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I might be a bad person: Doll in the Hall, escalated

So my sister posted on Facebook about a creepy October version of that stupid Elf on the Shelf crap called “Doll in the Hall”. The idea is you take a creepy doll that already seems haunted and move it around … Continue reading

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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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The great browser exodus, part 2

I’ve gone ahead and made the switch to Pale Moon. It’s too soon to say how it is on performance, including CPU usage, speed, and memory. However the annoyances that went along with the switch were really no worse than … Continue reading

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I want the old Cadbury eggs back

Cadbury creme eggs used to be awesome. Remember that? For years now, though, they have not. The eggs were reduced in size sometime after 2005 in the American market, and in 2010 finally in Canada too. At the same time, … Continue reading

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