Footholds

I have somehow ended up with almost identical blogs at WordPress, Tumblr, and LiveJournal. Yes, LiveJournal still exists – stop laughing. Anyway – cutting a very long, introspective, and boring story short, I’m going to limit the almost-daily head emptying posts to just WordPress. I find myself being drawn into all three communities and trying … Continue reading Footholds

Allowing Discovery

I have renamed my blog. I never post anything remotely outrageous, so it makes sense to make myself a little more discoverable – to allow you to find me elsewhere on the internet if you have not already done so. I’m at Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr – all the usual places. I’ve changed my … Continue reading Allowing Discovery

Time to Dream

I’m not entirely sure where today went. A conference call with Germany first thing this morning uncovered some strange behaviour within the system I have been working on for the last several months. After digging a rather impressive hole through the source code, the deployment scripts, and who knows what else, I gradually narrowed down … Continue reading Time to Dream

Reaching Out

If you see a friend request on Facebook from me, I decided to give up on the whole “cut Facebook back to close family and friends” thing, because I ended up adding a few of you back anyway – which made it all kind of pointless. I also read a great post on Facebook by … Continue reading Reaching Out

Reconnecting

After surviving a fit of bravery at the weekend, and connecting Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, and Tumblr together, it occurred to me this evening that I should perhaps put a little more effort into finding the acquaintances I used to follow on the various social networks. Yes, I know – I should never have unfollowed everybody … Continue reading Reconnecting

Re-emergence

I finally filled in the Contact page. Feel free to go follow, subscribe, add, stalk, or whatever else it is you do at Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr. I’ll probably regret this later and remove it all – so you better be quick. And yes, this does mean I’m changing my mind about the … Continue reading Re-emergence

Differences Attract

It’s no secret that my favorite TV show of the last several years was “Community” – a comedy about a group of misfits that end up at community college together for various reasons. It was written by Dan Harmon after attending community college to be near a girl he was seeing at the time – … Continue reading Differences Attract

Snow Day

I woke at about 7am this morning, with a pounding headache. Downing several cans of craft cider the night before will do that to you if you’re not used to drinking any more. Snow had been forecast, and I couldn’t be bothered to wipe away condensation on the bedroom window to take a look – … Continue reading Snow Day

Coming Home

I came home from work mid-morning. I’ve most probably picked a virus up off the kids. While I don’t feel that dreadful, it was causing me to have trouble concentrating, which inevitably leads to all manner of creative and wonderful mistakes. Better not to make them in the first place than return tomorrow and try … Continue reading Coming Home

A Wanderer Returns

You know the one where you start the year disconnecting yourself from social media, blogging, instant messaging, and everything else – swearing that you’re done with it – but then slowly find yourself returning ? That. At least I didn’t delete any accounts this time. I’m learning. Slowly. Maybe we’ll call it a rest. A … Continue reading A Wanderer Returns