The Perfect (Digital) Storm

We’re in trouble. All of us. Deep trouble.  Black, white, men, women, all political parties, all factions, we’re all in this. What kind of trouble? Life-threatening computer trouble.  Hold on there, you say.  My PC isn’t waving a knife around.  What’s got me so crazy?  It’s a confluence of things, really.  Back in 1991, hurricane […]

A little DnD 5e idea I’ve been playing around with

Here’s a combo for you, which you who’ve been playing 5e probably already know, but might just have been overlooked: Feats:Polearm Master Sentinel plus War Caster Obviously the first two everyone knows are broken already, particularly when in combo. Adding the third, however, to a HEXBLADE WARLOCK, (or Padlock if you have a few levels […]

It’s about time we got something made clear here…

Okay, here’s the scoop. Stop pretending “so-and-so is a Russian asset” and all that, as if individuals were lone wolves in this. They weren’t. Here’s how it went: Russia has owned Trump since the 90s. He’s been laundering money through his shitty properties for ages. At the Washington Correspondent’s Dinner, Obama pissed Trump off by […]

An Open Letter to Senator Richard Burr of NC, 18.10.2019

This letter was submitted through Burr’s own website a short while ago. I invite you all to write similar letters to your Republican Senators, and to share this liberally among your friends and acquaintences: Okay, you buffoon. I warned you about this over a year ago. I told you that you could be the “voice […]

GreenStrawberry EVA Pods for the 1/144 scale Discovery XD-1

Not long ago, I put together a version of the USS Discovery from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and during that build I included a set of resin-case EVA Pods from GreenStrawberry. The base kit was the Moebius 1:144 scale (comes out about a yard long). First off, let me tell you, wow – I was […]

Plastics.

Okay, I had to write this. No, seriously, I had to write it. It’s an assignment for my B2 Deutsch class. So, highlights in Deutsch: Es gab eine Periode der Geschichte, die Karbonperiode genannt wurde. Es war vor etwa 360-300 Millionen Jahren. Während dieser Zeit gab es nicht genug Bakterien, um alle Pflanzenschlachtkörper zu fressen. […]

How to build an un-hackable password

Okay, another friend got hacked yesterday – here’s how to build an un-hackable password: 1. Pick a favorite date, like Bastille Day, your dog’s birthday, the moon landing or something.  You could also do something like a favorite movie mixed with it’s author’s name. 2. Reverse it, so for example today would be 8102voN82.  You […]