Snark Attack: Random Musings from The GWS
Snark Attack: Random Musings from The GWS

Snark Attack: Random Musings from The GWS

SW/Web developer: Java (blargh!) & Python (woot!) experience, learning C# (yay!) & ASP .Net (urgh!). | I'm currently milking faucets and writing for crypto to stake/invest . | I work part-time with animals. ZA FTW. Sadly, my cerebellum and medulla oblongata aren't Einsteinian in proportion. However, I possess a Brobdingnagian vocabulary and get by with being a barbigerous logophile. I can probably write you into bed, if smashing patriarchy turns you on. | Banner image copyright The Guardian/Shutterstock

Quick Overviews of Sixteen Puzzle and Strategy Games Available on Steam

1 Dec 2022 6 minute read 3 comments Great White Snark

Recently, one of my relatives has retired. In order to keep her mind active and sharp, she aims to play puzzle and strategy games. Knowing that I play a number of them, she's asked me to list some, with brief descriptions for each. Here, then, in alp...

The Type of Person Who'd Tell Newton to Not Stick Needles in His Eye

1 Dec 2022 1 minute read 1 comment Great White Snark

The older people get, the more set in their ways they seem to get. I've seen it with my parents' and grandparents' generations, which are/were particularly rigid. Case in point, an encounter with an unnamed and unidentified individual from that era:...

Games for Hikikomori Virgins, By Hikikomori Virgins: DoA, Nekopara and Shelter 69

25 Nov 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Great White Snark

Warning: Bad puns about mammary glands and sexual conduct inbound. I get the impression that there are a certain category of "Adult-themed" computer games with sexual content that are made primarily by lonely virgins destined to be forever alone, for...

The Seemingly Ceaseless Technicolour Dreams of a Black & White Person

21 Nov 2022 4 minute read 3 comments Great White Snark

Hello, dear reader. I hope that you are well. I hope, too, that you can take time out from your striving onward and upwards, to spare me a few minutes. As for me, I am already tired of this week, even though it's only Monday as I write this. I am sti...

Words are Very Unnecessary; They Can Only Do Harm

16 Nov 2022 3 minute read 2 comments Great White Snark

For most of my life, I've lived it trying to be the hero, the great white hope, because that's what was expected of me. Instead, I'm the Great White Snark, because I have never managed to keep up the pretence long enough to make a success of it. (My...

Tuesday Was Election Day in the USA (or, as I call it, National Stupidity Day)

10 Nov 2022 2 minute read 4 comments Great White Snark

"Democracy inevitably involves the public putting up with the whims and delusions of the politicians who wish to represent them, not least the semi-delusional conclusion that you and you alone are the person to lead the putative free world. But at s...

Dear Dave, Let Me Mansplain it to You (An Open Letter to Cishet Men)

6 Nov 2022 1 minute read 1 comment Great White Snark

"Cishet" is a name made up with hate. Calling yourself that is the same as anyone using hate speech against anyone else. — Dave Dear Dave, It seems to me that you are somewhat confused about what "cishet" and "hate speech" mean. Since you're not a...

A Prize Idiot in a Sportscar

4 Nov 2022 1 minute read 1 comment Great White Snark

Copyright This afternoon, I drove home from work behind a guy (it was definitely a guy; he had his name as his personalised number plate) in a very fancy BMW M3 sportscar. (At least, that's what I remember it as being.) However, he wa...

Stupid People: A Pet Peeve or a Threat? (A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Irresponsible People from being a Burthen to Their Parents or Pets)

25 Oct 2022 4 minute read 5 comments Great White Snark

The problem with viewing Pits (or any other dog breed in question) as a threat or as especially vicious is that it is an obtuse, myopic and frankly stereotypical view to take, especially one borne of emotion and/or opinion. As Evelyn Waugh once obser...

Tilling My Own Grave to Keep Me Level

16 Oct 2022 3 minute read 0 comments Great White Snark

I'm working seven days a week, just to keep myself afloat and my life on track, now that I've got a full-time job. However, I do not yet have a guarantee that I'll have it past the end of next month, which is a considerable concern, since I still hav...