I am a well-known crazy person. Normal people do not install WindowMaker on a perfectly fine Linux Mint installation just for kicks. Nor do they then make an icon for their work VPN connection with the company logo so it looks nice in the dock. Out of the box, so to speak, WindowMaker had theContinue reading “Retro Cool Computing”
Guess who rang in the new year by falling victim to one of the classic blunders, the eBay scam? Okay, okay, technically, it was two weeks ago. We got a small bonus check at work, and I spent it on a 2TB SSD drive on eBay. I’m not hurting for storage — I have fourContinue reading “Falling Victim to the Classic Blunder”
I’m sure this fine. I only bought it in, oh, 2016, at Big Lots. I’m sure it’s fine.
Minor League Baseball is known for its promotions and its gimmicks, its weird and wild team names and special jersey nights. As a purist, I don’t always like it. I understand it — it’s all about getting fans through the turnstiles and in the seats and finding fun things to attract the crowd — butContinue reading “Beisbol!”
During January, WordPress is running a Bloganuary theme. The idea is that, to get people blogging again, WordPress will send out a prompt that people are to write a post about that day, and they’re supposed to use the prompt and the bloganuary tag. I signed up for this, but the first week of JanuaryContinue reading “January WordPress Codery”
There is a Christmas tree at the office this year, even though the office is quite deserted in these Omicron times. Since almost no one will have seen it, I’m sharing it. A little bit of Christmas. I didn’t even put up my own tree this year.
The things you find on old hard drives… a suite of music based on The Hobbit trailer, before the first film came out. It’s impressive what fans can do. 🙂 I admit — I used a utility to “rip” this from the YouTube video back in the day, and when i found it again inContinue reading “Rediscovering a Piece of Hobbit Music”
Slim sliver of a moon as I was leaving the office tonight.
The weekend of Christmas I learned that Norah Jones released a Christmas album this year. A Christmas album! From Norah Jones! And none of my so-called friends thought to inform me! I heard cuts from it on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas on various programs on WRTI, Philadelphia’s jazz radio station,Continue reading “A Late Christmas Arrival”
There are times, on my morning drive to Diamond‘s offices in Hunt Valley, that I reach the Shawan Road exit on I-83 and, for a brief moment, I feel like I should just keep going. I’ve no idea where I go or what I’d do when I get there — wherever there is — butContinue reading “That Road Tripping Wanderlust”