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QAnon Idiots and Espionage

I wonder how the QAnon idiots are justifying what’s happened. After all: Isn’t Trump supposed to be the “real” President? If he was really in charge…why would the FBI raid his “inner sanctum”? Why would he have a warrant for a search? What I’m really wondering is: How much information that counters their stupid, cretinous, “world view” does it take to snap them out of it? Will they ever actually snap out of it or will it just be a gradual process of moving on to the “next thing”?...

August 13, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

A Terrorist Party

The Republicans are a terrorist party. I want to be absolutely clear: I mean that the Republicans are a terrorist party in the exact same way as Hamas is a terrorist party in most democracies (including the United States). This is a political party which supported, and still supports, political violence to overthrow the democratically elected government of the United States - and a good chunk of which wants to install a theocratic government in its stead....

August 12, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

The FBI Raid on Trump

Don’t celebrate yet. With the recent FBI raid on Trump’s home, I’ve seen some people celebrating as if it’s all coming to a head. I think it’s worth stepping back for a moment to realize that we should be unconvinced of any progress to put Trump in jail until such time as he’s actually in jail. The fact is that I cannot, for the life of me, see Trump ever going to jail....

August 9, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

Skyrim and Emacs

I’m absolutely loving my MacBook Pro M1 Max What amazes me is how fast it is. Before, on the Intel MacBook Pro, I used to run Skyrim (and Fallout 4 as well as some other games) in native Windows mode. So, basically, it was like I was booting up a PC. But I didn’t have real access to my Mac Desktop or apps or anything else. The M1 is so fast that it’s running Skyrim in Parallels, at a faster FPS and far more stable than it was in native mode (I have no idea why but I’m not complaining)....

July 16, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

xbar

xbar is really cool. Recently, I found a very, very useful app for the Mac called xbar. It’s free and incredibly powerful and community-driven. Here is the link: xbar. What it does is it puts a litle thing in your menu bar up top where you can load an enormous amount of plugins. These are written by all sorts of other people and fully open source. You have to figure out a little bit of code, like where your own directories are etc… but you can install these plugins, edit them to fit your needs (the code is fully public so there won’t be any hacking of your system), and make it do whatever you want it to do....

July 12, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

Getting Up

Getting up and walking around and doing things is good for you. I bought an Apple Watch several months ago. It’s my first smart watch and I couldn’t be happier about it. I did my research. I didn’t just buy it, and obviously I didn’t jump onto the bandwagon immediately after they first started coming out. It took years. I thought that it would be sort of useless for me to get one....

July 9, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

Dracula Theme

I really like Dracula Theme for Emacs. I’ve been trying the Dracula Theme for about a week or so and I really enjoy it. It’s colourful and beautiful. It’s going on my permanent rotation for dark themes. I rotate between light and dark ones (light in the morning, dark at night) every day but I only keep the ones which please me the best, so my list is rather small....

July 5, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

Apple Reminders vs. Org Agenda

I’ve decided a few things about Org Mode. Org mode is an amazing tool - probably the best planner/organizer/todo list/outiner/editor system there ever was and is. In fact, I know of non-coders who have learned Emacs just to be able to use org-mode. And learning Emacs is not for the faint of heart. But org-mode is that powerful that it entices people towards it who would never normally touch code with a ten foot pole....

July 5, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

Added About Page

I’ve added an About page. I’ve just added an “about” page on the top menu. I know I haven’t written anything here yet of value, but it will come. I did write an absolute rant about Facebook yesterday but I have yet to post it because it is rather harsh. My intention is to finalize it and then post it to Facebook for everyone to see. But we’ll see if I really feel like yelling at all the blind sheep who continue to use that place....

July 3, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

Hugo and Emacs

I’m installing two Emacs packages which help with Hugo sites. I intend on publishing directly from Emacs without ever having to go to the CLI. Not that I don’t love the CLI - I do. I just want to be able to do everything directly from an Emacs interface. So far, i’m having a blast figuring this stuff out and reading the docs. Maybe there’s an IFTTT thing I can use to directly publish a link to Mastadon when I post....

July 2, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari