Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday: Logistically, doing it in the other order would have been easier.

But by the time I was ready to go, I was super hungry, so I went to get lunch first.  The Piikoi ramp is closed for traffic studies, so I had to use the Ward one.  This has the exact same problem as the Piikoi ramp: you have to cross two lanes of traffic if you're not getting off on Punahou.  There's a longer distance to do so, but it doesn't really solve the fundamental problem.  Also, fuck Ben Cayetano for being a piece of shit who wants to shut down the rail project.

I felt like build a pizza today.
I've been thinking that it was the spicy chicken that didn't sit well with me.  I got the sausage instead, and it still didn't sit well.  I don't know.

In any case, after getting lunch, I went to the park:

Which is full of Houndour now.
 And then spent forever building up space in the gym.
Seriously, did they change gym battles to completely cheat now?  Like every time I used Jolteon's charge attack, I was hit by the opponents charge attack immediately after.  No time to dodge, no warning.  Just boom.  Dead.
There weren't many people at the park today, but there was a wedding (on the Diamond Head side, which doesn't have a lot of space between the path and the water), a wedding photo shoot (she's in her dress, and he's wearing shorts?), and a giant Frozen bounce house.

This was the most exciting thing I found.  Unlike other people.

I didn't do the big science march today.  Just didn't feel like it.

I did watch an excellent Samurai Jack episode, and then be baffled by Attack on Titan.  This is what everyone has been talking about for so long?  "Big gross zombies kill people in gratuitously bloody fashion"?  Why?



Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday: I accomplished a lot of things I wanted to this week.

Not everything, because I need more computers.
I accidentally ordered the katsu don, not the katsu bento.
It was still good, but the bento comes with spicy ahi poke, and that's a good side.

I was too slow to catch the fireworks.  Since it's rainy, the sky was flashing with the reflections.

  • A long thing about taxes on capital gains, and why it's bullshit that they're so low.
  • At the other end of the spectrum, Republicans and living pile of shit Jeb Hensarling think it's inappropriate that the government prevents poor people from being ripped off by bad loans.
  • Sentiment analysis with convolutional neural networks.
  • It really is a good building.
  • Best dogs.
  • I should really track down this whole thing.
  • You know that thing, where you see something on the internet, and you think, "wow, somebody photoshopped something that would be really funny," and then you discover that it's real, and they really are making a movie titled "The Hitman's Bodyguard" starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday: "You're not over 60, right?"

I mean, thanks for ruining my day, Checkout Lady.

A pretty good ham sandwich.

  • Teach a man to fish.
  • Thor.
  • I'm not a fan of slaw or kimchi, but that sausage sounds good.
  • Squirrel.
  • That's just fucking awful.
  • So I started with, "why the fuck does Nick Spencer even write comics," and then I clicked on his wikipedia article, and it's totally going to be removed, but, just in case, here's what some brilliant person added:
    • "In 2016 Nick Spencer, perhaps seeking personal kinship with Richard Spencer, decided to start turning iconic anti-fascist characters of the WW2 era into Undercover Nazis. When this was met with backlash, Spencer bravely decided to helm his course and not only retcon the Jewish heritage of a prominent Marvel family, but make their Holocaust survivor patriarch another Undercover Nazi, presumably under the reasoning that the sheer death toll of Jewish people achieved by the Nazis was inspirational in its grandiose, world-altering magnitude, because there's not many other flimsy, grasping reasons one could conceive to remotely consider this to be a good idea. Some fans speculate that soon characters like the new Muslim Ms Marvel or PoC Spiderman Miles Morales will join Captain America's Hitler Youth, because that's the only possible way Spencer could push the edge of his tenure with Marvel (inexplicably indulgent of his increasingly fascist writers' antics) any further short of resurrecting Jesus Christ into the Marvel multiverse and revealing The Messiah was Hitler himself all along."
  • Everyone wants to give dogs hugs.
  • I'd forgotten this.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday: Computers.

They weight like a gazillion pounds, and have like two hundred butts of storage space.
It was easier to just go and take pictures myself than to wait for other people to get the information.

