homo devil machine

snmp traps

Saw Alan Turing statue in Manchester.  Undoubted the evil father of the homosexualizing computer. Died of a lethal estrogen overdose contained within an apple – a fitting end to a grotesque monster. Steve Jobs saved that half-eaten apple and had it preserved his Cupertino lair.  The Apple symbol is on millions of devices today, a silent reminder of the depraved homolegacy of Turing.

[Pretty fucked up what they did to him especially after his work in WWII. I think the different interpretations of his death were encouraged to take the blame off the government for prosecuting him.]


The answer is D by the way. A and F are trick questions: traps are not gay by default on Cisco equipment.


Bladerunner 2049

The waifu game in the film was strong. The Falcon and I have been talking about it since we crawled out of the kino pit. Many thoughts on it. Really like the first 3 acts, up until he meets the resistance in the watery basement. Then the film loses the threads – the twists are annoying to follow and the running time is too long. More time in the “world” would have been better, I think this was something the recent Ghost in the Shell movie did better, with a shorter running time. The original Blade Runner also had much more background characters with their own lives – Deckard was not “special”. But the plot overall was weaker, 2049 improved on this by raising the stakes and having rising action.  Many clanging references too – Joi and Luv being corruptions of emotions, and named as such. Everything Jared Leto said was kind of rubbish.
Some excellent scenes – all the “baseline” sequences. The opening 20 minutes.
The heresy was first raised by the Falcon – she found Ghost in the Shell more complete and satisfying than Blade Runner 2049. It also didn’t have Jared Leto hamming it up in every scene. Only question for me is can a bored looking Scarjo compete with Villenueve’s waifus? Probably not. This was confirmed by a third party in the /lit/posting group after rewatching Ghost in the Shell. Nevertheless the film was more sterile overall.
Real talk though: K’s apartment was nicer than the mouldy garage we live in. Plus he had a car, a gun and cyberwife. This ruined the dystopic mood – his life should definitely be worse than ours. The Irish times had it that there was 35 years between noir film and Bladerunner. And then 35 years between the original and 2049. But by placing itself in a future that rhymed with the past, Blade Runner made itself more timeless. Perhaps 2049 will date badly because of that – it’s more like the director’s vision of our 2017.
At least it was better than Robocop 2014.DMILEp6UQAA1Ll5

chatlogs full of memes are never funny

Feb 2017 to present day:
Yugioh but the loser turns gay and never spreads their genes
The winner suffers the same fate
Tragic: the Garnering
Autism: the Misfittening
Dick Pulse the Cum Bomb
“Cum inside me, really hard” was going to be my forum name
It’s like a “Hitler Schnapps” being sold in Israel. Fun fact: Cromwell was the first republican in Ireland
now there’s a nice word

“Dedicated Galvanic rape victim”

Ulthuan for the high elves, Naggarond for the dark elves, but the Empire for everyone?

N e o v a g i n a

they wanted a new project because Papi, the keyname, sounded like Spanish gay porn.

As an expert on Spanish gay porn were you able to correct them or affirm their fears?


learned today the maximum value I can assign for a meeting length in minutes is 2147483647, or close to 41 centuries


Dressing for success today
Wearing an aztec shirt and jeans with a big rip in the crotch


superior gunline tactics can only be defeated by dense terrain, he should’ve pulled a washington and hid in the woods until you ran out of money
spent two years campnig, truly a hero of his time
Guerilla skill table doesn’t let you nail bomb civilians – fail


Anime 11PM (Tentative)
[You are invited to this meeting]
Automatic reply: Anime I am out of the office until 5/05/17


There’s a god with a fat cock
Patron of the hive spires
God of oil, massage and fat cocks


why do people become 40k Inquisitors again?
law school is too competitive?


We’ll just say “4chan, isn’t that a girl’s website?”

is it your internalized nationalism preventing you from painting red coats?

blocks your path

get-cum | ForEach-Orifice {new-action -sexAct $_.sucking $_.fucking }

there’s nothing wrong with accepting Ireland was a vassal state. actually, that’s wrong, Ireland wasn’t a vassal state because the King of England was also the King of Ireland. Ireland fought as part of the Crown forces during the English Civil War

When did Ireland start thinking of itself as a nation and not an island in perpetual tribal warfare?

19th century probably
Possibly not until after the Irish Civil War if you wanna be real pedantic


Filtering traffic and bargains

Not a whole lot to say – settling into engaged life. Work is fine. Began cycling to and from work, about an 8KM round trip. Bloody cold in summer gear, but hardening myself to it. Not really lifting more than 1x week, even then only fucking around with pullups and pressing.

Also decided on the real ring for the engagement, a vintage 1970s sapphire set in diamonds. Setting is neither too low or too high.  Bargained it down from €1900 to €1500. If the Falcon had not said she was willing to pay €1500, I could have gotten it lower. Falcon has adequate bargaining skills. But often says the wrong thing in her “routine”. Case in point in China, she was looking to buy a pair of shoes, which were cheap converse knock-offs. The guy was trying to charge 500RMB (€60 at the time), after saying she couldn’t spend any more than 500RMB.

