I liked watching the planes fly. They just seemed so magical, like they were suspended by wires nobody could see, even though I knew the magic was called "physics." At first I imagined them held up by the wires, then held down by the wires, like their natural expression was to be set free, to… Continue reading Fiction: Unmoored
One of the things I've had to learn over time - and that I've learned poorly, I should add - is that everything, everything, exists. It might not exist in the sense of being real, I suppose; it might exist only in the imagination. It might not even exist in the "real world" in the… Continue reading Everything exists.
I recently set up a new VPS, because there was a sale on an instance large enough to serve my needs (and then some) at a price point that I couldn't ignore. My old host was RamNode, and make no mistake, I've never ever had any qualms with RamNode - the customer service has always… Continue reading Migrating WordPress to a New Server
I've been running TomatoUSB on my router (an Asus RT86) for years, but I've been noticing some flakiness lately, primarily in network devices just acting oddly on connection, poor connection throughput for a few specific devices, and a few other oddities. It just so happened that a few of the devices that were struggling were,… Continue reading New Network Router!
Yesterday, G-Force Software introduced the OB-E synthesizer emulation. It's another OB-8 emulation - sort of - except it has some features that make it look really compelling. Oberheim has some absolutely iconic synths. They were originally built around the SEM, the Synthesizer Expander Module, which was a monophonic synth; it was pretty simple, although it… Continue reading G-Force’s OB-E Looks AWESOME
I recently offered some advice on relationships to someone, with the preface that I knew it was unasked-for and based on my own experience. I don't know how good the advice actually is, but it has the ring of value - and given my own interactions, it's clear how it governs how I relate to… Continue reading Transactions in Relationships
I made the switch to the Apple ecosystem a few years ago. It started with a MacBook - a switch I'd been publicly wanting to make for years and years, as an in-joke among my friends and a public joke on TheServerSide.com, and then I got a job where the MacBook was standard gear. I… Continue reading Apple Integrations, woo!
I’ve been thinking about the impeachment of Donald Trump a lot. I’ve changed my mind about how I feel about progressing a number of times, and I think I’ve come to a conclusion I’m satisfied with. I don’t think he should be impeached. It’s not a simple decision, nor is it one I find totally… Continue reading On Impeaching Trump
George Bernard Shaw, a playwright from around the time of World War I, is given credit for saying, "Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world." It's good advice that few seem to consider. A few years back, when the news was full of such "happy"… Continue reading On Acting Wrongly
I find that I really wish that there was a sort of Law of Karma like there is for Thermodynamics. Just imagine what the world would be like if the harm you wished upon others was visited on you at the same time. You want someone else to suffer? Easy! The only cost is that… Continue reading Karmic Inertia