The Catch-All Catch-Up post

I’m trying to keep at least a monthly cadence with blog entries. I’d like it to be more often, but one of the tenets I have with respect to blogging is that I don’t want to blog for blogging sake. I want a topic to write about, I want it to be informative and interesting, and I don’t want it to be about anything incredibly personal, and I’m actually trying to stay away from the first/fourth/fifth amendment stuff, since I figure you’ve all read my thoughts on those topics already, and either agree with me, disagree, or don’t care. This limits my topics just a bit.

I do what I can to stay on the lookout for topics to write about, but few make the cut. The brightest of the bunch was that a nostalgia wave that hit recently brought me to re-watch the music video for Jennifer Lopez’s 1999 pop hit If You Had My Love. It looks different now – half of me wants to rag on that voyeur guy for watching her on the ‘security’ cameras in the bathroom…but the other half of me wonders why they needed half a dozen cameras for the same hallway, and why would Jennifer have a security system installed that was connected to the internet and streaming on her website, visible from the first “Internet Search” link…I mean, it really doesn’t make much sense. Also, I was a bit saddened that the minute-ish uptempo interlude never ended up being its own song.

In other news, I had someone ask me why a particular organization to whom I provide technical services was using Microsoft instead of Google. Putting my distrust of Google aside (not that Microsoft is much better in this respect), I was hard pressed to come up with a place where Google’s G-Suite offering offered any measurable advantage…though the one problem we are running into is the ability to use shared calendars on mobile devices, and that’s becoming a problem.

I’ve wondered how people end up with this massive amount of apps on their phone. I’ve got maybe two dozen, and half are platform utilities like file managers and root-based applications. Nothing in the top charts appeals to me, and I don’t even know what people search for to end up with this bottomless well of apps. Then again, perhaps I’m a weirdo for going to in a web browser rather than downloading an app for it. On the flip side, I don’t get any advertising in the form of push notifications. Is it superior? I don’t know.

I was at Dave and Busters this past weekend, and tried explaining Spaceplex to a 15-year-old. This must be what getting old feels like.

I avoided the 2016 election as a topic here, and that stance is generally holding true in 2017. There’s already hundreds of millions of articles written on the topic. I’ll be praying for President Trump and the people with whom he surrounds himself.

Timeless is my favorite new series of the 2016 season. I do wish they would have saved the ‘Rittenhouse’ arc for season 2 though.


Those are the majors. Let’s see how long it takes for me to find a ‘real’ topic to write about.

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