Miscellaney

Miscellaney

To crib a general concept from a far more prolific blogger, there are a number of items that pop up that just don't deserve a full writeup on their own, but may still be interesting, or deserve a line or two. First, courtesy of Men of the West, a nifty video on instant vs delayed gratification, and how small choices and differences, consistently iterated over time, add up to huge differences down the road. If you haven't guessed just from the trailer, don't Watch-men. Author Peter Grant brings an AirBNB scam to our attention. Pretty sure they don't want news…

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Scary Halloween

Scary Halloween

As much as I appreciate the simplicty of ghost compared to working in Wordpress, when it comes tim e for updates it is.... anything but. Especially if you haven't been keeping up with the incrementals. It also doen't do a graceful job of updating dependencies. So. Before I get into the sordid details, a bit of fun.... Also a scary story courtesy of Brian Neimeier's Kairos site. Well worth the read. I may have mentioned in the past that some of the experiences I've had in the past lean me toward believing such tales. Patches of woods that felt wrong…

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Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

This is a week that perfectly fits under "improved user expereience," aka "it's a feature, not a bug." I cannot go into details, but the short version is that the week was supposed to start with a server migration, and then go on from there. As it turned out, the week was the server migration, struggling to find time to get other things that needed to be done while assisting the people actually responsible for said migration in troubleshooting, etc. Filed under things that did not work - the mysterious ability of the new server to access SMBv2/3 shares.…

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Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Just a few odds and ends for the day. First - Corb Lund Crossing over from purely music to a bit of history, the frankly incredible tale of Sgt York. For those interested in engineering geekery, a long-ish, but well put together video on rocket motor designs.…

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Roundup

Roundup

First of all, posting has been sparse, and not up to what I promised. I'm fixing that. First - Nick Cole reposts and expands his hit blog post on how CTRL-ALT-REVOLT was banned by his publisher, despite being a successful and well-selling author. On a related note, Larry Correia is on mewe after being banned from facebook again, and the jackasses at China Mike's are patting themselves on the back for frivolous flagging. Second, scumbags have learned to weaponize Facebook’s lax stupidity. They simply find someone they don’t like, and then report their posts. Nobody with a brain…

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Goodbye, Old Guy

Goodbye, Old Guy

When it's time for an old friend to leave, there are few things more appropriate than Kipling. FOUR-FEET (from "The Woman In His Life") I have done mostly what most men do, And pushed it out of my mind; But I can't forget, if I wanted to, Four-Feet trotting behind. Day after day, the whole day through— Wherever my road inclined— Four-Feet said, "I am coming with you!" And trotted along behind. Now I must go by some other round— Which I shall never find— Somewhere that does not carry the sound Of Four-Feet trotting behind.HIS APOLOGIES 1932 Master,…

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Roundup

Roundup

Not that some people are weeds. I'm mostly going to leave alone the shootings. One was an obvious leftist nut job, but hey, white and ostensibly male, so "violent white men". The other was more... complicated. But only barely, as the historically literate know that the whole class warfare based on race thing is based in old school progressivism. Not that "leftists are the real racists" gets any traction, but when the only thing remotely "right wing" in a screed full of income and social equality, environmental, and similar issues is the racial supremacy aspect, not an example of "right…

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