Looking at 60

It isn’t happening for 50 weeks, but the onrush of the big-SIX-OH is had to dismiss or ignore. The 50′s haven’t been so great being populated mainly with layoff, underemployment, and then long-term unemployment. Lots of things have happened during that time; relocation to Colorado, Chapter 9 after the 2008 ‘Great Recession’, falling off the water wagon, climbing back on said water wagon, a disastrous experiment with working for a big-box retailer (kill me now!), and on-going serious introspection and re-evaluation, occupationally, personally, and in terms of my relationships.

So follow along, there will be links, comments, and some old school blogging along the way as well…

Host shopping

I’ve not been able to log in to my hosting company, cornerhost.com, since they upgraded over a year ago. I can update this blog and have downloaded my data files but can’t manage email domains, ftp files, or any of the other stuff you might like to do having you own remotely hosted domains. So, michal@sabren.com , if you’re out there there, let me know. ‘Cause I’m shopping around.

Medals of Honor, Long Overdue

I just turned the tv on and see the Medal of Honor being awarded to 24 servicemen from the Vietnam, Korea, and WWII era who were never considered for the award despite their valor and heroism because of their ‘color’ or religion. The military is correcting this, today. May the rest of our society follow this example. Now please excuse me, I’m having feelings and stuff…

Garden Plot Ready, Check

Spent a good part of yesterday’s 70°F afternoon turning soil with a potato fork, adding amendments, hoeing the eager late winter weeds, and leveling the plot in general. Today it is mid-30°s with a forecast of possible snow/precipitation. Go ahead Ma, for once, we’re ready!

New Tech Stymies (Apparently) Old Man

Well, it had to happen. I bugged Comcast/Xfinity long enough about the sucky connectivity at the Blivet Hacienda ver. 3.0 that they sent us a new cable modem/WiFi/internet device via UPS. Today I jousted with the dragon that is improved speed to no avail. I did manage to change the default password to thwart various unidentified hackers (doubtless sympathizers of who know what splinter group) and then it never resolved. I wanted their router to act like a bridge as before, but no… FRACK.

I hate you, technology.

now that Bodhidharma has come to the mountains, he found that Coyote was waiting here, too…