Rik's Ramblings

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Well, I was smart enough to buy a pcDuino a couple of years ago.  Then a year or so later I bought a pcDuino v3.  Unfortunately, I wasn't smart enough to try use either of them.  There are only so many projects one can work on in a week!

Just looking around today for documentation on getting started,it looks like pcDuinos have vanished off the planet.

Hopefully I can scrape together enough docs to build something with mine.  At least I found this on Amazon:
= https://s3.amazonaws.com/pcduino/book/Introduction+to+pcDuino.pdf

Next, I need to decide what to build.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Shaving Foam

After my horrible experiences with Gillette Shaving Foam, I've now switched to Van Der Hagen Shave Butter, in the orange tube.

It's a world of difference. Don't get razor burn any more. Tube lasts a very long time. Comparable cost per gram to the Gillette foam, even assuming you can get all the foam out of the can of Gillette.

Annihilation by Aliens

...So any civilization that’s paranoid about competition has had plenty of time to come to Earth and wipe us out. That hasn’t happened.

Well, I'm not quite sure they can say that in all certainty! It occurs to me - it is possible that an alien lifeform may have taken one look at the dinosaurs, and decided they needed to use a tractor beam to fling an asteroid at the planet and wipe everything out!

Friday, November 10, 2017


Louis C.K. Breaks Silence: 'These Stories Are True' 
 - http://nbcnews.to/2yP2yvm

WHAT!  Now you're not supposed to masturbate while you're on the phone!  

Does this apply to ALL phone calls, or just phone calls to women?  Is it just loud masturbation that's a problem?

If I think about masturbation, while talking on the phone to my banks automated phone system, is that going to be a problem?  "... press or say 'one' to be connected to  ... I'm sorry, i didn't understand your response.  Please try again, but this time without touching yourself."

Whoever said "men have it easy" has obviously never tried masturbating in public.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Facebook Photo

Do you ever find yourself on Facebook looking at people's photos and thinking "their kids look kinda retarded"?

Fwiw: No I wont be posting this comment to Facebook!