Ambivalent Skeptic

March 29, 2012

Newbius is dead….

Filed under: Uncategorized — Clint1911 @ 1:06 pm


We all lost someone important. For some of us he was a dear friend. For some of us he was fellow gun-blogger with nothing but goodwill and friendly advice. Our community has lost someone today.

Damn I can’t write anymore…

March 15, 2012

A Moment of Beauty

Filed under: Uncategorized — Clint1911 @ 4:39 pm

The Unseen Sea from Simon Christen on Vimeo.

January 24, 2012

Lasers, gun barrels and bright lights

Filed under: Uncategorized — Clint1911 @ 11:56 pm

Want’s not to love?

Sadly, I don’t think I’ll even have muzzle engraving on a gun.

See, some things are considered wrong just because so many people consider them wrong. While pictures like this one…

…or even this one…

..are funny in a gallows humor type way, to those of us in the know. Unfortunately, to many people, it shows a “Rambo-wannabe” mentality. That is unfairly judgemental and a shame.

Basically anything that would look cool in an action movie you should never had with you in a personal defense situation. It’s like having a jerk boss; people love to have them on TV, not so much in real life.

But if you engrave the rest of the gun, it shows class.


August 2, 2011

Jeff Cooper on guns and mindset, June 1997

Filed under: Jeff Cooper,Uncategorized — Clint1911 @ 10:51 pm

July 16, 2011

No, I am not dead.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Clint1911 @ 9:57 pm

However in the last two weeks I have had two days where I sleep 14 hours straight.

This week I had a mostly normal sleep schedule, so the raccoon eyes are almost gone.

Update to add: The reason being that I work nights and morning meetings and appointments results in 4-5 hours of sleep some nights.

May 28, 2011

Stop burning your food!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Clint1911 @ 8:38 am

USDA Sez You Can Stop Cooking Your Pork Chops to Death
Money quote:

Turns out, science sez pink pork is OK after all. This is something high-end chefs have known for years. Especially after breaking the bank on top-of-the-line fancypants pork product, it seems morally wrong to cook it to death. So they quietly started a pink pork pride movement. But really, even your run-of-the-mill plastic and Styrofoam chops are perfectly safe at a much lower temperature than the official recommendation.

Read the whole thing

Stop boiling your vegetables, America! (H/T Breda)

I’m convinced that people who hate vegetables have never had vegetables properly prepared.

Can I get an Amem.


March 8, 2011

I’m beginning to think computers hate me.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Clint1911 @ 11:31 pm

I know that’s not possible possible but still…

I bought an EPC last year to blog on. It had a jank OS. Some form of bare bones Linux and no word processor and spreadsheet. Installing programs was like pulling teeth, if you could find them.

Then I tried Jolicloud.

Hint, if you built an OS that is “Optimized” for EPC’s with 4 gig ram drives, you might want to make said OS smaller than almost 3 gigs installed. OK?

And deleting temp files at shutdown would be nice. I can dream. But having a low disk space warning due to a gigabyte of temp files, when you have no idea where they are, is not user friendly.

Jolicloud is built to use the net for it’s apps. So your box is useless without WI-fi. I have no internet outside my home so it is not really a good fit for me. Not the fault of the OS. It is lame how you can’t install programs like a decent Linux but instead have to install “apps” via the OS and download from “their” server. Yet one day when I connected to my home network, and before I updated anything, the OS blanked my desktop (whatever they call it) and it went all wonky. Ok, so I’ll just reinstall the OS on top of itself… No, it won’t let you.


The word processor I installed (previously) however needs internet access to spell check docs. Well that is about useless. One advantage (supposedly of an EPC over a smart phone is with the epc you can work offline, save your stuff, and then hook up to the net when convenient (read: Cheap), upload/download what you want and finish working offline as need be.

Whatever made the OS go wonky made the netbook unable to connect to the net.


Even my computer genius friend declared it, to quote Firefly, “Humped.”

I looked at other Linux flavors and…. I’ve not heard enough good news. I’m going to Windows 7. Should have the money next pay.

It was a good deal, but in hindsight I should have bought the 160 HDD window box but… This was supposed to be a simply little interface for a little bit of typing. I neither needed nor wanted extra crap I was not going to use.

Actually no, in hindsight the best option was to wait six months and by a laptop/notebook for $400 that had a decent keyboard.

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