Sunday, January 11, 2015


I'm not sure there's much to be said on the topic that hasn't already been said. 12 people died because some assholes were bent over some pictures.

The gloves are off, Islam is now fair game.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

So I'm doing Extra Life this year. In case you haven't heard of it yet, it's a fundraiser created by gamers to benefit Children's Miracle Network hospitals, of which we have one in Burlington: Vermont Children's Hospital.

If you'd like to make a donation to the cause there's a link to my page below. All donations on my page are earmarked for VT Children's Hospital so the money stays local and benefits local kids.

Donate here.

Friday, July 25, 2014

There's been a lot in the news lately about the severity of the current Ebola outbreak in Africa. So I decided to do something about it. Yesterday I created a GoFundMe campaign to provide $50k (hopefully) to Doctors Without Borders.

If you do nothing else after looking at this post, please share the link to the campaign page.

Edit: This campaign has been closed. MSF can no longer take more money into their outbreak response fund.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Out of sheer boredom, I have created a cryptocurrency. Here's the spec:

PiCoin (PCN)

Totally pointless crypto-homage to the circle.

Block target of 3.14 minutes
Block payout of π3.14159265359
Coin Maximum 314,159,265
Difficulty adjusts daily
120 confirms

Windows users will have to build from source

Gotta say, it was fun. I do need people to download and mine with it though.

If you're interested here's a link to the source code:
PiCoin source code

Friday, August 16, 2013

Jet Noise

Howdy.... I'm back to my old self and pissed off again.

Today's irritation is the whining all over the Burlington, VT area about the Government wanting to base F-35's at the airport here. They're all up in arms about the noise, all the while we're listening to F-16's fly about 3 times a day, every day. To me it doesn't seem like it's really going to change the level of jet noise around here much anyway.

There are petitions floating around trying to refuse the aircraft. As if telling the government that you don't want them to upgrade equipment is really going to do any good anyway. Beyond that, WHY THE FUCK would you argue with putting our guys in better shit? Seems like borderline retardation to me. If we've got to have a military and play big brother, we might as well have the most bad-ass shit on earth too.

Personally, I like the fighter craft around here. Damn things look like fun. I would like a change of scenery though.

To that end I have created my own petition supporting the 35's here. Sign it if you agree.

We love jet noise!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Festering pile of shit

I suppose I owe an explanation of my last post. The bill in question is as big an assault on personal freedom as marijuana prohibition, and equally as pointless. If you live in Vermont at voting time, I highly recommend not voting for Sen. Leahy again. The guy is out to get you.

This bill S. 1147 or PACT Act as it's being called will effectively ban all internet, phone, and mail-order sales of tobacco products (except cigars), not just the one's bought from outside sources. It really seems like a fuck in the ass with the price of smokes these days. I just found out that the price of a pack went up $0.60 today and there was just an increase like 4 months ago. Now I understand how everyone feels about smoking and tobacco, but persecution is persecution and it's bullshit. I quit smoking recently by way of a switch to a Swedish product called snus. You can read about the small ton of studies that have been done on it at The fact is that regardless of the "snus"-type product that RJ Reynolds is currently selling on the American market; they still refuse to say what's in the shit. Swedish snus has an ingredients disclosure and must only contain food-grade ingredients, as well as the requirement that it comply with food safety law in Sweden. The only problem here, is that if I (and countless others like me) would like to limit our risk by using Swedish made snus instead, we have to buy it online from a vendor in Sweden because hardly any shops in America carry the stuff. This law would effectively make this impossible.

If by some off chance my local tobacconist started carrying a decent selection of Swedish made snus I would buy it there and deal with the local taxes, until then I believe it's my right as a consenting adult to be able to use the product of my choice, regardless of whether I buy it in a store or from a website.

Someone else wanna tell me why in hell cigars are exempt?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I don't complain to much about tobacco legislation but this PACT Act is the biggest pile of bullshit I've ever seen. I've created a petition on protesting it. Please sign it to protect personal freedom.