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July 22, 2022

Static Blog vs Wordpress

During my push to write recently, I found myself considering migrating BACK to wordpress from the current static site. This would not be the first time I’ve moved the blog from one technology or another, but certainly a first that I’ve considered moving back to a former technology. It seems like a good time to some reflection on the differences in technologies.

July 21, 2022

Flying JSX

In May, for the first time in quite a while, I took a plane trip. Normally this wouldn’t be much to write home about, other than the fact that there has been very little plane travel in the last two years. However because this trip was to Las Vegas, and for business, I was lucky enough to have a chance to try out something new. Specifically I flew JSX, which is a small regional “Airline” (technically I don’t think they are an airline, but you get the idea) which flies predominately to small airports. What is special about them is that they fly small jets (Embraer ERJ 135/145) that seat a maximum of 30 people and style themselves as a semi-private flying experience.

July 20, 2022

Metrication in the US - Logic Doesn't Matter

Stemming out of watching The Expanse, I recently ran across some online arguments about metrication in the United States… or lack thereof. The usual reasoning of “its more logical” is always there as is the bashing of “Americans are just stupid and prideful”. As an American who considers himself well educated and able to operate relatively well in both systems, I think there is a different take people should consider: Logic doesn’t matter (For the average person).

April 30, 2022

Netflix is in a Race to Content Rock-Bottom

Yesterday it was announced that Space Force, on Netflix, had been canceled after two seasons. It was a good show with an all-comedy-star cast, so of course Netflix would kill it off. Then this morning I saw the news that Legends of Tomorrow, on CW, was also canceled - but after 7 seasons. All the news of canceled shows made me reflect a bit on the direction of TV programming.

April 24, 2022

Quick Take: Everything Breaks - Even Static Sites

Two years ago I moved this blog from Wordpress over to Hugo Static Site Generator. The idea was to get the “backend” stuff out of the way of the writing. Also it’d be more secure and static, so not breaking at random.

April 23, 2022

Quick Take: Tesla Charger Removal

Once again I’ve been failing on writing and a year has gone by with no further blog entries. Going to challenge myself to write more regularly but in the form of “quick takes”. Like twitter, but in a format that is actually conducive to conveying an idea that is longer than 2 sentences. First up, Tesla removing the mobile charger.

March 10, 2021

1 Year Ago: My Travel Adventure while a Pandemic Begins

The current fad on Instagram, as I’m led to understand, is posting stories of what you were doing “One Year Ago Today”. Since mid-March 2020 was the start of the “real” pandemic for most people in the USA, it’s mostly pictures of normal life. However 1 year ago today I was flying back from a week and a half trip to Bulgaria and Germany. Just a day after touchdown in San Francisco, the European travel ban would be announced.

March 8, 2021

Habits & Writing Reboot

For those who are perusing this entry close to its release, scrolling down on the main page of Obviate.io shows a sad state of affairs. We’re quite bereft of fresh new content as the 10 most recent entries cover all the way back into 2018. For those who aren’t familiar with our backlog of work, this is quite different from some of our past years. It’s time to “reboot” our writing, but most importantly focus on the habits.

March 5, 2021

Ciao Chao Smule

After 3.5 fun filled years, it is unfortunately time for me to depart from the Smule family. There have been great changes, both for me and the world, with many fond memories. I can’t possibly recount them all in a single blog entry, but I wanted to share a few thoughts.