Whew. It’s been a while. I had to oil the hinges on the blast doors just to gain entrance to the bunker, and then clear away a lot of cobwebs on my way down to the command center. There was a layer of dust over everything, but after a quick wipe-down of the console and a little pounding on the chair cushions, I sat down and fired up the main control panel. The logs show I last accessed the system on July 31st, six weeks ago.
I’ve been busy. A lot of work and very little play. My job keeps me away from home a lot, and when I am home my basement rehab project has been taking up most of my spare time. Just not a lot of opportunity for blogging lately. It’s just as well, I guess. Most of my ideas for posts have been of the “our reality teevee preznit said something stupid” variety anyway. You can read about the stupid shit he says in any newspaper on a daily basis. (Just without my added snark.)
Even though I haven’t been posting, this place is still one of my prized possessions. So much so that I recently renewed my hosting contract for another four years. (It’s cheaper — only about a hundred bucks a year — if you go long term.) I’m pretty sure my accountant gritted her teeth, rolled her eyes, and gave a sigh when I did it, but I simply couldn’t help myself. I’ve long been addicted to the dream that one day I will commit to writing more frequently. It’s only been 11 years, it might still happen. The long term goal has always been to eventually write something of substance. Whether that is a dream or a fantasy, I just can’t let it go. This is where I practice for maybe someday.
I just spent a couple of hours learning how to create and install a favicon for my site. What’s a favicon, you ask? It’s short for favorites icon. It’s that little icon you should now be seeing right before the “http:// etc.” in the URL bar at the top of whatever web browser you are using to view this site. Pretty cool, huh? Okay, maybe not that cool, but it’s there.
It’s a bit plain, but there is not a lot you can do with a 16 by 16 pixel square. I just cropped a little chunk from the cloudy sky photo I used for my header and added the letters. That pretty much exhausted my photoshop skills. Maybe I will try again sometime when I get bored.
The important thing is that it worked on my first try. I feel so smug right now. If this were kindergarten, I would surely get a star sticker and perhaps a cookie.
Having taken another in a long line of personal vows to blog more often, I sit down to the task of stringing together a few paragraphs suitable for upload to the mother ship. I loosen up with a little light surfing of the ‘toobz, and run into this post from Charlie Pierce which made me giggle.
They finally did it. They passed the Fantasy Island budget wherein they applied the white-out to everything that has happened since 2008, thereby forcing the Senate and the president to bow down to the mighty power of Eric Cantor. The president seems, well, unimpressed.
As the kids say, read the whole thing. That is some fine blogging. I would try to top it, but the new policy around here is to blog more about less. Or something.
Ever since I started this blog, seven years ago now, it has been parked in the same place. Recently, for monetary as well as other reasons, I decided to make a switch. (Sorry, Danica.)
Anyway, I began moving the mother ship to her new stationary orbit, and somehow got it crossways in the intertoobz and lodged there for several days. I was beginning to wonder if some sort of emergency digital enema was in order when we popped out into the blogosphere again, seemingly none the worse for wear.
Seemingly. Upon closer examination, I discovered the most recent post displayed was from 2009. I may have lost some of my masterpieces. Sigh.