Tag Archives: villainy

Phone scammers are getting sneaky

I just got a call from one of those scammers. I knew it was a scam call because the phone number only showed seven digits—we now have to dial ten, so this is always a sign of spoofing—and the first … Continue reading

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Clickbait music must die

Enough. When I become a supervillain, I will criminalize the use of a ukulele or glockenspiel in the backing track to any new online video or any advertisement. (Exceptions will only be made when thematically justified, e.g. a luau.) Using … Continue reading

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Good steak day

Last night (Sunday) I poked a bunch of holes in a nice 1 lb. ribeye steak and threw it in a gallon freezer bag with a good amount of Kikkoman teriyaki sauce. (I had to drive all over looking for … Continue reading

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In search of: straight macaroni

This is a serious question, and if anyone can answer it I’d be thrilled. Where in the frell can you buy straight macaroni, like the kind used in Kraft Macaroni & Cheese? I was watching a video tonight from Todd’s … Continue reading

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Programmers who will pay in the new order

I have some grievances against some of my kind and I’m going to air them now. If you’re a Web developer, test your site without cookies from time to time, especially if you’re a news site or some such that … Continue reading

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Stop changing my stuff! (and chocolate chip cheese ball)

Alternate title: Why people who change perfectly good product formulations in favor of newer, crappier ones must die. This weekend I made a chocolate chip cheese ball. I remember having one of these from Hickory Farms years ago and we … Continue reading

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How to offend an Indian

Allow me a pre-villainous moment. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had run-ins with the scammers claiming to be from Microsoft. I’ve tried to take the high road. I told one guy “I’m a programmer, dude.” One time I just laughed … Continue reading

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