Saturday October 22nd, 2016
Wow. @evgonetwork needs to work with their credit card processor. Anti-fraud calls, and I still couldn't make their charger work on my car.
Friday October 21st, 2016
Oh this is a fun little web toy: Type in C++ on the left, get x86 assembly on the right. Particularly neat is to add -O3 and watch all the pre-compute happen...
Building inspector came by and checked off the permits for both solar and the electric car charger. Yay!
Currently installing a backup camera with replacement stereo console in the truck. Car manufacturers are assholes.
Thursday October 20th, 2016
Missouri loves company they'll incarcarate ya in order to keep ya: Mississippi woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge or lawyer.
ACKERMAN, Miss. — Pulled over for traffic violations, Jessica Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to make bail. She was charged with a felony based on a secretly recorded video that prosecutors finally acknowledged showed her committing no crime.
It's unclear from these articles exactly what was going on here, apparently the traffic stop was incidental to some grand jury charges that seemed to stem from a DA gunning for her, because the grand jury charges were dropped once an Assistant DA saw the video that the charges were supposed to stem from, but dayumn.
Careful near Missouri.
Anyone else hear "Nasty Woman" and think Janet Jackson with a gender switch? "Gimme a beat!"
Wednesday October 19th, 2016
Those halcyon days when people read no further than the first paragraph in your email? Now: Just the latest sentence in the Slack channel.
Super cool high res aerial photography of Petaluma. http://www.skyimd.com/petaluma-california-aerial-orthomosaic/
Monday October 17th, 2016
Why does it matter that the U.S. has lost manufacturing capabilities? Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it.
But one week after his product hit Kickstarter in December 2015, Sherman was shocked to see it for sale on AliExpress—Alibaba’s English-language wholesale site. Vendors across China were selling identical smartphone case selfie-sticks, using the same design Sherman came up with himself. Some of them were selling for as low as $10 a piece, well below Sherman’s expected retail price of £39 ($47.41). Amazingly, some of these vendors stole the name of Sherman’s product—Stikbox:
Saturday October 15th, 2016
Okay telephone canvassers, I've voted. Ballots are in the mail. You can stop now.
Friday October 14th, 2016
And we are now the proud owners of a white 2014 BMW 2014 i3 REx. Making the run for parts to finish the charger installation now.
Thursday October 13th, 2016
For those of us who are struggling with gender roles and other biases in square dancing... http://www.funnyordie.com/vide...4/gender-is-a-construct-do-si-do
"You know what the magic word, the only thing that matters in American sexual mores today is? One thing. You can do anything, the left will promote and understand and tolerate anything, as long as there is one element. Do you know what it is? Consent. If there is consent on both or all three or all four, however many are involved in the sex act, it's perfectly fine. Whatever it is. But if the left ever senses and smells that there's no consent in part of the equation then here come the rape police. But consent is the magic key to the left."
Which makes so many things about modern American politics so clear: Why the threat of assault from trans people using bathrooms scares us, but the threat of assault from Donald Trump or your average United States Senator doesn't...
In this election cycle, I've been aware of a bunch of places where I've been willing to give candidates a pass because I agreed with their general sentiment, and the more I see myself doing that the more I'm aware that there's some tribal affiliation shit like Scott Adams was describing going on in my head.
Who you going to believe, women who claim they were groped, or a man who says he gropes women? It's a real "he & she both said" situation.
Wednesday October 12th, 2016
Giggle: Shadow forwarded along a short tale of Google spell check, transcribed here because it's in image form there:
guys, google docs really is astounding. it just put a red squiggly line under the word 'back' because the next two words were 'of dicks' and it knew i meant 'bag.'
yes, thank you google docs. I did mean BAG of dicks.
what a great program
Monday October 10th, 2016
Hillary trying to let Donald answer the ACA question first: It's like the debate is a sitcom with a laugh track here at Gate 29.