The ramblings of a giant squid…
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Happy Holidays. Really.

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

If someone gets mad, when you say “Merry Christmas” at this time of year, because it might offend someone, then without any shred of doubt, that person is being a dick. But there’s a corollary to that. If someone says “Happy Holidays” and YOU get offended because you think they are attacking you as a […]

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Stop With These Open Concept Office Spaces

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Technology

I’m wondering when we can all stop with these open concept, bullshit office spaces… cubicles with low walls, no privacy, limited space for personalization. Here’s some facts… Open slave pits, er collaborative work areas, do NOT foster collaboration, largely because most people’s work isn’t collaborative. The overwhelming majority of office workers work on their stack […]

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So you want a parrot? (Addendum)

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Parrots

Oh yes… there’s one other thing about parrots. Parrots are loud.  They are some of the loudest birds, or indeed, land animals, on the planet. You have to be prepared for that.  They’ll scream when they want attention.  They’ll scream just to see if you’ll answer back.  They’ll scream because it’s morning, or because it’s […]

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So you want a parrot?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Parrots

It’s been a while since I last posted, and because I get asked about them a lot, I thought I’d do a little run-down on what the financial and personal costs are to owning a parrot.  Now, i have two large parrots, a blue and gold macaw, and a Congo African grey.  Some of the […]

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