What if…

What if, in the name of security, we forced systems to be connected to the public internet and added a fragile dependency to an online service? I bet people would pay $3/user/month or more for the privilege.

Wordle 403

Wordle 403 4/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛⬛⬛⬛🟩🟨🟩⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

USPS delivers early

I know everyone gives @usps grief, and I certainly want to know the why when something takes a week and half to travel a couple of hours away, but rarely do we say anything when something goes right. I had a package that came Parcel Select. It was scheduled to be delivered Friday, assuming everything … (Read more)

One of many reasons to stay off social media

A big shout out to the stupidly wealthy out there that have the common decency to keep their private matters private. Also, a big shout out to the normal folk out there that do the same. This stupid world we live in… minor interpersonal drama is now international news. Just stop it.

Top 10 Data Solutions

There are many solutions for data out there. It is difficult to sort through the available choices. Our editors have compiled a list of the top ten data solutions on the market today. 10. An Egg It’s hard to believe it, but eggs contain DNA and it takes over 100 kilobytes to store all the … (Read more)

Bad news, good news

A perfectly normal beater bar

The bad news is that I chose a timing pulley that is way too small for the shaft of my weapon motor. Basically, if I drill it out it will be just teeth. Oops! The good news is that I have a lathe, plenty of bar stock, and a handful of other belts I can … (Read more)

Wordle 398


Wordle 398 5/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛🟩🟨⬛⬛🟨🟩⬛🟩⬛🟩🟩⬛🟩⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Way to rub it in, word game.

Yeah, but why though?

The big question… why did I stop using Twitter? I brought back the blog as I needed to re-familiarize myself with the ins and outs of WordPress to better support customers at the day job. No matter what, I was going to start blogging more, and tweeting less. But what in particular pushed me over … (Read more)

Dead blogs

I’ll get back to why I am switching back to blogging rather than just posting to birdsite, but first I wanted to take a detour as I went through my newsblur feeds and organized many dozens of feeds into folders. Just one blog is left on the top level. Sadly, most everything ended up in … (Read more)