CloudFlare: Fail

I’m not even going to provide a link to this massive time sink that’s advertised to protect and accelerate any website online. In fact, it shut down access to three of five websites on the same provider. I didn’t even bother to query CloudFlare on the problems. Instead, I deleted all of my CloudFlare settings, did a reset, and everything is working fine now with all websites accessible.

CloudFlare: Fail.

Neil Young: dufus celebrity millionaire know-nothing liar

For a man born and educated in Canada, the ignoramus Neil Young has learned absolutely nothing, other than how to promote himself as an aging rocker with naught to do but spout bullshit in order to revive a sagging career. Of course, he hasn’t lived in Canada for forty years or more, so it’s no surprise that he doesn’t know shit about Shinola.

I can’t go into a bunch of detail. -Neil Young

I think that pretty much sums up his knowledge of Canada and Canadians. Thank Christ he wasn’t born here. Oh, wait, he was. How mortifying that Neil Young could be so ignorant of his own country.

Young Neil, go back to California and burn your middle-east oil. It’s great to know that your chosen country’s 9/11 Saudi Arabian butchers have your complete and undying support. Why not use some of your idle-no-more time to write a song about your support for your murderous heroes?


Night Witches, indeed.

They flew low-and-slow in their wood and fabric biplanes during the dark of night with only basic instrumentation. The instrument panel had airspeed, altimeter, compass and turn-and-bank indicators. Add in a timepiece and it’s called “dead reckoning” for a reason, particularly in the middle of the night.

Some of them flew eighteen missions a night. By the end of the war, each and every one of them left alive had flown 1,000 or more missions. If you don’t know what that entails, read the article.

“We simply couldn’t grasp that the Soviet airmen that caused us the greatest trouble were in fact women. These women feared nothing. They came night after night in their very slow biplanes, and for some periods they wouldn’t give us any sleep at all.” –Hauptmann Johannes Steinhoff, Commander of II/JG 52, Oak Leaves to the Knight’s Cross, September 1942.

They were the women of the Russian 588th Night Bomber Regiment. You can read more about the bravery of these women and how they operated and survived at The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Earth Addition.