Thank you Notorious RBG & “Notorious RBG,” the book


Great point made by a Swedish journalist on parenting:

“Actually, there is no biological connection whatsoever between the function of giving birth  to and nursing a child and the function of washing its  clothes, preparing its food, and trying to bring it up to be  a good and harmonious person, Both  men and women have one main role: that of being  human beings”

– quote from 1961 essay by Swedish Journalist Eva Moberg

That I know from reading Irwin Carmen and Shana Knizhnik’s exemplary book

“Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Violin Frankenstein: IT’S ALIVE!

I am now actively using vaporizer parts inside the electric violins –

and it is awesome.

It’s like a fucking Reeses’ – peanut butter bumping into chocolate.

I have no idea why I didn’t think of this on purpose a long time ago.

I will report back —


President Trump: Mission Accomplished

(note: I set it to begin at 8:30 with Hasan Minhaj’s final speech below.)

Hasan Minhaj – The Daily Show:

But how can I hate Trump right now? How do you do it? Just look at what he’s dne at the airport! White women were turning their scarves into hijabs. Muslims were publicly praying and people were cheering them on! Do you understand? Muslims – publicly praying – at the airport. Think about how crazy this is; because of Donald Trump people were being nice — at the airport. Here’s the beautiful irony: for years Donald Trump has been  terrified about the spread of Islam in America. Well, congratulations Mr. President,


NERD Conference… excuse me, “Summit” Δ Proposal Deadline


Proposals for NERD due 1 February  at 23:59h, that’s definitely EST, so what? 18:59 UTC, I think?

It looks a bit scarily corp-ed, but it’s coding & it’s at UMass Amherst, so worst case scenario, the weed’s not as good?

I don’t know if Beadman is gonna be there. I haven’t talked to anybody yet.

I’m generically fucking pissed right now because I don’t have a Russian keyboard and I’m refusing to download any fucking language pack bullshit. I’m completely unencrypted right now  because I have to be bait for a bit longer.

(BTW, that is not cryptic to anyone random. If you are not now currently hacking my computer it is not aimed at you. If you are and I’m unaware of it, good job. Well done.)

Either way, just know that I’m cussing in Russian right now. (And it’s fucking beautiful.) Russian really is the most beautiful language in the world. It’s amazing. I remember the first time I heard it. I was young. So young. It was – FUUUUCK – I want to write in Russian. Cyrillic, take me away!