You ever wonder why we’re here…

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… It’s one of life’s great mysteries indeed. Ugh, looking back at my last update I have the broken record sound and really depressing …

In all accounts, 2020 was a train wreck, easily one of the worst years I have ever had, probably the worst that most people have had in recent memory. It started off with medical problems, then medical problems with family, then a good psychological blow just a week before my birthday. So, within the first half of the year I was pretty well in a bad place. Add to that 20 anniversary of Dad’s passing, a Global Pandemic, not able to travel, and a collection of abusive selfish leach-like people. By the end of the year I had just about checked out mentally – burned out.

I know I am not the only one that had problems last year but, I can only speak for myself. I feel that it is worth acknowledging (without all the specifics) “Yes, some bad stuff happened and was really depressing” definitely helps putting a cap on those things. Continuing to talk about the problems is just giving mistakes of the past year free reign to keep bringing me down. It is a new year and after a few weeks in, looking a lot different than last year, not exactly brighter, but different.

I am starting off this year by clearing out the backlog of things that I wanted to do last year but did not get off the ground. One habit I really have to break is this streak of needing everything to be perfect when I do not have a set timeline – as in “I want to do this, you know sometime …”. There is not too much that was gathering dust, but I did want to put this up first though – if nothing else, just to have clarity and direction in my own mind.

This is not that whole “New Year, New Me” bullshit, because I was trying that last year – I completed training for Autopsy (digital forensic software), I had joined a gym (pandemic hit a week later… no joke), I was trying to be more outgoing with people I cared about (… then a week before my birthday …), I tried to be decent to leaches (almost got into a brawl). Nope, this is me dusting off, reloading, and re-engaging life. Here is a list of what I have in store…

  • Robots begging for their lives
  • Tales from the thrift store
  • A Browser Based Laptop
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Community
  • An infinite universe
  • Being terrible at video games
  • Strange fixin’s for technical problems

Stick around, going to be an adventure!

Update Show for August 16th

Greetings fellow wall climbing pandemic shut ins … or am I projecting? It has been a bit since I posted a State of the Website address, so here latest.

First, I have decided to lay off the meme’s … I had several months of meme’s and other assorted slightly amusing items queued up to post Mondays and Fridays. These have been the source of several resets over the years, as they were intended to be filler content, and an opportunity to test scheduling posts in Word Press. Well, the scheduling part definitely works, but they became less filler and more the only thing that was getting posted. So moving forward, I will not have nearly as many of those. I do not intend to remove what is already there, but I do not plan to maintain the every Monday / Friday schedule anymore now that the backlog is empty.

Second, I am picking through a few old stories I had on the site previously – I REALLY dislike the idea of letting content go to waste, so I want to re-post them but add an update or two to them. Honestly, I really cannot pass up the opportunity to pass up putting up a story about robots begging for their lives [insert machine-killing evil cackle here]. Also, adding to the backlog … *cough cough* … I am working on piece about a very old Chromebook (like first generation) and laptops not wiped before being sold. I am also toying around with the idea of Linux on very old computers … because why not.

Third, stay tuned, but I am working on some game servers … I know, anything to waste more time, but the more that I start trying to get these things running the more administration and minor details keep coming up. I hope to have everything working as designed soon.

That is all for now, till next time.

Update Show for September 22

Between long work week, and a lack of enthusiasm this weekend (a whole lot of meh), there are not many updates to post this week. Of course the Monday and Friday posts start the site restoring project and I have a few of the previous stories scheduled to come back between this week and next week. There’s some junk that has to be cleaned up as it either no longer has anything useful anymore at least, and I have a couple projects I am working on which is going to be awesome.

Next week I will be out of town for a work exercise, so there will not be Update Show next week (.. likely).

Update Show for September 15

The time appeared for some reset and cleanup, or more like I was looking through some things and found missing links, incomplete setups, and a few other things I was not too happy with. Most of this was due to work and personal life issues. Since the majority of the content was random nonsense and there were gaps in the automations used to share between all the medias I decided to go ahead and do a clean and reset of all the social medias, posts, pages, and a few other bits. For anyone that’s been to the site before, this will look odd, since all the content suddenly disappeared, but fear not most of this will return with a little more context and background (’cause I am not about to let good music and jokes go to waste!)