More Kitchen Stuff

More Kitchen Stuff

OK, so you’ve read Larry Correia’s bit on setting up a kitchen for dirt cheap, complete with fisking of idiots, and you’ve gotten yourself a good knife and cutting board (look, most food prep requires cutting, not everything requires spatulas, serving spoons, cookie sheets, or even skillets…). So… while I strongly recommend getting a crock pot down the road, and garlic presses, sturdy spatulas, good stirring and cooking spoons, and cast iron skillets are also all good down the road (hint, you don’t need full, expensive sets….), there’s a few other non-obvious things that should be upgraded when you get Read more »

Grab Them While You Can

Grab Them While You Can

Well, the first of Vox Day’s “Voxiversity” videos is out, on immigration and war. Predictably, within 25 minutes of being posted, the video was marked down. It apparently hadn’t actually violated standards, because despite already supposedly being “reviewed” it was allowed to stay up, but it was in twitter jail. Demonetized is the least of it. You can’t search for it. You can’t comment on it. You can’t share it via the usual share link. You can’t even save it to a playlist or “watch later” You have to hand the links around. Fortunately, there are alternatives. So far there Read more »

On Sheep

On Sheep

Eric Raymond had posted a link to an article on how the Israelis had stopped school shootings – arming teachers. What was interesting was one of the first responses to that: RP Maybe Israel has better qualified teachers then? In the US public school system, where teachers can’t even do anything about bullying among students (instead they do their own part of bullying causing the high uprise of mental health issues that no other country has), arming the teachers is likely gonna make it even worse. No, I don’t want a depressed teacher (they all are) to kill my children Read more »

Working on Something

Working on Something

Not sure if it will end up postable. Hard to top what Larry and Mike Z put out. Or Eric, for that matter. Go read it, especially the commentary. The anti-gun types are oddly more restrained there than usual. I know, I agree with Vox that the current bowtie “conservative” set will fold like cooked spaghetti. Ditto the AR15.com crowd that got its panties in a bunch over the 16 points because they didn’t understand universal omni nationalism includes saying, yes, it’s OK to be white, and for white people to have a future alongside jews, blacks, etc. But once Read more »

Galactic Civilizations, and How to Find Them. And Conquer Them.

Galactic Civilizations, and How to Find Them. And Conquer Them.

Over the last few days there’s been an interesting set of posts over at Brad Wardell’s blog  and forums for Stardock related to their space 4x game, Galactic Civilizations III. The first that caught my eye was a discussion on why performance sucked on certain map sizes. One of the biggest challenges we have faced in developing Galactic Civilizations III has been map sizes and the memory they require. On a number of occasions, we have tried to reduce the the largest map sizes down to improve performance and shrink memory requirements.  And each time we have attempted to do Read more »

Rainy Days and Mondays

Rainy Days and Mondays

At some point I’m going to have to gather my thoughts on the 2a and gun control together, but it hasn’t been a priority. Mostly because Larry Correia has been absolutely amazing with his posts, especially his classic from years ago that is a very long read, but has a lot of useful info. To a lesser degree, but still good, there’s Michael Z Williamson’s posts on the subject, including a recent article and a post on his blog. If Larry’s has a weakness, it’s that it’s cold, merciless dialectic, though couched in enough rhetorical mockery to not be boring. Read more »

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 »