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Impressive. Most impressive.

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A bit slow to reload, but very entertaining.




February 6, 2015 · 21:26

Well, Butch, thanks

I went and did it.


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Frivolous, but

With my christmas bonus money I purchased a swath of items, including the shrimp, but probably the most frivolous was to upgrade one of the “random 2gb RAM card someone gave you so you plugged it in since you had a free slot” with a nice shiny new 8 gb card to match the other one you bough when you built the compy. Tacit Blue is up to 20 gb, baby! Maybe next year I’ll be able to find a graphics card to match and mate with the one I’ve got…


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Things that grind my gears

Well, one thing anyway. For now. It really bugs me how websites will have a little question at the top of the screen and only give you one option. For example, if you do a google search and have a word that google doesn’t believe in, it’ll give you a “did you mean _____?” where it tries to fix your spelling. The problem is they ask a question and only give you one option to answer. Don’t you think they could be gaining valuable information if they also included a “NO” button? If you’re going to be all cutesy and ask a question, give me an option to answer truthfully, or don’t ask the question to begin with, just do a “Alternative searches: _______” or something. And as a continuation just to complain a little bit more, right now wordpress is trying to do a “Ooo, look at us, we can update our look so it’s the same as google’s crappy art direction, too!” thing right now, that I absolutely HATE. The old stats page gave you a nice compact layout where all of the relevant information was right there, and with the new one they’ve made it so arty that everything has to be in a long list so to get any information you have to scroll down… and scroll down some more… and scroll down some more… Now, at the top of the old stats page they have a “Have you tried the new stats page?” and the only option is a “show me” button. Oh how I wish there was a “yes I tried it and I’m back here for a reason” button…


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So wow… this blog is 5 years old.

I just realized that I blew right past my 5 year (right? 2014-2009=5 so that seems right) blogoversary, which was on December 4. Also sometime in the past week I went past post #4444, which is kinda neat. Looking back at that first year I think I put a lot more effort into things. Like, writing paragraphs instead of sentences. Goes to show you what a moron I was. Pfft, effort, who likes that stuff? And now that I’ve said that, I guess I’ve got a few paragraphs in me to complain about things.

More and more I simply find myself disinterested in current events. Everything seems to have devolved into name calling, and after really getting into following politics and the news when I first started this thing, now I just find those subjects distasteful and deceitful. I’ll read half of an article from some sort of conservative/libertarian viewpoint until the author just starts blaming the president for whatever the peeve of the day is and I just tune it out and click on the next tab. I’ll look at some website for movie reviews and they’ll start talking about global warming and it just turns me off the whole thing. Politics has seemingly infiltrated anything and everything, and it’s just… shallow. I guess I’ve turned from a “conservative libertarian” to a “there is nothing new under the sun, so just leave me alone” partier. As Borepatch says: “Democrats are not the problem, and Republicans are not the solution.” They’re all finks. I laugh at the politics of both my liberal and my conservative friends when I hang out with them, and how vehement they get. As Prof. Mondo says: “If your politics are bigger than your life, you’re doing one of them wrong.”

Honestly, I don’t even look at most of my gunblogs any more, since it only seems to be a mix of “idiot anti-gunner said something idiotic” and “9mm is the new 45.” I get it guys. I get it. There really is nothing new under the sun…

I guess that’s why I’m spending most of my internety time these days on miniature wargaming and aquarium forums. Always something new to learn and none of it is political. Don’t expect me to go away though! As long as my stupidphone can take pictures and run a WordPress app there will always be random sunsets and food, and as long as youtube keeps shooting crazy videos at me you’ll be the first (or at least, second) ones to get hit by the shrapnel.



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Willie Nelson tells a story.

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Really? REALLY? C’mon.

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How many, exactly, fake holidays are we going to create for the holidays, to try and drum up consumer spending before we all admit that it’s dumb and go live in a tent because it’s all we can afford? And “Green Monday?” That’s the best you can do? Is next Monday going to be “Blue Monday” or “Mauve Monday?” What about Wednesday the 17th? Could it be “Blood Red Wednesday?” OOO, OOO, I KNOW! The third Tuesday in December shall heretofore be known as “Burnt Umber Tuesday” and we shall all celebrate it with a special extra 1% off everything in the Art Supplies category!


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Presented without context

“… assuming American football has an average death rate of 1.2 players per game. This is slightly higher than the average for association football (soccer), but an order of magnitude lower than the rates found in volleyball.”

“Since MLB banned heavy artillery in 1962, Joe DiMaggio’s record of killing players in 56 consecutive games will probably never be broken.”

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I was going to ask “Is Flight of the Bumblebee really necessary?” but then I realized that without that the video would have been very very uninteresting.

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Random Useless Fact

In 1949 at the Parriette Gilsonite mine near Myton, Utah, Reed Smoot McConkie set the world record for ore mined by hand. Using his pick and shovel, he mined 175 bags of ore in an 8 hour day, 950 bags in a six day week, 1925 bags in a month and 15,000 bags in one year.

Reed Smoot McConkie.




Reed Smoot McConkie.

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Thought for the day

“Parkour is the French martial art of running away.”


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