Time check: Phoenix time

It has been nearly a month since the horrible abuse of the population by forcing the changing of clocks upon them and as I reported then I refused to submit to the abuse and follow along with the mass stupidity. The result was amazing, better than I could have imagined. I now would like to write a one-month ...more

Why is tea so good?

Why is an infusion of leaves of the Camelia sinensis plant so good? I know this is a rhetorical question, but have you ever had a sip of tea - it may be tea that was brewed hours ago and was just sitting in a cup at room temperature - and it just felt like the most healing, nourishing, ...more

Stanford descending into full-blown delusional brain-deadedness

Stanford now questions grad student applicants with this: The only thing more demented than the people who create and openly solicit/require questions like this to be answered by applicants are people who actually want to answer them. A person's race, gender, etc. is nobody's fucking business.  Race, gender, etc. do not exist to benefit some pie-in-the-sky diversity bullshit in order to make ...more

No wall. Very few deportations. What is wrong?

There are way too many illegals in the United States and the country has let it way too many immigrants.  Now all you see are foreign-born people everywhere.  Huge numbers of Mexicans, Chinese, and now middle-easterners as well. Donald Trump was elected to deport all illegals from the United States, to hold all employers who hire illegals responsible, to build the ...more

This is so cute!

I almost feel like crying also when I watch her reaction. Kids are so amazing! I think a lot of people feel this way about our amazing ...more

114 hours 🎶 ♪

I have a music playlist that is 1030 hours' worth of music. If it takes me 20 seconds to review a 3 minute track, that means I could review all the tracks in only 114 hours. Of course 20 seconds for 3 minutes is just an estimate. I actually can cut the time down considerably. Sometimes I just ...more

Divinity the reality vs. divinity the abstraction

Divinity the reality is tied to life. Even if a being walked up in front of you and you knew it was a divinity that doesn't mean it is still not an abstraction. Divinity the reality is in your memory, not your cognition. What you yearn for is not an abstraction, but a reality. The abstraction may appeal ...more

Python script to recursively change directory permissions

This is similar to using the Unix find command to recursively set directory permissions. Often you want to do this to make sure that permissions on all directories under a given path are set to a specific value. find /var/www/html -type d -exec chmod 750 {} \; Today I decided I wanted to do it in Python. I created the ...more