Category: Personal

  • bitterness

    Many years ago I saw a comment on Slashdot that just exuded raw bitterness. It was so good that I had to save it. Unfortunately, I can’t find the actual comment anymore for the citation, but here is what it said: As someone for whom the precipice of middle age is steps away, it doesn’t […]

  • distal bicep tear recovery – week 4

    Incremental improvements this week. I’m able to use my arm for most tasks again, but I’m still trying to not put any load or weight on it until I get the all clear from my doctor. The follow up appointment is in a few days. My wrist pain is still there as well, but it […]

  • distal bicep tear recovery – week 3

    Things are still improving slowly. I’m able to straighten out my arm without much pain anymore and almost turn it palm up. I still have to take it easy with lifting things on it. There still a lot of pain in my wrist when I flex it downwards and I’m beginning to think I may […]

  • distal bicep tear recovery – week 2

    Not much changed this week. I’m still in a sling not using my arm as much as possible. The numbness is still there. I can’t tell if it’s getting better. The blood spots from surgery have cleared up significantly and it doesn’t look anywhere as hideous as it did when I got the splint removed […]

  • distal bicep tear recovery – week 1

    I tore my left distal bicep on July 26 and had repair surgery on it on the 29th. I’m going to document my recovery here to track progress. There’s a lot of good info here. I can’t say much about my surgical experience as I was put under and have a 4 hour gap when […]

  • Migration complete

    Migrated to a new web host today and everything went pretty smooth. Used the Duplicator plugin to move the blog over. I ended up having to get the pro version because I set this up as multisite a long time ago when there were multiple users. It was only $79, worked flawlessly, and saved me […]

  • Open Live Writer

    I’ve been a longtime fan of Windows Live Writer for many years.  Alas, it has been unsupported for many moons and I haven’t been able to get it working with SSL.  The good news is that Microsoft decided to release WLW to the open source community.  The even better news is that someone has forked […]

  • Hell’s Kitchen

    I’ve watched a few episodes of Hell’s Kitchen in my day and one thing that always got to me was how those poor schmucks just let Gordon Ramsey rail into them.  I always thought, “Have some goddamned respect for yourselves, people!”  Then I got this job.  After turning 16, I can’t recall the last time […]

  • I’m going to be a dad!

    My wife is due April 13!  It’s a girl and I’m excited.  I’ll post more later.  I’m really just making sure I’ve setup my blog client correctly on my new badass (I’m going to reread this post in 3 years and laugh at these specs) Core i7 3770K, 16GB desktop!  No Windows 8 though.  I […]

  • rock and a hard place

    This was supposed to be a year in review post, but I don’t feel like doing that right now.  I’m trying to make a job decision right now, and I’m a little lost.  The background is that I’m in a contract to hire position right now and we’re in the “to hire” phase of it […]

  • job wishlist

    I need to find a job where I can work from home occasionally and wear jeans and a t-shirt (polo at the most) when I do have to go into the office.  Oh and it can’t be Rackspace because fuck you.

  • Adventures in home improvement

    I just bought a house, so expect to see more details about how I delve into home automation.  Here’s one of the first bits of improvement we’re doing though. This is a patch of carpet in the master bath.  I don’t understand what carpet is doing in the middle of such a humid/wet room.  I […]