construction work

So yeah, some changes have been made to this site. There’s still some legwork to be done, for sure, but I’m largely complete. I’m off Digital Ocean’s hosting and onto Microsoft Azure. Wait…Dan using a Microsoft product? Sure. I’ve been working on getting certified in it for work, and as such, using it for practical/personal … Read more

Sabbatical Checklist

So on August 1st, I lost my job. Laid off. The upside is that I’ve already landed a replacement gig elsewhere and I’m excited about the opportunity. So here I am. Waiting for my start date on the 29th. So I guess this means I’m on sabbatical for a bit, and that I need to … Read more

Holy Shit…Really?

So things are a bit crazy right now. Okay, a lot crazy. I haven’t really updated much lately, and this will probably be my last real blog post before I completely rebuild this site from scratch. Should we get down to it? We should. I’ll probably break it down by categories, as usual, but first…

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Parental Failure: Books

One of the hardest things for me to deal with as a parent is that neither of my boys likes to read. Language has always been difficult for Eddy, as I’m sure I’ve detailed elsewhere in this blog, and Sam had a good chunk of kindergarten and first grade curtailed by COVID-19, and that’s impacted … Read more

Well, Fuck

This will be my first update of any sort in months. I’m not going to blather about the following topics: the pandemic the Minneapolis riots the elections the insurrection my marriage/separation the kids First off, let me just say that 2020 was fucking weird, yo. What would otherwise would have been the Shittiest Year on … Read more

Running Life

I used to be a runner, but not by choice. My endurance sufferfest of choice has always been cycling. However, for a few years, the Army had me running around like I was being chased or some shit. It came to a head at Fort Bragg, when a short day was a 5-miler, and we … Read more

Top 5 Geeky Tattoo Ideas

Tony Stark in his Mark VII armor (sans helmet), next to Bender Bending Rodriguez, their arms around each others’ shoulders, obviously drunk, hoisting bottles of whiskey. A group of Porgs and Ewoks, roasting Han Solo over a campfire while C-3PO sits above them all on his wooden throne, laughing evilly. Ralph Wiggum as the Buddha, … Read more

Nugget: Scars

I originally left this in a comment on Gloria Liu’s blog. Scars are trophies of a life well-lived. It’s no different than a book with dog-eared pages, really — there’s a certain degree of love and respect for material things (bodies included) that results in a bit of damage-by-familiarity. Those little imperfections, the same things … Read more

What I Believe (2020 Edition)


I believe — with evidence[ref]All that human infrastructure like sidewalks, for example.[/ref] — that the Cars movies are set in the same universe as Maximum Overdrive. I also believe — without evidence — that The Golden Child and Big Trouble in Little China are set in the same universe. I believe in beer. I believe … Read more