Why then do we hear so much bad news about the environment? Why do polls consistently show that people believe that the conditions are getting worse and not better? Not to put too fine a point on it, it is because environmental activists often lie, in big ways and small, in order to create the false impression that we are going from one environmental crisis to another and will soon become the victims of an environmental cataclysm.

— Alex Kozinski, "Gore Wars," Michigan Law Review


“​…it was then that I carried you… in my belly!”


“Yonder lies the castle of my father…”


Dear Amazon,

Are you sure you’re allowed to advertise to kids this way?


Grrr, I hate EXIF image-rotation and applications that don’t convert it to actual rotation on save.

Reminder for the next time I need this…

mogrify -auto-orient foo.jpg

(lossy, but quick for images I intend to resize down for the blog anyway)

Dear Reason Magazine,

Politics Should Be More Like a Starbucks Menu

You mean overpriced, pretentious, anti-competitive, and burned? I think we’re there already.

Dear Gitlab,

After some unknown action on your server has silently deleted most repo/wiki directories for a group (~git/git-data/repositories/$group/$project.git), how do I tell it that I have restored the data from my hourly backups?

Currently it shows “The repository for this project does not exist”.

Honestly, it looks like something tried to delete the entire group and aborted 2/3 of the way through.


Ah, the answer is gitlab-rake cache:clear; now, about how they were deleted in the first place…

Harry Dresden Christmas story

Missed this when it came out.

“Call Kris Kringle a liar on Christmas Eve one more time.”


Learn to CODEC…

I think journalists are offended by “learn to code” because they’re too busy showing off their mastery of CODEC: Crying Over Dead-End Careers.

3D Cheesecake 14

To celebrate California getting drenched, I found some wet dreams…


“Need a clue, take a clue,
 got a clue, leave a clue”