RIP Anthony John Ralph, 1939–2018

We had the funeral service for my Dad today. Private family event, plain coffin, no religious ceremony, no flowers, no public announcement, as he’d requested. Coffin was brought in to “Oh Didn’t He Ramble” performed by Jelly Roll Morton. Curtain closed to “Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye” by Spike Jones & His City Slickers. 🙂 AshesContinue reading “RIP Anthony John Ralph, 1939–2018”

I was reminded today why I’m glad I stopped being a system administrator for Windows devices.

The UI may change, but when things go wrong the WTF is just the same. Of course, Windows 10 itself could be considered a WTF. Which is a bit unfair, as both Windows 8 and Windows Vista were considerably worse in my experience. For the record, my primary OS these days is macOS. (I alsoContinue reading “I was reminded today why I’m glad I stopped being a system administrator for Windows devices.”

I downloaded my Facebook data just now

There’s not a lot in there, but then that’s not a huge surprise considering: My relatively low rate of posting. No games or apps. Only a few photos and videos. Locked my profile the heck down. I had a previous FB profile from 2007 until 2015, when I nuked it. I reluctantly came back inContinue reading “I downloaded my Facebook data just now”