I heartily enjoyed my MSMS senior’s appearance on Pass Your Limit. Desmond Walker is a hard-grinding man, a mustang, an inspiration, and aware that he has flaws. I lived across the hall from Desmond my junior year — 2E4L!!! — and felt nothing but love for that whole year. I can remember a couple of times… Continue reading LCDR Desmond Walker on Ugo Naija’s Pass Your Limit Podcast
So much of this site is notes to my future self … You use XLD to rip. You configure XLD like HydrogenAudio says to configure it. You use XACT to transcode. I write this note so I don’t have to bother Hunter next time.
WHEREAS I had this really cool system for checking on the state of my finances on very regular intervals, and WHEREAS for unknown reasons I abandoned it in 2019, (probably because I let my job eat my time), and WHEREAS this is a quite-achievable task for me to begin anew, and WHEREAS it will just… Continue reading January 2020 Resolution: Returning to Semi-Weekly Budget Check-ins
I saw an acquaintance list dozens of goals today for 2020, some of which weren’t really goals. Back in 2006 and 2007, I did monthly resolutions. This brief interaction sparked me to return to the monthlies. It was a good process, mostly, even if my success rate was pretty low. I haven’t done New Year’s… Continue reading The Return of Monthly Resolutions
The below is verbatim what I wrote in a review just now. I might still have a little Google-juice left here in the old blog. Our experience was disastrous. Let me count the ways: We got good status updates … that were lies. We were told that all of the furniture would be delivered to… Continue reading Lies, runarounds, and broken furniture: my experience with 1stopbedrooms
Me: “I think I have adult onset attention deficit disorder.” Shrink: “Why do you say that?” Me: (long stream of sideways conscious thought about how I always chalked it up to my mental illness, but now that we’ve mostly stripped that away, — SQUIRREL!) Him: “Okay, we can do something about that.” Me: “Don’t worry,… Continue reading Alpha Delta Delta
I was testing the cache on this here site — I’m working on a passive soak, thanks — and I found this entry that I ended with, “Fuck Knology”. Yeah, that’s about right. I never did much with the DSL modem, though — I had both running for a while, but the DSL modem was… Continue reading Knology/WOW Still Kinda Sucks
Remember when I was super-excited about being back in aerospace after 1,508 days gone? That job lasted four months. I didn’t really talk about it back then, but it’s true. That was a fun job, actually, although I was under-utilized — either because I didn’t hawk the work hard enough or because the project manager… Continue reading That Job Actually Didn’t Last Long
Sometimes lunch is driving around aimlessly on Redstone Arsenal with the moon roof open (it’s 36ºF out), listening to Sun Kil Moon to clear my head.
This is not some think-piece about why you should do as I did or any such shit as that. People have a right to spend their time and energy however they want. I totally get why my mom spends a lot of time on Facebook, and I think that it’s a net positive for her.… Continue reading Why I Dropped Off of Social Media