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Not Dead, Yet

Okay, so sorry posting’s been so light.  Life was crazy, then I was working on a post, then life was crazy, and then Dreamhost was on the fritz.  So I have a couple of posts in the works.

In the meantime, here’s the new best thing I’ve discovered on the internet in ages.  (Includes vulgar language and occasional soda-out-nose levels of funny.)

Also a few bits of news I’ve been meaning to comment on, but haven’t had a chance.

So the Lon Horiuchi/H-S Precision thing.  I’m just kind of impressed how short-sighted and stupid the company was in this case.  How can you be a firearms manufacturer and just not know that most gunnies have a raging hate-on for Horiuchi?

For non-gunnies in the audience, Lon Horiuchi was the man who shot and killed Vicky Weaver (unarmed and holding her 10-month-old child at the time) at Ruby Ridge.  He was, at best, criminally wreckless.  At worst he’s an out-and-out murderer.  I mean, it’s detestable that H-S Precision would use Horiuchi’s testimonial, but aside from that it’s just so impressively stupid.  I almost want to applaud them for exploring new and interesting ways to be ignorant douchebags.  I mean, it’s truly ground-breaking work in the area of tacky numbskullery.

In other depressing news (and this is the topic of a long and getting longer follow-up post to this one here): a teenager was shot by Greek cops, there was (and still is) rioting, and now Europe’s on fire.

In African news, Mugabe is still an evil, ignorant asshole.

On a more interesting and less horrible note, scientists have found a whole mess of new kinds of critters in the Mekong.  Of course yet another species of spider “the size of a dinner plate” is EXACTLY what my nightmares needed…

In personal news, my new job is going fantastically well.  I finally got around to selling out and taking a salaried position, and it was a great decision.  For the first time in my professional career I like the people I work with and the work that I do.  I actually don’t mind going to work anymore!

Thesis is coming along.  Comps aren’t yet, but since I’m not allowed to take paid time off for another couple of months, I have a built-in excuse for not taking them yet.

That’s about the news.  Like I said, I have a few posts started on various topics.  If I haven’t lost all my readers, please stick around and watch this space and, work and motivation willing, I’ll get those up in the next few days.

Posted in Geekery, Guns, Realtime Autobiography, Science/Tech.


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  1. The one and only Meagan says

    I’m sad there wasn’t a photo of the spider, Mr. Brown. Tear! I’m glad you’re loving your job though. 🙂