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  • August 22, 2013

    Essays from Chuck

    It’s two years old, but someone just shared with this me this morning. It’s 36 essays by Chuck Palahniuk on writing. I haven’t actually read any yet, but knowing Chuck, this is an absolute goldmine of information and advice. I will make sure to dig in myself.

  • August 20, 2013

    .@pzmyers smears Michael Shermer, and I have a hunch why

    It appears that PZ Myers, long a bomb-throwing, shit-stirring sort of atheist, has decided to just smear Michael Shermer with allegations that Mr. Shermer is a rapist. As the above video explains quite well (and within the first three minutes) the entire story just smacks of falsehood. And even if it is true, why is Myers publishing it on his blog and not going to the police?

  • August 18, 2013

    Libertarians: Don’t Bother With The Confederacy

    I think the most telling words are right in the beginning:

  • August 17, 2013

    Meet the New Quantum Matrix Scribe

    Well, as you can clearly see, I have a new website theme up and running. And, if you’ve viewing on a smartphone or a tablet, you now get a special mobile theme. It might not be the prettiest thing, but it is functional.

  • August 06, 2013

    Finished #GameOfThrones — Now What?

    Yesterday I finished reading A Dance With Dragons, by George R. R. Martin, the fifth and latest book in the A Song Of Ice And Fire series. I don’t really need to tell you what happens in the book, as it was published in 2011 and I’m sure everyone who actually gives a damn has already read it and then some. My blog material is spoiler free (largely.)

  • August 05, 2013

    My Friend Suffered Because Police Are Out Of Control

    I really need to pay attention to my Facebook feed more often.

  • August 04, 2013

    The Money Quote on Today’s MSM

    From Walter Russell Mead of Via Meadia over at The American Interest. My emphasis in bold:

  • August 04, 2013

    So We Have A New Doctor

  • August 03, 2013

    WordPress Themes

    I’m not entirely happy with the Twenty Eleven theme anymore. Having worked in web development for a few months now and created some responsive websites for people, I’ve seen the different options out there and I think I can do better. Though at the moment I don’t really see any themes I like, which makes me think I should go build my own. That would be a mistake, probably.

  • August 02, 2013

    The Wrong Shape – 65daysofstatic

    Ok, somebody tell me why this isn’t the real world’s soundtrack. Right now.

  • July 27, 2013

    The End of Transformers Prime

    So I just saw the last episode of Transformers: Prime, and let me just say: that was really flipping awesome! The entire show has been great! And this last episode almost felt like a Hollywood blockbuster! Except it was more intelligent and heartfelt.

  • July 25, 2013

    Philosophy vs. Game of Thrones

    You know I’d rather read political philosophy than a Daenerys chapter in Game of Thrones.

  • July 24, 2013

    The Web Explained In A Quote

    “The last time something worked perfectly on the web Tim Berners-Lee and friends were the web’s only users.”

  • July 24, 2013

    Ronald Reagan’s Finest Quote?

    “There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

  • July 23, 2013

    Today’s Very Belated Thought

    Who the hell gives a press conference in a cubicle farm? Your HR director?

  • July 23, 2013

    Transformers Alternates

    Just a thought, but you know, I’ve always wondered, why did they never do something like a crossover between Ghost in the Shell or The Matrix? I have this funny image of Major Kusanagi sitting on the shoulder of Optimus Prime with a data cable running between them, exchanging some thoughts on how Batou and Ratchet are quirky people. (Okay, so I know the real reason–different scifi subgenres, and totally different audiences) but I really think something like that would be cool.

  • July 20, 2013

    Libertarian Populism and Basic Income

    UPDATE: Welcome, reason readers! Make sure to follow me on Twitter at @jdkolassa!

  • July 14, 2013

    Textbook Example of “Thinking Too Much”

    These sorts of things embarrass me. Can y’all stop overthinking this shit and just enjoy the movie, please?

  • July 13, 2013

    Windows 8 + Start Menu = Lovely

    Just installed Classic Shell & put the start menu back on Win8. Not sure why Macroshaft deleted this feature but it seems a big mistake. Without it, Windows 8 is always slightly irritating; with it, it works wonders.

  • July 11, 2013

    GITS: Arise Quick Thoughts

    Just watched Ghost In The Shell: Arise episode 1. Really good. I don’t mind that it’s in an all-new continuity; I actually think it makes it refreshing, although I do want to return to _Solid State Society _at some point.

  • July 10, 2013

    In Memoriam

    Google down. 7/10/2013. #NeverForget

  • July 05, 2013

    Social Media Vacay Report

    Broke my vacay a couple of times in the past 48 hours to first post on Facebook and then post a couple of articles to Twitter. Not doing so well.

  • July 02, 2013


    Contra my previous post on a “vacay,” I have to do social media for work. And seeing the trolling, the hate, the vitriol, just infuriates me.

  • July 02, 2013

    Amazon Affiliate Links

    I’ve started using Amazon affiliate links for the books I have in the ebook widget on the sidebar. It’s a new thing that I’ve decided to try out, and it seems to be pretty cool.

  • July 01, 2013


    And #Longmire is awesome as usual.