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Veterans Day

November 10, 2017

The usual spiel for Veterans Day is "thank you for your sacrifice." This isn't sufficient. I want to say that I'm sorry. Our government puts our troops in danger on a daily basis for lots of reasons that aren't protecting Americans, and a lot of those reasons are for the personal benefit of the politicians in control of the military. A lot of vets join the military so they can have access to college and a future.

Our politicians will never agree to give those same people access to higher education without putting their lives at risk, so I say I am sorry. It is not fair to any of you that you have to go and fight for some oil baron's bottom line, or to oust some foreign leader causing business trouble for our wealthy elite, just for the chance to have a fair shot at work.

Well That’s Nice

November 8, 2017

CC was up and down for the last few days because the cable modem that Comcast gave me (twice) apparently has a known hardware defect, and the transmitter had gone bad.

The new one will hopefully be much more stable.

Nope, It Doesn’t Work That Way

November 1, 2017

Butthurt Hillary True Believers (tm) are like that drunk friend that insists they're the only one allowed to drive their car, snatch the keys from the DD, then proceed to slam their ride into a tree and blame their friends for the results.

It's not Bernie's fault, it's not Johnson's fault, it's not Stein's fault, you picked your fucking champion and she LOST.

If you're one of these people who couldn't vote for Bernie because "he isn't a REAL Democrat," then you've got no business telling Greens, Libertarians, or Independents that WE'RE to blame for your "Real Democrat" losing. Go fuck yourselves.


October 30, 2017

to stay with you, always
you are the world to me
I'm dreaming on
So you can take my sword for you

Oh, how do you feel so far?
You are the world to me

You stole my heart so long ago

Artful Aardvark comes out THURSDAY. UPDATE.

October 16, 2017

It has been a long time since I was this happy about an OS update. :)

Freedom looks great on it, and damn the kernel is NICE. I'm running it on my GPD WIN and stuff works. Not everything, mind, the screen dimmer isn't quite there yet but everything else is quite sweet. I'll have to revisit using it as a drone controller.

The sound and wifi work great on the GPD though, so I am pretty damn happy about it. It's now a viable game platform.

Freedom looks gorgeous. I wish we had something more of an inroad on chromebooks; an ubuntubook running with Artful on it would be very compelling.

I want to install it on beast but I'm not willing to compromise work yet.

Make that 2 systems

October 12, 2017

So, I got two systems that even together were less than one system from Lenovo or Alienware.

First is Beast, it's an ASUS gaming laptop. GTX980/4G with 3.3THz i7, 32 GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and 1TB of 7200 rpm hard drive. It's 17.3" screen, and 10 pounds, so it is a monster. Ubuntu runs pretty well on it, all the gaming hardware works, but there are a few ACPI issues that need to be ironed out for it to be perfect. (We'll see if Artful helps.)

The other is Freedom, which is a customized 14" chromebook. It's not meant to be fast, but rather highly portable with a long battery life. 4GB of RAM, 720p display, but 8 hours of battery life and it's a full Ubuntu laptop without a trace of chromeOS left. It is nearly perfect on Zesty, but there are kernel issues with the sound device (someone decided it'd be fun to make the audio drive mutually exclusive with literally ALL other sound drivers....) Again, Artful might help fix it. If not I will just run a custom kernel.