“Offending readers isn’t the issue; it’s offending them without sufficient justification.”

— Cleveland Plain Dealer Editor Doug Clifton

“Looks like I picked a bad day to take up armed robbery”

Florida Man robs liquor store with knife. So far, just another day in paradise.

His getaway car fails to start, so he tries carjacking, getting a few cuts in before his victim pulls a gun on him and scares him off.

He then jumps into the passenger seat of a car in a Starbucks drive-thru. Driver hops out, opens the trunk, and pulls her gun on him, scaring him off.

Eventually he surrenders when police track him to the restroom in a nearby Supercuts.

Cheesecake Champloo 24

“Any thing done for the first time unleashes a cheesecake.”


Bash path maintenance

I’m a little OCD about my $PATH

cleanpath () {
    local path p result
    local -A seen
    IFS=":" read -r -a path <<< "$PATH"
    for p in "${path[@]}"; do
        if [ -z "${seen[$p]}" ]; then


Fallout 76 quick take

No mods.

No NPCs.

No companions.

No pause button.

No offline play.

No save/restore.

No console.

No game at all when they decide to shut down the servers.


Thinking about it a little more, I think there’s going to be a much bigger problem than any of the above: nerfs.

Even if it’s not just a gankfest of foul-mouthed randos, the simple fact that it emphasizes PVP is going to produce frequent “game balance” updates that force you to change your play-style whenever someone comes up with a min-maxed buildout that lets them roflstomp your painstakingly-crafted homestead.

Clearly, the only way to play is in carefully-curated groups of like-minded friends, so of course I expect them to make that hard to do, and default to dumping you into public sewers servers.

3D Cheesecake 4

The power went out at home (~4,000 people affected…) while I was prepping this set, so no names for now.

[Update: filled in most of the first half; annoyed that Google just returns “girl” for the first one…]


Momo Lisa

When Momoko Tsugunaga joined Hello!Project, it’s hard to say whether they assigned her the role of “batshit-crazy one”, or simply recognized the part she was born to play.


Still, when she lets her hair down, I have no complaints.


This… is wrong tool; never use this.

This was more a challenge than a solution to some need:


while read l && read n <&3 ; do
    echo $n "$l"
done 3< <(hexdump -v -e '/4 "%u\n"' < /dev/urandom) | 
    sort -n | cut -d' ' -f2-
exit 0

And, yes, B5 is now on Amazon Prime, and I just watched “War Without End”.

Cheesecake Champloo 23

“There is no data, only Zuul cheesecake”.


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