The Old Fan’s Commentary On Star Trek: Discovery S01E02

“Battle At the Binary Stars”

Star Trek: Discovery has had a wildly-polarized reaction among fans.  Some like it some hate it, but very few fans are completely ambivalent.

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Antifa Report: 2017-08-27

Antifa Report: 2017-08-27

Today is the first of my weekly Antifa Reports.

The Antifa are a violent revolutionary organization.  Their stated goal is the overthrow of the United States Government in favor of a communist dictatorship guided by Antifa principles.

This includes violent suppression of speech that does not conform to Antifa principles.

Antifa command an army of at least 40,000.

Be advised that for personal reasons, I largely follow the activities of the Iowa and Chicago cells.  If you’re not in those areas, I advise you to begin your own Antifa Report.

As of 2017-06-27

Boston Antifa forces.

Boston Antifa forces.

On August 19, 2017, the city of Boston, Massachusetts fell to Antifa forces.

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So You Want To Fix IT

So You Want To Fix IT
Every IT Worker Ever

This is every IT worker ever.

I’ve been reading articles lately that are aimed at executives.  I’m shocked — shocked! — to discover that IT personnel are have a tendency to burn out.  I know that I did, some eight or ten years ago.  After 30 years in the game, man and boy, I couldn’t stand it any more.

I’m still in IT.  However, I make certain demands of my hours on which I will no longer compromise.  As one might expect in a highly-competitive field like IT, this makes me nearly unemployable.

Most articles are aimed at executives.  All play a game of softball, alluding to but never really telling the truth.

They don’t call me “The Jackelope Of Truth” for nothing.

I’m here to tell managers and executives exactly how it is.  I will mince no words, because the situation is far too dire for that.

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Dixonianism

Dixonianism
(With apologies to James Dixon, wherever he may be.)

I suppose I need to write this for the Dixonians out there, as I expect you to come out of the woodwork in short order.  I dislike typing the same thing over and over, so here’s a blanket statement to Dixonians:

I don’t engage in online tomfoolery.  Over a quarter-century ago, I learned the futility of it.  You see, I knew James Dixon.  If you want to know the details of Dixon’s infamy, I point you to his section in my professional Web site’s The Hall Of Forgotten Fanac.

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A New Nazca

A New Nazca
Life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, US. They live behind a wall.

Life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, US. They live behind a wall.

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, U.S. is nothing less than a national disgrace.

Since being walled-off from the only source of economic progress, the Pine Ridge is consistently ranked the number one slum in U.S.  In years it’s not number one, it’s never lower than number four.

Pictures don’t do it justice.  I certainly can’t conceive of that level of poverty and am grateful that I can’t.

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A Wall Is A Terrible Idea

A Wall Is A Terrible Idea

A Great Wall Of America is technically impossible and utterly irrelevant. Worse, it would forever mar North America, leading to poverty and stagnation.

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