Statistics Saturday: Twelve Sentences Of 2015


All certified sentences that have appeared here within the last twelve months! Enjoy, if that’s your sort of thing.

  1. Despite that there’s a single “best day”, Wednesday, with 53 posts on Wednesdays, which is about as well-organized as you could hope for from the Gregorian calendar what with its familiar and well-explained flaws.
  2. Yes, there was one time Captain Kirk let the planet of the week keep their omnipotent computer-god overlord too, but that was the time McCoy had contracted a fatal case of We Need Him To Go Off And Get Temporarily Married syndrome, so Kirk’s mind was on other stuff.
  3. Ambassador Spock, may I at last present you with the face I have brought you halfway across the galaxy to punch.
  4. It all ends, as any great early-30s cartoon will, with a resolution that makes you go, “wait, what?”
  5. I never realized sputtering was the sort of thing needing engineering
  6. I’d like to track how many insights that is you’ve offered, but the count of them keeps coming out wrong.
  7. This means something, but I don’t know what.
  8. That turbolift is for the limited-edition figures only
  9. This was a series about how buff troll dolls use magic alien crystals to become a competent rock band and, um, samurai wrestlers or something
  10. S J Perelman had an experience with a dental trade journal once, and shared his thoughts.
  11. We were running about one-third “weird electronic music experiments from that time I bought an album of BBC Radiophonic sound products” to two-thirds “random chapters from Michael Lewis’s The Big Short and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”.
  12. Yes, I get the dramatic irony in it being about repeating New Year’s resolutions.

You know, I talk about Star Trek here a lot considering this is mostly a blog about how Apartment 3-G didn’t make any sense anymore.

Why We Never Listen To My iPod On Shuffle


If I’m alone in the car I listen to audio books. I’ve got a lot of them because I don’t have to drive alone in the car much anymore. The current model iPod hides the things it knows to be audio books off in a different application because listening to music files is totally different from listening to someone reading. Fine. But with a bunch of audio book files I haven’t got around to setting the flag that tells the iPod that it’s an audio book, not music.

So. We tried my iPod on shuffle for a change because my love’s iPod that we normally listen to was low on battery and we forgot its cable. We were running about one-third “weird electronic music experiments from that time I bought an album of BBC Radiophonic sound products” to two-thirds “random chapters from Michael Lewis’s The Big Short and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”. Which apparently is a lot longer in audio book form than I imagined because it just kept coming up. I should probably listen to it sometime.