Dean Cameron Buttons

Thanks to the Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, pancreatitis I went to the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco for an evening of people just digging on me.
sksbutt ssbutt
I’ll write more about that later, symptoms but there were buttons made and, since I’ve returned, people have been wondering where to acquire these babies.

Well… wonder no more.

I’m charging a little more than cost to pay the legal fees for me selling buttons with my own unauthorized image on them.


Both Buttons

Summer School Buttons

Ski School Buttons

SublimeText 2 SIAF snippet

I was watching the free NetTuts (short U sound, prescription oddly) “30 Days to Learn jQuery” series and Jeffery Way uses a SublimeText 2 code snippet “siaf” to quickly insert a self-invoking anonymous function.

If you’re a mac user, save this in
HD>Users>machinename>Library>Application Support>Sublime Text 2>Packages>User with whatever name you like that ends with .sublime-snippet

Grab from <snippet> to </snippet>
I named it siaf.sublime-snippet because I’m clever like that!

// function:



Girl From Oklahoma

From the “me me me me me me me” department.

A festival crowd in Sweden singing along to one of the Steel Panther tunes I co-wrote.


jQuery for Designers: Beginner’s Guide

jQuery For Designers: Beginner’s Guide

As a professional front end coder, visit web I developed a huge crush on jQuery and have several books on the subject. It’s an exciting time to be a front end dev and jQuery is one of the reasons.

The first thing you’ll notice about Natalie MacLees’ jQuery for Designers is her gentle yet confident voice. She assumes very little experience with coding, but is never condescending or “cute” like some beginning tech books.

Each chapter of JFD takes the reader/student through a collection of jQuery scripts that accomplish various tasks that one uses in the “real world”. From tarting up links, through slideshows and tabs to an excellent chapter on forms, she writes as if she’s sitting next to the reader offering patient guidance as you discover the power of jQuery.

The structure of each chapter is simple and effective:
– What you’re going to do.
– How to do it.
– What you just did.

After a section where you write code, Natalie gives detailed explanations of why you wrote what you wrote and, like good teachers, she’ll let you know what you don’t need to know. A sort of “just do this… i’ll explain later…”
(Speaking of “This”, JFD has one of the best explanations of “this” I’ve seen!)

As the tasks become increasingly difficult, Natalie shows the student where previous concepts are being re-used and how they fit in with new concepts. If you go through JFD from cover to cover, you will definitely be able to call yourself a jQuery ninja.

Like jQuery, the book is platform and browser agnostic, though the screenshots are from a Mac.

If you are just starting out, get this book. It will stay with you through your career.

Even though I was given an advance copy of JFD for free in exchange for a review, it has a permanent place on my iPad as a go-to jQuery reference.

This is the kind of spontaneous publicity I need to get ahead! is me talking about my favorite subject: Me!

There were some *minor* technical difficulties because I failed to let them know I had Skype so… whatever. It’s ME. What more would you possibly want?
He has modestly removed the six zeroes from the total views. Not only does he say very nice things about me and acts like he has ever seen Hollywood Palms, Migraine
but he pimps the Bill of Rights – Security Edition.

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(cross posting this to & woohoo!)

You Blew It, America…

I’ve gushed about Scott Horton from Like Penn Jillette, thumb his superpower is the deeply eloquent rant. When I get passionate and angry about things I care about, I begin stammering even more and don’t help whatever cause I am attempting to stand up for.

Penn and this Scott Horton fellow, are able to say the most extraordinary and succint things about the subject they happen to be ranting about.

It’s genius.

So… A few weeks ago, I’m listening to and Scott Horton unleashes a rant about Ron Paul vs. the other presidential candidates that was so wonderful I could almost not believe it.

I scrambled to track it down and, like the stalker I’ve become, have transcribed it here for you to scoff at because it is idealistic and passionate and we all know that those are two qualities that we have no use for, right?


Without further dodo… Scott Horton on a beautiful rant.

The audio is here:

“We had such ample opportunity to blow it.
It’s like when I was a kid and they said well, if you never hear of xtianity, and never had opportunity to be converted to xtianity then you don’t go to hell forever.

So my thing was – Isn’t it kind of unfair to travel to hither and yon and go to strange places and mention xtianity to people where it’s not likely to take but it’s likely to go ahead and condemn them to an eternity of hell fire of damnations because they did not convert when they had the chance but didn’t take.

that’s what this is, too:

Ron Paul’s run is just making the American people so much more guilty of the most heinous sins, man.

You just…

You had two chances.

Two, giant you know… silver, golden platter chances

Peace. Bring the troops home. Close the bases around the world. Bring ’em home. Put the navy on our shores pointed out. And just leave ’em there.

We could be a normal country in a normal time.
We could end the empire.
We could end NATO.
We could let the people of the world make it their own way the best they can the same as we’re trying to make it ours.

We can do that!

We can re-instate our bill of rights.
We can get rid of these free speech zones.
We can get rid of the persecution of bradley manning.
We can get rid of all the people awaiting military tribunals or maybe none at all if our government doesn’t think that they can even win at a military tribunal.

