So … season 2 of Stranger Things … not as engrossing as season 1, at least for me. But I haven’t quite given up yet. I have to assume this will end up like all the other series I’ve ever liked; there is no planned ending, so: the end only happens when funding is cut, so there is never any closure the story turns to crap right after I get hooked I will continue to watch for a few episodes (or seasons) and will eventually want to give up and throw something through the TV I’ve seen 8 episodes so far, and the best part (to me) is the soundtrack.
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Several nights ago, I pulled out the aging Commodore 64 and blew the dust off of it. I looked it over, trying to determine how I was going to connect it up to my current gear. I have lots of gear, ranging from shiny new 4k stuff to quite old composite stuff. Yet none of it was quite old enough to connect to the C64, at least with the cabling that I found in its box.
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Centipede Legs

Science fact of the day: centipede legs continue to move after being removed from the centipede. This was proven in a recent highly scientific test, which began after a centipede crawled over an unnamed IT worker’s laptop keyboard while in use. The test began with the worker soiling his shorts, and was continued with removal of the legs from the centipede. This was accomplished in a very scientific manner involving lots of spastic dancing, flailing, and stomping about.
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Trackpad Almost Blue

Last night I spent a little time on the Samsung Chromebook Pro. My goal was to find a few offline apps, namely VLC and anything I could find for photo editing. Today I am flying from Raleigh into Denver, and from there I will be driving into Creede with some good friends. Our destination is, well, kinda out there - and both local internet and phone reception will be iffy at best.
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Future Fiber

So the Windstream field tech showed up and wanted to look at my indoor equipment. He almost immediately “found the problem” by simply eyeballing the network rack. He went on to explain how this and that were done wrong, out of date, or whatever. I just let him roll with it, replace connectors, whatever. I then went on to explain how everything has been in place for years without change, how my neighbors have the same issues that I do, and that I have basic proof of where the fault was not (inside).
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Sometime in the late 1990s, I worked at a large, global IT services company called Inacom. I was shipped all over the US, from Irvine California to Jacksonville Florida to Kalamazoo Michigan. I built networks, connected banks, merged IT shops, and did all manner of other stuff I thought was exceedingly fun. At one point, I ended up at American Express to replace a colleague named Rich. I just couldn’t wrap my head around why he was leaving; he said he wanted to move to Colorado to become a botanist.
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OK, So Maybe I Am Fast

Alrighty then, I just broke my fast. I mean, I could probably continue on and ignore what I just did but I’m not going to. I had a handful of nuts. I wasn’t really even hungry. It’s Friday morning, and the last time I ate was Sunday evening. I estimate that this fast lasted for roughly 111 hours. This wasn’t a planned event. I had been doing 24-hour fasts a couple of times per week for the last two weeks.
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Dewey Hylton

Child of God, saved by grace.

Husband, father,
amateur photographer, VW enthusiast.

Jack of all trades, master of …
well, perhaps a few things.

Infrastructure Engineer

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