Infinite Frustration

Right now I’m essentially babysitting just about the worst product my company has ever released. And, in all reality, it’s not a horrible idea. The idea behind the product is really pretty fantastic. In fact, the idea sells the product more so than the product sells itself. That’s really where the trouble comes in. The product is riddled with poor design choices and terrible implementations. It’s proof that no matter how good an idea is, good ideas on their own are not enough to drive the success of a product.

My .vimrc

These are the contents of my ~/.vimrc file. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged') Plug 'scrooloose/nerdtree' Plug 'sukima/xmledit' Plug 'vim-airline/vim-airline' Plug 'vim-airline/vim-airline-themes' Plug 'mg979/vim-visual-multi', {'branch': 'master'} Plug 'plasticboy/vim-markdown' call plug#end() set tabstop=4 set laststatus=2 set selection=inclusive color desert set gfn=Essential_PragmataPro:h11 syntax on set nowrap set noshowmode let g:airline_powerline_fonts = 1 let g:airline_theme = 'deus' let g:airline#extensions#tabline#enabled = 1 set backspace=2 set backspace=indent,eol,start set nu autocmd Filetype markdown setlocal spell set linebreak set textwidth=0 set wrapmargin=0 set enc=utf-8 set fileencoding=utf-8 map <F9> :execute '!

MsMpEng.exe

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. You boot your work computer up, and you give it five or so minutes to settle after the initial shock of it being asked to do things after peacefully sleeping. Then you notice that it’s been a minute, and your computer should be ready to go, but you click on the “Start” menu and nothing happens. So you do the dirty deed and you press Ctrl + Shift + Esc and look at what the hell is consuming your entire laptop’s resources, and causing the fucking thing to swap to disk.

Reconcile

I write a lot of negative stuff on here. Most of the positivity in my life has stayed within the four walls of my home, and to an extent my place of work. I think it’s time to change that, though. I’m sure everyone loves to see me seethe and boil on here, or everyone just cringes as I shout like a lunatic into the ether. Either way, I think I’m going to mix it up.

Greg Abbott is a Fucking Moron

At Least 42 People Found Dead Inside Truck Carrying Migrants In Texas. These deaths are on Biden. They are a result of his deadly open border policies. They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law. https://t.co/8KG3iAwlEk — Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 28, 2022 Here’s a moronic leap of logic for you: “Your open borders are killing people.” Except the people dead were trying to cross illegally.

Streak

Four day streak of shotgun posts to the blog! It’s always annoying to be waiting on a part to do the next thing you have to do. I’m not sure there’s anything I could be doing right now to mitigate the time loss, but even if there was, it wouldn’t be mitigating much. Work stoppage is work stoppage. This game is full of that, and the mantra is almost universally “hurry up and wait”.

Choked

With the new setup synchronizing across multiple mobile devices with git and statically generating content quickly with Hugo, you guys are gonna be bombarded with useless shit all day every day. By “you guys” I mean the two or three people stalking this blog and the 100 or so bots constantly combing it for vulnerabilities or god knows what else. Pretty soon I think I’m going to get back into the habit of making posts with a bunch of memes.

Aftershock

I think the US is still reeling from recent events. The overturning of Roe v. Wade is likely going to be felt until it has been reversed completely, permanently. I don’t know if we’re on the path for that, though, and I fear things will get worse before they get better. I’m going to weather the storm, though. I’m going to press on because I have loved ones to think about.

Current State of the Blog

There have been changes. I’ve alluded to some, but I don’t think I’ve fully described others. So here’s the breakdown of how this shitpile is currently being handled. I’ve moved away from Jekyll since the number of posts and my template had bogged down site generation to the point of being virtually impossible to update any longer. The limitations of the Ruby language become painfully evident with maintaining a reasonably sized Jekyll blog.

Expatriate

It might seriously be time to consider getting the fuck out of dodge. The evangelicals influencing American politics are managing to pull off more and more bold moves against rights and freedoms that we’ve enjoyed since the 70’s. We just recently got to enjoy marijuana legalization, as well as mushroom decriminalization. We also saw the legal smoking age bump up from 18 to 21, which is really fucking stupid. You can sign up to step on jihadi IED’s in Afghanistan at 18, but they don’t want you smoking for another three years. It’s fucking moronic.

Malaise

I’ve been traveling a lot for work lately. I remember when I first started out at this job, I actually enjoyed the breaks I’d get from the walking on eggshells at home. Every trip would be an escape. Temporary relief from inevitably fucking something up, whether I actually fucked something up or not. Now, though, it doesn’t have that same appeal. There is no tension at home. Home is a wonderful and safe place and I enjoy being there more now than I ever have.

Blog Updates Abound

In my lame-ass “attempt” to port my blog over to Gatsby, I had learned about something called “Shadowing” that Gatsby does in order to allow you to pull someone’s entire theme template from their github but preserve it in your directory structure while altering the theme’s interpretation in the static site generator. Basically, it allows you to customize how something looks without having to modify the thing directly. Very cool idea.

Tired

On a personal note; Living in the US is emotionally exhausting anymore. There are nutbags across the aisle spanning widths that you can only imagine, and it’s tearing the country apart. Not that the US was every very “cohesive” in any way, but my god- Things are more volitile now than ever. It’s just ridiculous. People want to control what others do in the bedroom, whom they can marry, how they deal with their bodies.

God Dammit

Fucking hell. Clarence Thomas has officially dragged us back in time by a hundred years, that useless son of a bitch. Thomas led the charge in overturning Roe v. Wade and has undone so much progress we’ve made in this country. I really never thought I’d live to see the day, in all honesty. I figured it’d take at least my lifetime for lunatic religious zealots to undo the progress we’ve made.

Archived

I think I’m going to migrate from blogging here with “Hugo” to using Gatsby on the Gatsby cloud. I don’t foresee any reason that I’ll need more than what the free Gatsby cloud offers. So consider this post notice that this blog is effectively archived. I might try to migrate the posts here from Hugo into Gatsby, but I’m not sure I will. I might just leave it up for posterity.

Dafuq

It’s been a minute since I’ve pinged, so consider this my “ping”. I don’t know necessarily that I have anything of any importance to say, but I figured I’d should say something regardless of whether it’s important or not. I can’t really think of anything of substance to really write about. I really just wanted to let the world know I’m still alive, even though my posting is becoming incredibly rare.

Putin Is a Coward

I’m watching the documentary “Navalny” right now, and I have to admit that it’s wild to see what it’s like to struggle against a dictator in a slavic nation. The atmosphere in which Navalny has had to operate is one of desperation. Putin has kept the Russian people “just sated enough” that they don’t openly rebel in the street, but then he brings charges against Navalny that are clearly just trying to silence him.