Try, Try Again

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I’ve tried many times over the last few years to make something out of this little site. This, however, is only the 57th post I’ve made, which averages out to not much more than a single post per month. The truth is, it’s hard to rant about the injustices of the world (the original point of the blog), simply because there are so many of them. I did manage a string of posts (the series I called “An Ungrateful Nation”) that added, in about two months, what would have been almost a year’s worth of writing. But I have yet to match that pace.

About two years ago, my main desktop computer died. I had just ordered a laptop, so I was only “disconnected” for a couple of days. The laptop, however, was not just a new computer; it was the first time I bought a computer without Windows. So I documented a power user’s migration from Windows to Linux, in the series “Trial By Fire”. I still use that laptop, and Linux, but I no longer have the “growing pains” associated with the switch, so I haven’t added to that series in a while, either.

So I’ve asked myself just what I wanted to do here. I don’t want to make this one of those LiveJournal-style blogs, where I complain about every facet of my day-to-day life. I’m just not like that. And I don’t have enough material to be a “theme” site, even about something as mundane as the ongoing corruption in my hometown. Thus, I had to think about what I could do that would make me post more than once a month, about something other than just politics (which is really what the site has been, except for the Linux posts).

I’ve come to a realization since then. I have hobbies, and I can talk about them. Why not? It seems to work for other blogs. So, in the interests of making more (and more frequent) posts, I am rebooting this site, again, changing the subject matter from only political rants to articles about whatever it is I do, like coin collecting, or making languages, or, of course, political rants. They’ll still be here, but hopefully less common.