And get rid of all drone assassinations. And all of the rest of the violations… all of our the… national security agency spying on us and all the PATRIOT ACT and all. We can get rid of all of that.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

And Ron Paul he walks the walk. You can look it up: the Freedom Agenda Act of 2007 repeals all of it. The whole 21st century national security police state: Gone.

The authorization to wage war in Afghanistan and all the domestic police state stuff, too. Abolish homeland security. Abolish the TSA. It doesn’t have to be this way.


We don’t have to just keep printing money until the gov’t… and the… well, until the division of labor in the markets in our society completely fall apart and people starve. Which is the way we’re going.

Um all they know how to do is just keep printing money. And that’s one thing he knows better than them – is how to stop.

And the path we’re on – it’s trouble. You can only borrow so much and then you can only print so much new money to buy that debt that you created before people start questioning it.

Too much. Too often. Too many people in too many places all in the same day.

And wait a minute: do we really have faith in the full faith and credit of the u.s. Government to pay us off in dollars that are worth anything when we buy this debt.


That’s the way we’re headed. Like argentina. Like weimar germany.

…and here you had every chance to convert to liberty. And you blew it america.
You blew it.”

first that chicken cartoon… now psych

Maybe I’m a joke. If I am, unhealthy it’s sad. If not, cool.

Namechecked on Psych:

My newest crush

People like me who support Ron Paul have now been completely marginalized by the media. We are a punchline to a joke told while laughing behind hands, mind right? The arguments for liberty and freedom are met with “get real” at the least and “you’re a racist” at the most.

So today, information pills Scott Horton, cystitis (my newest man-crush from & antiwar radio) while talking about how Rachel Maddow is a fool and a shill for our most recent demagogue dipshit president in a long line of demagogue dipshit presidents summed up exactly what this marginalization of Ron Paul will cost us:

With Romney “chosen” as the candidate of “the right”, Obama will happily try to OUT-HUEVO Romney. “I’m a badass, too, motherfuckers!!” Obama will now be running to the right on war and gleefully claim that he is just as tough as Romney and has no problem sending troops in anywhere someone so much as looks angrily at an American flag.

The war begun by the previous demagogue is going on a decade, right? No sign of letting up. A friend of mine who was way into the attack on Iraq has a son who is going to be able to serve in another ten years. It’s a frighteningly short 16 years until Duncan is eligible to “serve his country”.

So yeah, you got to ‘make history’ somehow and elect someone who has no moral center. Clinton, who would say and do anything to get elected at least had a point of view. Obama’s only point of view is to stay in power. Good. You got him. He’ll have another term.

Meanwhile, the guy who ran on a platform of silliness like peace, personal responsibility and inalienable rights is a fool and a racist.

Let’s roll!

Sheena is…

Me pimping me, visit web Coreyoke, sanitary myself, the Nigerian Spam Scam Scam, me and myself on the Sheena Metal Experience on LA Talk Live.

I’m in at the one hour mark.

Further adventures in cat herding

So, about it I’m looking around on iTunes and I locate a Libertarian podcast that seems really cool. As a matter of fact, traumatologist it is. It is deeply cool. I will try to be general. A guy who spent some time in showbiz and a friend of his. One of them is close to my age and the other is quite a bit younger.

Both of them are reallllllly well spoken and can get to the heart of an issue so beautifully and succinctly. Truly impressive. It’s on the level of Skeptics’ Guide To The Universe (before the political correctness ruined it) and, like SGTU, is mainly positive in the approach. Many Libertarian podcasts are negative and whiny or just plain combative. I understand why. It’s fun to whine and complain sometimes, but it’s tiresome and doesn’t win any new ears. These guys are funny and cool and it was really great to hear.

So, I fire off an email to one of ’em saying how much I enjoyed it and the positive spin, etc. I briefly explain my Bill of Rights – Security Edition cards and aks for a mailing address as I figure they might appreciate the cards.

I get an email back saying… and I block quote:

I appreciate the offer of some Bill of Rights cards, but we are into Natural Rights, have kind of passed beyond being Constitutionalists, so wouldn’t hand them out. I also don’t fly, so won’t be going through any airport metal detectors.

He did say it was “a good idea” and signed off with the internet version of “have a nice day” which is “thanks!”. (I think I’ve written about that somewhere else. “Thanks!” with the exclamation point generally means “FUCK OFF” and specifically means “I don’t want to appear aggressive with you, but I don’t want you to think we’re friends, but I don’t want to get into any sort of argument with you as you are not worth my time so I will write “thanks” with an exclamation point to appear nice.” It’s a big emoticon for FORCED ANGRY SMILE.)

Before ending the letter, he said, and I block quote:

Please turn some folks onto [our podcast]. If you’re into handing things out, we have some printable handbills, here: ]

and was nice enough to give me the url to the handbills I would be lucky enough to hand out. Because that’s what I’m into.

Then he pitched me some online SEO course he wrote.


I wrote back something equally condescending and sent further correspondence to spam.

This is why the people who are so intimidated by Ron Paul and freedom lovers like us have nothing to worry about: We are complete social retards.

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