Category Archives: Perplexed About

The “bugging me” posts were never meant to be about pet peeves.
There may be some topics that merge into that territory, but this category was created for random, unimportant things, questions I have and things that I find puzzling, and what “bugs” me about them is the difficulty I’ve found in answering those questions or solving those puzzles.

To help clarify that, I am changing the name. In the interest of preserving links, I will not change any addresses–you’ll note that many older posts in this category will retain the “bugging me” phrase there–but the phrase will either removed from the titles, or changed to “Perplexed about”…. followed by whatever the post happens to be about.

Perplexed About Amazon Customer Questions

Or virtually any site that allows customers to ask questions of random strangers. And what I find perplexing is…. the people who answer–specifically those whose answer can be summed up as “I don’t know”–seem to think that they’re required to … Continue reading

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Captain Cold Cosplay–Product Review

Or maybe I just needed a new winter coat. 😉 Anyway, this here is the (hang on, checking my order history) Swiss Tech Women’s Parka Jacket With Faux Fur-Trim Hood. I originally found it, or one very much like it, … Continue reading

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Whovians: Fans versus “Fans”

“There is no cause so right that you will not find fools following it.” –Larry Niven Thus it seems with fandoms. There is no story so good, so innocent, or so full of lessons worth passing on that you will … Continue reading

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Perplexed About: Fictional “Fat” People

That should read “fictional overweight people,” but “fat” works better for the title’s rhythm. Also it’s fewer letters and some sites are weird about title length. Anyway: The problem that bugs me lately is overweight people in fiction. Specifically, the … Continue reading

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Perplexed About: Context and Correct Word Usage

I could go so many ways with this one. There are the “commonly confused word” lists, words that sound a lot alike but are spelled different and have obviously different meanings, like “its and it’s” or “there, they’re, and their.” … Continue reading

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Perplexed About: Supernatural is not Scientific

No, I’m not talking about the TV show Supernatural. 😉 Just supernatural concepts, be they religious, paranormal, so-called fringe sciences, cryptozoology, anything along those lines. This post has nothing to do with what I believe or don’t believe; I’m simply … Continue reading

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Missed Photo Ops

Those situations that would have made for the perfect photo… except I don’t have my camera ready. I’ve made up my mind to carry my camera as much as possible after a few such missed opportunities, like a triple rainbow that … Continue reading

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Perplexed About: Automated Profanity Filters

Warning, contains terms that some computers might flag as offensive. Okay, there seems to be a bit of a problem with the English language…. and other languages, I’m sure. “Queer” means odd. “Gay” means happy. “Prick” means what you do … Continue reading

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Perplexed About: Gameplay Videos *Updated*

Well, my first test of Fraps was a flop. I don’t know if the problem is with Fraps, with Steam, or with the electrical connection between the keyboard and the chair, but there was a problem regardless. Now, the first … Continue reading

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Perplexed About: Correct use of “belie”

Exactly what the title says. Unlike some of the other “bugging me” posts, this one is actually relevant to my work. See, I’m trying to work out the proper phrasing for one sentence in my pirate novel. Specifically, the correct … Continue reading

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