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Lack of Posts (Sticky)

Posted 2017.07.07 8.37 in Pointless Blather

I’ve been completely absent for months, sorry about that.

1) I’ve been focused mostly on health. Fitness. Became one of those people who watches everything she eats, and works out every single day.

I know, I’m shocked too. Now and then I stop and wonder who am I, and what have I done with the real Stephanie.

I’ve been writing a big long post about this (since January!) but I’m not ready to share it quite yet.

2) I’m more active* on Twitter, follow me there for ongoing proof of life.

(By ‘more active’ I mean, I post more than once every 6 months. I’m not tweeting nonstop all the boring minutia I encounter.)

Two Months

Posted 2015.09.13 12.50 in Pointless Blather, Work

I just realized, it’s been nearly two months since I posted anything. And my last post was a real downer.

I’m still here, things just went from depressing to busy, in short order.

After many many (too many) years, all the servers at work are being replaced with shiny new ones, and it’s going to take a tremendous amount of planning, effort, and testing, to make sure it all goes off without a hitch.

Matrix

I know it’s cliche and hackneyed and 16 years old but I still enjoy the “Matrix” screensaver. There’s something relaxing about the streams of green text on a black background.

In the above pic, two new mini-towers are being set up, configured, and tested. In a few months time, they’ll be put to work, replacing some much older equipment.

Off the Face of the Earth

Posted 2014.12.27 8.26 in Pointless Blather

I haven’t actually dropped off the face of the Earth, though it may seem that way.

Gaia

Dealing with issues and stuff. And work and stuff.

Also, working out logistics for a server move / migration. Possibly in the next week or two.

Definitely still here though.

Busy Busy

Posted 2014.04.01 20.06 in iPhone, Work

Sorry the posts have been few and far between recently / the past few months / this year.

The good news – I’m barely depressed at all lately, so no doom-and-gloom posts to darken your days.

The ‘bad’ news – I’ve been so busy working on things, I keep forgetting to stop and make time to post about stuff.

I’m doing about 50% working on app-related things, and 50% working on my ‘regular day job‘ stuff. App stuff is fun and interesting, the day job stuff is…day job stuff. Plus, it’s tax-time which is always fun. You know, fun like dental surgery.

I’ve got a brand-new app I’ve been trying to finish for a week and a half now, but I keep finding new features to add and new bugs to squish. Then I have another update I want to push out for Overlord! – a minor bug squish and another new feature or two.

Then I have a Very Big update for Wicca Plus to get cracking on. More features, more goodies. I don’t want to spoil it, but if I manage to succeed at what I’m planning, it will be very nifty.

Busy Busy.

Scattered

Posted 2010.12.20 21.01 in Hobbies, Life On Drugs, Pointless Blather

No posts for about a week here – I’m feeling rather scattered. Hard to believe it’s about 2 months since I got off the cryptospam. The side-effects / withdrawal symptoms have all but left finally, but that still leaves me with just the depression.

I’ve been trying to deal with that by forcing myself to be active, getting back into some of my old hobbies, like electronics. It’s difficult though, trying to get the interest or enthusiasm up. I think it’s a bit like when a kid is forced to do some activity by the parents, you know? Piano lessons or soccer or whatever… the kid doesn’t really want to, but grudgingly goes along with it because they have no choice. I think it’s like that, only I’m playing both roles.

This has led to me being a bit frantic and scattered. What I mean is, I know I’m supposed to be doing something but don’t necessarily want to do whatever I may have started yesterday, so today I try something else. Then there’s shipping delays and stuff so I’ll order some electronics kit, and before it arrives, I’ve gotten interested in six more things — and potentially ordered or bought them too, in the meantime.

Ontop of all this, it’s the stupid-season (season’s greetings) and that brings all sorts of additional baggage and issues. What a time to kick the anti-depressants, right? Always a joy at the x-mas parties, too: “Hi, haven’t seen you in ages. How have you been?” “Well, I feel like crap and I’m thinking about hanging myself from that tree over there. How about you?”

So I’ve got a lot of half-built half-finished half-thought-out projects on the go, and if I’m not working or trying to sleep, I’m trying to coax myself to “have fun” with a project. Today I’ve been working on my DIY-Thermostat.

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Dingux – Keeping Me Out Of Trouble

Posted 2010.05.05 10.45 in Computers/Internet/Technology

So the first couple weeks with my Dingoo, I was messing with the native firmware, doing some hacks and coming up with a nice theme/skin for it, that sort of thing. I knew you could run Linux on there but I was sort of avoiding it, trying to just stick to the native firmware.

Then I started looking for a game, to take the place of Star Trek: Tactical Assault on the DS. Something that I could pick up and play for 5 or 10 minutes then leave, something that had challenging fly-around-and-shoot-stuff combat, but didn’t have a huge backstory or a long story-mode. (Yeah I know ST:TA has that, but I never play it, I just use Skirmish mode. I get a ship, the computer gets a ship, and we slug it out.)

So after a bunch of trial and error, it boiled down to an oldie-but-goodie: Star Control 2. Or rather, the modern opensource remake, Ur-Quan Masters. Yeah, long drawn-out story mode. Skip that: Super Melee mode. I get 14 ships. The computer gets 14 ships. We slug it out. Brilliant. The only catch? It’s not available for native firmware, only Dingux – that’s what they call Linux on the Dingoo.

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Tuesday Update

Posted 2009.09.01 13.11 in Aquaria, Family/Friends, Photography, Pointless Blather

Crazy busy recently so there’s only time for another bullet-point post for now; I’ll come back and make longer posts when I have time to elaborate on things.

  • Too busy on the weekend for a photo expedition, which was a bit disappointing – after four consecutive weeks, I missed one. So the film photos I posted recently will stand-in this week. There’s a long-weekend ahead and hopefully I’ll have time to get back out and take more pics – either digital or film, we’ll see.
  • Yesterday was my dad’s birthday – happy birthday dad! My dad is one of the Good Guys; if he wore a cowboy hat it would be white. He doesn’t wear a hat though, so instead he has white hair. (Ok, it’s more silver than white, but you get the idea.)
  • The zebrafish fry were already mostly free-swimming yesterday, if I have that term correct. That is, instead of all clinging to the sides, corners & bottom of the wee nursery tank, by yesterday evening the vast majority of them were hanging out in a school in the middle of the water column. There’s closer to 3 dozen than 2 dozen, or perhaps even more!
  • The snail-on-snail action has been continuing, with Little Buddy gettin’ it on with Big Blue and Speed Racer pretty much every day. Still no eggs though! Grrr. If he keeps going like this, I’m going to have to move Little Buddy to another tank for a while so the others can get a break.

That’s all I can think of at the moment but I’m sure there’s more.

Cheers!