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Writer by trade. I makes da words purdy.

My #meetHubski interview is here.

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goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 22, 2017

Well I am tired of this shitty wireless everywhere problem. So it was either Eero or Google Mesh, and the Google devices were $100 less than the Eeros.

I need a device that knows what's up, and just works. That's what they are selling, so that's what I'm buying.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 22, 2017

Met with our tax lady on Sunday. First time the wife and I will be filing as Married. Should be interesting to see what happens.

Looked at our home tax bill: it's up $500 from last year, to about $4400. By far the largest single portion of the bill goes to schools; around $1900. Fire and police were about $100 combined, IIRC. It makes me think about taxes, how they are spent, who gets tax breaks (aka - who makes me pay more), and then thinking that, overall, for a $350k house, that's a pretty reasonable amount of money to pay for all the services I get.

Then on Monday I thought we had the day off work... until I got a call at 2:PM from my boss asking if I was OK... Oops.

Oh! And I bought the Google Mesh network devices, and they are winging their way to me! Yay! I may finally be able to get high quality wifi in the parts of the house where I actually need it! Woohoo!

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, Where Do You Buy Art?

Directly from the artist themselves.

I need the story. I need the provenance. What were they thinking when they made this? What's the story behind it? Behind them?

Art to me is more than a picture on a wall, or a sculpture in the hallway. When I look at it, I see the person and their story, as well. Otherwise it is just a flat piece to me. (This is actually why I don't own any of Mark Ryden's work, despite the fact I love it.)

The only exception is my print of "Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog", because it makes my heart leap every time I look at it ... and it was painted in 1818. A little hard to meet Friedrich nowadays...


Nice, tight, focused article, with a clear point and specific examples.

Damn. It's almost like this guy went to j-school, or something.

This is the liability of handing over the controls to a bunch of mental midgets who can't even tie their own shoes. They have no idea how this shit works, and are just poking buttons to see what happens.

Hope they don't find the big red button while flailing around like Arthur Dent in the Heart of Gold...

There's also a question phrased as a double-negative that I had to draw a physical map of on a napkin to make any sense out of it.

The answers to that question oughta be just amazing.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Trump's News Conference

Yeah, but my friends get paid for their verbal agility, and ability to live interpret. Being stymied by an incoherent shit-gibbon affects their ability to get paid.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Trump's News Conference

I've got a number of friends who are foreign language Interpreters and others who are Translators.

Their internal conversations are all about how to translate what this moron says, because he doesn't speak in coherent sentences. There are deep debates about what any one sentence means, and how to translate the meaning into other languages (including ASL, Polish, German, French, Hungarian, Russian, etc.).

Three friends of mine are live interpreters working at the European Parliament, and they are having frequent meetings to try and address this problem if Trump ever speaks there. For languages like Hungarian, you can't translate what he says, because there is no clear object, verb, or adjectives.

Once again, this is just a way to raise funds. This is not actually a survey. Once you complete the survey you then have to make a donation to have your answers recorded. (Note the "Step 1 of 3" message at the top of the Donations page.)

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

Is that black body an... Opel? Lancia?

Actual bands I have played in, in rough order:

1. Satin Armor

2. Tradition

3. Captain Reemo and the Butt Pirates

4. Seventh Wave

5. Hu Yu Kiddin' - ("Who You Kidding?")

6. Fabulon (and here, too.)

7. Stig Roar Husby (and here, too.)

8. Crunchy Frog

9. Snot Pump

10. The Consequences

11. Aaron English Band

Band Names I want to use:

Rumble Grump

Pissed and 50

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