Entries by Jeff

Pimp My Gothic Ride

I am ashamed to admit this, but I grew up on MTV. In the 90’s, grunge was big. I remember flannel shirts and a hung-over Cobain at Headbangers Ball.  Beavis & Butthead, watered down news, and Cribs.  Even worse, was the show Pimp My Ride. All of these shows did a great job of exposing […]

RIP: Peter Steele

Happy Halloween! Today seems like an appropriate evening to write about Type o Negative.  It’s been awhile since his passing, but I am still somewhat sad that we will not have anymore music from him. My initial instinct is to blow off celebrity news and gossip.  And it sounds stupid to be upset over someone […]

.@CloudAtCost: Initial Impressions

The low cost VPS provider CloudAtCost.com has an unconventional business model.  I don’t really believe they have a stable long-term plan, but such a small initial investment is worth a shot. Their plans range from $1 – $80 / m and provide a virtualized environment for your online applications. The support is nil and the […]

Issues With Anarchism

My issues relating to anarchism is related more to the founders than the philosophy: Emma Goldman Emma is revered as a saint; kinda like the anarchist’s version of the Virgin Mary.  People are quick to quote her quirky fun sense of humor… but fail to take note at her glorification of military power.  She was […]

Review: Jesus Camp

I thought I’d share some of my thoughts about a movie that got pretty good ratings. Jesus Camp is a documentary meant to expose right wing Christian fundamentalism. If I can choose one word for this movie it would be: sad. I think it is sad how the group the movie represents does not display […]

Cost of Living

This is probably why people feel poor. Inflation has been steady… but the true cost of living has risen dramatically. Wages have not been keeping up. Excuse the brevity; posted from my Android device.

Facebook Is Manipulating You

Facebook has been emotionally manipulating you.  On purpose. In essence, Facebook purposely manipulated the data to toy with your emotions.  The results were published in the following article: Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks Basically the above article states the following: We show, via a massive (N = 689,003) experiment on Facebook, […]

Win a Cremation?

What a strange promotion. If I am lucky enough, I can “win” a free cremation. What’s even more odd… is the image choice for marketing: the below family dancing around after burning a body?

Tiananmen Square: 25 Years Later

I was just 7 years old when I first saw the iconic “tank guy” photo.  Little did I know, that photo would stick with me for quite some time.  As a kid, I thought it was odd one person would try to stand in front of tanks.  As an adult,I feel the complete opposite: it’s […]