Category: General

  • Attack of the Needle Organizers

    This last weekend I got my hands on some felt a friend was rehoming, and well, I went a little bonkers making needle books. It was fun, pretty quick, and I didn’t need to dig out my sewing machine. [note]Which I would have had to spend time servicing, anyway. Added bonus, there.[/note] I wasn’t expecting […]

  • This must be the place

    I love language, and I love place names. So of course, I’m sharing that love while participating in Thursday 13. I got a little off track because my apartment manager lost my lease, then decided I had to sign a new lease, move out, or be moved out, and I had four days to do […]

  • Digital clean slate

    I’m making room for new dreams. Today I went through my Amazon account, and completely wiped it clean. No wishlists. No subscribe‘n’save. Nothing in the cart. Nada. I emptied my IKEA wish list. Clean as a whistle. Absolutely everything is gone that I have ever thought about bringing into my old life. Everything is gone […]

  • Section 3: Package and Software Management

    This suuuuucks. Three sections to go, and not much of November left. I let myself get pulled into taking care of someone who needs to learn to take care of themself. I’m not doing anyone any favors, here. My ex cried, and told me that, if his girlfriend hadn’t come over last weekend, he “would […]

  • Thursday 13: Wait, did I miss a turn? Where am I?

    A quick, quick Thursday 13. 13 of the best place names I’ve seen this week. 1. Devil’s Bridge Rd 2. Grassy Lick Rd 3. Sugar Camp Dr 4. Sharkey Rd 5. Zodiac Loop 6. Shane Ln 7. Summer Lady Ln 8. Crow Canyon Dr 9. Skytrail Ranch Rd 10. Marsh Rabbit Way 11. Clever, MO […]

  • NaNoCertMo: Users and Permissions

    Can I just say I’ve missed command line? I didn’t realize just how much. I picked up a smattering of Linux in the 90s. Just enough to play and code for a Mu*. (I miss the multi-user shared hallucination, y’all.) Then in my 20s I worked with a mainframe environment, with COBOL and JCL, and […]

  • Thursday 13: That’s pure Bull St, man.

    I’m really enjoying the challenge of Thursday 13. It’s kind of fun. I find myself actively watching for weird place names, now. 13 of the wildest place names I’ve seen this week. 1. Greyhawk Rd 2. Avenue Rd 3. Bull St 4. Normal, IL 5. Zigzag Rd 6. Pumpkin Town Rd 7. Hamlet Dr 8. […]

  • NaNoCertMo: Navigating the System

    I finished the first section, which is meant to take seven days, in five days. This will eventually catch me up in the class, so that I finish on time at the end of November. One down. Five sections to go. Twenty-five days left. I don’t think it’s a surprise that I did this by […]

  • Repeat: The quick, quick version

    This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: REPEAT. Hi. My name’s Jae, and this is my brother Pete, and my other brother Repeat.[note]I had to.[/note] You guys. Holy cow. I’ve taken three run-ups for this OS class, and failed every time. But this time I’m screaming through the class like a Bentley on fire, […]

  • NaNoCertMo 2018

    Well, October was beautifully writealicious, and now it’s time to buckle down and also to sack up. I’ve been having an on-again off-again relationship with getting myself up on my financial feet. I started a class, then divorce happened. Pain happened. Loss of insurance happened. Everything happened except me finishing the damn certificate. I got […]