Friday, May 29, 2009


What the hell is up with N.K.?

Listening to the news lately and just wondering what the hell the leadership there is thinking...

Looking at the situation now and evaluating, guess which Korea China has more in common with these days? Yeah... I doubt it's the North. (Look at Shanghai, Hongzhou, Hong Kong in comparison to Seol and Pyongyang. Now which ones have the lights on?)

Which would you rather have as a neighbor? Somebody with a working economic engine that would make a decent trade partner and bring wealth if you broker the right deals? Or a self-destructive country that doesn't effectively use its own resources, starves its own population, has a temperamental leadership, and acts as a parasite by bullying others in the region.

The smart thing for N.K. to do would be to stand down, otherwise it's likely to be on its own this time around.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


What I hate about the online job search

Why do they insist on listing jobs that send me to external sites where I have to fill out all the data all over again. I f'ing hate that! (And I'm sure I'm not the only one.) Anyhow, do I really need to submit my details yet again to another party? I'm sure I get enough spam already, and I don't understand why they try to sell shit to me when I need a job because I don't have any money. (At least not any that's not going to paying debt.)

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Friday, May 01, 2009


Been getting some wierdass emails lately.

I've been getting some wierdass emails lately. And no, not your typical spammy stuff. More like lunatic fringe wierd or "wtf???" wierd. I'm wondering if I should blog about it with commentary or leave it as nothing happened. If only I had some audience that commented on this blog, I'd weigh one way or another.

But I'll give a roundabout posting giving the gist of them, since I'm not sure if I want to be connected to them or not.

The first one appears addressed to me, but came through a secondary channel (emailed to someone I know) and then they forwarded to me. At first it seems like your typical spammy stuff, except the address doesn't sound all that typical and doesn't resolve to anything. So it appears to be a spoofed email. However there is what appears to be encrypted text on the trailer end of the message and a contact address in Panama of all places. Either it's one hell of a hoax, some kind of malformed virus/worm that didn't work, or something of legitimate strangeness.

The second email seems to be from a guy that's a bit down on his luck, and apparently found my address from some CVN-65 alumni page. (That's the Enterprise to you non-Navy folk.) He's doing a shoutout about looking for a job, but then presents some lunatic fringe stuff about why he got fired. Apparently something about making an implied threat to some people under a corporatist machine, etc. First of all, making threats is stupid, it's just another way of falling into the trap. Besides attacking any heads on a hydra is pointless, and gets you into more trouble and now makes you more likely to be a pawn. (Shall we say pwn'd?) Exposure of absurdity/foolishness/malevolence is better, or at least create non-violent chaos ala "anonymous" if you're really wanting to play "the game." (BTW, the cake is a lie.) I could have all kinds of stuff to say to that guy, there's some understanding of going off the wall (I've had crazy concepts and ideas), but not going off the deep-end. Anyhow I'm unemployed and possibly black-balled too, but without substantial proof of the black-listing there's no point in crying about it. Instead I just make a point to expose random ideas to the public domain and let others do what they may with that. No profit motive or cooersive ideology, but perhaps a belief that information should be free so that it can grow and be used by anybody. (If there's anything I'd want in the future, it's a level playing field, and perhaps a way to get off this rock alive such that all the petty squabbling assholes can be left behind.) Anyhow, I wouldn't put this right up there when asking for help finding a job. (At least not unless I'm asking a close friend, not just any acquaintance or other associate.)

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