A lovely, creative person RTed several supposedly progressive/politically correct social messages. They serve as prime examples of accidental public irony. Continue reading “Exemplar: irony”
Yesterday I wasted a bit of time clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link for all the supposedly legitimate companies who spam me, and whose e-mails I never see because I use spam blockers. Let us see who actually follows the legally-required unsubscribe process? Continue reading “Just to document an experiment”
Steeping time is probably a reasonable proxy for focus.
The last several pots have been forgotten on the counter, steeping, for upwards of a half hour as I research and try to get my break-through on this configuration conundrum.
Another proxy may be that I still drink it.
This is not really about christmas, or trees. It is about doing stupid things to get the tires really smoking and other idiocies leading to lessons in one’s teen years. Continue reading “The christmas tree story”
It is not often I go to RFI’s website to expand my vocabulary in English. Continue reading “New words”
So I am more than three months into this no-coffee lifestyle. I am beginning to get the hang of it. Eight ounces of tea leaves (what the heck is up with selling leaves by the ounce, anyway? 225 g) will keep me caffeinated for a month. The small tea pot makes just enough to fill the large latté cup with room for a splash of cream. 3-4 of those a day keep me going.
I finally got around to examining the arguments around Australia’s recently passed “Access and Assistance” law. You must stop doing anything with anyone in Australia.
Anyone doing any form of business with Australia must now cooperate in breaking any form of privacy if the police ask them to do so, with no initial recourse. Continue reading “Australia warning”
Elizabeth really and truly did win an award for doing something outrageously intellectual/academic. It is titled the “2019 Robert H. DuRant Award for Statistical Rigor and Innovation in Adolescent Health Research”, which is enough to make one run and hide.