I watched a crazy Japanese murder drama that I spent like twenty minutes trying to find the title of.  "Murder Mystery of the Hot Spring Young Landlady: Murder at the Sweets Fair!! Suspicion of Double Murder by Popular Patissier!?" seems to be the best I can do with the wikipedia page for the series.  I'm also pretty sure that this sentence "Mika Nakagawa is a young woman in the hotel in Hokkaido Sapporo's Okuzashiki / Jozankei Onsen. Shintaro's husband is a criminal of a local police officer, and both worked fine while receiving the squirrels of a large woman, Masako Okada every day" isn't translated correctly by google.  Mika's husband is Shintaro, who is a police officer (not a criminal), and I saw exactly zero squirrels change hands during the show.  Copying the quick summary from a chat with Julie:

It's a Japanese murder drama, and usually those are like "here's the murder happening in the first five minutes, so you know who did it the whole time."  I don't know why, that's just the regular format.  But this one starts off with a business guy talking about how he hired a famous patissier to design a fancy new cake for his sweet shop.  Then we see that guy bribing a government official to let him buy public land so he can build a new factory.  Because he's diversified, I guess.  But someone takes photos, and tells him he needs to pay $500,000 to keep it quiet.  He has to send his son to do the payoff, but he never returns, and they find him all stabbed and crammed in the trunk.

The cops start investigating, and he tells them that he was being extorted or else his sweet shop would get burned down. That just happens to be what happened to the chef's assistant's family, and her dad killed himself when customers became scared of the fires. They're pretty sure the chef killed the son, but after he fights with the business guy (and cancels the cake contract), he gets stabbed and thrown off a bridge. They go through like the entire business guy's family as suspects, and finally decide that it's probably the assistant who killed him.

Old cop illegally searches her car, and finds a knife, and everybody's like "you're totally going to jail," and she's "I didn't do it, but I did make all the cakes, because that chef was crap." But the wife of one of the officer's (who I guess is actually the main character of this show, but that's based off google translation stuff), figures out that it was actually the Old Cop who killed him, because his daughter has leukemia, and the son of the business guy was a donor match, but when he was killed, they couldn't do the transplant, so he killed the chef because his daughter is going to die.  I thought the quick "sick daughter" bit was just some backstory to make the Old Cop a more detailed character, but that was the secret key.

Julie: "That is so convoluted."

They had to fill two hours, I guess.


  • I had the original story in my list of "to link", but this Deadspin article covers all the important points I was going to say.  A $400 "juicer".  JFC.
  • Racism.  Society isn't a zero sum game, unlike what these people think.
  • Dog.
  • I remember a slide that was plastic, but had exposed metal bolt heads (the flat kind), and that just gave the electricity a place to concentrate.
  • The fact that it took more than one settlement to get rid of this piece of shit, and I don't even need a second part of this sentence.
  • Clefairy.
  • Aku.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday: I think the answer is to not do it in SQL.

Otherwise it's going to be a mess of sub queries.
A random Mega Gengar.

  • This should be how the new Star Wars movie is.
  • Rilakkuma.
  • I have not heard of Bass Reeves before now.
  • California.
  • Doggos.
  • I don't know.  Bringing back a guy you killed three seasons ago?  Meh.  Killing the guy you introduced just this season?  Meh.  Giving Shaky Mutant her shaky powers again?  [Exaggerated eye roll]  Finally.  And I assume she knows how to get back to the real world, so hopefully next week she'll go wake everyone up and end this mess of a storyline.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday: It's hard to do things when the database is offline.

I did get the script that will run on it tomorrow written though.  It would have been nice to be able to check some query speeds, but I guess that has to wait.

Cherry blossoms from twelve years ago today.

  • I saw a tweet, and then looked up the term in that tweet, and then read what has to be the absolute stupidest story explaining it that I have ever read.  Instead of linking to that, here's a link to Charlie Stross instead.  Keep in mind that Stross writes fiction, and that the people on the other side of this argument include billionaires who like to sue journalistic websites out of existence.
  • I'm pretty sure if you showed this story to anyone who went to grad school, the response would be, "Yeah.  JFC, how is this a surprise?"
  • Bunny.
  • Ikea.
  • That makes sense.
  • Why you go to Denny's, I guess.
  • I wish we had an Evil Chancellor as part of our government.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday: Easter

My original plan for the day involved going to the park for a walk.  Unfortunately, everyone else in town decided that today would be a good day to go to the park as well.  There was no parking, and because they don't monitor it very much, there was also barely any place to drive because of all the people parked outside of the marked spaces.

So I jumped to the second part of the plan:
They have a new Asian dressing for the salad that is much nicer than the pineapple vinaigrette.  It's smoother, even with the ginger.
I realized yesterday that pretty much everyplace was likely to be open today, because there are always tourists, and because there are lots of people here that don't go to church.  That seems to have been the case.  The pork chop was a bit dry, but still tasted good.