Friday, June 15, 2018

Real world resume

Resumes are just character sheets for DND IRL edition. 

- Malcolm Cosby (on G+ and Blogger)

Be happy first, rich second

Too many people confuse money with happiness, and when they run into money problems, they become unhappy, and blame everyone around them.

Money can't buy happiness; it can merely buy opportunities to be happy in different ways.

This isn't intended to be a  "brilliant psychobabble" post. I mean, it's a frickin' meme, but it is meant to maybe get you to think about the meme a bit differently, and maybe with that slightly altered perspective, the meme - and the message - will take on new value.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Healthcare - important things to know

Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage if you are 65 and older or have a severe disability, no matter your income.

Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides health coverage if you have a very low income.

Unless you have a Republican Governor, then "Fuck you."

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Empathy: because it could be me

A man on the street asked for a dollar.

"I got to get home," I thought, and rushed past him.

"I have a home to go to," I thought.

I went back and gave him what little cash I had.

Empathy transcends dogma, theology, ideology. Having empathy means being human.

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How important is a fast reply to text messages?

My retort to this blog posting. And I'll be frank, this came out of a fight I just had with a friend who got pissy that someone hadn't responded to every single text for 12 hours.  Okay, it was just a handful, but 12 hours later, the reply came back, failed to address every single text, and it had been twelve  hours, because "No one waits 12 hours to reply to text!"  Um, yeah, for example, *I* do. Except with friends that I know have serious damage - and get pissy - about not getting fast replies. 

So, the linked post, ...

On the one hand, amusing. On the other hand, I'm not going to be a slave to the gadget in my pocket. I'm not going to sacrifice my life for async experiences, where huge chunks of time are wasted waiting for a response. If it's important, CALL ME. At least, then I have a full bandwidth conversation, in real-time, instead of splitting my focus with having to type at 1/8 the speed I can talk constantly interrupting whatever is going on around me, for example playdate with my niece or nephew at the park.

That means, if it takes me days, or never, to reply to your text message, that I'm not a fan of text messages, and it has nothing to do with how much I care about you. Text messages are convenient for async leave-me-a-message-and-I-will-reply.

Text messages are not "real-time," in any sense of the phrase. Text messages are time wasters on a scale that Faceborg can't hope to compete.

So, "what it actually means"? Not a damn thing, unless you want to measure servitude to a gadget, or servitude to people who can't be bothered to call you, or drive to meet you somewhere.

How Long A Person Takes To Text You Back And What It Actually Means

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Generation Columbine: May the Pyre Long Burn

It's rare that such backlash against one agency happens so "suddenly." I suspect the true case is one of a long, slow burn.

Generation Columbine knows full well how the NRA have thrown them under the bus, with lies and promises of magical security, if only there were more guns. More guns has only ever produced more deaths.

Generation Columbine recognizes the madness of a POTUS who benefited from the NRA spending $30 million to help get him elected spending his entire first year of his administration de-funding and undermining schools and education, suddenly finding money to put more guns in schools.

Maybe it was the part about school shooting survivors counseling the #Parkland kids in real time via Twitter.

Maybe it was the eloquent Emma Gonzalez (@emma4change #emma4change) whose words were the final kerosene in the slow burning fire in the bellies of Generation Columbine - a generation who has never known a word where they didn't need to fear being murdered in school.

The pyre has been lit. May the fire long burn.

Originally published here. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Fox helped create the monster they can't control

That's it!  They created the fucking monster, and then lost control of the damn thing.

Trump isn't the "creation," - he just knew how to redirect the monster like the circus ring-leader and showman charlatan he is.

I've talked about Fox News before.  Hell, I'm opposed to stupidity, and even more opposed to people playing and preying on stupidity, so of course I've talked about Fox before.

I've talked about Trump, the Charlatan stealing the mindless mob before, such as the part where the GOP lost control of the GOP to Trump.

(See also this G+ thread.)