This is a writeup of my first few days with a new RC transmitter, the RadioMaster TX16S. It’s not fully set up for my plane, although it’s set up enough to use now.
Journalists and Twitter
Someone on Mastodon had a link to an article, “Journalists (And Others) Should Leave Twitter. Here’s How They Can Get Started,” with an interesting (and valid) pull quote: “This should have been a pivotal moment in media history — an inflection point when journalists realized how dangerous it is to put their fates in the [...]
Geddy Lee’s Approach to Bass
Geddy Lee’s bass playing was always fantastic, but the main changes in how he wrote bass lines centers around melodic and rhythmic repetition, and I think this can be seen in four phases through Rush’ careeer.
Glass Onion, the Movie: Thoughts
I saw “Glass Onion” on Netflix last night, because it was Christmas and that’s naturally the right time to watch a Christmas movie.
I laughed, I cried, I wrote bad checks, and it made me think a little bit.
Christians SHOULD Pray for your Soul.
If you’re going to get offended by Christians, fine: choose something worth being offended about. “I’ll pray for your soul” isn’t one of them.
The Flaw is in Hating
I wrote a post on Facebook a long time ago (years!) about the flaw not being in WHO you hate, but THAT you hate. This is me capturing a thought line on the subject for posterity (and for the Fediverse, because I haven’t inflicted myself enough on the Fediverse for my satisfaction yet, apparently.)
Solutions are not One-Size Fits All
One of the most enjoyable things about being on social media – especially a “new social media” like Mastodon – is seeing all of the energy people represent for solving the problems they see.
It’s also one of the worst things about new environments, because people have a natural myopia in how they see problems that have solutions, and they tend to see their solution – something that works – as the solution.
Twitter Refugees: What Do You Want?
Seriously: what did you expect? What did you want to happen? What outcome were you looking for? One of the things that always amused me about peoples’ reactions to Donald Trump were that they were so… catastrophic in nature. (My brother used a word the other day, “catastrophated,” and while that’s not a word, I [...]
Mastodon Vs Twitter
I don’t like Twitter all that much. I find that I struggle massively to write in 250-character bites; I simply hate the idea of boiling my thought patterns down to such tiny blocks, and it’s just unpleasant to me. I don’t think reality is so simple that it can be compressed like that. But the [...]
Migrating a WordPress Blog: Any Advice?
I like this blog, honestly. But it’s very crufty by now, having had multiple generations of multiple plugins tied to multiple versions of Wordpress, and I’d love to clean it up.Anyone have any advice on migrating content from WordPress to a clean install of WordPress, such that I can add plugins carefully to create a [...]