Friday, March 24, 2017

today's blogging sponsored by https://www.facebook.com/IndysCheapTowing/
He charged $60, the other guy wanted $150.

and by http://www.dammanns.com/products/, home of the annual 10 cent tomato plant sale that i usually end up missing.

                       Pizza delivery droid spotted in DC. Starship Technologies I think.


Thursday, March 23, 2017


indy gas-station restaurant finds loophole to sell beer cold.
indiana law likes its gas station beer warm.
legislators furious.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Stay connected on the go!
blatant false advertizing. there was no wifi on the columbia to rolla to st louis bus.
i suspect this is illegal in california under their truth in advertizing laws. missouri and indiana don't have the same teeth. this bus, for the st louis to indy leg,  has wifi, but it's horrible.

highest point in indiana might be a landfill.

red roof inn robbed, that would explain the sirens we heaard last night. i stayed in a less fancy place across the street.

jeff garlin netflix movie trailer

garlin was one of the first comedians i've seen live and i'm a big fan.
i have seen al franken, garlin, cameron esposito, and bert kriescher.

spring has sprung. the vernal equinox was 2 days ago at 3 something am. i missed it. i am a lapsed wiccan. easter is the first sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. so that's april 16th this year, which means taxes due april 17th.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


this useful site tells you where to get samosas near you.

Friday, March 17, 2017


Thursday, March 16, 2017

a couple of keurig hacks, and an ad.
I have a keurig now, 3 of them i think, but i need to pick up some of the refillable cups for when i run out of cups. Also picked up an aeropress and haven't used it yet. I am a late adopter of a lot of basic technology that others take for granted. Got a smartphone but havent yet used it.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


bo song for pi day


homemade flux capacitor

Sunday, March 05, 2017

http://dord.horse/ a webcomic

Friday, March 03, 2017


In college i sometimes stayed at the waldorf-hysteria, one of those student ghetto places. So I like Banksy's "Walled-Off Hotel."

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Dow above 2100 after Trump speech.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

possibly british.


This was news to me; my roommate told me about it. My conservative repulican father took two years to die of cancer, and medical marijuana could have given him some relief. The 2016 legalization passing in, I think, 4 states, may havee marked a tipping point, where even irraationally socially conservative states like Indiana are considering medical marijuana, and steps such as hemp cultivation. The bill still needs the governor's signature.

edit: the bill has to go to a conference committee first.


Red Dwarf and the seven planets. 39 light years away.

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to  write a science fiction story or novel set there.
"Seven Eves" is already taken.

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Friday, February 17, 2017


sent by casey.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Milo Yiannopoulos on Joe Rogan. His "Dangerous Faggot" tour has been getting press, and protests, and Joe mentioned him while talking to Henry Rollins, so for the first time I've just looked him up.
He's cute, and says a few things I agree with, and then takes it further to the point where I could tired of it fast.. going to listen a bit longer. Like the accent. He's Greek but the accent is British.

Our legislators need to fix a long-standing problem with property ownership in Indiana.. Property is foreclosed upon and a judgment issued. The property though doesn't transfer
 officially though until there is a Sheriff's sale. Property owner has no authority to force the mortgage company/bank to have the court schedule the Sheriff's sale and such a sale might be delayed months even years. In the meantime, it remains officially in the property owners' name. Well that owner is not going to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to maintain property that has been foreclosed upon and the owner is not going to be able to redeem. And the mortgage company/bank that received the judgment doesn't actually own it yet, so they're not going to be able to fix it up. In the meantime, you have local officials coming in and hammering the property owner with fines and other penalties for not maintaining the home. Zombie homes they are sometimes referred to. Please legislature...we need help.

she's a local writer, lawyer, politician, knows people i know.


The many lives of Herbert O Yardley.
NSA article on Herbert Yardley, author and subject of "The American Black Chamber".
1. There's an unpublished Yardley book about japanese codes circa 1920. Unpublished because they passed a law to make it a crime to publish that sort of thing. What I'm wondering is if it is still classified, or could it be obtained, and if yes, who has the rights now, yardley's heirs I assume. He had a son.
2. He wrote some novels that became movies, and a radio show. Might track those down.
3. He bought back the rights to the book. Does that include movie rights? Given the recent movies about enigma and bletchley park, there might be interest.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

New Scalia documentary

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