Batman v Superman – A Quick Thought
Do you sometimes feel like you’re not smart enough, not strong enough… not _ enough to do your pursuits?
At what point do you give up? I am so tired. The alternative – not pursuing what I want to do… is worse.
Naming Things Poorly
On Buying A New Vacuum Cleaner
Ooh, Dyson is on sale!
Yeah, no. Dyson sucks.
So, we’ll buy a Dyson?
Er, I mean, Dyson doesn’t suck.
So, we’ll buy a Dyson?
We’re buying a Miele instead. Because Miele vacuum cleaners are awesome at sucking.
Holy Crap I've Got Abs (Kinda)
I made a mistake in posting a women-hostile picture on Twitter yesterday. This is an apology. But first, let’s start with a recap.
Yesterday I posted this tweet:
This: http://t.co/wo4gsU5NCT (By now you should know that I think gender/identity politics is a waste of society's time)
— Chewxy (@chewxy) September 25, 2015
I first saw the picture on /r/funny. And I tweeted the picture after a brief view. I mainly tweeted the comic because I believe that politicking identity issues is generally a waste of time* Politicking of any issue is generally a waste of time, in my opinion. . I had neglected to notice that it came from @AntiFemComics.
This morning, a shitstorm ensued. I woke up and the first notification was from Nick Coghlan:
@chewxy Seriously, dude? You're going to blithely ignore all the evidence of structural biases and claim women just aren't interested?
— Nick Coghlan (@ncoghlan_dev) September 25, 2015
Upon reading that, I went and re-read the comic. I realize the horror that I have in fact misread the comic. And the issue snowballed on. This blog post will stand as an official apology from me.[Read More]
Go Test Files Are Part of the Same Package
Whole Fruit Espresso
I’ve been toying around with new ideas of coffee lately. Here is one that I think went particularly well. It started with red-eyes: you put a shot of espresso in filter coffee, just to boost acidity and body of the coffee whilst still keeping the basic aromatics in the coffee (making espresso kills quite a bit of those).
I then moved on to the idea of making cascara red-eyes. If red eyes were flavourful, perhaps then using the pulp of the fruit will yield a different thing all together? And indeed it did. The hibiscus-y nature of the cascara tea does accentuate the espresso. Then I wondered if I could push it further – what if the cascara “tea” was made under pressure – i.e. espresso?[Read More]