Recommended Software and Sites

Heya kids. I wanted to use a few minutes today to prattle on about a few computer-y things I use on a daily basis that I really enjoy and/or make my work days a bit easier. Use them or don’t. AppCleaner (Free) This is a nifty utility I use on macOS all the damn time….

Playing Out The String

We’re nearing the first of what’s only a few finish lines, folks, as far as our old pal Coron A. Virus goes. With our second vaccinations coming up, the possibility of, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, actually spending time with other human beings for an extended period of time and not in controlled/distant…

Final Thoughts of 2020

Gathering thoughts on the Bears, Illini sports, COVID-19 things, and personal victories of 2020.

My Top 12 Christmas Movies

BAD SANTA (2003) Bad Santa is one of those I like to watch every couple years. There‚Äôs enough robust profanity, raunch, and unlikeable characters to slake my thirst for uncompromising low-brow humor, but the holiday spirit legitimately courses in the threads of this weird and sincerely unimportant movie. The main kid, whose almost-too-on-the-nose portrayal of…

Despair and Hope

Four years ago, I wrote a small and unmemorable piece just days after that election trying to restore some optimism and faith in those who were shaken up after Trump was elected President. In my office, a very diverse and progressive company, I vividly recall people walking around with tears in their eyes, others literally…

Gut Feeling

Hours after the Bears announced the trade up to draft their guy in Mitchell Trubisky, I did something I’ve only done one time before – bought the jersey of a Bears rookie. The first time I did it? Cedric Benson. Probably should’ve known better. I wore Mitch’s jersey with a reasonable amount of pride, even…

Thoughts on Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

While it’s difficult to ponder being in one’s mid-30s in the year 2020 (in addition to being alive in 2020 at all; what a shit year), I am particularly grateful for the gradient of technology I grew up in. As a kid I got to experience the cruder era of home computing and the heyday…

Au

As I’ve gotten older, change comes harder, and some days are a shockwave. The world keeps moving, our culture keeps changing, our society seems bleaker and bleaker, and I often feel powerless to process so much, let alone take part in all the necessary requirements of feeding, nurturing, and perpetuating all the external forces that…