Archive for 'Stupid things'
Looks like a got my twitter back! Didn’t get an email or anything from twitter support, but suspended notices aren’t popping up anymore and everything looks back to normal. It looks like my account had been compromised somehow. I’ll be searching around for how that could have happened. But the link to my website had [...]
I just tried tweeting something, and couldn’t. My twitter account has been suspended! (Don’t have schadenfreude!) I’m guessing they have some automated algorithmic process for suspending accounts and mine came up as a false-positive. (Too many links, maybe? I do post links a bit, but they’re never misleading or repetitive or spammy.) Either that or [...]
Here’s an interesting article a friend shared on Facebook. The article has gotten a lot of likes and tweets, and commentators on the article congratulate the author, a professor of Behavioral Ecology at UCLA, for his wonderful brilliant idea. His idea? He let his students “cheat” on an exam by letting them work with each [...]
Edited summary of an overheard account of a discussion: "Is X a choice?" "Yes." "Then choose it." "No." "Aha! You see! Then X is not a choice!" *headdesk*
Just recite a million random numbers. Pi goes on forever. The sequence you recite is bound to be in there somewhere.
I couldn’t watch this whole video because the host’s arguments are just too completely insane. It’s probably too insane to even be worth commenting on, but I’m going to anyway. (I like how ratings and comments are conveniently not allowed on the video.) The argument is that the “damsel in distress” trope in video games [...]
There’s an issue going on in the writing / publishing world involving Random House’s e-book imprint Hydra, as mentioned in this recent post from the Writer Beware Blog. I have no comment on the issue itself, but on something mentioned in Random House’s open response letter. They write: While we respect your position, you’ll not [...]
It annoys me when characters on TV shows, especially sci-fi shows, are portrayed as being super-intelligent by being able to ramble off precise probabilities, as if probabilities of natural occurrences are some precise science. “The chances of succeeding are only 34.56 percent!” No, they are either 0 percent or 100 percent. The mathematics of probabilities [...]
Here’s a half-hour excerpt of a radio show (audio tape) I recorded in 1992 when I was six years old: SeansTape.mp3 I never made it in the radio business.
After a nearly two year hiatus, Season 3 of my stupid poorly-drawn web comic Hannifin World starts on the first of December, and will run for 50 days, until January 19th. Be sure to catch all the fun and excitement… somewhere else, ’cause you won’t find any there.