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3601 words in 4 posts (out of 85 total) between 2010-05-10 and 2023-01-04 (12 years, 34 weeks, 4 days)

Black Lives Matter

195 words by attila written on 2022-02-11, last edit: 2023-01-31, tags: blm

I support Black Lives Matter. You cannot be anti-fascist and support the police. Solidarity with Tyre Nichols his family and everyone protesting and opposing Cop City and all other pro-Cop projects. FTP. There are many donation links at the bottom of this page for ... read more

Learning is pain: AI is bunk

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888 words by attila written on 2010-05-10, last edit: 2023-01-25, tags: ai, grift, humanity

Originally published on an old abandoned blog when I still believed in WordPress. Copied here 2 23- 1-2

Pain is an integral and oft ignored component of human learning and interaction. When we fxxk up it hurts. When it hurts we learn. What we ... read more

Corporate Churn

1181 words by attila written on 2022-11-21, last edit: 2022-11-24, tags: ai, corp, dystopia, privacy, writing

The C-suite at ShinyPants.Fart just paid a $boatload of money to install a new AI and tweak its models to perfection.

The AI designed by ubusters.hope an Israeli firm is designed to maintain churn at the low-to-mid level employees for corporates of any ... read more

Too Much Karate in my Tai Chi

1337 words by attila written on 2023-01-04, last edit: 2023-01-30, tags: carpaltunnel, karate, martialarts, personal, taichi, writing

On the surface all martial arts might look like the same thing more or less: fight choreography and knowledge transmitted down the ages by various means evolved and influenced and mutated over time like everything else we do. Philosophically though I don't think they are ... read more

Recent Posts

4303 words in 8 posts (out of 85 total) between 2022-02-11 and 2023-01-18 (48 weeks, 5 days)

Economic Activity Theater #1: The Traffic Accident

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470 words by attila written on 2023-01-18, last edit: 2023-01-25, tags: alcohol, cars, chaos, drugs, pigs, system

Think of this post as a writing prompt: fxxk the economy

Pepe Escobar calls them the Empire Of Chaos and he's right: chaos is what the pigs in charge love more than anything.

The Traffic Accident as Profit Center ... read more

ttyplotisms: the journey continues

887 words by attila written on 2022-08-02, last edit: 2022-11-22, tags: bsd, cli, monitoring, shell, ttyplot, unix

Video capture of my screen running the 5-sec ttyplot when all is well

Since I wrote the ttyplotisms post I've refined my fu as my network has gotten worse. Yes worse. It has been months now and Telmex still can't get our DSL working for more than a couple ... read more

Christina Sharpe, 2016: Lose your kin

79 words by attila written on 2022-04-18, last edit: 2022-04-18, tags: whiteness

Lose your kin is short powerful and incontrovertible.

Whiteness then is a political project. It is distinct from but often acts in concert with the political projects of making and sustaining nation ethnicity and ethnic nationalisms. Whiteness is ... read more

ttyplotisms

1572 words by attila written on 2022-02-20, last edit: 2022-02-23, tags: bsd, cli, monitoring, shell, ttyplot, unix

One of my tmux monitoring windows with ttyplots showing various network conditions

I live on the command line in text mode everything important is safely tucked away in tmux sessions on my laptop and various servers. As a result of this stubborn tendency I have naturally wasted a lot of ... read more

ksh Indicator Light

201 words by attila written on 2022-02-15, last edit: 2022-02-19, tags: bsd, cli, hacking, ksh, linux, monitoring, shell, telmex

Sometimes you need an indicator light. I used to find them comforting on the computers of yore.

House Cleaning

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119 words by attila written on 2022-02-14, last edit: 2022-02-14, tags: blog, introspection

Okay so this is predictable: white dude hits his mid fifties and realizes what an axxhxle he's been. I almost don't have to write the rest of the post I'm guessing it's been done so many times. Maybe I'll just do it in abbreviated montage form: getting old... hadn't ... read more

08m45s

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828 words by attila written on 2022-02-11, last edit: 2022-02-23, tags: outage, telmex, writing

ssh has been red for 8 minutes 45 seconds. a little red square that says: ssh 8m45s in the middle of it. like some castaway or prisoner yeah better prisoner: let me be played by john casavetes please ranting but slowly ranting and raving and ... read more

Heavy Seas

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147 words by attila written on 2022-02-11, last edit: 2022-02-23, tags: cfe, outage, personal, telmex

fxxk everything. that's the main thing. fxxk EVERYTHING:

nyet weather

it has been almost 6 weeks since our dsl went out. we've had nothing but tethered internet over our phones. the signal is sxxt. the internet is sxxt. it was always sxxtty but now it's extra special ... read more

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