I'm John. I am an engineer by day and a guitar nerd by night. This blog is mostly guitar and science stuff with a dash of anti-state politics and personal rambling.

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I watched a few episodes of Broad City with Dave last night and I laughed so hard I almost passed out. 11/10, would recommend, would do again, this show is fucking awesome.


Looks like I have to watch this now.

300 FAVORITE MOVIES (in no particular order)

175. Blade Runner (1982)

"I don’t know why he saved my life. Maybe in those last moments he loved life more than he ever had before. Not just his life - anybody’s life; my life. All he’d wanted were the same answers the rest of us want. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got? All I could do was sit there and watch him die."


Three color illustrations from The Illustrated Dune, by Frank Herbert.

Illustrations by John Schoenherr • Berkley Windhover Edition, August 1978

1. “The Sardaukar warriors”

2. “The flight through the shield wall”

3. “Stilgar and his men”

Dialogue with hardcore bro, 2014

EDIT: To clarify, this guy is in a band that released a song with the line “don’t ever let the bitches bring you down” so I called him out. 

Separating the art from the artist is important, but if the artist has problematic views which are expressed in the music then they do not deserve support.

As a socially responsible scientist I hereby undertake:

1. Not to use my scientific knowledge or status to promote practices which I consider dangerous.

2. Not to conceal from the public any information about the general nature of my research and about the dangerous uses to which it might be put.

3. Not to conceal from the public any information about the real identity — and degree of public accountability — of those who finance or control my research.

4. To explain to the public the general nature and possible uses of research conducted by private or State bodies over which there is little or no public control.

5. To warn the public about such organisations that conceal information about the possible dangerous outcome or uses of their research.

I consider it my duty, as a socially responsible scientist, to honour this pledge, whatever the personal inconvenience or risk involved.