Paranoia, home network
Why did my WiFi go to "Open" while my ISP and router settings show WPA2? Either the ISP is screwing up the gateway settings, Every WiFi device in my office is reading the signal wrong OR am I being spoofed? That seems like a very time and resource intensive attack to people who could just snarf my traffic.
Time to buy a decent standalone router and close down the bleeping routing functions of the provided gateway. then see if I can harden my traffic.
spicy gender take
Instead of just "toxic masculinity," let's call it what it really is:
A toxic and systemically abusive culture of self-reinforcing heteronormativity.
Embracing and empowering sexual and gender minorities is key to tearing down the walls of rigid gender roles and the ending the continued disenfranchisement of hundreds of millions of people.
Gravelly smokers voice:
"The drive thru sign next to McDonald's said 'do not enter.' It was good advice, but I wasn't going to take it."
Music & Celebrity discussion, drug mentions
Been listening to a couple Lana Del Rey albums lately, and I'm not sure if it's good? But the heroin-slow vintage-styled edginess is certainly catchy.
"Brooklyn Baby" is stuck in my head, partly because I can't tell if's a sarcastic inditement of hipster culture, or a claiming and celebration of it.
I generally don't engage with artist's media personas or celebrity outside of their music, and I'm not about to start now. But it's bugging me.
Amazon is offering Echo Loop, an Alexa-enabled ring. If you choose to wear this ring, Amazon becomes your lawfully wedded spouse. :)
"With Prime Video, I will lift your sorrows.
Your cup will never be empty, for I will automatically order more wine.
With this Kindle, I will light your way into knowledge.
With this ring, I ask you to be mine."
-Amazon's wedding vows (stolen and misquoted from Corpse Bride)
Steven Universe movie spoilers, character insight
Not sure that Spinel's plan was ever spelled out.
She found a weapon to reset Steven to Pink Diamond to get her friend back. She brought the injector to destroy the thing (and people) that "took" her friend away.
When she figured out she couldn't poof Steven and reset him, she was *happy* to be reset herself, to forget the pain and go back.
In Steven Universe, there are no accidents, everything has meaning.
Steven Universe movie and series spoilers, discussion of toxic people
An interesting take worth a look.
Spinel could only happen after the Pearl reveal of Rose/Diamond. This also further invalidates what Rose said about Gems never growing. Gems can grow, their society was holding them back.
Steven is not and should not be perfect. Making mistakes is part of learning.
Spinel deserves healing, and while Steven shouldn't be forced to help her, someone needs to.
A cafe named "Caffeine and Calories".
Obvious and out of date anime takes
All the guys in Urusei Yatsura are awful, but Lum is too precious for this world.
Ranma only learns and has character growth in his girl-type form.
Urd (from AMG) and Ryoko (from Tenchi) would be best friends.
Sunako (from the Wallflower) would do better with Ouran Host Club then the guys she loves with.
I really want to make a panorama to line up all the red jacketed anime heroes. From Akira's Kaneda through Inuyasha to Vash.
He/Him or They/Them
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