The past year has been difficult. About a year ago, I was so burned out on my job that I started looking for a way out. I couldn’t just leave without an exit strategy and I knew that it would take more than a year to complete. I’m an American citizen who has spent the last several years living in Europe. We made the decision to get a green card for my wife and then move back to the US.
I love the old days of the Internet and Usenet in particular. Life on Usenet was considerably different than it is today. Moderated groups were rare and the huge majority of them were unmoderated and yet they worked for the most part. Moderation was something that people did and not moderators. If you didn’t want to see something, then you added that person or a keyword to your “killfile” and they wouldn’t show up again.
I’m wary of remakes and sequals that are made years or decades after the original. Too many times, they are lazy. Only a handful of the original actors ever come back, if they come back at all. The plots generally try to remake the original film beat for beat and by the middle, you know exactly how the ending will go because you’ve seen this movie before and it was better the first time.
I decided to change this website yet again to a simple Hugo generated site for a few reasons.
It is more secure. There’s no login and password like with Wordpress that can be hacked. The only way into the site is with my SSH key. It is simple. I hate cookies warnings and I hate it when web developers include cookies when they are not needed. Consider this to me by privacy statement.
I rented a black Tesla model 3 Standard Range+ for a little more than two weeks for a trip to visit family in Illinois. I still have it for a couple of days before I have to take it back and fly home.
“Was is everything that I hoped it would be?”
In a way, yes it was exactly what I was expecting. Did I get the anticipated “instant torque”? Yes, I got it in loads but the thrill sort of wore off after the first couple of days.