Ex Oram Golem

I have been moved this morning to reflect on the similarities between the current administration (regime) in the district and that most exalted and hallowed of computer companies, MegaHard. (I know a lot of you expected me to say “Fruit” instead of “MegaHard” but be still. You will get your turn shortly.)

In brief, we have an organization in the district, a segment of the country purposely  prevented from self-government to keep from inciting the residents to war with the administration because the residents would be prevented from doing so by crookery and deceit. This organization, aka the regime, is kept in this bit of feverish bogland for the sole purpose of minimizing its pollution of the rest of the country. Chief among this pollution is arguments over which faction is the most dishonest, disreputable, and immoral. To say nothing of aethical.

Of particular danger are the ministrations of this regime to do grave harm to the country and its citizens while preaching, with all the piety and unctuousness possible, of the benefits of their evil. 

Happily most of these ministrations are so blatantly obvious that they can be counteracted by blatant unacceptance.

But I noted this morning identical behavior on the part of MegaHard. Seems they are developing a version of their Chromium based web browser to work on LINUX. (Brief interlude while I go to change my shirt soiled by violent laughter and thumping about on the floor with laughter.)

One of the delights of my younger days was when I was able to replace the noxious and nauseating Internet Explorer browser with FireFox. This was an event of magnitude corresponding to the musical score of Star Wars or the moral triumph of The Princess Bride. (The illusion to exploding orbital fortress or father-killer is exact and accurate.) In a short span of time, MegaHard’s flagship browser went from Lanchestrian monopoly of the internet to corn cob in the garden outhouse. 

And what is amazing is that MegaHard has forgotten that lesson. They now propose a chrome/chromium based browser (Edge by name, I believe, which seems to indicate peripherality rather than sharpness) for LINUX use. This offers us a double example of perpetuated stupidity: first of all, MegaHard has tried very hard to eradicate Linux – just as they tried to eradicate FireFox and its parent company – and forced to give up their monopolistic presence in the server universe as a result, and secondly, the duplication of their browser delusion.

The delusion abounds because not only is Chrome, the official Gooey browser available for Linux, but also a free version and a Gooey excised version, to mention only a few. At last count, I think there are an additional half-dozen chrome/chromium derivative browsers available for Linux. And I didn’t exert myself in the counting. 

This seems to be what MegaHard has been reduced to: a tertiary also-ran. Yes, they still command the most users, but those users are almost universally either corporate serfs or worse, mind slaves of corporate practice, unwilling or unable, if not both, to strike off their mental coffle. 

Back when FireFox was introduced and we adopted it, we discovered – joyfully – that freedom was better than slavery. And many of us have not looked back. But we still despair for our benighted brethren who are still enslaved. And we have scant wish to return. 

So what mischief lurks in MegaHard’s dark chest where a heart should be?

And, for the Fruit users, I noted a new widget to jailbreak all existing iPhuns and iPuds. 

FOSS FIRST! Forward the F!

Alabama Outlook

I noted this morning that Thomas Cook LTD (?) has gone belly up. Stranding several gazillion vacationers across Tellus and leaving it up to the Brexiters to repatriate them. 

I mention this because I had to study Thomas Cook LTD when I was a bairn in schule. The company was covered in our state mandated Alibam history course. Never quite sure why but evidently back when Thomas Cook as a person selling trips to exotic places to moneyed Brits, Alibam was on the list of such. I can understand the pyramids of Egypt and the ruins of Mesopotamia (largely eradicated by the War Against Terror,) but the lush jungles of Alibam? Where ever did the tourists get a pint on Sunday afternoon? 

I should comment that this is why I seldom go on vacation and when I do it’s an INTRO vacation; the destination is museum or some such avoided by EXTROs like schule or lab. 

I also ran across a quotation (different source) from the Founding Grandfather,

“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

that reminded me that when he said this he was lecturing the EXTRO masses about their fickle ways and pain inflicting habits. Nowadays, it means that one should never do any good deed because there is no benefit to it; it ain’t worth the trouble, in Alibam vernacular.