I came in while eating a tea egg and squatted right down beside him and said “50RMB, that’s all I paid last time,” in a thick Shanghai accented Mandarin. He agreed immediately. Pity the shoes were too small. More people should learn to bargain and haggle, it has an outsized effect on your salary compared to actual hard skills. I got a 15% raise on my current job’s offer after asking for it. All I had to do was say I had other offers in the pipe and let them stew. This also added to the 10% bonus. If you change jobs every few years, this really adds up after 3 job changes.

Visited friends down in Cork and explored a few 17th century star forts. We mourned the failure of Hugh O’Neil to defeat the English at Kinsale and wished for the return of a butter-based economy. Used a Dremel to grind out a jamming door catch. Made a pipe tool out of a suitable hex screw with a file. Raided the bins of a Games Workshop and recovered some magazines and hardbacks. Drank some nice beers. The Falcon came down mid-way and we had a great time all told.

Trying to finish the CCNA exams this year, getting some support from work to do it. Have some networking stuff to do in work, which will support the learning.

Warhammer 40k club in work is going well, we now have weekly games between 5 people. Made some nice pieces, which apply what I learned this year about colour theory and detailing scale models. I’d hate to put my early stuff side by side – even the towers lack the greebling the ruined factory has. So this was very satisfying.factory ruin1factory ruin220171025_095220

Also left my phone offline for 3 days. This felt pretty great. Might be something I do again. Less anxious. More relaxed and able to enjoy shit.


A modest proposal

The Alsace/France trip was great.  It was 11 days in total. 150km walking total. Good weather, relatively flat. No injuries. And we got engaged.


Our bags were between 40l to 45l. I specifically go for bags you can bring as hand luggage on a plane. It was fine for volume, but limited the amount of wine we could bring. Next time I would bring stuffsacks for the Falcon’s clothes. My rubble sacks compressed my clothes nicely and kept everything dry. Weight of the bags with water, food and wine never went over 11KG.

There was a bit of trouble beforehand with the Falcon’s internal frame rucksack warping, on the night before we left, but it didn’t cause any issues walking. She bought it the day before we left, which meant we didn’t test it in any serious way. So aside from that it was good. She returned it for a full refund when we got back. Shame, as it was the best of all the ones we tried. I hope we can get a similar one. The “female fit” bags aren’t a meme for the thicc and tall.

My cheapo bag was as indestructable as ever. Not especially comfortable, and I did feel it a bit more than the Alps as I was less conditioned. I tried on other high-tech bags with more padding and straps, and I was very tempted. I did not bring the side pockets this time around. Nor did I use the MOLLE straps. I got this in 2015, and it’s carried 15-20kg of groceries every week, and done like a month of hiking: https://somecampingstoves.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/berghaus-centurio-45-mmps/

If I was doing it again, I’d probably bring water bladders to go inside the bags, but again, this may have been overkill.

Did not bring walking poles this time, they would have been good to have, but not essential.

We brought maps and guidebooks.


My new high boots were very comfy, nice to get a pair that actually fit me and weren’t second hand. I replaced the insoles with ones with more arch support. The boots were definitely overkill for walking vineyards, but helped on some of the day hikes we did up the Vosges. In the cities, I wore light runners.

The Falcon fell in love with her low boots, and preferred them to fashion shoes, even in Paris.


We did some fast paced walking to prepare, but we already walk 70 mins a day getting to and from work. I would have liked to done some day hikes with the bags, but this was not possible. As the Falcon has asthma, she struggled when it was cold and wet, but did not complain about the pace or sore legs. Impressed by her grit. Nevertheless, she struggled with hills when she had the bag on, and needed a rest every 10-15 mins on some stretches.

We stayed in hotels and wineries on the route, so we dumped the bags when we arrived and did our walking without the bags for the most part. This was more suitable for her level of fitness, and mine.

No back or neck pain. Should have brought some lactase pills, as hard to avoid milk and cream. This took me out of action one evening and left me quite tired.


The feels

There was a fair amount of stress about getting engaged on this trip. Our 10th anniversary would take place, and I’d heavily hinted that the Alsace trip would be the time. While looking for the bag, I went ring shopping with the Falcon and asked her to choose a few she liked. I ultimately bought a silver ring with a brilliant-cut sapphire, and tiny diamond pavé shoulders for an excellent price, and used it as a ‘promise ring’ to avoid carrying a giant rock around.

There were several places that would have been good to pop the question. One very memorable day hike here to 3 ruined castles. Our guidebook said they were closed, but people told us they had been restored (to really nice ruins). While in the tower of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Château_de_Saint-Ulrich, we could see the entire Rhine valley and much beauty below. Upset her by not proposing as I didn’t have the ring with me. From then on I had the ring on me at all times.

The route is also took the form of a pilgrimage: we visited many churches and prayed in each for many things.

I finally did ask in Paris, after coming through Rheims in Champagne, at the top of Sacré-Cœer. As a friend said, “Good aesthetics, Strong Catholic overtones, French political penance undertones“. Linked well with Alsace and revanchism. Lots of tears. A very nice moment.



Deathstorm Ophelia

My first hurricane is hitting Ireland right now. Went in for work and they sent us home. It’s cool I guess, kind of a training hurricane for more extreme events.

I proposed in Paris at the top of the Sacre Coeur church in Paris. She said yes. Very happy. France trip went very well. Pics and details to follow.


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