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Sloppy Still Life

By mike flugennockSaturday - February 19th, 2022Categories: Uncategorized

…in which the spirit of Vincent visits my 19 year-old self, turns away even more utterly demoralized, and shoots himself again.


The technical part — learning the UI, how it integrated the Pencil, all that theory-of-operation stuff — was the easy part; I pretty much had the software down cold in 2 or 3 nights. Now the real work is starting, which actually learning how to freakin’ paint.

Since I “officially” retired from the design biz, Mrs. F has had to listen to me occasionally mumbling all dreamy about taking another whack at learning how to paint — y’know, like a proper painter — some 35, 40 years after leaving school.

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Jackpot!

By mike flugennockFriday - February 21st, 2020Categories: 2020 Election, Party Animals, elections, media

What happens in Vegas isn’t staying in Vegas this time, folks. The word is out about The Skanky App Developed By The Skanky App Developers Partially Funded By The Buttigieg Campaign. This time, it’s another off-the-shelf Google product — an allegedly “secure Google web form” running on a batch of iPads purchased by the DNC, or “dPads”, as it were.

An associate professor of CompSci at the University of Iowa promptly went into “OK Boomer” mode, blaming the age of the poll workers (70) instead of perhaps considering their over-engineered with built-in security vulns cheesy-ass Google “app” which is basically a hammer in search of a nail, and a disaster waiting to happen so obvious that it’s got a goddamn lampshade hanging on it.

Gotta love this closing paragraph, though, with the money quote from some flack at the Alliance For Securing Democracy (spit) — basically, “if you’re cynical about the state of American ‘democracy’ and refuse to participate in elections, then the terrorists win”:

“Regardless of the challenges that may exist in administering the election, I think it’s incumbent on any Nevadan who wants to participate in the caucus to do so,” Levine said. “If you are not participating for that reason, that’s a win for our adversaries, both domestic and foreign.”

D’ahh, fuck this noise; I’m gonna go check out Lou Rawls at the bar…

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