The Worm is Back, Baby!

NASA says the worm is back!

The original NASA insignia is one of the most powerful symbols in the world. A bold, patriotic red chevron wing piercing a blue sphere, representing a planet, with white stars, and an orbiting spacecraft. Today, we know it as “the meatball.” However, with 1970’s techn...

WordPress Plugins That Changed My Life

In my day job, I do a great deal of development on WordPress sites. I've come a long way in my understanding of the popular CMS software in the last couple years, but I'm still learning something new all the time.

In that spirit, here's a collection of WordPress plugins that I've found to be life...

New for 2020!

Completely rebuilt the site in Grav!

Also tried to simplify the layout a bit. Just focus on blog posts, and shove some of the older, less updated junk off to the side.

Part of the update was to also evaluate Grav as a potential framework to use for projects at work. I'm definitely feelin' it....

Conspiracy Guy Recounts Area 51 Encounter

In a private tape recorded interview unearthed circa 2016, an emotionally exhausted Conspiracy Guy recounts his harrowing experience at Area 51 back in the 1940s.

(Actually, this is just some lame improv I recorded from 2016. Felt like the right time to clean it up and finally post it, considering...

Sectional PHP Highlighting in VSCode

So, my eyes were glazing over some WordPress PHP in my editor of choice, VSCode.

The weaving in and out of tags, bouncing between PHP and HTML contexts was making my head spin.

I kept having fantasies of a time when I could highlight the PHP (or HTML) context using a di...

Reincarnation

I don't have a link to it, but I remember reading about how some people essentially "reinvent" themselves multiple times over the course of their lives. They are constantly learning new things and switch careers to some other focus every decade or so, in an attempt to live a rich, varied lif...

Kali on the Acer Spin One

The Backstory

(Skip on down below for the actual details on what had to be done to get Kali Linux working on the The Acer Spin One (SP111-33).)

I've been on the hunt for a decent, small netbook for a while. I'd hoped to wipe ChromeOS off of the Samsung Chromebook Plus that I'd acquired -- a...

Surrender to the Mouse

It's been a while since I've put together a new episode of Slack Injection. But I've had the itch lately, and I think I have a pretty decent workflow for putting them together (while being able to maintain a list of credits).

Hopefully that'll mean I can do them a little more often. But you kno...

Fantasy consoles?!

Been really enjoying playing with Pico-8 lately. If you're not familiar, it's essentially a so-called 'fantasy console' that you can code against. It has all kinds of restrictions as far as code size, memory, graphics, etc. But that's the point: coding within restraints. Old-school style before...

Slack Injection Arcade: THING!!!

Played through the first episode of the Build-based classic Blood last night. It's not great but it has some charming moments. At the time, everyone was going for the one-off jokes and pop culture references after Duke 3D set the tone for these things, and Blood was no exception! ;)

The Humor of Stan Freberg

If you thought absurdist comedy was a more modern invention, might I point you in the direction of Stan Freberg?

I wasn't previously familiar with him, but now that I'm going through his catalog of works and reading up on his history, I can't help but wonder what other great comedic heroes of...

The Slack Injection Arcade

I've been meaning to do more Slack Injection episodes, but I just haven't gotten around to it. But I do play a lot of games. I seem to find time for that. Oof.

There's a whole world of game streaming that I never really got into -- your "Twitches" and your "YouTube Gamings" and such.

So, w...