It’s coming up for a year since I started blogging again on a regular basis, and I’ve managed to keep it going for almost every day. In the coming year, I’ll make an effort to do more long form writing, and expand my own thoughts about the state of the world. Onward!Continue reading
I cleared out my books wish list over on Amazon UK, save for two reference book I’m actually going to use this coming year. Buying those used. Next step: collect books off shelves to be donated to local Oxfam shop.Continue reading
I went spelunking through the Wayback Machine again today, this time on my first blog site, and it’s three iterations: Blogger, Movable Type, and finally WordPress, in ascending order of perseverance…Continue reading
This is the second of two posts from an earlier, short-lived, incarnation of this site, retrieved from the Internet Archive. Originally posted November 15th 2009. One thing that I neglected to mention in my previous entry was the impetus behind my purchasing my first modem. Well, that impetus came in the form of an online …Continue reading "(Recovered Post) The Compulink Information eXchange"
This is the first of two posts from an earlier, short-lived, incarnation of this site, retrieved from the Internet Archive. Originally posted November 10th 2009. One of the reasons for starting this new blog was to celebrate an anniversary. It was 20 years ago, in 1989, that I got a dial-up modem connected up to …Continue reading "(Recovered Post) Twenty Years Online"
I just did some Internet archeology using the Wayback Machine, to retrieve some posts from an earlier incarnation of my website. Will post them tomorrow, once I’ve checked that the links work. 🙂Continue reading
My first foray into ‘blogging’ was about 20 years ago, on Slashdot of all places. Users who created accounts got a personal journal to use as they wished. I used it to post links to stories I’d found interesting, and to share in snark about Slashdot itself. And there was much snark to be had. …Continue reading "Slash Dot Dash Dot Crash Dot Com"
( Sidenote: I wrote this last year on another site, and I’m reposting it here for posterity. ) I read a rather depressing post by Bacchus over at ErosBlog the other day. As if we didn’t have enough problems, there’s a mounting body of evidence that Google now has an attention span somewhat shorter than …Continue reading "Google’s Digital Dementia"
( Sidenote: I wrote this last year on another site, and I’m reposting it here for posterity. ) The last few weeks have been pretty rough for me. My father’s health deteriorated further, while I battled illness in order to get a work project completed on time. After several scares and paramedic call-outs, we reached …Continue reading "Solstice"
( Sidenote: I originally wrote this last year on another site, and I’m reposting it here for posterity. ) The #Pornapocalypse has officially claimed Tumblr. Bacchus, the proprietor and scribe of ErosBlog, was the first in my newsfeeds to bear the tidings: It’s official: Tumblr has banned porn, effective December 17, 2018. Rest in obscurity, …Continue reading "Farewell, Tumblr"