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July 2, 2020

RSI is a lifestyle problem

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 8:20 p.m.

SaintJohn Piano, whose website has an incredible comment system, sent me links to his work on RSI:

An Overview of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Further recovery from RSI

And asked:

If you know anything (really, anything) I don't know about RSI, I'd like to hear it.

A boring story: once upon a time, my father told me to develop good [...]

May 28, 2018

American unrest mitigation: 1990-????

Filed under: america — Benjamin Vulpes @ 11:45 p.m.

"Did you see that ICE lost over 1,400 children?"
"Heh, do you mean that 'the criminal enterprise masquerading as the United States Government embezzled 1,400 children into their private human-trafficking operation?"
"Kill them all."
It's a hard world out there for the lefty mom more inclined to mothering and gardening than shivering the panes of illusion with which [...]

March 13, 2018

Classically inept couriering

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 8:34 p.m.

Catastrophes in complex systems typically fall out of failure cascades: for want of a nail, a kingdom was (quite nearly!) lost. I delivered most of the gear Pizarro expected out of my courier run, but the number of close calls and skin-of-the-teeth saves doesn't sit well with me, I executed poorly on several fronts, and [...]

February 25, 2018

A Few Santa Clause Nightmares

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 11:42 p.m.

This past holiday season, I relented on my lifelong grinchdom. My tiny family had a rough autumn in the family-planning arena, and I elected to cheer up my girl by embracing the spirit of teh season, and it warnt all bad at that1. I held the line at indoor trees and other assorted messes that [...]

February 22, 2018

Why are the kids hell-bent on killing each other?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 7:36 a.m.

...being an interesting question, unlike "how do we reduce firearm-related fatalities?". The political issue of gun control, much like the political issue of abortion is one of those interesting fnords where what the Lippmans have gotten you thinking about has approximately zero to do with the events, and anyone who's so damned foolish as to [...]

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