Archive for November, 2016


19 Nov

Filipino stick fighting (aka Escrima/Eskrima or Kali). My rattan sticks feel like extensions of my arm/hand, I love it.

I just wish I was better, but I’m practicing, I’ll get there. That’s me in the background, attending a class from a guest visiting guru/master.

Opinion without 3.14

13 Nov

An opinion without 3.14 is just an onion. Understood?

Son playing with Google Cardboard

12 Nov

We are in the future! heh. My Son playing a game of laser-tag like CTF (Capture The Flag) in VR (Virtual Reality). The headset and game controller was only $25. The real work is being done by my Android phone inside the headset. Google Cardboard is cool.

There’s another game Alexander likes to play where you have a “soap bubble blaster” and you’re looking around virtual rooms in a house, killing germs.


From Deon Paul Rodden at November 12, 2016 at 09:54AM

openssl dhparam takes forever to generate just 769 characters

12 Nov

“openssl dhparam -out dhparam.pem 4096” takes a long time to generate a 4096 bit long safe prime… and the file it kicks out is just 769 characters long. It took serious CPU to generate 769 characters.. how is that possible


From Deon Paul Rodden at November 11, 2016 at 10:10PM

charge the lines… create the vortex… break the barriers

11 Nov

Charge the lines, create the vortex, break the barriers

President not on a leash

09 Nov

I think for the first time we’re going to have a President who’s not on a tight leash, this should be… interesting (I’m not saying it’ll be good or bad, who knows, but I definitely think it’ll be interesting)


From Deon Paul Rodden at November 08, 2016 at 11:23PM

National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC)

09 Nov

A lot of people aren’t aware of the NPVIC but California joined it recently. It could mean a traditionally democratic state would give its electoral votes to the Republicans and vice versa.



California doesnt like republican voters

08 Nov

This sucks. I can’t vote. California’s DMV somehow lost my voter registration card that I filled out when I went to get my license many months ago. The guy at the voting place told me it was a common issue w/ people who registered to vote at the DMV. Maybe they had a huge bonfire with people who checked “Republican” on their voter registration cards (California is notoriously a Democrat state). This sucks, oh well. Sorry Ed Baker for President 2016 Ed Baker for President 2016 I let you down.


From Deon Paul Rodden at November 08, 2016 at 08:12AM

Pinky and the Brain

07 Nov

They’re Pinky and the Brain
Yes, Pinky and the Brain
One is a genius, the other’s other insane
To prove their mousy worth
They’ll overthrow the earth
They’re Pinky, they’re Pinky and the Brain
Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, narf


From Deon Paul Rodden at November 06, 2016 at 07:02PM

I want to go on vacation, regardless of who wins

05 Nov

If Trump wins I’m leaving the country. If Hillary wins I’m leaving the country. This is not a political post, I just want to go on vacation.


From Deon Paul Rodden at November 05, 2016 at 09:01AM

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