Man I am not good at writing blogs. I recall the days when I started blogging. Back in 2003 or so when I read about this article on https://slashdot.org about Google buying Blogger.
That’s when I setup an account and started just dumping my mind onto the internet. Thinking nobody would ever stop to read. I couldn’t get into MySpace. Facebook wasn’t a thing and I just wanted to get thoughts out there. I think LiveJournal was a thing but was never really into that. I think I still have an account over there. The most social networking then was done over AIM, MSN, Yahoo Messenger and good old IRC.
Back then the internet was a ton of fun with a ton to explore with bunches of little silos all over the place. Forums and so for I got really into php and working with phpBB to moderate forums. Crazy how far we have come in that regard. Forums are still around but I don’t participate much these days. I deleted my Facebook account and just been trying to disconnect from most social networking. I am not sure why I keep this blog around. Perhaps I just like to have some internet presence to stay connected to the world.
So lets see how 2022 has been going. Started off the year pretty generic nothing much new. February went to Maui and got to enjoy a bit of a vacation for once in two years. Was happy to get down under 300lbs and into a size 38×34 pants. I can’t recall if I was even that size in high school. Took the diabetes from an A1C of 13 down to a 4.9. Blood pressure is under control and life is good health wise.
Rest of the time just been doing the home thing. In July went to Mexico and brought Covid-19 back. That was no fun and I do not recommend getting it at all. I am getting the next COVID booster at the end of this month. (September 2022) looking forward to that.
Other than that just been enjoying fires and hanging out with people. Having cigars and trying to figure out how to take on home projects in a more efficient manner. But would love to hear from anyone that is still reading this text on the internet.
Well here we are a little over half way into 2021. Coming back to one of the blogs of days past to write something yet again. Happy to be fully vaccinated back in May. Felt compelled to finally put my money where my mouth is and convert that sand pit in my yard to an actual fire pit. Finished that right before we had the hottest temps in the USA.
Have a 20 year high school reunion coming up. Not so sure how I feel about that. Excited to go but also indifferent. I did only find out about the event because the website to sign up linked to a video of the high school slideshow I encoded about 11 years ago. I ponder about how many people I am still connected to are going to be going. So far the number seems very low.
Had a bit of a health revelation and been kicking ass with that. Currently down about 90lbs since coming back from Vietnam at the start of the pandemic.
Did see some family again for Mother’s day. Was nice to hang out without masks since everyone is vaccinated.
I have lost some friends over the past year. Mostly because they seemed to get wrapped up in that stupid Q-unacy crap. Hard to be friends with people that live in a different reality. I attempt to reach out now and then to see where they stand on things. Apparently being vaccinated I will be dead in 6 months to 3 years. Seems like an odd theory to have from those people.
I look out at the landscape of the internet and seems like a totally different place. I miss the days when people had their own little pages written in very basic HTML. Now everyone has an identity of a social media profile. I used to think I was going to make it as a blogger. But I am pretty happy with where life has gone.
I hope everyone out there in internet is doing well and would love to hear from anyone still reading. Drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org
Last December I had the joy of becoming a homeowner. Our offer got accepted on the night Trump won the election. That was a bit of a bittersweet day. On one hand I became a home owner. On the other the worst possible person to become a president was now president elect.
I have found that owning a house is interesting because there is always some new project to take on. With a first few weeks of owning the place I found myself having to rewire a garage door. Had to learn how to strip wires and run those. What had happened was the sensor wire had gotten caught in the garage door opening process and ripped it apart.
Had to order a new wire from Amazon, Wire Stripper/Cutter, Zip ties, Electrical Tape. Tried to splice in wires in the split. That failed. So I just reran the wire and installed it. Fairly easy process once I figured out what I was doing. Ordered some new garage door openers and life has been pretty great with the garage.
I decided to build a website for the house running on my Raspberry Pi on my internal network. I keep all the goals and future projects on there. Did some simple things like installed a Nest Thermostat. Still need to take on a Fire Pit in the backyard and get a grill. One thing at a time I suppose.