Archive for the ‘Rants’ Category

Gentoo rulez! (or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the source)

I love Gentoo.  It “rulez”.  It is my go-to Linux distribution for everything: servers, desktops, appliances.  It has been very good to me for almost ten years.  So why gush ?  Because Gentoo has always received a lot of misguided hate, which I feel needs some counterbalancing.

64-bit: facts and myths

Okay, I am so very tired of reading pseudo-technical idiots who think they need 64-bit versions of all their software, and give developers grief over it.  Here, I will beat the topic to death, hopefully inspiring these idiots to shut the hell up and let the programmers make the programming decisions.

Tony Clement: sell-out #2

The “honourable” minister Tony Clement sent me a canned email today about how the C-32 copyright reform bill is a “fair, balanced, common-sense approach” to “promote homegrown innovation and creativity”. This is a bill written by the rich, for the rich.  It is even more repressive than the sternly abused U.S. DMCA, and provides for […]

Requiem for a Laptop

Laptops suck.  Seriously, they are shit.  None of them work right, driver support is abysmal, and it seems every manufacturer is targeting the “space-conscious idiot” demographic,  who want a laptop that stays on a desk, plugged in 24/7.

United States of Assholes

This is why I am anti-American.  Everything this neo-nazi cousin-fucker knows about Islam, he learned on CNN.  If this guy were driving around Ottawa, even our pussyfooting pacifists would set this motherfucker on FIRE!  Now y’all know I don’t give two shits about Islam, or any other religion, but this is akin to […]

Jail sentences, and why I think they’re shit

It’s no secret that I am not at all a fan of law enforcement and related businesses.  I certainly acknowledge the necessity of order in society, but I’ve seen far too many abuses and my faith in the system has been eroded.  We have this supposed leader who wants longer, “harsher” jail sentences across the […]

Cognitive Surplus, or Clay Shirky’s desperate hunger for relevance (and book sales)

I can’t decide whether or not I like Clay Shirky.  He can be either inspiring or insane, but he is always an idealist.  His most recent brain diarrhea is charmingly titled “Cognitive Surplus”, in which he muses that all the tens of millions of people watching TV right now represent a miraculous amount […]