I am not a particularly prolific writer. A lot of it is that while I
might have great ideas, my brain doesn't seem to be particularly geared
towards extracting those ideas and putting them into words without a
great deal of time and deliberate effort. Even writing the content for
these Web pages is something of a labor.
However, once I do write something, all of the work put into just
getting it down means that it's fairly polished and rather good, if I do
say so myself. Small blessings, I suppose. Anyway, I'll make things
available here for public consumption. Share and Enjoy!
- Once upon a time, I was trying to add SSL support to a particular
text-mode Web browser that didn't have it yet. It was insane. I still
have mental scarring. So when said browser was mentioned on a particular
mailing list I used to be subscribed to, I felt I had to get my two cents in on the matter.
- After having my expressed opinion dismissively ignored by a coworker
at a previous job who most definitely did not know what he was talking
about anywhere near as well as I did, I held my righteous fury in check
while I walked home, and then flamed the fuck out
of him in e-mail. Although I was polite enough to keep from
swearing, I was... unkind, in establishing my Web geek cred and how I
knew what I was talking about and he didn't. He did later admit that my
remarks were on the mark, which made me feel pretty good.
- I'm a big fan of the movie production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are
Dead, as well as of Hamlet in general, so when I had this idea one night, I knew I had to write it
down to preserve it and make it available for others to read.
- One night, a crack in the floor/wall join in my closet was the
beachhead for an invasion of ants into my room and the apartment beyond.
Boy, did that suck. Chemical acquisition was the order of the moment,
followed by a righteous smiting. Afterwards, I took down an account of the proceedings and
put it on this site.
- I'm a big ol' comics geek, and have been known to go on at length
about comic books and the histories of the stories they present. I've
also been known to rant about times when more recent developments have
soured much better older stories. Here are two such rants: First my rant
about Brian K. Vaughn's writing screwing up Swamp Thing, and then one about J.M.
DeMatteis' mangling of The
Chris Pinard (firstname.lastname@example.org)