My dog seems to think that washing our hands is bad because it indicates that she is dirty (which she is) and therefore needs a bath (which she does).

Therefore in her mind washing hands is the gateway to dachshund cleanliness which in turn is a sure sign of the apocalypse.

The world apparently mourns Ingmar Kamprad, creative tax evader. Rumors that he is to be buried in a low cost pinewood coffin of elegantly minimal Scandinavian design are as of yet unconfirmed.

Horrified to learn that our friend and her 1 year old needed to get out of their house as her partners struggle with depression led to him being violent in front of their child. Both are now safe in my home for as long as they need and he is being committed for treatment.

My wife and I have been binge watching Dirk Gently on Netflix the past two days and I dearly hope Netflix will pick up the show on their own after BBC America cancelled it. Such a delightful series, weird and wonderful.

As part of an experiment I’m writing a script to run validation testing on all my files and marking them accordingly.

To celebrate the New Year I made a family of origami Dachshunds

Dog returned from the v, e, t, after having her stitches removed. Good as new and damn photogenic.

Just to underline how much Roy and his hateful ilk can stuff their hate.

Here for your enjoyment is the infamous photo of me “worshipping” the Microsoft NERD building in appreciation for a great hackfest event spent with friends making software.

Is Launchd just entirely useless. I tell it to run a job every 5 mins and while I don’t mind it being rescheduled a little for power efficiency or whatever… that shouldn’t mean “fuck off and don’t run for hours and hours”.

I understand this evening holds significance to a lot of people. However as an atheist it means nothing to me personally and as we don’t exchange presents in my immediate family, tonight will just be good food in the company of family. Extremely non-stressing, highly recommended.

This whole Apple battery thing has me feeling okay about my iPhone 5, utterly unaffected, still slow as hell after replacing the battery.

Greatly enjoying Manhunt: Unabomber on Netflix. Great story telling and acting to tell the story of an important monster to examine and understand.

I find myself with an extra Disk Drill Pro license (value $89), as I can’t get it refunded I’m looking for ideas of what to do with it or best offers.

I’m enjoying “The Grand Tour” season 2 so far. It’s good fun without many of the annoying bits from season 1. I think they are growing accustomed to their new home.

My dog had minor surgery this morning. Consequently she is now so angry at me for taking her to the vet that she has refused to eat all day.

It’s officially Christmas, which is best celebrated with the perennial holiday classics.. Die Hard and Rage Against The Machine’s Killing in the Name.

I’m not a popular man.

I imagine all of those lucky people who got a loaner iMac Pro weeping when they have to return it to Apple. I surely would, especially since I’d have fallen in love and there is no way I’d ever be able to afford a machine that starts at 10000 USD (Brazil gets a 100% markup, thx).

The past two days Nina Simone’s Sinnerman has been playing pretty much non-stop.

I think of it as the antidote to my neighbor playing utterly shitty country music all day.

I’m getting to the realization that there is no problem I won’t attempt to fix with a for loop. Everything I have done all week has been iterating over file and directories.

I don’t understand why people dislike them so much, they have a cognitive immediacy which is unmatched.

Today we remember the darkest day of them all.. Interplay laying off all of Black Isle and dooming Van Buren.