Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Priorities for 2015 (not exactly resolutions):
1) Aquire a guitar that reliably plays in tune all over the neck, even with complex chords that combine open strings and fretted notes.
2) Get medical.
4) Use social media in a way that doesn't deflate the soul.
5) Brush up on arpeggio shapes and related chord shapes; relate notes/chords on the fretboard to the keyboard.
6) Complete the all-possible-chord-changes project on the keyboard.
7) Get medical.
8) Make some real mutha-fuckin money.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Why did I love this movie so?
1) Excellent balance of mathiness with interpersonal conflict. Interesting attempts at solving the identity problem.
2) Very well acted. Most dialogue was improvised around a basic script outline.
3) The weakness of the 'comet' premise is totally overcome by the awesomeness of the way the characters deal with their predicament.
4) Great ending; dark, endearing, humorous at the same time.
1) Damn thing is itchy. I'm past the phase of maximum itch, yet still it annoys, esp. near the nose area. There is probably some special anti-itch beard conditioning product known only to the elite and their barbers, but I will have to suffer without (it).
2) Beards are a way to selectively attract females. If you're looking to impress investment banker loving gold diggers, you need to keep it clean. But the soulful ladies who appreciate interesting media dig the beards.
3) Its winter and my face needs warmth. Tens of thousands of years ago my beard would be invaluable as free clothing. My cutting it is a giant middle finger to my proto-human ancestors. Thanks evolution.
4) The beard is kind of like a natural hoodie for the face: its a way to hid your identity just a little bit without looking too shady. Also, other men respect a massive beard for some reason, maybe because they know my face is slightly warmer than theirs.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
But hey its still a step up for me and I'll take it. Out of pure luck, I got a second chance, then a third chance at life and living, so praise Allah. God Is Great. Richard Dawkins can piss off for the time being.
Now here's some more random Hawaii pictures.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Prov 13:24: "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes (diligently)."
Prov 19:18: "Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying."
Prov 22:15: "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him."
Prov 23:13: "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die."
Prov 23:14: "Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell (Shoel)."
Prov 29:15: "The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame."
23:13 is definitely the funniest one.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Here's the view from the lanai
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
I recommend episode 1: "Hole"
The "Haunted House" thing with Zach G. is kind of dumb, but "Hole" is funny.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I was looking at this picture of the universe that is my desktop background and realized that I must be looking at (the light representing) hundreds of billions of stars, and among those, there's gotta be life, easily in a few thousand planets or so.
So I'm thinking to myself, we need to be able to talk to each other. We have to speed up the number of computer engineers and physicists we produce in order to get to work on harnessing quantum computational powers for instantaneous communication with other galaxies. Why is futuristic progress going so slow?
By the way that's not me on the paddle board, but I am about to take the brunt of a 7-8 ft. wave. Which is easy when you're body surfing cuz you just duck under it. And just try not to think about sharks more than 30% of the time.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
I've been watching too much Huell over at the Chapman University archive. Here are some things I've noticed.
1) Huell is kind of a troll. He likes to stick the mic in the faces of elderly people eating ice cream and ask them questions that either have no good answer or maybe only one good answer. He thinks he can hide behind his hokey facade, but I think he's trolling people just enough to entertain himself without being too obvious about it.
2) Huell fucks with cops. He never misses an opportunity to sort of highlight the fact that the cop is just standing around doing nothing. Of course the cop is just standing around, because Huell just found a random cop on the street to interview.
3) Huell's on an existential adventure. He's not just documenting random California events/locations/history. There is a sense of urgency about each episode. 'There's a lot to do and a lot to find so we gotta get going.' Huell is looking for his own 'California's Gold', something that gives meaning to his own life. I've seen a few episodes where Huell finds 'it'. The Ferndale episode is one. I'm surprised he didn't move there.
