Monthly Archives: September 2020



goofing around in guadalajara early 80’s

I’m always looking through the house for old photos.

This one is me, early 1980’s, standing atop the Hotel Fiesta Americana on the Minerva glorieta (roundabout) in Guadalajara, Mexico. Great view of the city from up there.

The hotel had recently opened, and it was a popular passtime with the immature crowd, of which I was a part, to sneak up to the heliport. One only had to know the right door to go to the top, and it was rarely locked. Just behind me, it would have been terribly easy to walk right over the edge especially at night. Attached Google image shows the hotel from the ground.

I’ll blame my hanging belly on the quantities of Estrella beer and Jalisco tacos consumed that summer, though it didn’t exactly go away at any point.

entertaining propaganda

It was embarrassing what propaganda this was. The “Amazon” title was just a wrapper. Most of the episode was talking shit about Russia, China, and Iran. It included a multitude of named, but unknown, “experts.”

It was so naked that I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.

Science Channel owned by Discovery.

experiences with linux flatpacks and snaps are unpleasant

A browser I used to like to use was GNOME Web, AKA Epiphany. It is now available as flatpack only, which ruined it, I guess. It went from fast and sleek to a hard drive churning dog with horrible UI (user interface) and features missing. I’m thinking these alternative packaging systems are not good, but what do I know.

Same for Chromium browser. Installing from snap makes the UI bad. I’d rather have the full Chrome browser directly from Google than the current Chromium installed as snap.

It will have to be quite compelling before I install from flatpack or snap going forward.

closer than ever

Last night I streamed the 1984 British apocalyptic war drama “Threads” from The Internet Archive.

It’s old, and the video quality is low, but it’s surprising how many of the topics and situations are still current.

Other good “nuclear” movies are “The Day After” and “Nightbreaker.”

you know you want one

A thing of great beauty. Perfect for any home. An especially good gift for friends overseas.

America. Strong. Proud. Not intended for children under 5 years of age. 🇺🇲

usual beer

The beers are h’yar. 🍻

journal ista

Guud Gawd. ProPublica as bad as Mother Jones. State a faulty premise in the first paragraph, then build a whole article around it, over n’ over ‘n over again.

please extend me, let me go

Courtesy means a lot. 👍

We sent you several notices in the mail that you have yet to extend your car warrantee past the factory cut off, and this is a courtesy call to renew your warrantee before we close the file.


Este soy yo.