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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I'm Back - And the Great War is here...

I'm Back - And the Great War is here...

It's been an interesting couple weeks, with plenty of food for thought. In the meantime, Sabaton finally released their "Great War" album. I don't know if this will over time supplant The Last Stand as my overall favorite Album, but every song on it is solid, two of the prerelease singles already featuring prominently in my workout mix, with a greater degree of complexity and variety as they take on more challenging musical compositions. The variety of melodies, including, yes, not recycling riffs as they have done on occasion, makes it an interesting listen all the way through from beginning…

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Hiatus

Hiatus

No - nothing wrong. Simply going to have severely limited internet access for a couple weeks, and getting things arranged for work has cut into posting time the last couple weeks as well. I expect at least one more post up in the next couple days but otherwise, have fun, be safe, I'll be back to form on the 22nd.…

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Transition Points

Transition Points

The weekend was spent with family and friends. Also spent a lot of time unfucking things that I had left fallow for far too long - with a reasonable degree of excusability, but I really should have gotten around to it sooner. What next?I think I need to renew my promise of five posts a week. It'll be difficult - I've taken on a couple more daily hell-or-high-water obligations, if not big ones, I'm spending time on music, and maintaining my excercise. In the longer run, I need to figure out where I'm going to be in five years,…

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Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

For those who had idiots for CWP instructors, or idiots giving advice at the local gun store, Cataline has an excellent post on how to deal with the aftermath of a shooting. Now the lights have gone out of his eyes. You have just killed a man in the comfort of your own home. Your life has changed for-ev-er. You will never be the same man you were before you pulled that trigger. Old you is as dead as the now cooling lump of meat at your feet. You have called the cops. They will be there any minute. What…

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Backups Done

Backups Done

I've not only gotten the site restored to a new server instance, but re-established backups, pulling them down off the new server. It only took editing a few settings in my backup scripts to get the backups rolling again, and one CRON job/script on the new server.Things should be returning to normal around here.Thank you.…

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