Happy Sleeping Polar Bear

Goodbye Morning Bears

Goodbye morning bears. I’ve been posting a picture of a polar bear every single morning on Facebook since something like 2014 or 2015, without fail. And, as much as I love polar bears, I think it’s time to say goodbye to this morning tradition. I started it because I wanted to see something happy first thing in the morning before anything else. But it has long since worn out that usefulness for me....

August 25, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari
Glass of divine single malt whisky.



August 21, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

Added Comments

I’ve added comments. In the extremely unlikely occurrence that anyone would ever comment on my site, I’ve added comments from Disqus. It was one of those little todo tasks on one of my org-mode lists I just had to get done. So there. I did it.

August 20, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

QAnon Idiots and Espionage

I wonder how the QAnon idiots are justifying what’s happened. After all: Isn’t Trump supposed to be the “real” President? If he was really in charge…why would the FBI raid his “inner sanctum”? Why would he have a warrant for a search? What I’m really wondering is: How much information that counters their stupid, cretinous, “world view” does it take to snap them out of it? Will they ever actually snap out of it or will it just be a gradual process of moving on to the “next thing”?...

August 13, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

A Terrorist Party

The Republicans are a terrorist party. I want to be absolutely clear: I mean that the Republicans are a terrorist party in the exact same way as Hamas is a terrorist party in most democracies (including the United States). This is a political party which supported, and still supports, political violence to overthrow the democratically elected government of the United States - and a good chunk of which wants to install a theocratic government in its stead....

August 12, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

The FBI Raid on Trump

Don’t celebrate yet. With the recent FBI raid on Trump’s home, I’ve seen some people celebrating as if it’s all coming to a head. I think it’s worth stepping back for a moment to realize that we should be unconvinced of any progress to put Trump in jail until such time as he’s actually in jail. The fact is that I cannot, for the life of me, see Trump ever going to jail....

August 9, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

Skyrim and Emacs

I’m absolutely loving my MacBook Pro M1 Max What amazes me is how fast it is. Before, on the Intel MacBook Pro, I used to run Skyrim (and Fallout 4 as well as some other games) in native Windows mode. So, basically, it was like I was booting up a PC. But I didn’t have real access to my Mac Desktop or apps or anything else. The M1 is so fast that it’s running Skyrim in Parallels, at a faster FPS and far more stable than it was in native mode (I have no idea why but I’m not complaining)....

July 16, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari


xbar is really cool. Recently, I found a very, very useful app for the Mac called xbar. It’s free and incredibly powerful and community-driven. Here is the link: xbar. What it does is it puts a litle thing in your menu bar up top where you can load an enormous amount of plugins. These are written by all sorts of other people and fully open source. You have to figure out a little bit of code, like where your own directories are etc… but you can install these plugins, edit them to fit your needs (the code is fully public so there won’t be any hacking of your system), and make it do whatever you want it to do....

July 12, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

Getting Up

Getting up and walking around and doing things is good for you. I bought an Apple Watch several months ago. It’s my first smart watch and I couldn’t be happier about it. I did my research. I didn’t just buy it, and obviously I didn’t jump onto the bandwagon immediately after they first started coming out. It took years. I thought that it would be sort of useless for me to get one....

July 9, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari

Dracula Theme

I really like Dracula Theme for Emacs. I’ve been trying the Dracula Theme for about a week or so and I really enjoy it. It’s colourful and beautiful. It’s going on my permanent rotation for dark themes. I rotate between light and dark ones (light in the morning, dark at night) every day but I only keep the ones which please me the best, so my list is rather small....

July 5, 2022 · Nathaniel Harari