A Fisk on a Whisk

A Fisk on a Whisk

Well, the mountain that walks, the International Lord of Hate himself, got bored and decided to pound out an article calling someone an idiot for… well… FISKING THE “STOP TELLING POOR PEOPLE TO COOK” DOOFUS, WITH SPECIAL GUEST, MY MOM For example: A recipe is far more than the ingredient list, and things like utensils alone can make what seemed like a simple, cheap dish into something more costly than going by the drive-thru would have been. Poor people can’t just own utensils! That’s crazy talk. At this point I realized that I needed back up for this post. I grew Read more »

Valentine’s Day – a Massacre

Valentine’s Day – a Massacre

My thoughts and prayers to the victims, and especially to their families and friends who need to gather the strength to carry on with such loss in their lives. I’ve got nothing else to add. The stoopid I’d seen in the news before turning my attention elsewhere burned. I am not in the mood to argue with opportunistic weasels screaming about the evils of guns, etc., though I finally found out the name of the suspect and even taken with a grain of salt the reasonably firm info on him does not point to “angry white male right winger”on any Read more »

Fun With Portals

Fun With Portals

No, there’s not another Portal sequel on the way, and while I enjoyed the original game, once was enough. Especially given how grating the “humor” of GLaDOS got over time. Yep, she’s evil. That said, “Still Alive,” the closing credits song is still funny as hell. But, I do like bridge games, and so ran across this little tidbit on steam. Yes, you build bridges. You get support struts (tension and compression), grating, and support lines. And instead of figuring out how to build a bridge under budget to span a gap, you try to figure out how to get Read more »

Liars and Enablers

Liars and Enablers

(the above image is from one of the articles I’m referencing) I’d heard that some, Like Owen Benjamin, have run-ins with pedophile defenders, and anyone paying attention knows that outlets that can reasonably be referred to as “mainstream” like Salon have put out articles defending pedophiles. I haven’t had the… no, it’s not “pleasure”… of running into anyone so willing to minimize or outright defend pedophilia. Until last night. Had a run-in the other night with someone I considered a dishonest hack of a pedo enabler. It started with a reply to a post I’d replied to a Thomas Wictor thread. Strange. “Can Read more »

Girl Friday

Girl Friday

So. It’s Friday. As usual, not much comment, though at least one fan will appreciate my including Sarah “Underboob.” 1. A post shared by Irina Voronina (@irinavoronina) on Jan 7, 2018 at 10:42am PST 2. A post shared by Irina Voronina (@irinavoronina) on Nov 3, 2017 at 11:17am PDT 3. A post shared by Irina Voronina (@irinavoronina) on Aug 26, 2017 at 1:22pm PDT 4. A post shared by Irina Voronina (@irinavoronina) on Jul 13, 2017 at 10:32am PDT 5. A post shared by Irina Voronina (@irinavoronina) on Apr 9, 2017 at 9:24am PDT 6. A post shared by Irina Read more »

Disruption and Business

Disruption and Business

Nearly 2o years ago, I was reading a book on how small companies tend to tackle larger, established ones. The story that stuck with me from that book, though, is that of Honda. Honda was reasonably successful in Japan, but had no presence in the US, at all. Japanese products in general were seen as inferior to American or European ones, and objectively, that was true. Honda’s first bike introduced to the US market was, at best, unreliable. But they found a product that they could sell. And they started selling bigger and better motorcycles, selling 100,000 by their fourth Read more »

Friends and Play

Friends and Play

Been mulling this one over a bit. I’d seen Jordan Peterson and Stefan Molyneux weigh in on this, the latter, as usual, at great length: So, OK. Molyneux has also mentioned a number of times how daycare culture, and leaving your kids behind a few hours a day, has the same emotional impact on them as abandoning them. He’s repeatedly noted that the clingy, needy, narcissistic, affirmation seeking (not merely attention seeking , though they’ll take bad attention too) generation we have now maps to the rise of children raised in daycare centers, above and beyond being sent to Kindergarten, Read more »

It All Comes Together – Building a Better Future

It All Comes Together – Building a Better Future

In the light of comicsgate, magic-gate, and other social justice attacks, as well as them going after developers and artists for not clapping loudly enough, it’s worth looking at what we can do above and beyond supporting alt-tech. One place to look at is the recent Freestartr for Will Calligan – where we were able to help an artist unfairly persecuted by not simply giving charity, but giving him the means to help build something worthwhile for our culture and myths. Don’t just tear down – yes, we need to attack and mock our enemies, but we are not just oppositionally Read more »

Hobbies

Hobbies

I’ve had a number of hobbies over the years. Some I intend to return to – modeling (plastic models of tanks, planes, and Sci Fi stuff), music (violin, may pick up guitar), 3D modeling, drawing. Some I am adding – playing games with paracord. Some I may not return to because, for example, as much as I like painting minis, I’m not inclined to buy enough to seriously play in most systems, and even non-serious play by normal looking people that bathe, etc. is rare around these parts. I’m not factoring in housework or repairs – I like building things Read more »