December 09, 2017

Still Surfing the Cardboard Tsunami


A short time ago Amazon, unhappy that they couldn't convince delivery companies to deliver their parcels at a loss, decided that they were never going to use UPS (or that other company) again and they were going to burry the delivery industry with their new delivery service.

As I understand it, Amazon was QUITE emphatic and eloquent in conveying the message to the shipping companies that such services would not be required this year. Thus management adjusted staffing accordingly.

Imagine our shock when Amazon packages started arriving right after Thanksgiving...en masse. It seems that delivering packages is hard and the stress and vexation of this realization is causing Amazon's newly minted employees to meet the challenge...poorly. Some have responded by going mad, or bad, or worse and some have simply cried desperately for help.'s been an exciting couple of weeks (and weekends too, because "OMG!"). I've worked here 25 years, and there have been some rough Christmas seasons, but this one has been a perfect storm of surprises and discoveries such as " THAT'S the structural failure point for that type of platform."

But enough childish whining about actually being employed and getting paid lots of sweet overtime, here are some virtual ladies who manage to evoke the spirit of the season in a rather minimalist sort of way, even as they dance  to lyrics that...don't.

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December 07, 2017

76 Years On

Soon all who actually remember it will be gone. What future generations know will be second and then third hand. In a decade of so, after the last have passed and their children are too old to relevantly object, "Interesting and insightful interpretations" will, no doubt, become all the rage in history departments to an even greater extent than they are now.

If present trends continue, we may be among the last people to learn anything approaching what happened during those desperate, crucial years and what we, the grandchildren and great grandchildren of those who were there know is distorted by time, wartime secrecy, human fallibility and the fog of war.

Study what you can. Remember it well, and pass it on to those that care. 

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December 05, 2017


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December 03, 2017

Rwby at Mid-Season

There was a fight four episodes ago.

It was rather more low key than the series is known for but pretty cool nonetheless.

The subsequent episodes have all been mostly quiet mood pieces focusing on either character development, exposition or an admittedly well-crafted sense of dread. 

No. Really.

These most recent stories have mostly ended in cliffhangers, which have all been left hanging from their respective cliffs while our widely separated characters gradually regroup, show how far they have come as people, and learn more about what is actually going on.

I count at this point three separate cliffs being hung upon, two major plot developments that have been strongly hinted at, plus three major subplots,  and these are all related to but distinct from the main antagonist.

There are, I believe four episodes left in this series. 


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The recent update of Epic REALLY, REALLY does not like

Or perhaps it dislikes Minx.
I dunno.
But enough Meta whining.
Now here's something completely unrelated that we hope you really like.

UPDATE: Aside from the odd formatting issue with the first three lines, most of the problems seem to be fixable via browser permissions. 

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