On which note, from which it flows naturally, I have received a diminishing number of requests (with apology to the Kingston Trio) to elaborate on what a Bubba is. Simply put, a Bubba is the union of a Schmuck and a Ferd. That is, a human who is stupid, clueless, and EVIL.  

Who are why Thomas Cook no longer, even before their financial failure, sent tourists to Alibam. 

Alabama Seasoning

Today is the first day of “Fall.” At least so the weather beavers pronounce. 

But we don’t have Fall in Alibam. In fact, Alibam seasons are an example of set theory. 

Which is understood by less that 0.01 of the population of Alibam. 

Almost all of whom live in Nawth Alibam.

Anyway, Alibam has two seasons: Summer and Not-Summer. That’s it. A fully spanning set. 

Summer is divided into three sub-sets: Early Summer; Real Summer; and Late Summer. Today is the start of Late Summer.

This, incidentally, is a main reason why Alibam is such an awful place to live. (With one exception, to be addressed below.) Many of the people have had their brains charred to ash by Summer. These people can be easily recognized: they drive pickup trucks; they attend services regularly but observe none of the social direction associated with faith; or they are politicians. The latter, of course, are criminal and venial. And some demonstrate all three characteristics.

The respite from awfulness is the green. Which the neuro-neg constantly try to destroy because, well, being “conservative” is necessary, but conservation is a hippie liberal pinko conspiracy to be eradicated. 

I used to wonder how Alibam could have been given statehood. With contemporary political happenings, I don’t any more. In fact, it’s almost good (as opposed to evil.)

Southron Climate

No, I didn’t attend any of the climate gatherings yesterday.

Why? Because I live in Alibam. And the majority of Alibam natives – the Bubbas – not only carry firearms but have been brain clogged by the Pols to think climate change is a commie-liberal-conspiracy. 

So it’s a case of do more by lurking on roofs and sabotaging criminal activities. 

IOW, Pol activity. 

But there’s another reason. It’s futile. At least here in the old Confederacy. Because the neuro-neg Bubbas are going to make sure we never respond and make any efforts to do better. 

Which will ensure the extinction of the Bubbas. 

So at least we go out doing a good deed.

Southron Climate

No, I didn’t attend any of the climate gatherings yesterday.

Why? Because I live in Alibam. And the majority of Alibam natives – the Bubbas – not only carry firearms but have been brain clogged by the Pols to think climate change is a commie-liberal-conspiracy. 

So it’s a case of do more by lurking on roofs and sabotaging criminal activities. 

IOW, Pol activity. 

But there’s another reason. It’s futile. At least here in the old Confederacy. Because the neuro-neg Bubbas are going to make sure we never respond and make any efforts to do better. 

Which will ensure the extinction of the Bubbas. 

So at least we go out doing a good deed.

Inserting Sanity Into Politics

No, I didn’t listen to the Democrud debates last evening but I heard enough about them this morning to fear that the Democruds are working successfully to keep Fartus Maximus Prevaricator safely in the Presidential Mansion courtesy of their gun confiscation ideas that will enrage all the whacka-doodle Bubbas in Amerika. 

This did however give me an idea on how to let the Bubbas keep their firearms and make Amerika safer: move all the shooting fests from schools and temples to the corporate offices of major corporations. That way all the mess and blood will be ridding us of cancerous parasites.

Negative Activity

I am ashamed this morning. I noted an article [Link] that describes how the National Weather Service has “caved” to Fartus Maximus over the hurricane in Alibam thing.

So much for scientific objectivity. NWS has proven itself to be a craven tool of prevarication and stupidity!

America is doomed when the meteorologists join the liar’s club.

It is a small thing for elected politicians to adhere to the regime of lies; it is quite another when sworn civil servants abrogate solemn oaths and act dishonestly.

Less Activity

Apparently I owe the staff an apology. The chart mark-up has now been claimed – by the New Yawk Times – to have been done by Fartus Maximus himself.

There may be some real civil servants in the Presidential Mansion after all.