Category Archives: weird


Today I learned that “I did your mom” jokes are the summit of cultured humour. DEMETRIUS: Villain, what hast thou done? AARON: That which thou canst not undo. CHIRON: Thou hast undone our mother. AARON: Villain, I have done thy mother. That’s from Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, of all things. I miss Nick; he would have […]

Even A Change Of Hats

Sufficiently advanced fashion is indistinguishable from cosplay. The obvious corollary to that is: fashion that is easily distinguished from cosplay is insufficiently advanced. I mentioned this to somebody in passing the other day; today, my goodness, the Internet Provides: If you wear a white coat that you believe belongs to a doctor, your ability to […]

Fear In Its Purest Form

The one thing that makes gives me more of that bone-chilling existential dread than anything else in the world, the thing that makes me question the fundamental physical underpinnings of the universe and fear the answers, is code that stops working as you’re staring at it, at the exact moment you realize that it should […]

This Meta Goes To Eleven

I took this picture of Maya taking a picture of a Skype session with her grandfather, in which the camera on my computer embedded a picture of her in the corner of the picture his computer took of him holding up a picture of me from when I was 12 years old, holding a camera. […]

Ferris’ Wheel (Updated)

16:11 < colleague> if they do a sequel I so dearly hope ben stein and charlie sheen aren’t invited 16:11 < mhoye> “… Drugs?” 16:11 < mhoye> I think they have to be. 16:14 < second_colleague> why no ben stein? 16:14 < other_colleague> cause he’s gone INSANE 16:16  * mhoye thinks they should swap roles. […]

Shooting Holes In The Story

I don’t think I’m actually done this, so just pretend it’s a late draft. I might try to tighten it up later, but here you go; I hope you’re interested. Yeah, this is still about Portal 2, so bear with me. It’s not like Gears Of War deserves to be dissected like this, you know? […]

This Is A Triumph

Some of you may be wondering why I’ve been grinning like an idiot since noon, so I’ll tell you. I had an idea today, and it seemed like a decent one so I emailed it to Gabe Newell. Sir – My daughter, who is all of two and a half years old, has asked me […]

The Practical Implications Of The Democratization Of Agency At The Intersection Of The Transhumanist, Architectural Primitivist And Existentialist Fields

Ideas get lodged in my head, and if they’re interesting enough – not necessarily “good”, mind you, but “interesting” – then I basically can’t do anything useful until I’ve gnawed away at them for hours. If it’s OCD that applies only to the inside of your head, is there even a word for that? Obsessive […]


I hate writing. I hate being stumped by my own writing. Gah. Apropos a thing I’m not going to say too much more about, I’m going get this page to sublime if I have to drag it there shackled and screaming.

Picking Turing’s Pocket

This is interesting, and stirs some pleasingly cyberpunkish ideas around in my brain. Three months ago, from The Atlantic: Mysterious and possibly nefarious trading algorithms are operating every minute of every day in the nation’s stock exchanges. What they do doesn’t show up in Google Finance, let alone in the pages of the Wall Street […]