January Nothings

Heya folks. Bullet-style thoughts for this “It’s been awhile, let’s catch up” post. I apologize in advance for the wooden nature of this entry, as I’m only a cup of coffee deep on a freezing, dull Thursday. NFTs and the modern art trade surrounding them is all glorified money laundering. If you’re wondering why something…

The 5 Christmas Love Languages

So it’s that time of year again, the one where I get needlessly stressed out while also battling tidal waves of joy and nostalgia. Do all adults feel this way? If you’re like me, that is to say a childless hyperemotional 30-something, perhaps this is just my lot when it comes to the Christmas season….

Greetings From October

Probably a good time to check in. Disney World 2021 back in September was a blast. I had a lot more written up about the experience but the moment to post about it has passed, plus it’s nothing you haven’t read about a trip to Disney World before. The primary takeaways are the experiences shared…

Scoops

I’m now the proud owner of a workbench and have finally organized my odd variety of tools and gadgets that for the longest time resided scattershot in my garage. The pegboard is laden with what to my untrained eyes appear to be useful things, some of which I’ve actually put to use in the last…

Face Forward

The wife and I were at a Jersey Mike’s down in Tennessee when the alert came across that the CDC declared fully vaccinated people could remove their masks. It was more or less echoed by President Biden and Dr. Fauci, with some caveats. I showed my in-laws the tweets before timidly pulling my mask off…

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.

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…