Author: mike

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2011 Upgrades

So over past week, upgraded digital life by 1) Google+ gplus.to/meehawl (Nice to look at, but now what?) 2) Spotify US (actually kind of ‘meh’) and 3) Nook Color with Android 2.3 CynanogenMod (AWESOME...

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That Stiff Upper Marshmallow-Free Lip

Low [marshmallow] delayers, the children who rang the bell quickly, seemed more likely to have behavioral problems, both in school and at home. They got lower S.A.T. scores. They struggled in stressful situations, often...

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Asymetric Financial Martyrdom

So the total cost for Bin Laden’s war against the US is now hovering around $6 trillion. He accomplished exactly what he said he planned: enmeshed the US in a war in the Middle...

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Oakland WiFi Raiders

So in Oakland, if you use public WiFi, within 10 minutes some arsehole is portscanning and trying blind connects on 5900, 3389, 135 etc. NMap “intense scan” right back at you (x4 multi-location), with...

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They Got To Da Choppas (That Were Working)

So it seems as if this Democratic President learned one hard lesson from his predecessor Carter’s aborted attempt to stage a commando raid: if there are helicopters involved, some of them will malfunction. Carter’s...

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Oakland Riviera

Staying by Oakland Marina. Yes, there is a Marina! With little boats and everything! I was as surprised as anybody. But I did see a prostitute a couple of blocks away, so it still...