from Mark Balliet's Facebook

McDonald's I'm all for experimenting and the scientific method, but these new Quarter Pounders ... yay for fresh beef, but they don't taste even remotely the same, can we end the experiment now and have real Quarter Pounders back before I start crying?

from Mark Balliet's Facebook

Last night I got out my glow-rods (ceiling/wall fishing rods) and drilled a hole next to my projector. I managed to get the rod 15 feet (it just BARELY reached) to the laundry room and after two failed attempts (and some colorful metaphors) managed to pull HDMI, network and twine between the ceiling-mounted projector and the laundry room (my distribution point). I can now use my PS/3 with my projector. It'll be better when I find my controllers :P

from Mark Balliet's Facebook

OK!! Enough of this "unfriend me if you voted for Trump" or wishing members of political party X dead, or treating any other human being as being lesser for any reason. This is not how problems get solved, this is how rifts between people start out small and grow huge. Go find someone you disagree with, buy them a beverage and sit and talk to them. You know what you'll find out? They made their decisions, take their actions, for important reasons to them, things maybe you don't understand because of your situation in life. Maybe they changed their mind, maybe they still think there's hope, maybe they only agree with a portion of the actions going on, or are hoping for a specific outcome. The majority of people are not idiots, they may not be aware, may not understand, may be misinformed, or may be focused on fixing a different problem than you're focused on. Find out, understand their perspective and how they got there, share your perspective (calmly) and own that it's your opinion, not fact, not gospel, just the thoughts of one human being, focused on the issues important to you because of your life experiences. If you're not holding out your hand to someone you disagree with, it's not making things better, it's making them worse. All you end up doing is hating people over a single issue, without taking any time to understand them. I've seen the world doing that my entire life, it hasn't worked so far, try something new!