Been a while since I posted on an actual blog. Part of the problem is I can't just open a term window and post to wordpress, like I used to do on Livejournal. Those were the good ol days. There are tools, but they're way overpowered, have weird access, and well...I'm just paranoid enough to worry about installing strange php scripts on servers. (Yes, I'm talking about wp-cli).
So what's been going on ? I've had some crazy mood/anxiety issues. I'm
fighting it, but I'm very tired of fighting. So I'm trying a kind of
Iä Cthulhu play, and taking a short vacation this coming week. Flying up to
Boston, and from there driving north to Gloucester. Or as I call it,
Innsmouth. Grandpa Theobald based his depiction of Innsmouth on Gloucester
and the nearby town of Newburyport. So, I'm going to my city of dreams,
see the 'Gilman House' and the 'Esoteric Order of Dagon Hall'. I'm also
going sailing around Cape Ann on a schooner, and I'll be spending more than
a little time in my old friend, the Atlantic. Will only be up there 4 days,
but I hope it will be enough to reboot my brainmeats. And if nothing else,
I get to check a few items off the bucket list.
Besides brainmeats and Innsmouth, I've been kind of doing the usual. My
reading has kind of narrowed down to almost all history. Part of that is
coping with mood problems, it's very hard to develop an emotional connection
to things that happened 100/1000/2500 years ago. Which is kind of weird,
as I've been binge watching 'Babylon 5' the last week or so, which is full
of characters I care about. Oh well, it's still fun, even if it's made me
want to cry more than a few times.
Also, I've been playing a lot of chess against the Shining Trapezohedron.
I've always wanted to be a good chess player. I'm not one. But lately I've
found that I can plan further ahead than before. Not much, but enough that
I don't have to play the computer on the utter beginner mode, instead
1 level up for beginner. So far I'm batting .500. Which I'll take, and the
small endorphin pulse I get from a win, or for even fighting a solid loss.
So, long post short, I'm struggling. But I have plans, and tools, and I'll
keep on trying. Hopefully it won't a month and a half before I post again.