Category Archives: Brilliance and Simplicity

Of Boobs And Glasses

The world has achieved another first. A new plateau on our superlative modern technologically advanced society has been reached. As an Adaptive Curmudgeon, I couldn’t be happier! Continue reading

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I Appreciate Modern Miracles

This weekend I managed to snatch a few minutes from my schedule and I fired up those favored mission critical homestead tools. Viola. Fresh healthy bread. Wonderbread can kiss my ass! Continue reading

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Crusader Product Inhibition: Part II: Adaptive Eyewear

There’s a link for donations but they’re not for sale at any price. That’s horrible… Continue reading

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It’s Just A Phone

It’s no secret that I dislike “smart phones”.  (I also hate cell phones that spy on me, landline phone designs that screw me, and companies that merit a special place in hell.)  Honestly, what is it about telephones that brings … Continue reading

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I Pine For A “New” Osborne

Mostly Cajun had a post about the 30th anniversary of the Osborne. The Osborne was a clunky dog made with technology that just wasn’t ready. Sadly, it’s unique design has was relegated to the scrapheap of rejected ideas. I never … Continue reading

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Manly Logging Stuff!

Behold the mighty device which I have acquired! That’s a 48″ Timberjack.  Or as I like to call it; “Thor’s Pincers Of Amageddon”.  I have a desire to carry it around on Halloween or weld it to my truck’s hood.  … Continue reading

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A Belated Acknowledgement Of An Elegant Device

My old truck has a superb user interface. The headlight switch is big, obvious, and not surprisingly labeled “headlight”. When I flip it “on”, the lights go on. When I flip it “off”, the lights go off.  If you leave … Continue reading

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Old Cars Rock!

As a counterpoint to my “shafted” articles about Toyota I’ve decided to add a shining example of good old fashioned moxie.  (Am I allowed to use the word moxie?  Does it still have meaning?  Hell yes I can…because it’s my … Continue reading

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I Kicked Bill Gates Off The Property!

My new laptop, hereafter referred to as the “bug out difference engine”, is now running Ubuntu.  My computer is just so damned much better that words can’t describe it. I still have dual boot and Win7 but I can’t see … Continue reading

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Nine Years Later; Why We’re Still Here

Nine years ago nineteen evil murders killed three thousand innocent Americans on our home soil.  On the anniversary of that event, politicians and talking heads will orate and make “profound” statements.  None of them will be relevant.  All of us … Continue reading

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