Non-sponsor ATR2100

Written by  on September 21, 2015

Every now and again I’m going to post about a product I like. These are unsolicited and unpaid. Today. I’m going to talk about the ATR2100-USB, which I bought from Amazon for about $50. The prices seem to vary frequently, so it is going to be in the $40-$60 range. Read more…

It all comes back to music…

Written by  on August 29, 2015

I wrote this sometime after November 2001 since it references some lyrics from Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s “Once More with Feeling.” I recently found it, scanned it, and am posting it. I wrote it as a stream, so I haven’t changed the tyops or added paragraphs. It is as it was when I wrote it. You will recognize some lyrics. You will not recognize other lyrics.

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The Bechdel Test

Written by  on August 25, 2015

You may have heard this term in the past, and you may not have—In which case it is something you need to know about. The Bechdel Test is a basic tDykes_to_Watch_Out_For_(Bechdel_test_origin)hree question test to evaluate a work based on how it depicts women. To pass the test a work must:

  1. Feature at least two women
  2. Who speak to each other
  3. Without talking about men (or worse, a specific man).

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Interstellar Travel

Written by  on August 21, 2015

One of the mainstays of nearly all sic-fi si the idea that we will be able to travel outside our Solar System and eventually across the galaxy and perhaps even to other galaxies.

There is a little bit of a problem with that idea, however, and that is just how far away those stars are. Read more…

The Rumor Mill

Written by  on August 19, 2015

We’re three (or maybe four) weeks away from the next Apple event, and it looks like this one is going to combine the new iPhone and iPad announcements into one event. Does this mean Apple is leaving October open for another announcement?

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Pebble Time after two months

Written by  on August 16, 2015

Well, the Pebble Time watch band has recently caused a rash onIMG_0009 my wrist. There’s no blistering, but the rash is a bit tender and I’m not sure I can keep wearing the watch.

As far as I know, I am not allergic to latex, so I don’t know what has caused this.


Written by  on August 16, 2015

AMC’s Humans is a UK/US production which is a remake of a Swedish series named Real Humans. The series finally is tonight for US viewers, although the show finished up a couple of weeks ago on the UK’s Channel 4.

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No, really, web advertising is broken

Written by  on August 14, 2015

There’s been a lot of discussion, both on the web and in podcasts, about the broken state of web advertising. On the one hand, you have people who make their livings because of advertising pointing out that without ads, they can’t make money and they can’t provide “free” content to users and that users will not pay for content.

On the other hand you have users who are saying, “No, your ads suck.” And they are right.

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Where are all the old posts?

Written by  on August 13, 2015

I want to read those stories about Dani again.

Sorry, but the old posts will almost certainly not be coming back. This is a clean break and a fresh start and all that jazz. You can’t even get them on because when I did my blog every day for a month back in January I had my robots.txt file exclude search engines and archive services like

Dude, why! has posts from 2014. At least some, but all that other stuff, that was always intended to be ephemeral; I just never told anyone that. There was too much there about me and my life and the people I knew to simply leave it forever.

Seriously? Nothing is coming back?

While there is some slight chance that I will rewrite some of those post to improve the story, I mean more accurately reflect reality—Well, a reality, there is nearly no chance that the same posts will come back the way they were, except for maybe one or two that I am considering reposting. Sorry, Dani is not one of those.

Hate the new theme

Yeah, right there with you on that one. I might reinstall  Suffusion, I might roll my own (bad idea, I know), or I might someday figure out how to get rid of the grey shit.

On the nature of video content

Written by  on August 12, 2015

For the last century or so video content, regardless of the medium, has been a linear experience for nearly everyone in nearly every video experience. You start watching at the beginning and you watch until the end. Even if it was possible to skip forward or back, this was usually a process that took time and effort. Read more…

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