• Why I’ve doubted Facebook’s user-number claims for years

    Posted March 21 by Jack Yan

    Back in October 2016, when I screen-shot this, I was seeing this more and more often on Facebook groups: that every single member wanting to join was a bot. But it didn’t happen every session. Sadly, now it does. Which casts a huge doubt on whether Facebook’s user numbers are true. I&rsq...

  • So this is what happened to the Milk Tray Man

    Posted March 21 by Jack Yan

    OK, it’s not Cadbury Milk Tray, but the Ford Mondeo. Still, the whole execution of this TVC screams Milk Tray Man to me. The efforts he goes to in his Ford to save her. ‘And all because the lady loves Milk Tray.’     In fact, I prefer the Ford one to the high-concep...

  • Book Review: El Paso by Winston Groom

    Posted March 20 by Jonathan

    El Paso by Winston Groom My rating: 3 of 5 stars El Paso is the newest book by the author of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom, and it tells the story of The Colonel and his adopted son chasing after Pancho Villa in the mountains of northern Mexico during the early 1900s when Mexico was in the throes of a...

  • why I cut off all my hair

    Posted March 19 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

     I have had short hair in the past, but not for eons. I associate it on myself as unattractive, and this is for a silly reason, but one stuck in me like my kneecaps: my mum often cut all my hair off when I was a child and said I had crap hair, and allowed my sisters to have long hair. She also ...

  • Windows 10 is a lemon and nearly impossible to upgrade

    Posted 1 year ago by Jack Yan

    My desktop computer finally updated to Windows 10 Anniversary today. I believe it took 11 attempts—I guess that’s why they call it Windows 10. You need at least 10 attempts to do anything. Many of these attempts were different: they could get stuck on different percentages, one update ap...

  • Boys [Online Dating Report #2] - Coping with Politics - Berlin Again. Repeat

    Posted 1 year ago by paikea

    1. The thing with dating, is that sometimes, it is actually addicting. I narrowed down my pool to three. And started cultivating things. One by one, I narrowed them down. The first one who I had to strike out was the academic - closest to my age - separated, two little kids, one adult kid. really ni...

  • Don’t dodge Neon

    Posted 1 year ago by Jack Yan

    On the sad news that Cyberfox will soon call it a day, with the browser unsupported beyond 2018, I began searching for alternatives. Depending on how much memory it sucks up, I might go to Pale Moon. Waterfox, which I used on and off before Cyberfox, wound up being a real memory hog. However, I gave...

  • Losing Ground

    Posted 1 year ago by Liv

    Every Day I assign myself One Thing that I must get done that day. Today it's not an urgent thing, it's just I was getting close to having it done (but had left it until late in the day) and then my best-paying work client came online and asked me for help with something ... and just as I got starte...

  • Tech down

    Posted 1 year ago by Jack Yan

    What a crazy 24 hours in technology-land.   Last night, the Swype keyboard on my phone died. No matter what I did, I was stuck. I now believe that the word list had become corrupted, but I really needn’t have feared, as I had signed up to sync the list with the cloud. But since every...

  • This Fox news isn’t much better

    Posted 1 year ago by Jack Yan

    Sometimes, certain politicians should not be let on to Twitter. All they do is prove they ain’t as smart as the rest of us. Unsurprisingly, Dr Fox, somewhat delusional based on the above Tweet, is a pro-Brexiteer.

  • Family ties

    Posted 1 year ago by Jonathan

    These guys! They can make any day feel good, even a Monday morning. Rhiannon is a senior in high school, with big plans and an even bigger heart. I can barely even think about her moving away in the fall without my heart breaking a little bit. While Spenser is 12 years old, going on 4 years old an...

  • The rednecks’ last hurrah

    Posted 1 year ago by Jack Yan

    How come white supremacy refers to a tiny subset of whites who exhibit inferiority?   Unlike the cowardly, anonymous fool hiding behind their keyboard, I actually can speak for a decent portion of my country and my community, especially when you take the numbers I got in my last conteste...

  • Double rainbow

    Posted 1 year ago by Jack Yan

    We had to go somewhere to get summer since Wellington didn’t offer us one. Sure, it rained in Papeete on the second day—for 10 minutes. Then we saw this. The second rainbow’s a bit faint, but it is there.  

  • Walkies

    Posted 1 year ago by Jonathan

    Spenser the dog and I went for a long walk yesterday while we waited for the Subaru to get new tires. We are pretty lucky here in Medford MA, as we have lots of great outdoorsy places to go for being no more than a 20 minute drive to downtown Boston. There's always the Middlesex Fells, which is a ...