct
09
2017
2

Happy Columbus Day!

The kids are at school! My wife has the day off! We went and got donuts!

Happy Columbus Day!

Oct
08
2017
1

Tweet of the Day, Well… Dang edition.

You know who hates life right now?  Whoever it is that will be coming in third for whatever home decoration contest is going on, there.  The folks coming in second?  Oh, they’re OK.  They can still get people going Well, you did do a great job! We liked this, this, and this.  But… look, if you’re going to lose a contest then you want to lose to something like that.  Which is absolutely true, of course.  But if you’re in third place for this kind of contest, shoot, you’ll be lucky if people remember that you were competing.

Oct
07
2017
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@HPLHS’s new Dark Adventure Radio Theater: The Rats in the Walls.

Not coming out until November, but the HPL Historical Society puts out some good radio plays.  I look forward to listening to The Rats in the Walls, which I recall being a thoroughly over-the-top story about poisoned ancestry and dark deeds and people fainting at what other people’s family do.  And, of course, the rats. The rats in the walls…

Oct
05
2017
6

Tweets of the Day, The Spice Must :gasp: :wheeze: edition.

OK, fine, I get it: not everybody loves pumpkin spice. But I think that this exaggerates the revulsion.  At least for some of you.

Right?

Oct
04
2017
1

If you’re still using Yahoo mail for anything important, yeah, reconsider that.

Because it got hacked. It all got hacked.

Verizon revised the number of breached accounts to three billion after receiving new information.

“The company recently obtained new intelligence and now believes, following an investigation with the assistance of outside forensic experts, that all Yahoo user accounts were affected by the August 2013 theft,” Verizon said in a statement.

If there is any ‘good’ news here, it’s that your Yahoo account either got security updates at the time, or else nobody actually used your data against you.  Or they did, but you didn’t notice… no, wait, that last bit’s not good news at all.  Sorry, I’m just trying to be nice about the situation. Anyway, Yahoo is probably not the best place to do anything secure with your email. If, indeed, it ever was.

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Oct
04
2017
4

Google following Apple into a post-headphone jack wasteland.

I’ll be honest: I wasn’t really planning in letting Google any further into my life and my phone anyway. So this is merely validation:

Google’s just-announced Pixel 2 phones don’t have a headphone jack. The 3.5mm connector is missing.

It’s not on the top, where Google placed it on last year’s Pixel. And it’s not on the bottom either, where you’ll find the USB-C data/charge port all by its lonesome. The audio jack is simply gone. Google just pulled an Apple — deleting a port that’s still common to find in millions upon millions of devices.

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Oct
04
2017
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Tweet of the Day, I Don’t Remember Anything, Officer edition.

I think that maybe it was this big green guy*?

Moe Lane (more…)

Oct
03
2017
2

‘Adventure Medical Kits Professional Trauma Pak with QuikClot.’

As Glenn Reynolds reminds us, this is the world we live in now. I’ve ordered two for the cars; hopefully we’ll never have to use them, but I’d rather have them and not need them than the other way around.  The product would certainly be helpful in regular car accidents and incidents, so it’s a good idea on general principles anyway.

No, I’m not thrilled to be putting this particular product up, either.

 

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