4) I love it when the local experts/historians jizz themselves with excitement about being in a Huell episode. This is their moment to shine. When their eagerness to dump their knowledge of the subject is amplified by Huells enthusiasm the result is an iridescent, golden flow of obscure California history.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
1) diy dentistry
2) hipster bullshit
3) loosen strings truss rod
4) m7b5 ideas
5) movies like cloverfield
6) chick corea solo albums
7) huell howser art episode
8) jazz musicians heroin
9) will fedex take an expired id
10) epic of gilgamesh best translation
11) reddit jailbait
12) timeline of civilizations
13) importance of mystery music
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Ya, that's 1337 hours of quality fpsing time for which I have nothing to show. It is leet indeed, but I wish I had an extra 1337 hours of chops instead.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Never stop believing in cheese.
-Having a rash of some kind
-Little bit of eDrumming
What I've not been doing, which I should be doing:
-Taking the time to not be soft.
-Understanding and obliterating the rash with the help of modern medical tech.
-Eating less cheese.
Seems like everyone's still alive, although I haven't seen a Lydon post in a coon's age.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Fox News host Bob Beckel ... said on the air Thursday that "Chinamen" are the single biggest threat to national security.
LOL @ "Teach them how to do computers."
Friday, June 13, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
There are 0 in pre-mine with a total circulation of 0. Each block reward is halved every 24 hours from 0 to 0.
Don't even bother trying to get them. You can't have any.
(ps: there is a crypto called "Unobtanium," and it is so rare that nobody's heard of it or really cares about it...)
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Just think about how easy it would have been for Walter White to launder money with today's cryptocurrency explosion. If only he could have held out another year or two. There's currently over 250 cryptocurrencies out there. Most will fail, but I reckon some will prove useful to society.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I hope Blogger posts this picture. Sometimes it deletes pictures I add in a copy-and-paste manner. In case it does, the picture is of a stubbled young caucasian male wearing a "Los Pollos Hermanos" t-shirt, from the AMC hit TV series Breaking Bad.
It was nice seeing you Doug, and by Doug, I mean you, Douglas O'Reiley, the 3rd. It was fun hanging out and your pad is pretty dope. I worry that cognitive enhancement technologies of the future may destroy my essence. And I'm still pretty sure that you are attracted to Asian women because your particular early life experiences hardcoded your poon preferentialism into your nubile, clean-slated brain. I just didn't want to oppose your viewpoint in your own household, out of respect.
The weight of emotional connections to memories is weird and seemingly haphazard, but frequently they serve a purpose. Like the time I got food poisoning from a Subway chicken sandwich 5 years ago. Its been 5 years but I'm still not comfortable with the idea of eating at Subway.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
... where you just be hatin on the world? I can stop it but its a matter of pride and ego I suppose. And that kind of bullshit. Basically I bought a stolen cell phone on Ebay (it was advertised as being non-stolen [clean ESN]), and I didn't want to ship it back to the seller, so I turned it into Sprint thinking they'd give it to the guy who it was stolen from, but two weeks later the ESN is still reported as stolen, and I'm still out the money for the phone.
I have no legal recourse with the seller unless I filed a police report and they in turn filed a form with Ebay. Yeah right, why not just turn it in to Sprint, make Ebay get my money back from the seller and ban his ass so he doesn't do this to more people? Well the law doesn't work anywhere near like that. I guess I'm just a sucker. Soon enough I'll forget about it, I reckon. Look, here's a picture of a sunset.
Monday, January 27, 2014
You can now donate BitCoins for the crowdsourced assassination of whichever "world villains" are in the running. The total amount "donated" goes to the assassin as a bounty, minus the commission fee for the transaction, of course. The sites gatekeeper ultimately gets to decide who makes the list which would potentially make him a very powerful person. Unless its a chick that runs it. If that's the case, nobody's safe.
Friday, January 24, 2014
I'll be in S.B. proper between Feb 12 - 17... We should definitely hang out and do stuff. Rumor has it M. Night ShamaLydon will be in town. Don't quote me on that.
edit: Fun Cleansmanship Fact: Did you know Cleansmanship is one of about a dozen websites I regularly visit on the internet? The rest of the internet is effectively dead to me now. Here's my most trafficked webites, roughly in order (valuable data to the right bot):
4. Google News
5. Google Finance
8. Google Maps
9. LAPD Blog
10. Huffington Post
11. Yahoo! Finance
12. CNBC Pre-Market Data
Monday, January 13, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Vulcan Point: the world’s largest island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island.