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Why this Blog was (Mostly) a Mistake

So, before I come to a conclusion on this blog and answer the question in the title, I need to put forth some background. I announced earlier a project I’ve been doing called “Lovely Lily Lives”, or just Lily for short.  I’ve been writing her for around four months now, and to be quite honest, I don’t know if I could write any other character at the moment.  She is exactly the right character for me to be writing at the moment.   This is because she is giving me as… Read More »Why this Blog was (Mostly) a Mistake

Project(s) News

Updates on this site and other associated projects: So after having moved to self-hosting for a couple of days, there are some upsides and downsides.  I don’t believe new posts will appear in the reader anymore, and subscriptions appear to follow to the old site.  This is going to mess things up for the short term until I figure something out.  That will probably take the form of an increased social media presence, but I need to be a bit careful with that.  There will be news coming on that… Read More »Project(s) News

Yatta! New site!

And, ladies and gentlemen, the move is completed!  Well, mostly. I say mostly because I still need to put it behind a CDN, but I want to let this settle first before I do so. This sports a new look and feel!  A new commenting and discussion system!  Ratings!  And I even migrated the followers over!  But I couldn’t migrate the likes. :(.  I guess I’ll have to deal. Please feel free to tell me if something’s broken in the comments below!  Or if that doesn’t work, I’ll try to… Read More »Yatta! New site!

Transparency: How is This Blog Doing?

I’m on a bit of a posting tear today. I thought to myself, “Self, why don’t you share some of the pertinent statistics about this blog, so that people can now how great or pathetic it is?” I thought, “Self, that’s a great idea”. Even though it probably isn’t. So this post is going to be mostly numbers. But hopefully you like it. I won’t share anything that is not of general interest. Let’s start with some of the basic stuff. There are 322 posts, and 66 drafts. The blog… Read More »Transparency: How is This Blog Doing?

Administrivia: I am a Friggin’ Moron

So I have had this blog up for pert near four years by now. It’s at least as old as 2018. And in this entire time, the contact form has been misconfigured. Oh, I configured it. I did that. But I forgot to hit the “update” button. So… yeah. It never worked. When I move over to a new site (probably next week) I’m going to add a much better discussion option and then probably remove that form, but until then, I think it works now. Please feel free to… Read More »Administrivia: I am a Friggin’ Moron

Restarting Japanese – and More

I really liked the format of my last post. The use of separators gave it a flow that I haven’t yet been able to achieve in any other way, and I intend on continuing to do that. The other day, the smoke alarms in an apartment in my building started going off for no reason. I left my building and wandered around until I actually found the apartment in which they were going off. I found it, and the apartment was inhabited by a Mexican grandma-type – older lady, very… Read More »Restarting Japanese – and More

This Site is Moving

Hi again, everyone. To follow on my previous post (see Changes Coming) I am going to be moving this site off of the platform onto a self-hosted platform. This comes with a few advantages to me, most of which relate to site theming, configurability, and reliability. It’s going to be a lot of work on my side, but I think it will be worth it in the end. I am able to migrate subscribers, so I will be doing that. So there should be no effort required on your… Read More »This Site is Moving

Changes Coming

I have been a busy bee lately. I have mentioned that this blog goes all over the place. I realize it, and I even see it as a problem. I haven’t been quite sure what to do about it, but it’s pretty clear I have to do something. Over the next couple of weeks, I am moving all of my social justice related posts over to a new blog. That blog is created specifically for that purpose, and is designed to provide me much greater anonymity than I have on… Read More »Changes Coming


It is that time of year again – nay, that time of the decade.  The time where we hit an arbitrary marker that causes us to look back on a particular, arbitrary period of time, and think about how it measures up against a series of arbitrary criteria that matter not to anyone.  But we have, indeed, hit upon one of those markers, so this is a good time for reflection. I consider this blog to be aimless and disorganized.  Usually my posting schedule is “oh, I have something to… Read More »Reflections

Why I Blog.

I have been blogging in one form or another for about twenty or twenty-five years now.  I was blogging back when the only way you could blog was mark up the HTML yourself and put it on a static page, then manually link to it.  Then WordPress came out and made it easier, and there are a few other blogging platforms that are probably better in one way or other. I blog because I am curious and I like to share my curiosity.  I am, if not educated, at least… Read More »Why I Blog.